Staff Profile – David Murrah

profileHOMETOWN
Boerne, TX, but grew up in Belton, TX

FAMILY
Wife Stacie (Winkley) Murrah of Ozona, TX, two daughters Hannah and Ashlyn Murrah

EDUCATION
Associates degree from Temple Junior College, and Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science from Texas State University

HOW DID YOU GET INTO YOUR FIELD?
After graduating from college, I wanted to stay involved in the game of golf in some way. Since my background included a love of sports, teaching, and playing golf at the collegiate level, in 1993 I took advantage of an opportunity to become an Assistant Golf Professional at Wildflower Country Club in Temple, TX, so that I could teach junior golfers and later become a Class A PGA Member.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH CORDILLERA RANCH?
Since May of 2013.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF WORKING IN THE HILL COUNtry?
The natural beauty, it’s scenic views, and peacefulness.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES/INTERESTS?
Yard work, Movies, and music. I want to learn to play the guitar. I have one but need to take lessons!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SPORT?
Football

FAVORITE SPORTING EVENT YOU’VE ATTENDED?
It’s a tie between my first Masters in 2009, and the 2012 Ryder Cup, even though the USA lost. Huge crowds and lots of excitement!

FAVORITE QUOTE?
“As you walk down the fairway of life, you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round”. – Ben Hogan

FAVORITE MOVIE AND WHY?
Rudy. A real-life story that shows you can do anything you believe in if you work hard enough and long enough.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE IN YOUR BUSINESS?
Giving up weekends and holidays, missing time with family and friends.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST REWARDING EXPERIENCE IN YOUR BUSINESS?
Working with Special Olympics, helping those with special needs, and meeting so many people along the way, building relationships with fellow Members, staff, and other golf professionals.

FAVORITE ASPECT OR FEATURE AT CORDILLERA RANCH?
Working at a premier club in a peaceful, relaxed, hill country setting.

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