Birmingham, Ala. (April 3, 2018) – Paul Killgallon has been named the new director of player development at Highland Park Golf Course in Birmingham, Alabama. In his new role, Killgallon will look to further grow and develop Highland Park’s junior golf program.
Killgallon, a PGA certified teaching professional and junior golf leader originally from Bryan, Ohio, began his career with Troon in 2000. He became the head teaching professional at the Club at Savannah Harbor in 2012 and in 2013, was honored with the PGA Georgia East Chapter’s “Junior Golf Leader of the Year” award. Killgallon is a past president of the Savannah Junior Golf Association and is a U.S. Kids Golf certified coach and instructor.
“Paul is passionate about growing the game and developing young golfers,” said Evan Godfrey, general manager, Highland Park Golf Course. “We’re thrilled to have him join our Highland Park team and lead our player development program.”
Killgallon and his wife, Jessica, have been married for 21 years. Their 10-year old daughter is a member of Paul’s PGA Junior League Golf Team, which he has coached for the past five seasons.
For more information on Highland Park Golf Course’s junior golf program, visit www.highlandparkgolf.com or call 205-322-1902
About Highland Park Golf Course
Highland Park Golf Course is professionally managed by Honours Golf, a division of Troon. Highland Park was originally established in 1903 as the Country Club of Birmingham, making it the oldest golf course in Alabama. Highland Park has been the site of many important golf events including one of renowned golfer Bobby Jones's first victories. At the age of 14, Jones played and won the Birmingham Country Club Invitational held at Highland Park. In 1927, the Birmingham golf course opened to the public. In 1955, the golf course was named for Charley Boswell, a Birmingham native, WWII veteran, and 17-time National Blind Golf Champion. His namesake continues to distinguish the greens at the Highland Park golf facilities.
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