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Mike  Hurley

Mike Hurley is the PGA Director of Golf at Grayson College Golf Course in Denison, Texas, where he began working in 1986. He has been a PGA Member for 24 years. His previous position was under Mickey Carey at L.B. Houston Golf Course. Mike and his wife Pam have two children, Trey (35) and Jacquelyn (30). Trey and his wife Valerie have a daughter, Riley. 

Below are a few more things that you may not have known about Mike.

What do you love about the golf business? Sharing a passion for golf with others, watching a student's face light up when they hit a good shot and getting to play competitive golf.

Who got you started in the game? As a family, we all started on July 4, 1964, at Ella Sharp Park Golf Course in Jackson, MI.  We played the front nine in two threesomes. I shot 74. 

Did you play college golf? I played four years at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.

What is your most memorable moment in golf? Winning the 1976 Michigan Amateur.

Where is your favorite golf destination that you have played? Pebble Beach.

Who makes your dream foursome? Actually, it would be a six-some with my dad, my three brothers and my son.

Have you played golf with anyone famous? Tim Brown, the NFL Hall of Famer and Mark Aquirre, the former Maverick.

What is a course that you wish you could play but have yet to have an opportunity to do so? Augusta National.

What is something interesting about yourself that other members may not know about you? I played tuba in the school band from 5th grade through 9th.

What are some of your hobbies? I enjoy reading (mostly non-fiction), music, health and fitness, and Austrian economics. 

What is your favorite type of music? Classical - Rossini, Mozart, Beethoven, etc., Motown, Big Band and George Gershwin.

What is the best golf book that you would recommend? Anything by Michael Hebron.

What is your go-to karaoke song? My Girl by The Temptations.