Bundy, 43, stirred by son to seek PGA Tour spot

Inspired by Charlie, his five-year-old son, Phil Bundy is ready to launch his quest to play on the PGA Tour – at the age of 43.

Bundy has a long association with golf, performing all kinds of tasks related to the golfing industry, from course manager to tournament director to marketer. The only thing he hasn’t done is play as a true touring professional.

Inspiration: Phil Bundy with son Charlie

Now, the Washington DC resident wants the final piece of the jigsaw to complete his golfing odyssey. Speaking about his son, Bundy said in a press release:

“He also loves golf and if I don’t do this, someday he will ask why. It’s my hope that my quest will inspire my son to always pursue his dreams.”

After graduating, Bundy earned his MBA at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland while his college teammaters pursued pro careers.

He then started a golf marketing and management business at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, which resulted in his numerous functions within the industry, which also includes golf instructor, agent, manufacturer, distributor and publicist.

Recently, he tried his hand at a few pro tournaments. And if his early success is any indication, Bundy has a good shot at making it on to the PGA Tour, which is recognised as the leading circuit in world golf.

He won the NGT Virginia Beach Open for his first pro triumph in August 2007 and the NGT Capital Series Championship one month later. Both were on the National Golf Tour.

He hopes his maturity and life experiences will help him succeed in his quest, which he hopes to document in a journal.

Along the way, he intends to contribute to charity through junior clinics during tournaments and collecting donations for golf development programmes. He said:

“Junior golf was the beginning of my dream. I hope that my efforts will provide an opportunity for kids to have access to the game and begin their own dreams.”

With plenty of enthusiasm and much to look forward to, the name Bundy is one that golf fans will keep an eye out for in the months to come.

You can follow his journey on Twitter.

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