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Executive Director’s Message

Cats Have Nine, We Have One… O

n Sunday, April 28, we had eight of our fellow Colorado PGA Professionals tee it up in the 2019 PGA Professional Championship at Belfair in South Carolina. These six men and two women started with a goal, and possibly a dream, of qualifying for this Championship during our Colorado PGA Section Championship. For Sherry Andonian and Alexandra Braga, it was a first here in Colorado to have two women PGA Professionals qualify for this event. Although none of our Professionals made the cut, they competed, they went for it and gave it their best shot. And I am certain they each gained a lot of great experience they will use to their benefit in the future. This issue of The SUMMIT focuses on Career Development. I cannot encourage you enough to take the time to read and learn from the experience of the PGA Professionals that we are featuring this month. Each of their careers started with a goal, a dream to take them where they want to go and what they want to achieve. How about you? What’s your goal? What’s your dream? What steps are you taking to get there? Do you have a plan? There is an ancient proverb that claims, “A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays and for the last three, he stays.” As for us as human beings, last time I checked, we only have one life on this earth. Are you focused on making the most out of the one life you have? Are you pursuing your dream? Many choose like the cat to play at life, to stray, instead of being laser focused on what they truly want to accomplish. They sit on the sidelines hoping that things might happen, instead of taking charge and taking a chance on pursuing their goals and dreams. This reminds me of a speech that Theodore Roosevelt delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France, on April 23, 1910: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” I look forward to seeing all of you in the arena! And we look forward to assisting you in any way we possibly can to help you achieve your goals and dreams. Eddie Ainsworth, PGA CEO/Executive Director Colorado PGA eainsworth@pgahq.com

My congratulations to all eight of our Colorado PGA Professionals who played in the PPC! Way to Compete!!! As always, please let us know how we can assist you. Hope to see you at our upcoming events. Very Respectfully,

Eddie Ainsworth, PGA Executive Director/CEO Colorado PGA 6630 Bear Dance Drive Larkspur, CO 80118 eainsworth@pgahq.com P (303) 996-1593 - C (719) 761-6125

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Profile for Colorado PGA

The SUMMIT - Colorado PGA Magazine - May 2019  

This month we highlight Career Development by interviewing Colorado PGA Professionals to find out more about their journey to where they are...

The SUMMIT - Colorado PGA Magazine - May 2019  

This month we highlight Career Development by interviewing Colorado PGA Professionals to find out more about their journey to where they are...