Scott Paris surprised his parents by opting for a profession in golf, but three decades later things have worked out nicely. Photo: Courtesy Scott Paris
Scott Paris had recently graduated from Bucknell University with a B.S. degree in business administration and was working as a ski instructor at Aspen Highlands in the Colorado Rockies when his parents came out for a visit.
“That’s when we had the talk,” he recalled. “They wanted to know what I was going to do with my life now that I was out of school.”
At the time, Paris was not exactly sure how to answer that question. But the more he thought about it, the more he liked the idea of moving to Florida to play golf for a living.
“I had made the team at Bucknell my last two years of college and thought maybe I could play,” Paris said. “So I moved to Florida with a good friend who also wanted to give golf a try as a professional. We didn’t have a job or a place to stay when we left Co...
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