Jerry Andrews

Jerry Andrews, head professional of the Firewheel Golf Park, has developed Garland's municipal golf facility in such an outstanding manner that its original course has been ranked as the best municipal course in Texas four times in six years, and second the other two years. Jerry has been a member of the Professional Golf Association since 1965, five years after he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southwest Texas State University. Having served as an assistant for five years, he became the head golf professional at the Preston Trails course in North Dallas in 1965. In 1981, Jerry became the head golf professional for the planned Firewheel Golf Park of the City of Garland, after serving as the head pro at two City of Dallas municipal courses for 13 years. For the next two years, he was responsible for overseeing the construction and development of the original Firewheel course. In 1987, he opened a second course at Firewheel Golf Park, the Lakes Course. Firewheel Golf Park has been the site of the P.G.A. tour sectional school six times, the Texas State Open Tournament three years, and the U.S.G.A. National Open qualifying play in 1994. Jerry has served as a director of the Texas Golf Association of the P.G.A. and a sectional officer and chapter officer of the North Texas P.G.A. He has served as an instructor for the P.G.A. business school, and in 1980, he was presented the Horton Smith Award for the promotion of professional golf education. Jerry also is a strong supporter of the high school golf program of the Garland Independent School District.