VC is sponsoring local golfer and friend, Charlie Danielson, on his road to the PGA Tour.
At VC we love watching things evolve. So when we met Osceola native Charlie Danielson and his family a few years back, we kept our eye on him and his golf career. After following him through an exceptional collegiate career and watching him play in the U.S. Open in 2016, we started thinking about how perfect of a partnership VC and Charlie would be.
Both golf and logistics take vast amounts of focus, skill, and precision. We got excited about the possibilities.
But then Charlie suffered a setback, in the form of a knee injury which resulted in surgery, laying him up for nearly a year. This is when we truly learned a lot about each other, when we watched Charlie’s perseverance in coming back from his injury. He was on a mission.
“It comes down to core values. To the drive. That want and that need to continually progress, grow, and take it to the next level. You learn a lot about someone when they’re faced with adversity,” said Todd Gilbert, VC President and CEO.
“In my business it’s simple; you just try to surround yourself with people and sponsors that have the same core values, the same beliefs,” Charlie says. “People who really want to be a part of your success and see you grow.”
We are behind Charlie the whole way this summer as he continues his quest to get back to the top of his game. So far so good, to say the least. The VC family and the Danielson family have a lot in common. We approach everything we do with passion and we’re always looking for a way to take things to the next level.
This summer Charlie qualified for the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, made the cut, and finished a respectable T58. He has since finished T15 at the 3M Open in the Twin Cities Area, and is about to embark on playing in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, which could earn him his PGA Tour card.