RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond men's golf head coach Adam Decker competed in the Dominion Charity Pro-Am on Thursday in anticipation of this weekend's PGA Champions Tour Dominion Charity Classic at the Country Club of Virginia.
Decker played alongside local coaches William Perkins (Virginia State), Ed Turnage (Randolph-Macon) and E. Lee Coble (Virginia Union) and Champions Tour Professional Tom Pernice, Jr. Pernice recently won the PowerShares QQQ Championship.
“The experience was fantastic," Decker said. "We had a lot of laughs. Tom was awesome – he was really fun to be around, especially playing with him coming off the win last week. It was nice to pick his brain a little bit – I was asking him about his experiences and how he putts and what he works on. He was really helpful in that regard too.”
The reigning Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year, Decker in his 12th season at the helm of the Spider men's golf program. Decker has guided the Spiders to one team NCAA Regional appearance and three individual at-large NCAA appearances in the last four seasons.
After an All-American career at Penn State, Decker played six years of professional golf, including PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour events. He competed on the Mid-Atlantic Tour before successfully qualifying for the PGA Tour's 1998 Kemper Open. He also played in the 2000 Florida Classic, 2001 Hershey Open and the 2001 Greater Cleveland Open.