Just playing on golf’s biggest stage isn’t enough for Team of 20 Member and PGA Club Professional Alex Beach. His competitive nature and drive have his sights set on bigger goals.
The defending PGA Professional Champion made his third-straight PGA Championship appearance at TPC Harding Park last month and after just narrowly missing the cut, is ready to prove he has what it takes to compete at the highest level week in and week out.
“There were certainly positives to take away despite missing the cut,” Beach said. “I got up and down almost every time and chipped in a few times. I gained strokes around the green and those are things I know you have to have on TOUR to play well. I was very happy with the week, but obviously the competitive side of me wants more.”
That competitive side has Beach ready to fill his calendar full of events over the next 6 to 12 months with his status on the Korn Ferry Tour and a few exemptions left to compete on the PGA Tour after winning the PPC in 2019.
As an Assistant Professional at Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York, he knows how fortunate he is to have the opportunity to pursue his dreams of competing with the full support of his club.
“It is such a blessing to have a club and a membership and a staff that gets it,” Beach said. “They told me they understand what I’m trying to do and want to be a part of my journey. That just means the world to me.”
And it's that support that has Beach looking ahead to next year’s PPC, the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island and more.
“The platform Westchester has provided to me has allowed me to pursue my goals of competing full time,” Beach said. “That’s how I’m able to do it without fully giving up the PGA Club Professional side of things — which I don’t want to do. It’s nice to have the window and opportunity to go and pursue this and see where we land on the back end with their support.”