Cary Cozby, the Director of Golf at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is likely the most decorated PGA Professional you will ever find. As a winner of 13 section awards plus the national Merchandiser of the Year award, his most unique and special recognition came in 2016 when he was named the PGA Professional of the Year, joining his father Jerry, the 1985 winner and the two became the only father/son duo ever to receive this national recognition from the PGA of America.
But as you’ll hear, this humble Oklahoman isn’t in it for the awards. His love of his job and the opportunity to call Southern Hills his home, where he walked the fairways as a kid at major championships and spent five years as an Assistant, are what drives him everyday.
We talk about how to maintain your motivation each time you show up for work by using our natural competitive nature, and the mantra of “interviewing every day”.
Also, in part one, we cover how Cary manages to stay on top of the sizable and active golf operation without letting anything slip through the cracks.
Cary Cozby's Awards and Accomplishments:
Director of Golf, Southern Hills Country Club: 2015- Present
Head Professional/CEO, Wichita Country Club: 2000-2015
2002 PGA Merchandiser of the Year
2003, 2009, 2010 Golf Professional of the Year, South Central Section
2009, 2011, 2014 Bill Strausbaugh Award, South Central Section
2002, 2007, 2010, 2014 Merchandiser of the Year, South Central Section
2016 PGA Golf Professional of the Year
2012 South Central Section Champion