On the Greens with Brian Barker

Phillip Ellis, Golf Today News
Posted 4/14/19

Brian Barker, the new Head Golf Professional at the Lake Forest Yacht and Country Club in Daphne, is a native of San Antonio. He graduated from the Golf Academy of America with a degree in Complex …

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On the Greens with Brian Barker

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Brian Barker, the new Head Golf Professional at the Lake Forest Yacht and Country Club in Daphne, is a native of San Antonio. He graduated from the Golf Academy of America with a degree in Complex Management. Barker also served in the United States Navy as a Petty Officer.

He’s only been in his new position since January; but, if he looks familiar, it’s because he was also the PGA Professional at Dicks Sporting Goods in Daphne for five years until Dicks made a corporate wide decision to cut all their PGA Pros on staff. In one day 530 were down-sized.

Brian and his wife Julie have two children: a son, Caden, age 4, and a daughter, Jenna who’s twelve. When he’s not busy at work, the Pro enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

Favorite Golfer: Tiger Woods

Favorite Food: Steak

Favorite Movie: Dances with Wolves

Favorite Music: Country, Allen Jackson/George Strait

Favorite Author: Robert Jordan

His answers to my bucket list question were pretty far apart: A trip to Augusta National for the Masters, along with a more daring jump from a plane to try his hand at skydiving.

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