Bobby Jones Golf Course’s Lead Instructor, Justin Martin, has advanced to the 2020 PGA Professional Championship. Finishing fourth in the 2019 Georgia PGA Professional Championship, Martin qualified to play in the 2020 tournament. This Championship is known to showcase some of the finest players in the association.
The 2019 Georgia PGA Professional Championship was held at Jennings Mill Country Club in Watkinsville from October 14-15, 2019. Martin competed against 57 professionals for five qualifying spots in the tournament.
“We at Bobby Jones Golf Course are thrilled and very proud of Justin for advancing to the 2020 PGA Professional Championship,” said Brian Conley, the General Manager of Bobby Jones Golf Course. “Justin’s cutting-edge approach to golf instruction is an unparalleled asset to our guests, and we have no doubt he will excel in the 2020 tournament.”
Prior to his position at Bobby Jones Golf Course, Martin was the Director of Golf and Instruction for The First Tee of Atlanta and an assistant professional at golf facilities in Georgia and Virginia. An Atlanta native, Martin graduated from Hampton University with a degree in Sports Management and earned three team MVP awards while playing on the college golf team.
Since advancing to the 2020 Championship, Martin has visited two fitness professionals to get a full body assessment, started working with his personal swing coach, and began his training to excel in the tournament. Additionally, he will get a full professional club fitting by the lead club fitter at Bobby Jones Golf Course to ensure his equipment is fitted correctly.
“I feel extremely blessed to proceed to the 2020 PGA Professional Championship. The course was challenging, but I knew I had trained and prepared enough to exceed in the tournament,” said Justin Martin, Lead Instructor at Bobby Jones Golf Course. “I plan on taking a scouting trip to check out the golf course ahead of the tournament so that I develop a comfort level with the course prior to tournament week.”
The 2020 PGA Professional Championship will be held at the Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas on April 26-29, 2020. The top 20 players from the championship will earn a spot into the 2020 PGA Championship that will be held at TPC Harding Park, in San Francisco, CA, May 14-17, 2020. The winner of the 2020 PGA Professional Championship will earn the Walter Hagen Cup, a spot on the PGA Cup team, as well as six PGA TOUR exemptions over the next 12 months.
For more information on Justin Martin advancing to the 2020 PGA Professional Championship, please visit www.bobbyjonesgc.com.
About Bobby Jones Golf Course
Bobby Jones Golf Course opened as Atlanta’s first public golf course in 1932. In recent years the Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation, Inc. was formed by a group of citizens passionate about the historic golf course. The Foundation has raised more than $23 million to support a redevelopment project aimed at creating an extraordinary golf experience and enhancing the course’s involvement with the local Atlanta community. The new Bobby Jones Golf Course is a unique reversible course that opened to the public in November of 2018. Bobby Jones is managed by Bobby Jones Links, based in Alpharetta, Georgia. For additional information on Bobby Jones Golf Course, please visit www.bobbyjonesgc.com.
About Bobby Jones Links
Bobby Jones Links is an Atlanta-based club management company. Bobby Jones Links’ partners and principles have broad experience building, owning, and operating more than 200 clubs worldwide. Bobby Jones Links expertise goes beyond just golf and country clubs with work on additional projects and amenities such as lodging, spas, marinas, and real estate development. Visit www.bobbyjoneslinks.com and get to know how Bobby Jones creates experiences all over the world.
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