WE BACK JACK: ROAD to the PGA TOUR

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To All of my Friends, Family, and Supporters:

Many of you know me, some of you may not, but most of you know how much I love to play golf. I will get into the professional golf bit soon, but first I feel it is important to share with you all just a little bit about who I am. 

Who am I?

Golf is what I love to do, but it is certainly not and will never become who I am. I am a 23-year old male, born and raised in the valley of the sun. I love hiking, rock climbing, the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. My two dogs never cease to make me smile and would give my best human friends a run for their money. But in all seriousness, I have the best friends anyone could ask for, who constantly support and motivate me. I am brother to three siblings whom I am grateful for every day, and a son to my parents whose support and generosity is matched by no one. I am a boyfriend to my wonderful girlfriend, who truly is the woman of my dreams and makes me a better person. I am lucky and grateful to have all these things and people in my life that make me who I am. I take comfort knowing that whether or not professional golf works out for me, I will be okay because it is not who I am; it is simply what I love to do. 

The Wonderful Game of Golf

Okay on to golf! The game began for me about 15 years ago, as an 8 year old child. It was my father who introduced me to the game, but it was the fun my best friend and I would have messing around on the course that caused me to fall in love with it. I slowly and surely began to play more, till it was almost a daily event. I participated in junior tournaments, and eventually played for my high school golf team (Notre Dame) where we became state champions. During college at Arizona State I was kept busy with a part time job at Starbucks and completing my degree through the W.P. Carey School of Business. However, don't think for one minute I still didn't make plenty of time for golf! During my four years at ASU I played steadily in competitive golf tournaments as an amateur player in the Arizona Golf Association. 

The Decision

Upon graduating from Arizona State University in May of 2014, I decided it was time to stow away the business degree, tuck it in the back pocket and make a career out of what I love. Committing myself fully to the game of golf, I turned professional in June of 2014 and haven't looked back since!

The First Year

Time truly does fly as it has now been just about a full year since I turned professional! And what a year it has been... I have gained valuable tournament experience on the several mini-tours I am a part of (including the DreamChasers Tour and the Pepsi Tour), have tested my game in various PGA sanctioned State Opens (including the Arizona and Nevada Open), and even participated in the Waste Management Phoenix Open local qualifier. I have developed a different kind of discipline and learned much more about myself, as both a person and a player. I have tasted success in some of my events, giving me confidence and making me hungry for more. Through this experience I have acquired so much more about the game of golf and what it takes to make it as a professional. This experience has led me to formulate new goals, increase my practice regiment, train more effectively with my golf coach (Andrew Getson, at Grayhawk Golf Club), make the changes necessary in all areas of my life, and work even harder moving forward. 

Moving Forward

I developed a passion for golf by the age of ten, and after one year playing professionally I am happy to admit that my passion is stronger than ever before. There is truly nothing I would rather do than pursue golf and become the best player I can be.  It is for this reason that I want to push forward into year two and hit the ground running. This year consists of plenty of exciting tournaments, such as a U.S. Open Qualifier, State Opens all across the Southwest and Midwest, a heavy presence on the Dream Chasers Golf Tour (locally based and operated in Arizona) and potentially qualifying school for the PGA Tour Canada and the Web.com Tour in 2016.

How You Can Help

While I couldn't be more excited for this journey to continue, I cannot do it alone. It is for this reason I have created this account and humbly ask for your assistance. I cannot deny that this sport is rather expensive, especially during the initial stages as a professional, but I believe it is an obstacle that can be overcome with a little support from my fellows. I have no problem investing everything that I have into this, both financially and physically, and will continue to do so as it is something I truly believe I can succeed in. It is my hope that some of you, maybe all of you, will believe in me too. What you invest is up to you, as I would graciously accept and truly appreciate all the help I can. 

One Final Note

Whether or not you choose to donate is up to you, I know we all have things going on in our life and the time to give may not currently be appropriate for everyone. However, I hope whatever your decision is I would still have your support, if only simply as a fan or friend. 

Thank you to everyone just for taking the time to read this. For those interested in following my journey, stay tuned to my Facebook for updates on my progress and upcoming events!

