Bill Hughes, PGA Master Professional

Job TitleRegional Director of TPC Operations


Bill Hughes, MPGA, LLD
Mr. Hughes found his passion in life at a young age and has been chasing it ever since. He discovered his love of the game of golf on a public golf course in 1970 near his childhood home in Curtice, Ohio and went on to play high school and college golf before moving to South Florida in 1979 to pursue his goal of becoming a PGA Golf Professional. This journey led Mr. Hughes to positions as the Assistant Golf Professional at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida and Pine Tree Golf Club, in Boynton Beach, Florida. Mr. Hughes became a PGA of America Member in 1984 and the PGA Head Golf Professional at Shawnee Country Club in Lima, Ohio. In 1995, Hughes became the 169th member of the illustrious group of PGA Master Professionals.
With a passion for the development and growth of the game for over 35 years, Mr. Hughes has been significant in the landscape of junior golf across the United States.  He has held Executive Board positions with the Lima Junior Golf Association, Tennessee Junior Golf Association, North Texas Junior Golf Tour, and currently sits on the foundation boards of the American Junior Golf Association and the North Florida Junior Golf Association.  Hughes has been recognized by his peers and the PGA of America with the “Junior Golf Leadership” award on more than one occasion. In 2013, Mr. Hughes was the recipient of the first annual American Junior Golf Association “General Manager of the Year” Award.
Mr. Hughes was hired by the PGA TOUR in 1996 to oversee their club operations in Memphis, Tennessee at TPC Southwind, annual host site of the FEDEX St. Jude’s Classic. It was there that Mr. Hughes discovered his passion for “giving back”. Throughout his tenures as General Manager/Regional Director of TPC Operations at TPC River’s Bend in Cincinnati, Ohio, TPC Craig Ranch in Dallas, Texas and TPC Sawgrass, HOME of the PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Hughes and the PGA TOUR have partnered with non-profit organizations across the United States raising millions of dollars that truly change and save lives.
In 2013, Mr. Hughes was recognized by the North Florida PGA Section with the prestigious “Bill Strausbaugh Award” and the “PGA Professional of the Year Award” recognizing the PGA golf professional that best exemplifies the core values put forth by the organization founded in 1916. In 2014, Mr. Hughes was awarded the PGA of America “Bill Strausbaugh Award” by the North Florida PGA Section for the second time.  In 2015 The PGA of America and its 28,000 members and apprentices recognized Mr. Hughes with the National “Bill Strausbaugh Award” recognizing his passion for mentoring aspiring PGA Professionals and his work with the many non-profit organizations he serves in his community.
In December of 2015, Mr. Hughes was conferred a Doctorate Degree from Flagler College for his support of the college and his leadership in St. Johns County. Earlier that same year, Mr. Hughes was recognized as the 27th person inducted into the Clay High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. In 2014, Hughes was inducted into Ohio’s Allen County Golf Hall of Fame.
Hughes was promoted by the PGA TOUR in 2017 to Regional Director of TPC Operations and is leading the TPC Network’s diversity initiatives, including recruiting planning and cultural enhancements. Bill continues to be very involved with many civic and non-profit organizations in the North Florida area including board positions with: Heal Every Autistic Life, North Florida Junior Golf Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, True Blue benefiting Navy Families, American Junior Golf Association and serves as a past chairman and current board member of the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council. Mr. Hughes has also traveled the United States as a Keynote Speaker for various organizations inside and outside the golf industry.
Bill is partnered for life with his beautiful wife Molly since 1986 and enjoys the blessings of their two children, Kelsey (26) and Chipper (24). 

2019 PGA Merchandise Show


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