John DalCorobbo’s status as a great golf teacher was verified last week when Golf Digest named the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course pro as the No. 2 instructor in Indiana, according to a vote of his peers.
His status as a great player was validated (again) over the weekend in California.
DalCorobbo, 51, won the Senior PGA Professional National Championship, the pinnacle event for 50-and-over players who work at courses across the nation. This follows a season in which DalCorobbo won the Indiana Senior PGA Club Professionals championship and made the cut at the Senior PGA Championship in May.
What’s all this mean next for the man many of his students (this writer included) call “JD”? Well, first he’ll deposit a check for $20,000 for his win. Then he’ll have to sit down with his calendar.
With the victory, DalCorobbo is exempt again into the Senior PGA Championship in May 2016 in Michigan, where he was a longtime, award-winning teacher. And he’s exempt into the final stage of qualifying for the Champions Tour in December, home to the best 50-and-over golfers in the world.
In the meantime, JD will still do what he does best at the Brickyard – teaching golfers of all skill levels. But he’s got a lot more playing to do too.