Matt Schalk

Golf Person of the Year 2023

At Twin Warriors Golf Club near Albuquerque, the 51-year-old PGA general manager at Erie’s Colorado National Golf Club won the national PGA Senior Professional Championship, dusting a field of 264. He joins Colorado Golf Hall of Famer Bill Loeffler, who won the championship in 2007, as the only Coloradans to capture the event.

Schalk, also won the Colorado PGA Senior Professional Championship in a one-hole playoff with defending champion Micah Rudosky of Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez.

He becomes the second family member honored by the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame. His daughter Hailey, now a junior at the University of Colorado, earned the inaugural Future Famer Award in 2018 while a student at Holy Family High School.

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