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Colorado PGA Hires New Junior Golf Coordinator, Samantha Crawford! S

amantha Crawford was raised as a military child and moved around a lot, like most military families. It was during those early years, as a young five-year-old, that her parents gifted her with her first set of golf clubs. She was introduced to the game of golf in the yard with her dad where she would hit plastic balls for hours and loved every minute of it! During her middle school years, her family settled in Utah, where she continued golf and played on the Bingham High School girl’s golf team in South Jordan, Utah. Growing up with the game, she developed her best friends through the sport and attributes much personal growth to the game. College golf took her to Kearney, Nebraska, where she played at the University of Nebraska. Crawford majored in Sports Management and minored in Coaching. Summers were spent back in Utah with the Utah PGA, who gave her summer internship opportunities to help run junior league programs. This eventually led to her being a lead intern, as well as an Assistant Golf Pro at Glenmoor Golf Club in South Jordan. After her parents moved to Colorado, it was Career Consultant, Keith Soriano, PGA, who she attributes for letting her know about the opportunity to interview in Colorado and join her family in this great state. Crawford has several other family members locally and she is already enjoying time spent with them since moving here in April. One thing she looks forward to this summer is finally being able to meet, in person, the Members of the Colorado Section and the families enjoying the sport. Her first many weeks on the job were during the “Stay-At-Home� orders, so she is very much looking forward to getting out and being with players. When she is not working, Crawford can be found in her home cooking and baking, which she finds to be relaxing. A consistent joy for her is also watching movies. However, she is most enthusiastically looking forward to watching the Colorado Avalanche as she is a huge fan.

June 2020

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The SUMMIT - Colorado PGA Magazine - June 2020  

The SUMMIT - Colorado PGA Magazine - June 2020