For Alex Martin, it has been a July to remember.
It started with the birth of his first child and then starting his new job as the head golf professional at the Frankfort Country Club the week before the Daniel Boone Invitational.
“It’s been quite a month,” Martin said.
His passion for golf led to him to go into the business side of the sport.
“I’ve always been driven by sports in general and golf was something I felt I was good at,” Martin said. “I decided that I wanted to become a PGA member and a golf professional.”
Martin grew up in Mississippi and after attending Northwest Community College for two years in Oxford, Miss., he started looking at universities that had a PGA golf management program.
He decided to attend Eastern Kentucky University for its program.
His girlfriend, Lyndsey, who he would later marry in 2012, graduated from the University of Mississippi and was headed back to her home in Lexington, Ky., when he decided to transfer to EKU. The two currently reside in Georgetown with new son Henry.
He graduated from EKU in 2011 with a bachelor of business administration in marketing with a concentration in PGA golf management.
From there, Martin went on to work at Man O’ War Golf and at the Lexington Country Club, where he served as the assistant golf professional.
Martin learned of the FCC job opening from Brian May, who left the same position to become the women’s assistant golf coach at the University of Kentucky.
“He called me, engaged my interest and I jumped in head first in what was an opportunity to be at a prestigious club and work with a club that has a lot of history,” Martin said. “I am excited about the opportunity to become a head golf professional.”
Martin, a Class-A PGA member, started at FCC July 14, the week the 65th Daniel Boone Invitational.
“I was fortunate that the staff here had done a tremendous job preparing for it and my experience allowed me to be comfortable in the setting,” Martin said. “Although it was new to me I felt like my experience helped me carry through and it was just fun and exciting to jump in the heat of battle.”
Martin looks forward to the future with FCC and helping others in the game he loves greatly.
“To see someone else achieve something that they’ve never done before and know that I can help them do that is what keeps me coming back every day,” Martin said.