Quincy Heard, PGA Professional
Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, Quincy attended Auburn University in Music Performance until June 1988 when he enlisted in the United States Navy.
After two years of active service, Quincy settled Portland and began searching for a career. Quincy was introduced to the game of golf on his 21st birthday and was hooked on the first swing. He knew he could play like the guys on television but didn’t know how. He set out on a mission to retire at 35 and pursue that goal. When realizing that life is precious and short and that if he wanted to play at a professional level, he had better seize the moment. So he went to work at Langdon Farms Golf Course in Aurora, Oregon in 1997.
Quincy started at Langdon Farms Golf Club as a Player Services Representative and within two weeks was promoted to Manager of Player Services when he met PGA Professional Robert M. Clark, Sr. When told of his aspiration of being a PGA Professional he was told “it’s more than a notion.” Within three months, he was working as an Assistant Golf Professional. In 1998, Quincy entered the PGA of America (PGA) as a Novice. In 2001, Quincy received training from Robert Clark Sr., and entered the Golf Professional Training Program. In 2006, Quincy was elected to membership as a Class A Professional in October 2006 becoming Oregon’s second African-American PGA Professional.
Quincy’s professional accomplishments include The First Tee Coach (2006), Oregon Chapter PGA Board of Directors (2009-2011), Oregon Chapter PGA Play Golf Committee Chairman (2009-2011), Oregon Golf Association Professional of the Year (2010), Oregon Chapter PGA Junior Golf Leader (2011), Men’s Golf Coaches Association of America (MGCAA) Secretary (2015)
For the past 14 years, Quincy has focused his career on developing the character of the next generation. His is most proud of his 100% graduation rate and more than 50 youth matriculating to college.
Quincy, Kelly Hartley, and Denise Shorthouse created Summit Golf Foundation (SGF) in 2011 to equip and challenge young people (in particular youth in foster care) to excel in life. It is here where Rich Freedman and Quincy along with a dedicated board of directors and volunteers provide a comprehensive approach to affect positive developmental outcomes for youth in the greater Vancouver/Portland metro area. By combining sports training (Golf specific) with education & training in fitness and nutrition along with adult mentoring, we seek to improve the opportunities for healthy physical, emotional and social development.
In August 2012, Quincy became the Men’s and Women’s Head Golf Coach at Warner Pacific College. He immediately implemented a “Mindbender” personal development program leading the program to team and individual tournament victories.
Quincy and his wife Liisa reside in Portland, Oregon.