Zach Potter On Journey To Golfing Dream
By Keith Malone // May 24, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – A young golf professional from Duran Golf Club in Viera is chasing his dream of playing on the PGA Tour – by holding his own tournament to raise much-needed funds.
Zach Potter, 24, is appealing for players and teams to join his first Annual Zach Potter Tournament at Duran on Friday, June 1, 2012.
Zach says it will provide him with the opportunity to chase down his goal of becoming a top US golf professional, a dream he’s held since first swinging the club as an 8-year-old.
Space Coast Daily.com’s golf editor Bobby Walker, of Space Coast Sports magazine, says: “I taught Zach as a young boy. I used to see him on the course from sunrise to sunset. He lives and breathes golf.
“If anyone has the determination to succeed, to get to the top and to stay there, it is this young golfing professional from Brevard. Support Zach Potter at his tournament this June 1. Get yourself entered by close of play Monday. You”ll have a great day and help a future star fulfill his dream.”
Space Coast Daily.com is delighted to report on Zach’s quest – as we will follow the story of any young sporting talent from Brevard. Good luck, Zach!
Here, in his own words, is Zach’s story and his dream.
“Reaching the PGA Tour has been a dream of mine since I picked up a club as an eight year old at a summer golf camp. After experiencing that first exciting moment of impact, some part of me knew that I would never be the same.
“As fate would have it, golf continued to grow as a part of my life, drawing me in and growing from a youthful passion to my chosen profession.
“After learning the sport from my father as a junior golfer, I began to concentrate my athletic efforts on golf as I started high school. During my time as a Cocoa Beach Minuteman, I grew both in my ability level and in my appreciation for the game.
“The successes I achieved, from becoming team captain as a sophomore to graduating as the conference player of the year, pushed me to strive for new heights in the game. My athletic and academic ability would provide me that opportunity.
“After graduating as the valedictorian of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of Florida, I competed at a high level in some of the largest amateur tournaments in the country – and was ready for a new adventure.
“Florida Tech gave me the chance that I needed to succeed in college golf. Joining the golf team as a graduate student while pursuing an MBA was a challenge, but one I was up for.
“My first year included an individual invitation to the NCAA tournament and an all-conference award. The second yielded a team invitation to the tournament, my first collegiate win and All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American recognition (oh…. and a Masters in Business Administration.)
Reaching these new levels of success created the desire to continue challenging myself. That next challenge is to chase the dream of PGA tour membership.
I know I have the work ethic. I know that I have the talent to compete at the highest level. Now, I need the opportunity to prove that I can succeed in reaching my ultimate dream.
With the support of those closest to me, I chose to turn professional and take the first few steps towards that dream.
Now, with continued support, I know that I can complete this unbelievable journey towards golf’s ultimate stage. The greatest gift anyone can receive is the opportunity to chase a dream.
Hard work, natural ability and innate desire can only take someone so far; to reach the highest level requires these necessary attributes to be applied towards the right opportunity.
I want to thank you for supporting the dream that I continue to chase by providing me the best opportunity to quickly reach the pinnacle of professional golf.” Zach Potter
The entry fee format is $100 for single players, $350 for a teams of four. The deadline for entries is Monday, May 28.
There are wonderul golfing prizes on offer from Ping, Taylormade and Duran, including major prizes of $5000 for a hole in one, $2,500 for an albatross, $1500 for eagles and $500 for birdies. Duran is also offering free club membership as a prize.
Plus each player is given an attracitve array of golfing goodies – and there is a free range session before play and lunch following play.
Sponsors will have representation on all tournament promotional materials, plus their logo and link on the Zach Potter Tournament website.
Proceeds from this tournament will be usedto cover Zach’s costs associated with PGA tour schools and tournaments.
For registration, sponsorship information and event details, please visit DuranGolf.com
address: 7032 Stadium Parkway, Viera, 321-504-7776
Follow Zach Potter on Facebook and Twitter.