Charlie Harrison is a former professional golfer who played college golf at Wake Forest. As a junior golfer, Charlie got into the game late but through persistence and practice secured a spot at Wake Forest. While at Wake, he had eight top 20’s and five top 10’s. After finishing college, he played on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica and currently plays on the PGA Tour Canada. You may recognize him from the Big Break Myrtle Beach in 2014.
Going into college, Charlie was not a highly touted recruit, so he knew that he would have to work very hard to make it in top 5 and travel. He spent a lot of time practicing and traveled most of his college career. One thing he wish he would’ve known, is how to use Wake Forest’s Trackman. He rarely used it, because he was worried it would make him technical, but in hindsight, he realizes he could’ve used it very efficiently to dial in his yardages.
After playing professionally, Charlie realized it wasn’t for him when he was playing in a Latinoamérica event and he went up to the first tee and one of his playing partners, who was in his 40’s, was facetiming his kids and told them he would see them in 5 weeks. To make it in the professional world, Charlie said that you have to be willing to sacrifice a lot, including having a normal life.
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