The Carolinas Section of the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) has announced their 2020 award winners and Brett D. Miller, PGA of Fletcher, NC is the inaugural Community Impact award recipient. Miller is the former managing partner and professional at Broadmoor Golf Links, a public facility in Fletcher, NC . He is owner of Miller Management Associates, a consulting firm for golf facility operations and brokerage of golf properties.
A 30 year veteran of the PGA, he has been involved with countless organizations in different capacities both locally and in the Carolinas. From being on board of directors with institutions like local Kiwanis Clubs, Brevard College, Western Carolina University, the Make a Wish Foundation, the Carolinas PGA, Boys and Girls Club, to helping with diversity in golf with initiatives for juniors, the minority Skyview Golf Association and area women’s collegiate golf programs.
He also founded Asheville’s PGA HOPE golf program for integration of veterans returning back to society through golf and looks to start programs in Johnson City, TN and Roanoke, VA near Veterans Administration facilities.
Miller states, “I’m certainly honored by the recognition and must say I am the beneficiary to be involved with these organizations. The experiences, perspectives and friendships fulfill me and are priceless. They are inspiring and show me that we all walk a different path in this life. God is good.”
Along with new start ups for PGA Hope programs in 2021, he will be mentoring in the business entrepreneur program at Western Carolina University and on the board of directors for the Blue Ridge Community College Foundation, where he set up numerous scholarships this past Summer for those impacted by the COVID19 pandemic.
“The game of golf has blessed me tremendously,” he said, “and I look to help keep golf courses open in many communities in my work and use the game as a vehicle to give opportunity to others.”
Miller is scheduled to be recognized this May at Kiawah Island, SC at the world golf’s second major tournament of the year, the PGA Championship. The Carolinas Section of the PGA of America is the nation’s largest section with over 2000 active members at over 600 golf facilities.