This month I would like to highlight newly elected Metro Chapter President Marc Wielgosz who is the director of golf at Maridoe Golf Club in Dallas. He was elected to PGA Membership in 2009. Prior to Maridoe Golf Club, Marc has worked at Stonebriar Country Club, Vaquero Club and Shady Oaks Country Club. He has been married to his wife Lindsey for 11 years. They have two amazing children; four-year-old Nora and two-year-old Nate. Below are a few additional things that you may not have known about Marc.
What do you love about the golf business? Every golf professional that loves this business thrives on interaction with people! Aside from that, I love the fact that I have the opportunity to be a teacher, retailer and a concierge in an office with a pretty good view.
Who got you started in the game? I played one round of golf with my uncle as a freshman in high school. I promptly quit the football team and tried out for golf.
Did you play college golf? I did not.
What is your most memorable moment in golf? In July of last year, I had the incredible opportunity to sit down with Mr. Palmer in his office in Latrobe, PA. He told stories of his life, his family and of his successes and a failure or two. He was in great spirits. After our visit, the group I was with went down to have lunch at Latrobe Country Club. He arrived and sent a plate of cookies to our table. I waved to him in thanks. He gave me the signature thumbs up and smile. Long live the King!
Where is your favorite golf destination that you have played? I played Merion Golf Club the day after Mr. Palmer passed. The flag was at half-staff in his honor. It was sad, but very special.
Who makes your dream foursome? Mr. Hogan, Mr. Palmer and my dad. He has never played golf in his life, that would be interesting.
Have you played golf with anyone famous? Pat Green and I played a match against Angela Stanford and Dori Carter at Colonial. I don’t remember who won.
What is a course that you wish you could play but have yet to have an opportunity to do so? Maridoe Golf Club! This summer…
What is something interesting about yourself that other members may not know about you? I’m a diehard Buffalo Bills fan, and that’s tough in Cowboy Country.
What are some of your hobbies? I enjoy traveling with my family, listening to music of any type and I am a terrible fly fisherman.
What is your favorite type of music? Yes, I like it all!
What is the best golf book that you would recommend? I would recommend The Match, but I’m sure just about everyone has read it.
What is your go-to karaoke song? If I ever had the guts… Mystic by Van Morrison.