If this Kentucky PGA Professional’s golf ball could talk, we would want to find out more about the person who makes this game more enjoyable for us! Luckily, Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations is so strong; they generate a force to glean information from the golf balls of KPGA Professionals from across the Commonwealth. The information from these golf balls is as different as the markings the Professional made on them!
PGA Professionals are experts in the game and business of golf. This month, we picked out an experienced ball from the shag bag of Grover Justice of High Performance Golf Academy to find out a little about where his expertise comes from and a few more fun facts we couldn’t resist asking … after all, a golf ball never lies!
Q: What was the moment where Grover Justice became “hooked” on golf?
A: At the age of 12 years old while playing a par 3 course in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with his dad, Doug, and his brother, Richard.
Q: Does he have any golf superstitions?
A: Yes, he prefers to mark his ball with a quarter from the 1960’s and to start out tails up.
Q: Who is his dream 4-some?
A: His dream foursome would be: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and himself. Grover had the opportunity to play with Mr. Palmer at Bay Hill.
Q: What is the best shot he ever hit?
A: Grover has had 4 hole-in-ones and 1 double eagle. He can’t narrow it to just one!
Q: What is his favorite part of his job?
A: He enjoys helping students achieve their goals.
Q: What are Grover’s interests off of the golf course?
A: He enjoys spending time with his family; Heather, his wife of 19 years, son Logan (13 years old), and daughter Madelyn (10 years old). Grover also enjoys cheering on The University of Kentucky Athletics.
Q: What are a few more “fun facts” we need to know about Grover Justice of High Performance Sports Academy?
A: He has a fear of heights! Grover is also an avid Cowboys fan.
A special thanks to Grover Justice and his golf ball for spending time, allowing us to get to know him better! Look for tips from him in your next two editions of Kentucky Golf Insider! We look forward to searching a new KPGA Professional’s shag bag next month to find out more about the experts in the game and business of golf!