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PGA Head Golf Professional Thankful for Tierra Verde's Award-Winning Beauty

Jul 13, 2016 03:42PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

Hole 17 at Tierra Verde Golf Course

The Tierra Verde Golf Club, located in Arlington, is an award-winning course known for its beauty. According to their website, "Tierra Verde is the first golf course in Texas and the first municipal course in the world to be certified as an Audubon Signature Sanctuary."

Chad Williams, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Tierra Verde Golf Club

We were lucky enough to get in touch with Chad Williams, Tierra Verde's PGA Head Golf Professional and hear his story. 

Tell us a little bit about the you, how long have you been playing golf? How long have you been playing golf professionally?

I was introduced to the game of golf by my father at the age of 7.  Both my brother & I spent all of our daylight summer hours at the golf course in Plano, Texas.  I began playing competitively at 10 years old and was fortunate enough to have some early success.  

I continued to play through both High School and College, however turned to the Golf Professional side shortly after graduation.  I became a member of the PGA of America in 2001 after six years of apprenticeship in the business and continue to have one of the best positions in America as a PGA Head Golf Professional.

What's something people usually assume about the being a Golf Pro? What do people usually assume that's incorrect?

That we get to play golf all the time since we work at a golf course…..Incorrect.

What is your personal favorite aspect of being a part of a Golf Club?

Developing lifelong friendships and sharing my love of the game.

What's the most rewarding aspect of your job? 

Teaching new golfers the basic fundamentals of the game.  Partnering with fantastic organizations that bring awareness to their philanthropic goals.

Anything else we should know about the course?

Hole 6 at Tierra Verde Golf Course 

It's hard to find a more beautiful course than the award-winning Tierra Verde Golf Club. Tierra Verde is the first golf course in Texas and the first municipal course in the world to be certified as an Audubon Signature Sanctuary. Walk onto the first tee and enter an environment where golf and nature come together in harmony. 

Opened in 1998, and carved from 250 acres of secluded terrain, the course's unsurpassed layout encompasses a variety of natural settings and offers an outstanding playing experience on every hole.

Tierra Verde Golf Club was named the top golf course in the DFW Metroplex from 2012 -2014 by Avid Golfer magazine (public rankings - premium category).

Interested in playing a round of golf at the lovely Tierra Verde? You can visit their website here for more information! 

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