Get to Know:
Jorge Badel, PGA
Name: Jorge Badel
City of residence: Manhattan Beach
Club: South Bay Publinks GC
Profession: Sr. Golf Director, County of Los Angeles
Family: Daughters Daniella and Natalia
Volunteer and committee involvement: Championships & Golf Operations, Public Affairs, SCGA Jr. Golf Fountation Committee, Course ratings
What you Didn't Know:
A musician that Jorge listens to: R.E.M.
First car: Datsun 210
Favorite book: Dictionary. I try to learn a new word each day
Guilty-pleasure food: Anything in a Bakery
Favorite non-golf item: My beach cruiser
Favorite Southland hotspot: Any ocean clifftop
One gadget Jorge can’t live without: iPod
Favorite quote: Every person is guilty of the good they did not do and I've never learned anything from listening to myself talk and Listen with the intent to understand, not with the intent to reply.
If Jorge couldn’t do what she does now as a profession, he would be a: Commercial Pilot (He is a licenced private pilot)
Greatest pride: My daughters continued growth and maturity in life...gets better every day
Most-visited website that’s not work-related: Next Door
On volunteering: It would be disingenuous of me to not give back to this game which has given me so, so much.
On the Course:
Has golfed for: 55 years
What Jorge would like to see more of on the course: Persons who come from or came from economically challenged communities.
Favorite Tour player: Tiger
What part of the game of golf needs to change: Slow play
What Jorge would tell juniors to interest them in the game of golf: Lots of yummy food at the ninth hole snack bar