|Monday Oct 04, 2021|
Bryson DeChambeau will never move the curiosity needle like Tiger Woods did, but he's certainly got peoples' attention. DeChambeau's seventh-place finish at the Professional Long Drive Association's World Championships on Friday was just another example. As of midday Sunday, the PDLA's YouTube stream of the finals had 541,975 views — 250,000 more than the previous day's Day 3 stream, which had been the PDLA's short-lived viewership record.
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Clay Hood, CEO of Cincinnati, Ohio-based Precision Pro Golf, shares his views on what he has learned through the pandemic, what he would tell his younger self and what is a key to success.
The First Call: What time do you wake in the morning, and what time do you typically start the workday?
Clay Hood: I'm generally up at 6:30 and at my desk by 7:30. Having a 3-year-old has made me a morning person.
TFC: What are key elements to leadership or to being a good leader?
CH: Providing a framework for what we want to achieve, then letting team members do what they are good at.
TFC: What changes, if any, have you made based on the events of the past year?
CH: The biggest change has been the realization that people don't need to be sitting in an office to do good work.
TFC: What's the secret to your success?
CH: Continual learning and applying the learnings that are applicable.
TFC: Knowing what you know today, what professional advice would you give a younger you?
CH: Find a way to start a business at a younger age and read more books.
TFC: What was your path to the golf industry?
CH: I started playing around 10 or 11 and was hooked. I then played in high school and college, finally going to school to be a golf professional.
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