Jimmy Headrick's Bio


Golf Analyst - sportsnola.com

A summary of my golf career serving Greater New Orleans

EXPERIENCE

Director of Public Relations & Golf Development, Lakewood Golf Club – New Orleans, September 2009-present. Growing the game at every level. I return to Lakewood thirty years after serving as an apprentice from 1977-79 when the course was ranked number one in Louisiana by Golf Digest.

Executive Director/Program Director/Coach, The First Tee of Greater New Orleans, January 2007-June 2009. Teaching life skills and golf to the youth through our certified and inner-city programs. Day to day administrative operations including fundraising, public awareness, and building sponsor relationships. In less than two years The First of New Orleans achieved the highest level of “ACE” in the entire network.

 

PGA Director of Golf, Eastover Country Club, January 2007-October 2007

Reopened nine of the 36 holes while working out of a trailer. Due to the economic environment, the golf course could not sustain itself and closed.

 

Part-time Executive Director, The First Tee of Greater New Orleans, January - December 2007

The chapter had lost everything due to Katrina, including golf course. I was asked to help bring the chapter back up and operating.

 

Part-time Tournament Official, Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour, June 2006-December 2006

 

PGA Director of Golf, The Golf Club of New Orleans at Eastover, 1987-August 29, 2005

Started with construction phase of Eastover, growing course from 18 holes to 36 holes.

Nominated as Best New Golf Course in U.S. by Golf Digest Magazine

Site of 15 State Championships, including qualifiers for the PGA Tour, U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open, and U.S. Amateur

Home of the New Orleans Men’s Stroke and Match Play Championships

More money raised for charity each year than any golf course in Louisiana

Played a major role in the promotion of the tourist golfer with the hotels of New Orleans

 

Women’ College Golf Coach, University of New Orleans, 1999-June 2006

Recruited and coached the first student athlete to make All-Conference for 4 straight years.

Three years highest grade point average in Sunbelt Conference.

One of eight athletic programs dropped due to Hurricane Katrina.

The program ended with a winning record and won two tournaments.

All student athletes placed at other colleges with same scholarship totals from UNO.

 

PGA Director of Golf, Beau Chene Golf and Racquet Club, 1980-1987

Selected as the Best Golf Course in Louisiana by Golf Digest Magazine in 1984.

Course grew from 18 to 36 holes in 1985

 

PGA Director of Golf, Colonial Country Club established 1925, April 1979-April 1980

I was the youngest head PGA Golf Professional in Louisiana.

PGA Apprentice Assistant Golf Professional, Lakewood Country Club, February 1977-April 1979

Site of the PGA Tour Event – The New Orleans Open

Selected as the Best Golf Course in Louisiana by Golf Digest Magazine (1977-78-79)

PGA Apprentice Assistant Golf Professional, Audubon Golf Course, July 1976-February 1977

Started my PGA Apprenticeship at the oldest golf club in Louisiana

EDUCATION

Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, 1973-1976

Four year Letterman

1976 NCAA Division ll Golf Championship team finished 5th in the nation.

SERVICE TO THE PGA AND THE GAME OF GOLF

Past President, Louisiana PGA

Past President, Gulf States Section PGA

Founder of The Colin Headrick Foundation in 1994, awarding the largest privately funded college scholarships annually in Louisiana to a boy and girl golfer from New Orleans. The foundation has been renamed the BC Foundation in memory also of my friend Tim Hogan’s son Barry. The BC Cup is the most prestigious junior golf tournament in the New Orleans region. In 2008, the foundation awarded $15,000 in college scholarships. In 2009, $25,000 in scholarships were awarded helping us exceed a total of $100,000 in scholarships.

Founder of the first inner city golf program with the PGA of America and the New Orleans Police Department.

Founder of the Louise S. Davis Annual Golf Clinic for people with special needs.

Served on numerous committees for charity golf.

Quarter Century Member of the PGA of America.

November 2009 marked my PGA Class “A” Membership for 30 years.

I took The First Tee of New Orleans from nothing & in less than two years helped take it to the highest level in the network, Level ACE with one of the highest retention rates in the country

Presently serve on the Gulf States Section PGA Junior Golf Committee

RECOGNITION

2008 U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids’ Teachers of the Year

2008 All State Sugar Bowl New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Humanitarian Award

2008 Junior Golf Promoter of the Year, PGA of America (National Award)

2007 Junior Golf Promoter of the Year, Gulf States Section PGA

1989 Professional of the Year, Gulf States Section PGA

1989 Professional of the Year, Louisiana PGA

1988 Professional of the Year, Louisiana PGA

1988 Junior Golf Promoter of the Year, Gulf States Section PGA (Inaugural Award)

1979 Apprentice of the Year, Louisiana PGA

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