Jun 06, 2017
RICHMOND, Va. – Carter Harrison has been hired as assistant golf coach, VCU Head Coach Matt Ball announced Monday.
While this will be Harrison's first job at the collegiate level, his golf experience, both professionally and as a player, is extensive.
A product of Mississippi State University's PGA Management program, Harrison served as assistant golf pro at Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia for nearly three years. At Kinloch, he taught players of all age and skill levels fitted clubs for more than 300 players.
"We are very excited to have Carter come on board as an eager yet knowledgeable young man," said Ball. "He brings tremendous skills and connections in club fitting and will be able to assist our players in maximizing their games through equipment and use of technology. He has interned under some of the best teachers in the game and has a strong understanding of the game and business of golf as a PGM graduate and member of the PGA."
Prior to his tenure at Kinloch, Harrison served PGA Golf Management internships at Spring Creek Ranch in Collierville, Tennessee (Level 1), Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi (Level 2), and The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn. (Level 3).
An accomplished golfer in his own right, Harrison placed ninth at the 2014 Middle Atlantic PGA Southern Chapter Championship.
In recent months, Harrison has worked as an independent tech representative for Ping Golf, in which he handles club fittings for players at both private and public facilities around Virginia. A certified Titleist, TaylorMade, Ping and True Temper fitter, Harrison is also certified in the use of Trackman and Flight Scope technologies.
He received his bachelors in business administration finance from Denver in 2008 and added his masters from Mississippi State in 2013.