The Jeff Beaudry Golf Ambassador Award is unique among the Utah Section PGA’s annual honors, recognizing longtime performance. Approaching his 25-year anniversary as the Head Professional of Brigham City’s Eagle Mountain Golf Course, Chris Marx certainly qualifies. Even so, Marx said, “I keep trying to view myself as a young guy. … It’s kind of a weird feeling to think I’ve been here that long. I’m still going 100 miles an hour.”
That pace is partly due to Marx’s ability to govern himself, as an independent contractor at a municipal facility. That’s unusual in the industry these days, and he appreciates Brigham City’s model. He’s also appreciative of having role models and mentors in the Section, including veteran pros whom he actually addresses as “Hero.”
Marx is a former Professional of the Year, a Player Development Award winner and a two-time Youth Player Development Award recipient. As for his latest award, he said, “The thing that means the most to me is having my name next to some of the people that are on that list. It makes you feel awesome.”
Written by Fairways Media senior writer, Kurt Kragthorpe.