It’s been said before that one never gets a second chance to make a first impression. If that’s true, it would be hard to imagine David Cowger making a bad impression on anyone. A PGA golf professional and owner of David Cowger Golf Academy in Ridgeland, Cowger has over 30 years of experience behind the club.
Having grown up around parents that were avid golfers, David can’t remember a time when he didn’t have golf on his mind, or a club in his hands. He loved it so much, in fact, that in 7th grade Cowger got his first job at the Houston Country Club simply because he couldn’t afford to be a member there but still wanted access to the grounds.
His love for the game continued in college by landing him a golf scholarship at the University of Arkansas. However, during his summers, he spent his time back in Houston working for the late Dick Harmon. In 1982, fresh out of college, Cowger knew that he didn’t want to do anything else but work in the golf profession.
“Golf is the only thing I’ve known, and it’s something I love to do,” Cowger said. “Teaching has come a long way since 1982, and technology today allows the student to improve their game quicker.” As Cowger spoke of the indoor golf studio he opened in 2006 he said, “I chose to focus on my teaching and coaching indoors because of the technology I use. Plus, this facility helps me to operate efficiently year-round and not worry about the weather.”
In his golf studio, one of the first things you’ll notice are the ample photos of the late Ben Hogan adorning the walls. “I love Ben Hogan, and I love him.... Read More