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Caroline Roers, Echo Press Scott Dirck has been golfing for the past 20 years, but his passion lies in teaching others to play golf.

Bringing big city golf to a small town

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With winter encompassing six months of the year, golf in Minnesota is only part time - but Alexandria's Scott Dirck wanted to change that.

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"I want to give golfers a chance to play in the winter and the bad weather - an opportunity they have in the larger cities," Dirck said.

In 2010 Dirck was named PGA teacher of the year, in 2008 and 2011 he was named Ping fitter of the year. He has also been recognized as one of the top teachers in the state by Golf Digest Magazine.

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