Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Orlando
Head Golf Professional
Current Employer: Fairview Farm Golf Course in Harwinton, Connecticut
PGA Professional Bob Sparks is the Head Golf Professional at Fairview Farms Golf Course, a par 72 public course in Harwinton, Connecticut. Sparks’ areas of expertise are teaching and tournament operations.
As an instructor, Sparks plays up, "the moment of truth," or the moment the club meets the ball. He focuses on the athletic aspects of the game instead of overloading students with technical information. He says that Golf Academy of America in Orlando provided a solid learning experience in teaching, playing, and tournament operations. “GAA prepared me well for the GPTP program with the PGA and allowed me the opportunity to work on my game,” Sparks says.
Sparks advises students to find their passion and be an expert in that area. “Work in all areas of the business and find a niche that you love,” he says. “Work to be the best in that area.”
What's in His Bag? Titleist
Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist
Best part of his job: “Teaching and tournaments.”