Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Orlando
Director of Golf
Current Employer: Bulle Rock Golf Course in Havre de Grace, MD
Golf Academy of America taught Peter Bollman industry-specific skills unique to his career in golf. “The thing that separates a PGA professional is their ability to teach, play, run tournaments, use calligraphy, administer the rules of golf, club fit, etc.,” says Bollman, who serves as Director of Golf at Bulle Rock Golf Course, the top-ranked daily fee course in Maryland and the only 5-star golf facility in the mid-Atlantic.
Bollman advises golf professionals to be well-rounded and work on their game continually. “You don't have to be a scratch player, but you do have to be able to manage yourself on the golf course,” he says.
As for students, Bollman prescribes patience. “It's best to learn the golf industry from the bottom up,” he says. “Be prepared for long hours, hard work, and entry-level pay in the beginning of your career.” Bollman has been on staff at Bulle Rock since it opened in 1998.
What's in His Bag? Titleist
Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist
Best part of his job:
“What I enjoy most about being a PGA Professional is the many hats you can wear on any given day. Whether it's running the daily operation, overseeing tournament operations, merchandising, marketing, managing staff, teaching or playing—you name it—my current position incorporates all of these skills. I like that each and every day is different.”