Golf is Much More Than a Game
Patrick Kelly was born and raised in Sacramento. He was introduced to the game of golf at an early, as his father was the Assistant Golf Professional at North Ridge Country Club. As Patrick grew older he began to gain more interest in both golf and basketball. In high school, he decided to focus primarily on his golf game and played four years of varsity golf at Pleasant Grove High School. It was then that Patrick developed a passion and enthusiasm for the game. He enjoyed the individual competition and through golf learned good things do not just happen, but they are earned through hard work and commitment.
For the past five years he has been a coach for The First Tee of Greater Sacramento as well as helped with the disabled golf programs here at Haggin Oaks; Saving Strokes and California Eagles. Being the oldest of six children, he has had to develop both patience and empathy. These qualities are important when working with the youth (and youth sports) because they provide a sense of comfort for the children when they are working in a new environment. The disabled golf programs have reinforced the importance of perseverance to Patrick. He now has seen first hand that anything is possible through hard work and determination.
Being a multi-sport athlete all of his life, Patrick believes golf to be one of a kind. The competition, environment and art of the game have taught him much about life. It is his goal that through the game of golf, to make sure that every customer is enjoying the game no matter their age, ability or experience; as it is much more than a game.