Welcome to ‘A Year in the Life of a PGA Professional.’
This is the title of my blog. Everything related to my life as a PGA Professional, as a PGA Section President, member of the PGA of America Board of Directors, Director of Golf and more will be shared right here. Unfortunately we don’t always think of all the exciting things that happen in our lives and in our profession. Is it all fun and games? Of course not, but what is exciting is the possibility of what can be. The PGA Professional today is challenged in a number of ways, whether you are a head professional, teaching professional, assistant or apprentice professional, this business is NOT easy. But today is the day we all need to reach deep and make it happen, at our clubs, with our families and with ourselves.
Yes, you might already tell that my blog posts might get a little deep at times. I come with a lot of philosophical baggage (haha!), but it’s all good, well meant and right from the heart. Some will say they wear their emotions on their sleeves, but I’m here to tell you that my emotions are woven deep in the fabric of the clothing I wear. It’s how I have always lived my life, and with that emotional and philosophical baggage come suitcases full of life’s lessons, some of which I’m still attempting to learn.
One of my hopes is that I can put a face on the everyday happenings of a private club professional. The successes, failures, frustrations, and even emotional moments we experience every day. As I look back on this past year there have been so many great experiences, some of which I’ll reflect on at times in my posts, some which might surprise you and some of which might not. The people, places and my family will be highlighted in everything I talk about, and I can assure you it will be an exciting ride.
In the end I hope to tell the story, to bring the real world of a PGA Professional to life through this blog with everyone who chooses to read. I’ll post stories, pictures, even an occasional video from my travels and daily life as a PGA of America professional, of which I am extremely proud to be. So, join me as we travel the fairways and greens together living large in the greatest game in the world!