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Special Awards Feature

Colorado Native Hedrick Receives 2019 Colorado PGA Private Merchandiser of the Year Honors

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olorado born and raised, Andrew Hedrick, PGA, Head Professional at the Country Club at Castle Pines, is the recipient of the 2019 Colorado Private Merchandiser of the Year Award. “I am truly grateful to my staff here at the Country Club at Castle Pines for all the hard work they do to make our club the success it is,” begins Hedrick. “I also want to thank all those in the business who have mentored and inspired me along the way. I have learned so much from so many and they have all helped me accomplish what I have and helped me to win this award.” As a product of a multi-generational golfing family where both dad and grandpa played the game, Hedrick grew up on the course. Most days were spent interacting with the membership at the course and honing his own golfing skills. “I was that kid at the course that wouldn’t leave anyone alone,” jokes Hedrick. “I looked up to some of the great golfers in our section like PGA Professionals Mike Zaremba, Dave Lewis, Dave Dame, Gary Woodside and Prim Ivan. These influencers in my life drove me to not only work to improve my game as a junior golfer but to consider a career in the golf industry. They were very significant in my life and I credit them for setting me on the path I am on today.” In fact, Zaremba is credited for building Hedrick’s first set of clubs when he was just 4-years-old; and

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Lewis was both Hedrick’s boss at Desert Hawk and his college golf coach at CSU Pueblo. Red Sky was Hedrick’s first real job in the golf business working for PGA Professionals Jeff Hanson and Chris Lai. He considers this a rare and unique opportunity for a job like this to be a college graduates first position in the golf business. While working on his PGA credentials, the 23-year old Hedrick worked in the golf industry in the summer months and as a ski instructor in the winter month.

The SUMMIT

Profile for Colorado PGA

The SUMMIT - Colorado PGA Magazine - October Issue  

This month we go in depth with some of our 2019 Colorado PGA Special Award winners with the following articles: • Living by The Golden Rule...

The SUMMIT - Colorado PGA Magazine - October Issue  

This month we go in depth with some of our 2019 Colorado PGA Special Award winners with the following articles: • Living by The Golden Rule...