Nobody knows the PGA TOUR pros better than their wives. PGATOUR.COM has asked several TOUR wives to provide 18 things we should know about their husbands. This installment was written by Heather Hearn, wife of PGA TOUR member David Hearn.
By Heather Hearn, Special to PGATOUR.COM
HOW WE MET: In 2004 I moved home from university for the summer to work and to save some money. I had always held a job working for my parents in our family retail business. Change was on the horizon, as I decided the summer would be best spent working at the local country club. Zooming around a golf cart for the summer and enjoying the outdoors seemed like a great idea for a 19-year-old!
My resume was looked over and with my abundant retail experience they placed me to work in the pro shop -- and so I did, one fateful day meeting a shy but frequent name on the tee sheet: David Hearn.
At the time he was a quiet guy that spent a lot of time in the pro shop before and after practice or playing 18. He certainly caught my eye, and I remember girls from the dining rooms always coming in to ask if he was on the tee sheet and if he would be there for lunch.
One night we were out with mutual friends from the golf course I asked Dave for his number. He said no, which horrified me. He then asked for my number and my heart sank that he would take it and not call. But he did call and we ended up spending the summer nights dating in between weeks he played on the Canadian Tour (now PGA TOUR Canada).
The end of the summer arrived and that brought the beginning of a new school year. I went back to University in Toronto and we began our long distance relationship while he played his way around the Web.com Tour. We made many cross-border visits and did our best to make our relationship grow.
Eight months after we met I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Even becoming a new PGA TOUR member Dave found ways to be there for me when he couldn't always physically be home during my treatment and recovery. It was a test of our relationship, especially a long-distance one.
I'll never forget my mum saying, "He is the man for you. After I saw the ways he took care of you in your weakest life moment, I never had a doubt."
And neither did I. We continued our relationship and were engaged in September of 2009. Dave planned a sweet surprise proposal that involved kayaking, a rock island, red wine and a perfect sunset. We were married the following September.
Just one year ago we welcomed a tiny little baby girl into our lives. Ella has changed our world and she is the absolute apple of her daddy’s eye. The life of a traveling TOUR family is anything buy typical, but it's our life, and it's an amazing journey that we wouldn't trade for anything!
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