Jay Giannetto, PGA

College/University:  Mississippi State University

Year Turned Pro:  2004

Facility and Job Title: Ames Golf & Country Club, Head Golf Professional

What was your motivation to become a PGA Professional?
The love that I have for the game of golf was the only motivation that I needed in order to take the steps to become a PGA Professional.

What is your specialty in the golf business?
I would say my specialty in the golf business is member relations. Being at a private club, it is important to make sure you always go above and beyond to make sure you take care of people.

Please list any accomplishments (Awards, Certifications, and Tournaments.)
Class A PGA Member (2010), Won the 2011 Pro Superintendent.

What was your greatest moment in golf?
Winning the 1998 Iowa High School State Golf Championship with my dad as a coach.

What or who has had the greatest impact on your career?
My dad has had the greatest impact on my golf career. He was the one who introduced me to the game. He has always encouraged me throughout my playing days and he continues to support me now in my journey as a PGA Professional.

Besides golf, what else do you enjoy?
I enjoy spending time with my family. I also love playing and watching basketball.

If you could play any golf course in the world, which one would it be and who would complete your foursome?
I would love to play Augusta National. My foursome would be my dad, son Carter and Jack Nicklaus.

If you could give lessons to anyone in the world who would it be and what advice would you give?
I would like to give a lesson to Barak Obama. The advice given would mostly be unrelated to golf!!

What is your favorite golf instruction tip?
Remember to play “golf shot”, not play “golf swing.”

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