Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Orlando
Head Golf Professional
Current Employer: Greensburg Country Club in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
For PGA Member Chuck Qualey, his Golf Academy of America classes were vital to completing PGA-required coursework and becoming a PGA Member. "The curriculum is set up to teach you everything you will encounter when completing the PGA PGM program," he says.
Since 2014, Qualey has worked at Greensburg Country Club in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, where he is the Head Golf Professional. He advises teaching professionals to, "run the golf operation as if it were your own business. Your owners will see and appreciate the efforts you put in to help their bottom line." As for members and guests, Qualey treats them as if they are the most important people he meets that day. "They will be excited to come back, which means more revenue for you and your facility."
He does have words of caution for those considering a career in golf. "The golf business is not easy! It will take many years of hard work and several job changes for you to reach your ideal work environment. Pay attention to your head professionals, always keep an eye out for new and interesting job opportunities, and work hard to improve yourself personally and professionally."
What's in His Bag? Titleist
Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist
Best part of his job: "I enjoy teaching the game to younger generations of golfers. I have always maintained that Junior Golf is the future of the game. By introducing young men and women to golf, we, as PGA Members, are creating future club members and consumers of golf products and services."