Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight

Ashley Thorpe

For this month's member spotlight, I would like to highlight Ashley Thorpe, PGA assistant professional at Brook Hollow Golf Club. Ashley was elected to PGA Membership in March of this year, and only spent a period of time Stonebridge Ranch Country Club before joining the Brook Hollow staff. Below are a few more things to help you get better acquainted with Ashley.

What do you love about the golf business? I love the look that one of my students gets when what we are working on "clicks." It gives me great pride in knowing that I have helped them accomplish something in their golf game, and to be able to help grow the game that I love every day is great. Golf has given me so much in my life and it's great to be able to give something back. 

Who got you started in the game? My dad and my grandfather. It was a group effort to get me to want to practice!

Did you play college golf? I played at McLennan Community College in Waco, TX, from 2007 to 2009 and was fortunate enough to play in the NJCAA National Tournament my sophomore year where I placed 13th individually. I then transferred to Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, and played there from 2009 to 2011.

What is your most memorable moment in golf? I have two that are tied and I can't choose which one is my most memorable. One being when I Monday qualified for a Symetra Tour event as an amateur in 2011. My dad caddied for me during the event and it was the best week we've ever shared on the golf course together. The other is getting to coach at the 2008 NJCAA National Tournament my freshman year at McLennan. It's what made me realize that I wanted to get into the golf business and hopefully coach women's golf on the collegiate level one day.

Where is your favorite golf destination that you have played? The Straits Course at Whistling Straits.

Who makes your dream foursome? Nancy Lopez, Arnold Palmer and my grandpa.

Have you played golf with anyone famous? No. I'm still waiting on a call from George Strait!

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

What is something interesting about yourself that other members may not know about you? My youngest sister and I are 16 years apart which happens to be the same age difference between my dad and his oldest sister. 

What are some of your hobbies? Crossfit, watching college football and reading.

What is your favorite type of music? Country.

What is the best golf book that you would recommend? Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect by Bob Rotella.

What is your go-to karaoke song? Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond.