Aggie Golfer and State Traditions Ambassador

As a member of New Mexico State's PGM program, Ben Farley is well on his track to a successful career in the golf industry. Ben is particularly interested in the retail aspects of a the golf industry, and shared some of his experiences with us as a State Traditions Brand Ambassador in his effort to gain valuable experience in professional development as modern golf professionals do a lot more than just teach people how to play.

How did you learn about State Traditions?

I learned of State Traditions during my summer internship at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. We had brought on the product as a trial run and it flew off the shelves. That was one of the best selling items in the golf shop. The ability to support your state as a whole while supporting your preferred school was what drew a lot of customers in.

What was your most successful event as a Brand Ambassador?
Watermelon Bust helps raise money for" Feeding America"

Watermelon Bust helps raise money for" Feeding America"

Tailgaiting! The interest and excitement from just walking around and handing out some croakies and koozies really was impressive. I also enjoyed taking part in an event called the Watermelon Bust. It's put on by a fraternity on campus to support their philanthropy "Feeding America".

How has State Traditions grown on campus since you started?

The brand recognition on campus has improved greatly. Everyone is becoming more aware of State Traditions and enjoy the products they produce. Walking through campus you see more and more croakies and hats worn by the students.

How has being a brand ambassador shaped your perspective on the golf retail market?

State Traditions is extremely welcoming and such a great company to be associated with.   Since being a brand ambassador for ST that I have realized that there are retailors out there that the golf retail market perhaps overlooks and these companies provide amazing products and services that market very well to  golfers.

Ben_NMSUCould New Mexico PGM put together a club team that would be competitive in the NCCGA?

With the outstanding young talent and the experience that the New Mexico State University PGM Program has, it can definitely compete in the NCCGA.

What are your goals when you become a certified PGA professional?

My goal is to become a head professional at a private facility with great membership. And hopefully  I can hire PGM interns to try and give back to the program that has benefited me so much throughout my college career.