Mike Jurca, PGA - Director of Golf
Mike Jurca has been the Director of Golf here at Homestead Golf Club for the past 4 years. 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 has also experienced success on the professional side of golf. He has made the cut at the Utah Open the past two years with respectable scores of 72-70-75 in 2022, and 70-74-71 in 2023. Recently, Mike was able to qualify for the PGA Professional Championship at Toana Vista Golf Course in Wendover, Nevada during the 2023 Utah Section PGA Championship. He fired 70-69 for a two-round total of 5-under-par. This gave him a spot in the 2024 PGA Professional Championship in Frisco, Texas.
Outside of being a year-round golf pro, he has also spent time in the college golf coaching arena. From 2015-16 he served as the Men’s Assisant Golf Coach for Utah Valley University. Most recently, he served as the Women’s Assistant Golf Coach at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah from 2022-23.
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.