The shoe is on the other foot for Chattanooga Mocs men's golf coach Mark Guhne as he competes this weekend at the PGA Senior National Championship.PGA SENIOR NATIONAL
SEASIDE, Calif.---Chattanooga Mocs men's golf coach Mark Guhne is stepping away from coaching for a weekend to take to the course. He tees off Thursday, Oct. 15, at the PGA Senior National Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz. The four-day, 72-hole event is played at Bayonet and Black Horse courses.
According to coach Guhne, player Guhne is excited at the opportunity to compete.
"I wrestled in three high school national championships, coached in three here at Chattanooga," Guhne said. "But playing in one is different. I'm very grateful to David Blackburn and our staff and players for allowing me to be here.
"This is a very cool experience for me."
He is part of an enormous 264-player field. He and fellow Chattanooga area resident, and Council Fire Golf Club pro Richard Rebne, qualified in one the 41 section Senior PGA Professional Championships.
"It's similar to qualifying for any large event, the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Senior Amateur, what have you," Guhne explained. "In some ways. It's a win just getting here. Obviously I am playing to win it, who knows when or if I'll get another crack at it.
"But I am proud to be here. The pressure's on though, my guys are going to be following me. I'm going to hear about it when I get home no matter what I do."
There are strict eligibility rules for the field. The players come from teaching backgrounds – i.e. PGA Club Professionals, teaching professionals, college coaches – as well as those working in golf circles via the media, manufacturers, rules officials, course architects, etc.
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