BOYLSTON, Mass. – The New England PGA is excited to announce the addition of Michael Packard, PGA, to the Section staff. Packard will join the team as the Director of the New England PGA Foundation.
Over the course of 25 years, Packard has successfully developed relationships across the Northeast golf community, reaching from Western New York to Long Island to the Canadian border. Many core competences of the sport of golf were instilled by Packard’s parents; Honesty, Integrity, Dedication, Responsibility and continue to drive Packard daily in the business of golf.
Elected to PGA Membership in 2006, Packard spent the early days of his golf operations career in the Vermont Chapter, New England Section of the PGA, learning and working alongside PGA Members at both private and daily fee facilities as an Assistant Golf Professional, Head Golf Professional and Tournament Director.
Packard began directly supporting and assisting fellow PGA Professionals when he was hired by the Connecticut Section PGA in 2004. Operating as their Tournaments and Player Development Director, Packard transitioned to the administrative side of the golf industry and has been dedicated to the betterment of PGA Professionals and golf operations ever since.
Some of Packard’s greatest accomplishments and achievements occurred working for the PGA of America as the NEPGA Employment and Career Consultant since 2008. Packard’s travels throughout the Northeast has afforded the opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of golf facility leaders and golf professionals, laying tremendous groundwork and relationships to lean on as he begins his new role.
“The opportunity to join the New England Section team and strengthen existing relationships with PGA Professionals and community influencers from the Northeast is the next exciting chapter of my career. I’ve been so privileged to wake up every day and know that I could provide assistance to a fellow professional in some manner,” Packard said. “I am truly excited to partner with well-trusted and beloved staff, learn as much as I can about the existing pillars within PGA REACH New England and begin to loudly beat a drum to showcase and highlight all of the good taking place within the Section borders. I truly cannot wait to impact the lives of others through the sport and game I care about dearly.”
Behind every successful PGA Professional there is a supporting cast. Packard’s wife is a talented General Manager of a NEPGA facility north of Boston and his two daughters, Sevy (7) and Avani (3), make his fairway’s greener every day.
Packard graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, is a nine-time Section Award Nominee, active with his children’s school community and plans to have his first career Hole-In-One during the 2020 golf season.
Packard lives on the seacoast of southern Maine and can be reached at email@example.com or (860) 593-3338.