Brian Bowman arrived on the SC4 golf scene in a different way.
Following his prep career at Marysville High School, Bowman headed to Ferris State University to continue his education.
“Even though I played four years of high school golf at Marysville, I began playing for the SC4 golf team as an older student, already having graduated from Ferris State,” Bowman said. “So coming back gave me a renewed love for the game.”
“I played two years (1994 and 1995) and was able to help my team achieve the title of conference champions for both years.”
“If it wasn’t for playing golf at SC4, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today.”
And what a SC4 career Bowman enjoyed. He qualified for back-to-back trips to the NJCAA Nationals. Both years Bowman came within a few shots of earning All American honors.
“Some of my favorite courses included, Egypt Valley in Grand Rapids, TPC of Dearborn, Elk Ridge in Atlanta, Mich., and my all- time favorite, Bryan Park in Greensboro, North Carolina,” Bowman said.
Bowman’s brother, Gary, also qualified for the golf nationals as a Skipper. He was an assistant coach with the 1994 SC4 baseball team, which won the conference title and a member of the 2020 Skippers Sports Hall of Fame class.
Bowman is currently the Port Huron Elks Golf Club professional and boys golf coach at Marysville High School. He lives in Marysville with his wife, Cindy, and two sons, Ben and Chase.