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April 26, 2013

Plattsburgh Golf in 31st season

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PLATTSBURGH —

“Everybody loves golf and we love people,” King said.

Seeing Canadian customers

The staff tries to get all of their customers to have their equipment custom fitted. That offers a vast improvement to buying clubs straight off the rack, yet doesn’t cost any extra.

King said he’s noticed an increase in Canadian customers the last few years, primarily due to an improved exchange rate and the high cost of golf equipment in Canada.

The PGA is focused on making the sport as fun as possible. Instruction by a certified professional is one of the ways to do so, King said, adding that he also offers private lessons.

Another initiative is promotion of nine-hole rounds rather than a full 18-hole round. It is faster and less expensive, so someone can fit it in before or after work.

“I’m a big believer in nine-hole rounds,” he said. 

King received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland in 1973, and taught phys ed at Plattsburgh High School that same year. He was the athletic director at Clinton Correctional Facility from 1974 to 1977.

A PGA apprentice from 1977 to 1980, King was certified as a PGA professional in 1980. He was head professional at Bluff Point from 1980 to 1981, then at Cedar Lake Golf Club in Clayville in 1982.

“I like what I do and I’m very happy to be a PGA professional,” King said.

For more information, visit www.plattsburghgolf.com or call 561-2337.

Email Dan Heathdheath@pressrepublican.com

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