Victoria Uresti has been around golf for most of her life. She picked up the
sport at age 14 and played golf collegiately at Texas Tech University. After
completing her master’s degree in Sport Management, she took a job with the
As the TGA Foundation and Outreach
Programs Manager, Victoria’s focus is on continuing the mission of the
charitable arm of the TGA to ensure golf in Texas continues to grow and prosper.
She oversees the Foundation’s junior golf development programs and initiatives including
scholarships, internships, Winners’ Program, Texas Challenge, Youth on Course and
Victoria began working in the golf
industry while still in graduate school, where she taught undergraduate
students the fundamentals of the game.
Being involved with the game for so
long, the thought of making golf a vocation was an attractive idea.
“Growing up, my life revolved around
golf, and I wanted to continue to be involved in the sport after college,”
Victoria said. “I tried something outside of the industry after I got my bachelor’s
degree, and that wasn’t for me. I am passionate about golf; I enjoy working in
the golf industry.”
As part of her Outreach role, Victoria runs
the wildly popular Fun Golf Series presented by PGA TOUR Superstore. Launched
in 2015 to give recreational golfers more opportunities to play new courses for
discounted green fees in a laid-back atmosphere, the Fun Golf Series has grown
from about 15 annual events in the first few years to more than 30 outings across
the state in 2021.
“Fun Golf is for the golfer who isn’t interested
in extremely competitive tournaments,” Victoria said. “It’s for people who want
to go play 18 holes and have fun with their friends or make new friends within
Victoria oversees all the Fun Golf
outings. Getting to know the frequent participants is one of the best parts of
“I enjoy learning about their golf
history and their travels,” she said.
Victoria, golf is a family affair.
introduced me to the game,” she said. “What really got me into the game were
all my coaches; they became my family over the years. Omar Uresti, my cousin,
is my all-time favorite golfer. As a junior golfer, he would provide me with
tips to help me succeed. He came to watch our college team win at his home
course. I love following him and his journey playing professionally across the
Victoria knows as well as anyone that golf is more than
just a game. The experiences golf offers can teach anyone, regardless of their
age or ability, valuable character-building lessons and traits to take with
them into everyday life.
built around honesty,” Victoria said. “Regardless of your playing ability or
role in the industry, honesty always stands out. That’s something you can carry
with you in your life outside of golf.”