Don Berry has worked at Edinburgh USA since 1988, first as an assistant professional and since 1996 as the Head Golf Professional. Don has been one of the driving forces behind many of the improvements over the past 20 years, such as: the triangle property purchase which led to the new 10th hole and new short game area, many new tee boxes, lining of the ponds on the front nine and many other improvements.
Don has accumulated one of the most successful playing careers in the history of the Minnesota PGA. He has won over 200 tournaments nationwide, won the Minnesota Section PGA Player of the Year 13 consecutive years, was named the National PGA Club Professional Player of the Year in 2002, has played in a U.S. Open and 4 PGA Championships, making the cut at Hazeltine National in 2002 and playing the last day with Tom Watson. Don has won 19 Minnesota professional “majors” thus far; 6 Tapemark Charity Pro-Am’s, 6 Section PGA Championships, 5 Minnesota Golf Championships and 2 Minnesota State Championships.
Whether it’s “we’re comin’, we’re comin’” or “objects in your mirror may be closer than they appear”, nobody pumps up Minnesota sports fans quite like the Common Man Program (weekdays, noon-3 p.m.) on KFAN AM 1130.
For the past 13, 14 years, nobody has supported and rooted on the hometown teams like “The Common Man” Dan Cole.
Common is joined weekdays by interim producer Brandon “Tenna-B” Mileski (also hosts Beyond the Pond, Saturdays 10-noon), and given the constant full phone lines, doesn’t have too much time for guests with the exception being Don Drysdale.
Given that Common doesn’t have a switch and can’t turn off the charm and charisma, you can always expect the Common Man program to be the finest 3 hours in radio.