Brian Norman is a PGA assistant professional at Eldorado Country Club in McKinney. He was elected to membership in 2012. Norman has worked at a few facilities across the U.S. including the PGA Learning Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Crab Orchard Golf Club in Cartersville, Illinois, and The Lakes at Castle Hills in Lewisville.
This season, Norman was the 2014 Yamaha Golf Cars NTPGA Player of they Year as well as the recipient of the Ben Hogan Stroke Average Award. His year included four top-five finishes in the point earning events. His best finish came at the E-Z-GO / SCOR Golf Eastern Championship where he took second place. He then completed the season with a third place finish in the Joyce Crane Section Championship.
He captured the 2014 Ben Hogan / NTPGA Stroke Play Average Award with a stroke average of 71.13 for eight rounds. He shot five sub par rounds in the four individual majors, carding 1 eagle and 27 birdies.
Norman also had the chance to compete in the 2014 PGA Championship earlier this year as well as finished in third place at the 2014 National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship. Below are a few more things that most of you may not know about Brian.
What do you love about the golf business? I love being able to work with others that share the same passion for golf as I do. There is no better feeling than helping fellow golf enthusiasts improve their game.
Who got you started in the game? My father.
Did you play college golf? Yes- John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois, and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
What is your most memorable moment in golf? My most memorable moment in golf was hitting the opening tee shot at the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla. My caddie may have teed the ball up for me.
Where is your favorite golf destination that you have played? Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Who makes your dream foursome? My dad, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer.
Have you played golf with anyone famous? Alice Cooper, Jason Aldean, Ozzie Smith.
What is a course that you wish you could play but have yet to have an opportunity to do so? Augusta National Golf Club or Pebble Beach.
What is something interesting about yourself that other members may not know about you? I started playing golf when I was 14 years old.
What are some of your hobbies? Fishing, University of Kentucky Basketball, Video Games, Ping Pong.
What is your favorite type of music? Alternative Rock.
What is the best golf book that you would recommend? Fearless Golf
What is your go-to karaoke song? Free Fallin', Tom Petty