David Muttitt, PGA Facility and Job Title: Assistant Golf Professional Four Hills CC
College/University: New Mexico Military Institue
Year Turned Pro: 2005
Please give a summary of your Background and credentials.
I grew up in Rugby, England until I came to the US for college in September 2001. I attended Dunchurch First School, Dunchurch Middle School, and then moved onto Harris Church of England High School. When I finished in 1999 I went straight to work and started to work on my golf game. Then I accepted a scholarship to NMMI when I was 18. After NMMI I moved to Dallas, Texas and began working in the golf business and playing some competitive golf. In 2005 I turned pro and eventually ended up registering with the PGA of America. I was elected into Membership on May 8th 2012, 3 years after passing my PAT.
During that time I got married and had my only son Charlie John Roque Muttitt. Just two years ago my wife got a job here in Albuquerque so I left my job at Lakewood CC and here we are!
What was your motivation to become a PGA Professional?
My main motivation to become a PGA Professional was the opportunities that being a PGA Member will bring. The chance at playing in a PGA Championship is one of those huge opportunities. I also enjoy teaching and running tournaments. Without being a PGA Member it is a lot harder to progress in the business.
What is your specialty in the golf business?
I have very good customer service skills and consider my self very knowledgeable in the game of golf. I teach a fair bit and still love to compete in the Section events.
Please list any accomplishments (Awards, Certifications, and Tournaments.)
PGA Member May 8th 2012
2011 Sun Country Apprentice Player of the Year
2009 James P. Jordan Cup Team Member
2010 James P. Jordan Cup Team Member
2011 Challenge Cup Team Member
2012 Challenge Cup Team Member
2012 Taylor Cup Team Member
What was your greatest moment in golf?
I think that winning the Section Championship this year at the Inn of the Mountain Gods and knowing that come June I have a chance to qualify for the 2013 PGA Championship. That’s been my goal since I started with the PGA of America.
What or who has had the greatest impact on your career?
I have had a lot of people impact my golfing career. To start with, my Mum, because she was there when I started to compete and was the one driving me to events and supporting me. Since I turned pro my wife has been there with me through the good and the bad. My Dad is always there when I need him and he is a golfer so he gets it. Last of all my Son Charlie he has helped me realize that it’s not the end of the world if you have a bad day!
Besides golf, what else do you enjoy?
I enjoy hanging out with my son, watching the English football, and having a pint or two!
If you could play any golf course in the world, which one would it be and who would complete your foursome?
I would play Cypress Point and I would play with my Son Charlie, my Dad, and Harry Vardon or Nick Faldo!
If you could give lessons to anyone in the world who would it be and what advice would you give?
I would tell Luke Donald to approach the Majors the same as all the other events he plays well in!
What is your favorite golf instruction tip?
However you go about it, just commit to it!