For the past 11 years, Jim Stalder has served the membership of Hurricane Creek Country Club in Anna as their head professional, and he still holds the position. Stalder, who was elected to PGA membership in 1992, has also spent time at other facilities in the Northern Texas Section like Brook Hollow Golf Club, Woodbridge Golf Club, Bent Tree Country Club and Brookhaven Country Club - a place where he learned the game! Outside of golf, Jim and his wife Lisa have two boys, J.R. (21) and John (16). Below are a few other things you may not have known about Jim. .
What do you love about the golf business? I have always loved serving my members and their guests, and building relationships with them as well as with fellow PGA Professionals and employees. Being able to do something different everyday keeps it interesting. Running tournaments, teaching, working on inventory and playing all make it worthwhile.
Who got you started in the game? My dad offered the game to me through his membership at Brookhaven Country Club. Joe Black was our PGA Professional.
Did you play college golf? Yes - East Texas State University (4 year scholarship).
What is your most memorable moment in golf? I won a Rolex in December 2006 in a Puerto Vallarta Pro-Am.
Where is your favorite golf destination that you have played? Nine courses in Scotland.
Who makes your dream foursome? Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Rory McIlroy.
Have you played golf with anyone famous? Brittany Lang, Todd Hamilton and Mike Weir.
What is a course that you wish you could play but have yet to have an opportunity to do so? Shadow Creek.
What is something interesting about yourself that other members may not know about you? I played in the 1998 Byron Nelson Championship and competed in the 1998 World Long Driving Championship. I don't think anyone has ever done that in the same year.
What are some of your hobbies? Music and Exercise.
What is your favorite type of music? Classic Rock.
What is the best golf book that you would recommend? Seven Days in Utopia
What is your go-to karaoke song? Foreigner's "Juke Box Hero"