Wishing you all the best,

Jack Griffen



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Hello to all! It has been some time since my last update and for that I apologize. The remainder of the 2015 season flew by, and the start of the 2016 season has been a blast! Thus far I have played in several Dream Chasers Tour events, a PGA Tour Monday qualifier, and most recently participated in the 20th annual Parker Open. The tournament experience has been crucial to the development of my game, both physically and mentally. I continue to learn new things about myself as a player and person, and am excited to keep working hard to polish my game.

June 1st marks the two year mark of me turning pro, and I couldn't be more pumped about the journey so far! The second half of 2016 is shaping up to be a doozy, with a great line up of tournaments including the Reno-Nevada Open, The Colorado Open, Arizona Open, Utah Open, New Mexico, and the Nevada Open to name a few. I am grateful to have the opportunity to play in these events and cannot wait to test my skills in these awesome competitions.

To all my friends and family who have been by my side and supported me throughout my golf career I sincerely thank you. I couldn't do it alone nor would I want to. As I continue to work diligently on the game, as well as search for sponsors, I would graciously accept any financial assistance to help cover expenses from friends, family or fans interested in doing so. Thanks so much for letting me reach out!
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Hi guys! Just wanted to take the time to say thank you to everyone who continues to support me on my journey of professional golf. I am so grateful for all of you, and know I could not do this alone. Last week I had the opportunity to play in the Arizona Open at Troon Country Club, and had a blast! While I would love to report that I won first place in a dramatic fashion, that was simply not the case. I finished in the middle of the pack, missing the cut by a few strokes. Although I did not take home a big check last week, what I did take with me was valuable experience, confidence, patience and a deeper trust in the process of this whole thing. I was so blessed to have my family, girlfriend, and friends cheering me on out on the course. Having fans as great as them motivates me to strive for being the best golfer and person I can be. I am working hard on my game to get better, and will continue to sharpen the tools that I know I have. A special thank you to anonymous for their generous donation, and heartfelt appreciation to everyone who has supported and continues to support me. That's all for now as it's time to get back to work... just signed up for the New Mexico Open next month and already cannot wait!
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Hi guys! As I drive home from Waterloo, Iowa I am bringing back with me a lot of confidence and experience after playing in the 82nd annual Waterloo Open. The tournament was a blast and I learned so much. The competition was great, with 190 of some of the best mini tour players from over 20 states. While I did not make the cut, I am proud of the way I played. I fired a 67 in the Pro Am event and rounds of 76, 71 in the first two days of the tournament. It was an awesome test and I walked away with the feeling that I truly can play with these guys. I am excited to move forward and know that I am right where I need to be. Thank you to each and everyone of you who support me, made this tournament possible, and helped me get to where I am today. Next up is the Arizona Open in August and I can't wait! For those of you who haven't, please feel free to check out or share my page. I so appreciate it!
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Hi guys! It's been a little over 2 months since beginning this campaign, and I sincerely thank all those who have been a part of it and made this experience so great! After taking a week off for a much needed family vacation (which may or may not have included some ocean-side golfing) I am back on the horse and ready for action. The last week has been dedicated to thorough practice, as I depart Monday for Iowa and the Waterloo Open! I feel as though I have prepared well for this event and am truly looking forward to it. I welcome the pressure of my biggest tournament to date and see it as an opportunity to intensify my focus on the course. My goal is simply to play the best I can this week. Thanks again to everyone, and for those interested in donating or supporting my endeavor, I would love it if you gave my page a glance!
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Raised by 25 people in 44 months
Created May 5, 2015
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JG
$40
Janet Griffen
40 months ago

cant wait for all the fall tournaments! Let's go Jack!

$500
Anonymous
40 months ago
$20
Anonymous
41 months ago
SG
$5
Sam Griffen
41 months ago

Grab yourself a Gatorade at the turn brotha.

$25
Anonymous
41 months ago
JW
$40
Julie Wiemeyer
42 months ago

Score us a Hole in One, Jack!

$100
Anonymous
42 months ago
SG
$25
Sam Griffen
43 months ago

Lets get it.

NR
$20
Natalie Reak
43 months ago

Way to go, Jack! :)

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