EXCLUSIVE: Valhalla co-owner Jimmy Kirchdorfer Jr. Make a decision following PGA Championship: ‘I am exhausted’

EXCLUSIVE: Valhalla co-owner Jimmy Kirchdorfer Jr. Make a decision following PGA Championship: ‘I am exhausted’

Although the 106th PGA Championship is officially in the books, Jimmy Kirchdorfer Jr.’s world is still on spin-cycle.

“I am exhausted. It’s so much fun, and I enjoyed every minute of it,” Kirchdorfer told me Wednesday. “It’s just very exhausting.”

spoke with Kirchdorfer — one of four owners of Valhalla Golf Club, all of whom live in Louisville — from his office at ISCO Industries (where has been the longtime CEO) for a recap of the week that was at Valhalla. Tourney play itself spanned May 16-19.

There were a lot of smiling faces from Louisvillians that I saw,” said Kirchdorfer, who was the focus of a profile story that was written by Michael L Jones in early May. “My goal was that I wanted people to come out and enjoy themselves. We had a great and exciting finish. … I think it was a great event for our city and the response and the feedback I got from our membership and other people in the city, it was very positive and thankful and [I] can’t wait for the next one to come.”

Last Friday, he had to deal with what he called “some unfortunate circumstances” that resulted in the death of a 69-year-old man, John Mills, working as a volunteer who was hit by a bus on a dark and rainy morning and ended with No. 1 ranked player in the world, Scottie Scheffler, being arrested by the Louisville Metro Police Department and having four charges levied on him (you can read more on that later today in a Louisville Business First article).

“[It was] very tragic and sad with Mr. Mills’ [passing]. That was a tough day for everyone,” Kirchdorfer said. “My heart goes out to his family.”

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