Mr. Hughes turned professional in 1979 after playing golf at Bowling Green State University. A member of the PGA of America since 1984, Mr. Hughes became a member of the illustrious group of PGA Master Professionals in 1995.
Throughout his career in the Club Industry, Mr. Hughes has held the position of Head Professional at Shawnee Country Club in Lima, Ohio and General Manager/Owner of Country Acres Golf Club in Ottawa, Ohio. In 1996 Mr. Hughes was hired by the PGA TOUR as General Manager/Director of Golf at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1999, Mr. Hughes relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio as General Manager/Director of Golf to open the first and only PGA TOUR owned and operated facility in his home State, the TPC River’s Bend designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer. In 2003, Mr. Hughes was promoted to Regional Director of TPC Operations and relocated to Dallas, Texas to open the 25th owned and operated PGA TOUR facility in the United States working with PGA TOUR Player and famed architect Tom Weiskopf.
In 2006, Mr. Hughes was asked to relocate to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and oversee the final stages of construction and global repositioning of the TPC Sawgrass, the flagship of the TPC Network. He has been a keynote speaker and panelist at several conferences and events throughout the United States.
His Professional Accomplishments Include: Chapter Bill Strausburg Award/North Florida Section PGA-2010, Chapter Junior Golf Leader/North Florida Section PGA-2009, Chapter Golf Professional of the Year/Tennessee Section PGA-1999, PGA of America President's Council-2006-2010.
Mr. Hughes has partnered for life with his beautiful wife Molly since 1985 and enjoys the blessings of his two children, Kelsey (21) and Chipper (19).Back To Board Members Page