Derek Gutierrez PGA Golf Professional & His Diversity Back Story- Part 1 [Video]
Derek Gutierrez's Career As a Golf Professional, the Back Story- Part 1 [Video]

Latin Biz Today’s Tina Trevino sits down one on one with Derek Gutierrez, PGA GM/Director of Golf, Santa Ana Golf Corporation.

Unlike many Latinos, generations ago Derek was exposed to the game of golf. This Mexican-American’s first introduction to golf was in college taking a make up PE course with a buddy. He earned PE credit and was hooked.

In short order Derek began started his first job in the golf industry. His boss, a PGA Professional mentored him in all aspects of the game and the industry. Sadly, Derek lost his mentor in a tragic car accident. Undeterred he recommitted his golf career in the mold of his mentor and thrived.

Lately the PGA of America has been pro-active launching a number of diversity and inclusion programs to expose, involve and employ Latinos. Derek is currently the PGA GM/Director of Golf for Santa Ana Golf Corporation is owned by Native Americans, a number of which appear with Derek in the video.

After Part 1, view Part 2 here

Derek Gutierrez close to the pin

Derek Gutierrez close to the pin

Derek and his wife Carolyn

Derek and his wife Carolyn

Derek presenting

Derek presenting

 

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