This, perhaps, is the secret to why his has been a great adventure. Mark Purrington never intended for it to be one.
Never set out to play golf and caddie at Nanea Golf Club on The Big Island of Hawaii. Never mapped out a road through the Minor League Golf Tour.
Never told himself to toss in a year-and-a-half at Berklee College of Music. Never devised a plan where he’d step away from golf, jump big into music then ease out and return to golf, then secure a full-time job with a great golf company and divvy life into equal parts work, golf tournaments, and music gigs.
No, sir. It all sort of unfolded that way. For a good reason, too.
“Golf,” laughed Purrington, “is like music. It just keeps pulling you back in. Just can’t walk away from it.”