Experts of the Game Derrick Griffitts

Derrick Griffitts

Clear Creek Golf Center

Certified PGA Head Golf Professional & Superintendent

Shelbyville, Kentucky

Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation

Professional accomplishments:

Competed in 4 Kentucky Opens

4-Time Kentucky Section PGA Award Winner

2004 Titleist/Acushnet Scholar

2007 Media Representative of the Year+

2016 Player Development Award

2017 Player Development Award

2012 Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation Employee of the Year

2014 Kentucky Recreation & Park Society Outstanding Program Award

2014 Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation Big Idea of the Year Award

2015 & 2016 Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation Program of the Year Award

Family Information:

Derrick is married to Samantha Griffitts, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. They have one son, Hayes, who is 3 years old.

Social Media Handles:

Facebook & Instagram






Favorite Quote:

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

- President Theodore Roosevelt

Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910

To Be Successful Derrick Needs:

To realize and accept fear.

Be confident in my abilities.

Trust in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

If Derrick Could Teach Anyone One Thing It Would Be:

I’d teach them that it’s vital to treat people with kindness, even when you don’t stand to benefit from the interaction.

Every exchange you have with another person, in whatever capacity, is an opportunity to make a difference in that person’s life and the lives of others.

The true measure of character lies within one’s practice of being kind to those whom pose no potential benefit to oneself.

Value relationships, not for what you can gain, but for what you can give.

Kentucky PGA Professionals are experts in the game and business of golf. A special thank you to Derrick for allowing us to learn from him and get a glimpse into what makes him so successful.

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