Wasioto Winds Golf Course
Director of Programming
The First Tee Pine Mountain
The First Tee Master Coach (1 of 10 Nationwide)
The First Tee National Trainer (1 of 14 Nationwide)
Elected into PGA Membership 2005
25+ years golf industry experience in Florida and Kentucky PGA Section
18+ Years of experience with The First Tee as Program Director
The First Tee Master Coach Drug Prevention Project Coordinator
Program Director of The First Tee Pine Mountain
National Trainer of The First Tee Home Office
8 years as The First Tee National Academy Coach
Golf Skills Curriculum Committee / Life Skills Experience Committee
Successful team member in securing over 3.5 million in college scholarships at Georgetown College, Union College, and Lincoln Memorial University for over 35 participants of The First Tee through The Scholar’s Program
Served the Kentucky PGA Section through sitting on committees such as Growth of the Game, Junior Golf and Pro 2 Pro Mentoring
Served on Diversity Awareness Committee with PGA of America
Program Director for LPGA Girls’ Golf of Pineville, KY
2004 Assistant Professional of the Year
2005-2009 PGA President’s Council for Growth of the Game
2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 Junior Golf Leader of the Year
November 2011 Golf Professional of the Month
2014, 2015 Youth Development Leader of the Year
2018 Kentucky PGA Section Golf Professional of the Year
Five (5) Hole In Ones
1988 Pine Mountain Old Course Record (8 under on 9 holes) 26
JAGA Scholarship University of North Florida
Donnie is the youngest of eight siblings of the late James Rufus (Dad) and Lydia Caldwell (Mother)
Donnie shows great pride and excitement when it comes to his family. He has three children who have shown great success on the golf course and in life. His social media pages show the amount of love that he has for his family and the bonds that they have created.
Ronnie Austin, 22 (Senior at Union College)
Kaylee Donielle, 20 (Art Scholar in Topeka, Kansas)
Andrew Santiago, 17 (Sophomore – Bell County HS)
Social Media Handles:
Facebook – Donnie Caldwell
Instagram – @donniecaldwellpga
Twitter - @drdonpga
“Make choices today which you will be proud of tomorrow”
- The First Tee
“Whatever you are, be a good one”
- Abraham Lincoln
To Be Successful Donnie Needs:
I need God leading my life.
To be successful, I need guidance in my thoughts, my emotions, and my decisions.
In that, I trust God to guide me.
If Donnie Could Teach Anyone One Thing It Would Be:
Trust God and try to be an encourager to others.
In Golf, play “your” game and find the sweet spot in all shots.