Don Littrell Skyline CC Pro in Shriners PGA Tournament
Tucson Golf Pro Don Littrell Shoots 66 to Qualify for PGA Event – Skyline Country Club pro joins field in $6m Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Tucson golf fans had an extra reason to tune into the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas this year. Don Littrell, assistant golf professional at Skyline Country Club qualified for the starting field in the $6 million PGA Tour event. Although he missed the weekend cut, congratulations are in order for the terrific play that earned him a playing position in the tournament field.
And he had to beat his boss to do it.
Littrell nabbed the coveted slot by winning a Southwest region qualifier in August. While competing against hundreds of pros from Phoenix and Las Vegas, Littrell shot 66 to enter a playoff with one other player, which he won on the third play-off hole. Fellow Tucsonan Chris Dompier, Littrell’s boss at Skyline Country Club, shot 67 to finish right behind.
“This will be the most nervous I’ve ever been in my life,” says Littrell, who will turn 33 a few days after the tournament. “But I love to play, love to compete, and this is a huge step forward. Whatever I do to get past the nervousness and play will be something I can bring back and share with our members here.”
Making his PGA Tour debut, Littrell will represent Tucson’s Skyline Country Club, displaying the club’s logo on his shirt and equipment. A small group of Skyline members will be traveling to Las Vegas to cheer for club pros Littrell and Dompier, who will be caddying for his close friend.
A Class-A PGA member since 2007, Littrell began golfing in his teens with his step-father and has been at Skyline for more than eight years. A native of Michigan, he lives in Tucson with his wife, Melisa, and their two boys. He credits yoga, pilates and limited weight training for his on-course flexibility and fitness.
To learn more about Don and Skyline Country Club, please visit www.skylinecountryclub.com.
Skyline Country Club, an exclusive privately owned club, is nestled in the foothills of Tucson’s majestic Santa Catalina Mountains. Skyline offers the finest country club amenities and service in the Southwest, and boasts 56,000 square feet of clubhouse facilities, including casual and formal dining rooms.
Skyline has been a staple in the Tucson Foothills for 50 years and offers members and guests spectacular daytime and evening views of Tucson. Skyline Country Club has been named into the very prestigious Platinum Club of America, and is rated as a five-star private club. Skyline Country Club is located at 5200 E. Saint Andrews Drive.
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