NV5 Invitational by First Midwest Bank- Round Three: Redemption Journey of a Professional Golfer
“You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft that you will die without ever realizing your true potential.” – David Goggins, retired U.S. Navy SEAL and now ultra-endurance athlete and motivational speaker
During his time at the University of Illinois, golfer Dylan Meyer was reluctant to push himself beyond his limits. However, with the guidance of his coach, Mike Small, Meyer learned to dig success out of the dirt, resulting in six wins and three appearances on the All-American teams.
After experiencing a lack of progress, Meyer found himself back home in Evansville, Indiana, giving golf lessons. Despite his love for teaching, he realized he wasn’t ready to limit himself to just coaching. Determined to get back on track towards the PGA Tour, Meyer spent the last year working on personal and professional growth.
Despite early success that came with his professional golf debut during the U.S. Open in 2018, Meyer struggled after that. His most significant epiphany came when he lost his card at the Canadian Tour, realizing that he could no longer rely on his old successes. After a conversation with his college coach, Meyer decided to grow up and address the immaturity that had been holding him back. He focused on diet, exercise, and golf.
Competing in various local events, such as the Minor League Golf Tour, Meyer honed his skills and won the tour championship, setting himself up for a successful career jumpstart through Q-School. After a hardcore second stage qualifying round, where he shot an opening 78, Meyer concluded with an impressive 66 final round, earning a ticket to the final stage held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Meyer realized that being successful did not necessarily mean emulating other players but rather believing in his unique abilities and building confidence in himself the right way. His journey serves as an inspiring example of resilience and determination for anyone facing similar challenges.
Daniel Miller takes readers to the greens with his passion for golf. He offers coverage of major golf tournaments, player achievements, and insights into the sport’s rich history, making him a trusted source for golf enthusiasts.