MR. GOLF: Casey Smith Humbled by PGA Professional of the Year Award

By Thompson, Ian | The Tuscaloosa News, February 23, 2014 | Go to article overview

MR. GOLF: Casey Smith Humbled by PGA Professional of the Year Award


Thompson, Ian, The Tuscaloosa News


NorthRiver Yacht Club director of golf Casey Smith was recently named the Dixie Section of the PGA's Professional of the Year.

This is one of this association's -- which includes club professionals from across Alabama and Northwest Florida -- top honors.

Smith was selected by his peers and is currently serving the Dixie Section as president of the Alabama Chapter. In his first year at NorthRiver, a private facility, Smith used instruction, camps and clinics to spur a resurgence in golf at the facility.

Smith is in his second year at NorthRiver, with things having come full circle for him as his first internship, while a Professional Golf Management major at Mississippi State, was under the legendary Butch Byrd at NorthRiver.

He also completed internships at FarmLinks in Sylacauga and Okemo Valley Golf Club in Vermont under Jim Remy, who would go on to be president of the entire PGA of America.

Upon graduation, he then began his career at FarmLinks, moving to Cider Ridge in Oxford in 2010 before starting at NorthRiver a little over a year ago.

He noted that Byrd, Remy and David Stinson, whom he worked under at FarmLinks and is now at Fallen Oak near Biloxi, Miss., had all been instrumental in his career path and development, as have Bob Barrett and Joe Zaleski with Honours Golf. Honours Golf now manages NorthRiver, as they do so at Cider Ridge as well, plus NorthRiver general manager Mike Ryan.

"Without those these gentlemen, my faith in God and the love and support of my wife Mandy, our two daughters and my parents, none of this would have been possible," a clearly touched Smith said.

Smith is in this career for the long haul and sees serving the Alabama Chapter and, down the road, the Dixie Section as a whole, as a key part of what it means to be a club professional.

In that regard he has very similar aspirations to Byrd, who made it all the way to the national level serving on the Board of Control, which Byrd likened to the PGA of America's "Supreme Court."

"It is a true honor to be recognized in this way amongst my peers. My goals are to share my love of the game and help to grow the game, which go hand-in-hand."

He noted he saw his award as a team award, recognizing not just him, but his whole team including Barrett, Zaleski, Ryan and head professional Troy Gancarczyk.

"Casey is a man of high character. …

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