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KemperSports Golf Professional Feature: Jeff Dayton

KemperSports is one of the largest employers of PGA professionals in the country. In conjunction with our ongoing player development initiatives, we will share features on golf professionals within the KemperSports portfolio of properties – experienced individuals dedicated to growing the game and sharing their passion for golf with others.

 

Jeff Dayton
PGA Professional
General Manager at Forest Creek Golf Club (Round Rock, TX)

 

Q: What motivated you to begin teaching?
A: I got my start in golf through a junior golf program and since I started my career in the PGA, I have enjoyed helping people enjoy the game of golf more by improving their games.

 

Q: What has been the most impactful moment in your teaching career thus far?
A: Probably just the feeling I get as an instructor when a student hits a shot that makes them go “WOW.”

 

Q: What advice do you have for a beginner picking up the game?
A: Seek out an instructor you are comfortable with and learn the correct way to grip and swing the club.

 

Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: The most rewarding part is seeing a brand-new student get hooked on the game, improving and wanting to play more, even dedicating themselves to the game.

 

Q: In your opinion, what makes golf great and fun?
A: It is the most dynamic sport, with ever changing scenery, conditions, and challenges and it is truly the sport for a lifetime.

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