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Minnesota Section PGA Board of Directors Spotlight

September 13, 2015

Each month, we will profile a member of the Minnesota Section PGA Board of Directors. The board is comprised of 13 individuals that work tirelessly and extremely hard to service the members of the Section as well as grow the game of golf in the state of Minnesota.

Our profile for the month of September is: Javon (Jay) Meyerhoff, an At-Large Director on the board and PGA Head Professional at Rush Creek GC.

What year did you join the board of directors?
I was elected to the board in October of 2014

When and what made you decide being a PGA professional was what you wanted to do?
I was working in corporate America out of college and could not take it. I had worked at a golf course in high school and college on maintenance and wanted to be on the other side of the business.

What is the biggest factor or area of improvement towards growing and promoting golf in Minnesota?
The biggest factor that we are facing is all the reports out there that says golf is hurting. Changing the public opinion that golf is going strong.

What is the best advice ever given to you?
Be perfect every day.

Excluding the game of golf, what do you love to do when not around the course?
Working on my house and yard.

In addition to all of his other efforts, Jay plays a large role in the operation and progression of the Bad Pants Open charity event that has experienced success and improvement year in and year out. His passion and persistence to help make a difference for others is truly admirable. Jay, thank you for all you do for the Section and helping promote the game of golf.

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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