On Sunday, July 16, CBS Sports will present “Turning Passion into Profession”—an hour-long special narrated by Gary McCord which introduces viewers to PGA Professionals nationwide and highlights the diverse roles they play as stewards of the game at the grassroots level. The program will air on CBS at 11 AM, prior to final-round coverage of the John Deere Classic.
The show is designed to inspire men, women and children of all ages who are enthusiastic about the game of golf to turn their passions into careers. The four primary career paths of a PGA Member—Instruction, Golf Operations, General Management and Player Development—are showcased, along with other opportunities to enter the industry, such as an entrepreneur, college coach and golf foundation executive. Among the featured PGA Professionals and their highlighted career paths is our own Quincy Heard, PGA.
Quincy Heard , PGA – Founder and CEO of Summit Golf Foundation; Warner Pacific College Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach, Portland – After serving in the U.S. Navy, Heard blazed new trails as an African-American in the golf profession in the Pacific Northwest. He has worked with The First Tee; coaches the Warner Pacific College men’s and women’s golf teams; started the Summit Golf Foundation, which introduces boys and girls to the game, including kids in foster care; and mentored nearly 1,500 youth through the Portland Golf Association.