Rules of Golf Instructor is PROGRAM Magazine Cover StoryA 25 year veteran of the golf industry, Scott Stubbs, a class A member of the PGA for 22 years, pulls double duty as a Certified Personal Coach at GolfTEC, and as Instructor for the Rules of Golf at PGCC Temecula. His pedigree is robust, and reads something like a veritable leapfrog of promotions and awards. Hacienda Golf Club is where Stubbs started out his career as an Assistant Professional in 1983 and it seems like he moved forward and never stopped to take a breath; take for example his time at Vista Valley Country Club where he worked for seven years as a Head Professional and then in 2011, became Director of Golf. Or how about the fact that he has been awarded 1989 Metro Chapter Assistant Golf Professional of the Year, 1991 Southern California PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year, 1992 Metro Chapter Horton Smith Award, 1993 Metro Chapter Assistant Golf Professional of the Year, and 1997 Metro Chapter Golf Professional of the Year.
Keeping with his tradition of excellence, he has just received the highest honor the Southern California Professional Golfers Association can bestow; Golf Professional of the Year, and the honor also has earned him a feature as the cover story of the current issue of PROgram Magazine's 2012 Year in Review issue. He’s thoroughly modest about his award, though it was not a complete surprise, Scott shares “I knew I was nominated, by my good friend Patrick Casey back in July, and was told I won by Section President Jeff Johnson.” In spite of the fact that Jeff Johnson spilled the beans a little early, based on the award criteria: years of service to section, dedication to clubs, and overall contributions to the So-Cal Section…nobody could have been surprised about his win.
Since beginning his career as a PGA apprentice Scott has significantly contributed to his So-Cal section, beginning as a Metro Chapter Board member to Chapter President and Section Chapter Representative. After that, he became an At-Large Director on the SCPGA Board of Directors working his way to Section Secretary, Vice President/Treasurer, and in 2008, Southern California PGA President. In addition to holding offices, he has also been very active on numerous committees including Membership, Finance, Apprentice, Education, Tournament and currently the Past Presidents Committee. He also took on the role of Chairman for the Apprentice, Education, and Tournament committees.
With all of his standing engagements it’s a wonder he even had time to attend the ceremony, which was held at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach on December 2nd 2012. In typical Scott Stubbs fashion, he will celebrate his win by doing what? Attending a meeting, of course! A meeting of the membership trails the ceremony by a day, leaving him little time to revel in his newest, and perhaps most meaningful, achievement.
“Well, it’s tough to put into words. I never set out to win this or any award, but it means a great deal to me. It means that all the time and effort I put forth as both a Chapter (8 years) and section (15 years) Board Member, my efforts in trying to help Members and Apprentices, and the fact that I cared, is recognized by my peers. This award means that I did indeed make some small contribution and, or, helped some people along the way. It means that in all my years being a Head Professional, that I did do some good things, and had a positive impact on the clubs I worked at.”