Puerto Rico Golf Getting Back to Par
The 2019 Puerto Rico Open gave the recovery of the sport on the island after Hurricane Maria a fitting culmination. Maria damaged and forced the closure of all of Puerto Rico's golf courses, cutting off a significant source of tourism revenue. But the native golfers of Puerto Rico also suffered. Jack Hirsh caught up with three of the island's best golfers to learn what they went through and what they're doing now to improve the future of Puerto Rican golf.
About the Contributors
Junior / Broadcast Journalism and Political Science
Jack Hirsh is a junior from Villanova, PA. In addition to his work with the Centre County Report, Jack has been the multimedia editor for Penn State’s on-campus news outlet, The Daily Collegian, since his sophomore year, creating web based videos and graphics for one of the nation’s leading student news organizations. Prior to that position, he was a sports beat reporter for the Collegian, covering the football, men’s basketball and golf teams. Jack is an avid sports fan, particularly golf, which he has played competitively throughout his life. In the summer of 2018, he combined his interests into an internship with the Golf Channel in Orlando. Jack served as a production assistant in the instruction department, as well as other programs including Golf Central. His career ambition is to be a golf
and sports “story-teller” through print or broadcast (ideally both).
Follow him on Twitter @JR_HIRSHey.