Eric Mitchell’s passion for golf was sparked the moment he could grip a club at the tender age of four years old. Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Eric absorbed the love of golf from his father Eddie Mitchell, who taught him a deep respect and passion for the game. Since then, Mitchell has worked numerous positions across several golf facilities. Eric took his first job in the golf industry at the Landings Club in Savannah, working as a cart attendant. In 2012, Eric relocated to Southern California and took an Assistant Professional position at Vellano Country Club. In 2013, he moved to Anaheim Hills Golf Course where he currently works as the First Assistant Golf Professional.
Through the PGA apprentice program, Eric was impacted with the importance of mentorship and serving fellow members. In an effort to share his passion of the game, Eric joined the SCPGA Apprentice Committee in 2013 and continues to serve to this day. In 2015, Eric attained his PGA Membership and now focuses his efforts on mentoring apprentices through the PGA PGM program. In support of the Section, he currently facilitates the SCPGA LaunchPAD program for level one apprentices. In 2015, Eric ran for the SCPGA Metropolitan Chapter board and was selected for an at-large position. He currently serves as the Secretary of the Metro Chapter. In addition, Mitchell was selected to the 2017-18 class of the PGA LEAD program. Founded in 2016, PGA LEAD is designed to identify, mentor and progress PGA Members along a guided path into volunteer leadership roles at the Chapter, Section and National levels of the Association with an ultimate goal to establish a deep bench of diverse PGA Members who are prepared to ascend to and through the volunteer leadership ranks of the Association.
Eric is tremendously honored to be awarded the SCPGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year and thanks all of his family and mentors who helped make this possible.