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Meet our Minnesota PGA Board

October 11, 2012

Get to Know our Minnesota PGA Board Members

Each month, we’re putting a much-deserved spotlight on our Minnesota PGA members who serve our Section.  The Minnesota PGA board consists of 12 members including the Executive Officers.

Our profile for this month is:

Paul Kelley, Head Golf Professional ~ Woodhill CC

Paul is currently the President of the Minnesota PGA Section.  Paul received the 2011 Minnesota Section PGA President’s Plaque for growing the game.

What year did you turn professional?  

Minnesota PGA President Paul Kelley

Minnesota PGA President Paul Kelley, (sporting his Bad Pants on the right) playing in the Bad Pants Open/Special Olympics Pro-Am.


What was your motivation to become a PGA professional?

People that are involved with the game, both the players and people that work within the industry.

How are you growing the game of golf?

My involvement with the PGA of America helps me grow the game as well as the numerous initiatives I am involved with.  I am a member of the Growth of the Game Committee for the Minnesota Section and recently started the Eden Prairie Golf Association.

What was your greatest moment in golf?

Becoming the Head Golf Professional at Woodhill Country Club.

Who had had the greatest impact on your career?

My father, Jack Kelley.

Besides golf, what else do you enjoy?

Spending time with my family.

If you could play any course in the world, which one would it be and who would complete your foursome?

Augusta National with my dad and two grandfathers.

Thanks Paul for all you’ve done for the Minnesota PGA Section over the years.

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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