On Sunday, July 16, CBS Sports will present “Turning Passion into Profession”—an hour-long special narrated by PGA Professional Gary McCord, which introduces viewers to PGA Professionals nationwide and highlights the diverse roles they play as experts in the game and business of golf.
Quincy Heard, Warner Pacific Head Golf Coach, will be among the nine PGA Professionals featured. The program will air on CBS at 11:00 a.m. on Portland-area stations, prior to final-round coverage of the John Deere Classic.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, Heard entered the golf profession as one of the first African-American PGA Professionals in the Pacific Northwest. He 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.
The show is designed to inspire men, women and children of all ages who are enthusiastic about the game to turn their passions into careers in golf. The primary career paths of a PGA Member—Instruction, Golf Operations, and General Management—are showcased, along with other opportunities to enter the industry, such as an entrepreneur, college coach, and golf foundation executive.
Congratulations, Coach Heard!