Scottsdale’s Dick Hyland inducted into AZ Golf Hall of Fame

Dick Hyland with his award. (submitted photo)

The Selection Committee of the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame recently named Scottsdale’s Dick Hyland, director of Golf at The Country Club at DC Ranch, to its list of new inductees for 2016.

The induction ceremony was held on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at Paradise Valley Country Club.

Mr. Hyland embraces a wide range of talent and services that has brought him to this pinnacle in his career, according to a press release, including:

  • Demonstration of outstanding qualities of leadership;
  • Demonstration of strong moral character;
  • A substantial record of service to the section and to the game of golf;
  • Recognized and regarded as a model PGA Professional.

As Mr. Hyland mentioned in his speech “I would not be successful without the support of the membership and staff at The Country Club at DC Ranch, and I can tell you they have been terrific with all of our initiatives. I know with receiving this award tonight there is a responsibility that goes with it, and I am fully prepared to accept the challenge. I am very fortunate to contribute to the golf landscape in Arizona in a small way over the last 30 years and I do not plan to stop any time soon.”

Dick Hyland

Mr. Hyland’s passion is running golf operations that keep members happy and teaching young professionals how to serve their clientele, the release stated.

“I’ve never really had a job – I’ve had a career,” said Mr. Hyland in the release. “A job has hours and limitations, and a career does not. My greatest thrill is to see the young professionals who have worked with me over the years go on to successful careers.”

At last count, he has placed over 50 PGA professionals to head Golf Professional, Director of Golf or Instruction positions in the industry, the release stated.

Mr. Hyland brings over 30 years of experience and numerous awards to The Country Club at DC Ranch and is recognized as one of the top performers in the golf business. Throughout his career, Mr. Hyland has participated in the design and start-up of 12 courses, implemented global planning for club operations, and has been recognized for his expertise of managing golf professionals, agronomy teams and retail personnel.

The Country Club at DC Ranch has been a center point of the Scottsdale community for 20 years and features one of the most well-maintained private golf courses in the Valley. The championship golf course, designed by the famed PGA pro Tom Lehman and John Fought, offers a traditional golf experience wrapped in panoramic views of the Sonoran desert.

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