Bringing back the
The hole in one show
Dave - "Hey Dad, I think it'd be cool to bring back The Hole in One Show. What do you think?"
Ed - "Absolutely it would, and you're the guy to do it. You gotta do it! How can I help?"
Little did I know at the time my father would pass away shortly after this conversation. For many who have lost loved ones, I am sure you can relate to final conversations, encouragements, or directives given. Those words can lay a foundation for your next step in life. They can produce an extreme motivation to get after it and do good while knowing the loved one you've lost is right there with you.
I am proud to bring back The Hole in One Show to the region. This show serves as thank you to the best Dad a son could have ever asked for. I will emulate you with our girls. Love you Dad.
Dave Schultz has made the game and business of golf his career. From playing in PGA Tour events and traveling the world to teaching golfers and running a local golf club, Dave has experienced a great deal around the game of golf. A Fargo South and Texas Christian University graduate, Dave now resides near his hometown of Fargo with his wife Kelsey and their three little girls Palmer, Edan, and Scottie. With the urging his late Father, and fire to compete, Dave is set to tee it up again in professional events in 2020. And with his family background in television and radio, Dave is excited to begin his own journey by bringing back The Hole in One Show.
And his family
Dave- “Kelsey, I’ve been thinking, I need to do The Hole in One Show.”
Kelsey - "Ok, what exactly does that mean."
Dave - "I'm not sure, there is a lot to do, but we'll figure it out."
Kelsey and I were married on 12-13-14. Since then, things have happened pretty quickly. We have three girls under the age of four and our newest addition, Scottie Rose, just arrived on 2-28-20. In 2018, we both endured the passing of our fathers. We have moved three times and The Hole in One Show makes my fourth primary career change since our marriage. So when I approached her with this idea of starting up the show, I was a little unsure of what to expect. But she understood this was a must for me personally and with her trust and support we moved forward.
But, there's more...
Dave - "Oh, and honey, I'd like to go back to Q-School this fall."
Kelsey - "What! Are you serious... we have two kids and I am pregnant!"
Dave - "It'll be fine, worst case is I play well and I go play a few events. I promise no mini-tours."
This one was a bit of a heavier lift. But after negotiating a deal of no mini-tours and just Q-school, a deal was struck! 2019 Qualifying School was the first time back since 2015. It was surreal being back playing and way more fun than I had remembered. I was able to advance through the pre-qualifying round in Lincoln NE, but a poor first round in the first stage in Houston, TX was too much to overcome. Silver lining for 2020 is I did play well enough in the first stage to be exempt from the pre-qualifying stage this coming fall. I am looking forward to playing a few local events this summer in preparation for another run at Q-School this fall.
It Runs In the family
Watch the clip below from 1987 where you can see both of Dave's parents, Ed and Maureen, who worked for WDAY.