About J.L. Lewis

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PGA Club Professional


The Role of a PGA Club Professional

"The traditional club professional role is usually where the pro remains the focal point of the driving range or golf club. The PGA Professional is a friendly face to visitors and a source of advice and help to members. The common denominator uniting the PGA's 7,000 plus members is the desire to help grow the game of golf and make it an enjoyable experience for amateur players - whether by assisting in achieving a good swing or in the smooth running of a golf club."

- J.L. Lewis


1984 - 1987 PGA of America Apprentice Program

J.L. Lewis became a professional golfer in 1984. From 1984 to 1987, Lewis participated in the PGA of America apprentice program. During these years he was an assistant golf pro at The Hills of Lakeway Golf & Country Club (Live Oak and Yaupon golf courses) in Austin, Texas.


1988 and 1989 PGA Class A Professional & First Stint on PGA TOUR

In 1988, Lewis became an assistant golf pro at the Las Vegas Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he earned his PGA Class A membership. In December 1988, he qualified for the PGA TOUR, and competed in twenty-one tour events during 1989.


1990 - 1993 PGA Club Professional

From 1990 to 1993, Lewis again worked as a PGA Club Pro. He worked as an assistant pro at Berry Creek in Georgetown, Texas in 1990 until he took the head golf professional position at Forest Creek Golf Club in Round Rock, Texas in 1991. In 1994 he gave golf instruction extensively as head golf professional at Ben White Golf Center while he prepared to take another shot at the PGA TOUR.


PGA Section Player of the Year Accolades

As a PGA Club Professional, Lewis won numerous events and in 1993 was the first player to win all three major golf tournaments in the Southern Texas Section PGA in one year: The Eastern Championship, The Western Championship, and the Southern Texas Section Championship. He was a three-time sectional player of the year, twice in the Southern Texas Section PGA, and once in the Southwest Section PGA (Las Vegas Chapter). He also won the Austin City Men’s Golf Championship in 1983 just prior to turning professional.


1994 PGA Cup Team

In 1994, Lewis qualified for the PGA Cup team by placing in the top-10 at the National PGA Club Professional Championship and led the Americans to a victory over the Europeans by making a 50-foot putt on the last hole of the competition.




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J.L. Lewis 2003 84 Lumber Win


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J.L. Lewis 2003 84 Lumber Win


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