Jan. 10, 2016 – Bo Turocy is a PGA professional who currently works at The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek on Johns Island, S.C. He was recently featured in The Summerville Journal Scene’s e-edition in a story posted by Roger Lee.
Turocy, who recently ran for the SoHG board, has been involved in golf for over 30 years. He has been a member of the PGA of America since 2001 and worked at such courses as Sea Pines Resort, TPC Sawgrass, Chechessee Creek Club, The Olde Farm, and currently The Golf Club at Briar’s Creek.
In his message to SoHG members during the 2017 election, Turocy said the routine of golf had made him lose some interest in the game. “I had grown disinterested in the direction in which the modern game continues to move. I have always had an ingrained affiliation and respect for history, so it made sense to explore hickory golf.”
He began playing hickory golf in late 2016 and has become taken with the sport. “I have not looked back. As a matter of fact, I have abandoned my modern clubs and play only hickories. I have joked that they are my fountain of youth; they have renewed my passion and they inspire me to once again ‘play’ golf to the point that it reminds me of the joys I experienced as a youth.”
When he is not working or playing, Turocy enjoys spending time with his wife and two children (ages 8 and 11). “Before hickory golf, my spare time was spent procuring and restoring U.S. WWII vehicles…but that story will take too much time to adequately explain,” he says.
Turocy now has played in the World Hickory Open at the invitation of that event’s host Scott Kelley. We in the SoHG can hope he will stand again for a board position. “The game of hickory golf has given me so much in such a short time, I am excited at the opportunity to give back to it,” he says. “I feel that the SoHG could benefit and should take advantage of my knowledge and experiences as a golf professional to continue promoting and playing hickory golf, from a casual round to high-profile events.”
Amen. That kind of joy and dedication is one reason the SoHG exists.