|Mike McCollum was the first quarterback at Southwest High School after Willingham and Ballard Hudson merged back in the late 60’s and he also was a member of the school’s varsity golf team in 1971 and 1972. That golf experience was the forerunner of his career path. After graduating from Georgia Southern University, he became a golf professional and has worked as an assistant at Riverside Country Club in Macon as well as being the head professional at Perry, Milledgeville, Houston Lake and Maple Ridge Golf Club in Columbus.
In addition to his duties as a Golf Professional, he is also an accomplished player qualifying for the PGA National Golf Club Championships in 1982 and 1983. He holds the Course record at Perry Country Club with a score of 61.
He is well respected by his Peers and has served in virtually every leadership position in the Georgia Section PGA including President in 1990-91. Mike was named Georgia Section Professional of the Year in 1991. He is a Trustee of the Shirley and Billy Weir Scholarship Foundation which has awarded in excess of $1.2 million dollars in scholarships since 2006.
Mike also serves as a PGA Employment Consultant, a role he has held since 2012.