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Club pro Michael Block scores one for working man at PGA Championship – The Denver Post

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By WILL GRAVES (AP Sports Writer)

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Block is supposed to work on Monday, just like nearly every other PGA club professional this time of year.

The 46-year-old’s daily routine at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Southern California is a mixture of lessons and paperwork. It’s typically followed by an early evening visit from teenage sons Dylan and Ethan, aspiring golfers who can already blow it way past their dad off the tee.

Block wouldn’t have it any other way. The lure of being a touring professional vanished long ago. The appeal of chasing a PGA Tour card was heavily outweighed by a steady paycheck that lets him play and teach the game he loves without worrying about missing a mortgage payment.

Besides, there’s still room to dream. Room to have…

The Associated Press

2023-05-19 19:11:46

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