Experts of the Game Eric Gilliland

eric gilliland

audubon country club

Louisville, Kentucky

Playing Accomplishments:

KPGA Player of the Year Points List Top 20 (2007-2015)

KPGA Kaiser Cup Teams (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)

KGA/KPGA Challenge Cup Team (2007, 2009, 2012)

Third Place 2015 EZ-GO Pro-Am (Professional Division)

Winner 2012 Pro-Lady Team Championship

Winner 2010 KPGA Pro-Assistant Championship

Winner, 2007 KPGA Pro-Lady Championship (Pro/A Division)

Winner, 2006 KPGA Pro-Lady Championship (Pro/A Division)

Second Place, 2006 KPGA Pro-Lady Championship (Pro Only Division)

Third Place (tie), 1996 Kentucky PGA Pro-Assistant Championship

Centre College Golf Team (1989-93)

Third Place, SCAC Conference Tournament (1990)

Sixth Place, SCAC Conference Tournament (1993)

SCAC All-Conference Teams (1990, 1993)

Professional Accomplishments

PGA Member, Class A-1

Elected to Membership, April 1996

Presentation Academy Assistant Golf Coach, 2016 to present

2018 Kentucky PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award

2017 Kentucky PGA Deacon Palmer Award (National Finalist)

2016 Kentucky PGA Deacon Palmer Award (National Finalist)

2014 Kentucky PGA Co-Merchandiser of the Year

2013 Kentucky PGA Merchandiser of the Year

2010 Kentucky PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award

2008 Kentucky PGA Horton Smith Award

2005 Kentucky PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award

2004 National Finalist, PGA Merchandiser of the Year

2004 Kentucky PGA Professional of the Year

2002 Kentucky PGA Merchandiser of the Year

PGA Golf Day/100 Holes – Raised $54,968 from 2012-2018 for local charities

KPGA Education Committee Member, 2018 to present

PGA Connect Co-Chair, 2016-18

Featured in Instructional Podcasts for bionicgloves.com

Certified Titleist & Mizuno Clubfitting Specialist

KPGA Board of Directors, 2004-2009

KPGA Tournament Committee Co-Chairman, 2006-2009

KPGA Sponsorship Committee Chairman, 2005-2009

Senior PGA Championship Volunteer, 2004 & 2011

KPGA Urban Youth Golf Program Board Member, 2000-2002

PGA Championship Volunteer, 1996 & 2000

KPGA Sponsorship Committee Member, 1996-2014

KPGA Communications Committee Member, 1996-98

KPGA Assistants/Apprentice Committee Member, 1996-98

KPGA Membership Committee Member, 1996-97

Contributing Writer, Kentucky PGA Newsletter, ForeThoughts, 1996-98, 2005

Contributing Writer, Kentucky PGA Digest of the National PGA Magazine, 1996-98

Family Information:

Wife – Susan, married 20 years

Children – Tony, Conner, Libby

Social Media Handles:

Twitter @GolfShopEric

Favorite Quote:

“Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools speak because they have to say something.”


To Be Successful Eric Needs:

…the support of his family & friends, a list and a highlighter.

If Eric Could Teach Anyone One Thing It Would Be:

Surround yourself with positive people who can teach you as much as you can teach them.

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

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