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Anthony Casalino

Anthony Casalino

Age: 32
Current Residence: Yonkers, N.Y.
Hometown: Brick, N.J.
Home Golf Course: Willow Ridge Country Club
College: Iona College

Career stats:
-    PGA of America apprentice at Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, N.Y.
-    T7 at 2011 Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Championship.
-    Best professional finish: 2nd - 2007 NGA Pro Golf Tour Southern Dunes Winter Event.

Personal: Former restaurant GM.  Met his wife while in the restaurant business.

On his journey to become a PGA of America Professional and his dreams of playing on the PGA TOUR:
“I decided I wanted to become a professional golfer right after college.  I received a golf scholarship to play golf at Iona College and after graduation, I didn’t know what to do with my life, but golf was all I knew.  I started working at a private club in Westchester County, N.Y., and did not like it at all.  I was working in the bag room.  I switched from golf to the restaurant business.  That was the best decision I ever made.  I met my future wife, and also realized that working 60 hours a week did not afford me to play golf, and I missed the golf business.  In 2005, I made some significant changes in my life, and turned professional after joining the PGA of America as an apprentice.  I love the business-side of golf.  However, I feel that Big Break is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to realize my goal of competing on the PGA TOUR.”