City of Coronado Hires New Head Golf Pro

The new hire also holds the course record.

A new head golf professional has been hired at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course.

The City of Coronado announced Thursday the hiring of Brian Smock, a Coronado High School graduate and current course record holder.

Smock was one of six people who sent in a response to the city’s Request for Proposals back in May.

According to the city, the current golf pro agreement generates around $133,000 in annual net revenue to the Golf Course Fund. Under the proposed agreement with Smock, the fund could net close to $200,000 a year.

The terms of agreement between the two parties are for five years with two additional five year extensions. Smock’s compensation includes 20 percent of green fee revenues for up to 10,000 rounds of golf above the base level of golf rounds.

Smock also has a capital investment schedule that includes an investment of $150,000.

“We are excited to have Brian as the new golf pro with his professional experience and his obvious passion for golf,” said City Manager Blair King. “Brian’s proposal was thorough, complete, well-thought out, and reflected a full understanding of the Coronado Municipal Golf Course and its potential. We are eager to have the new team in place at the Coronado Muni.”

Included in the new agreement are plans to remodel the course’s pro shop, new golf carts with GPS and a reduction in costs for the junior program.

Smock has played the last 10 years on the worldwide National Tour, ranking as high as 251. He holds eight other course records in San Diego in addition to his 12-under-par round of 60 at Coronado.

“I am very honored to become the fourth head professional in the history of the Coronado Golf Course,” Smock said. “I can't wait to get started, and I'm looking forward to building on our great reputation here.”

Smock has made appearances on the NBC 7 Sportswrap.

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