Former touring pro, Mark Wurtz, returns to the Olympic Peninsula

Updated: April 4, 2011

Mark Wurtz has been named the head golf professional at the Discovery Bay Golf Club in Port Townsend.

He plans to work at Discovery Bay for eight months, and return to the Palm Springs, Calif. area for the winter.

Wurtz grew up developing his game at the Port Ludlow Golf Course under the tutelage of his father, Ted, who was that course’s pro for 10 years.

In 1990, he began playing on the Canadian Tour and won the Canadian Tour Championship in 1992. He then played continuously on both the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

Wurtz last played full-time professional golf in 2007. At age 46, he has four years until he could try for the Senior Tour.