Mike Jurca, PGA - Director of Golf
Mike Jurca is the new Director of Golf here at Homestead Golf Club. Jurca is a native of St. George, Utah and has a well-groomed background in the world of golf.
He is a former collegiate scholarship athlete that played golf at Brigham Young University. During his college career at BYU, one of Mike’s best finishes came during the PING Cougar Classic in 2012. He fired a 70-69-69 for an 8-under-par total and a runner-up finish. He was a consistent contributor to the BYU team throughout his career, making the traveling squad often.
Mike was a two-time Utah State individual champion at Dixie High School and helped lead the Flyers to three-straight Utah State titles from 2005-07.
Before arriving at Homestead Golf Club, Mike was most recently Director of Golf for the city of Grand Junction, Colorado and prior to that he was the Head Golf Professional at The Ledges Golf Club in St. George, Utah. He is a Class-A PGA Professional and member of the Utah Section PGA. Mike has the goal of growing the game of golf here in the Heber Valley and looks forward to a long career here at Homestead Golf Club.
Mike learned the fundamentals of golf from two of the most respected teaching professionals in the state of Utah, Mike Smith, and Kevin Averett. Mike Smith was named teaching professional of year by Golf Digest and the Utah PGA Section during his tenure. Kevin Averett is Southern Utah’s Premiere golf instructor and has been responsible for putting Southern Utah golf on the map. Both of these men have taught many collegiate and professional golfers in the state of Utah.
Chris Richards, PGA - Head Golf Professional
Before arriving at Homestead Golf Club, Chris worked as an assistant golf professional at Bonneville Golf Club for over 12 years. While at Bonneville, he excelled at running one of the largest men’s league in the state. For several years, he successfully planned and executed the Salt Lake City Amateur, one of the most competitive and well-known amateur tournaments in Utah.
Chris is a Class-A PGA Professional working towards specialization in golf operations. During his career he has been a firm believer in player development, creating new and inclusive programs and leagues to gain and retain golfers.
As a second-generation Utah Section PGA member, Chris’ passion for golf began at a young age and he wants to bring that excitement to Homestead Golf Club.