Randy Guillot grew up in Texarkana and first experienced
golf in elementary school with his dad and two brothers. On Sunday afternoons
there was one place you could always find the Guillot boys – on the golf
course. Randy and his two brothers would caddy for their dad and his buddies
“We didn’t get paid a thing except cold drinks,” said Randy.
“Back then it was a treat to get a soda. But we learned all of the etiquette
stuff, like how to rake bunkers, how the green was sacred and where to park the
The golf genes have since been passed down to Randy’s son
who is a PGA Professional in the Austin area.
Since 2012 Randy has served as the TGA’s Managing Director
of Finance. Prior to the TGA, Randy spent the majority of his career in the
“I’m the ‘OFO,’ as in the Only Financial Officer,” Randy
said. “Basically, if it’s financially
related to the TGA, then I’m taking care of it.”
Randy enjoys being part of a youthful team at the TGA and
getting to know everyone in the office.
“It’s cool because the majority of the folks here are much
younger than me,” said Randy. “That’s fun being around younger people because
they bring a real energy to the TGA.”
The opportunity to work around the game he grew up loving
was a big reason Randy decided to make the move to a state golf association from
the corporate world. Additionally, he believes there are lessons for everyone
to learn from golf.
“Golf is a game of rules, and you call violations on
yourself,” said Randy. “Integrity is a valuable lesson that everyone can learn.
No matter if you play or not.”
Randy notes that one of his favorite things about the game
of golf is its timelessness.
“You hear all of these stories about people in their 90s
still going out and playing,” said Randy. “It’s kind of a lifetime sport.”
As a proud University of Texas grad and avid Longhorn fan,
Randy never misses an opportunity to speak about his alma mater.
“One of my favorite golfers is Ben Crenshaw because he’s a
Longhorn,” said Randy. “He’s probably the epitome of the gentleman’s game. His
nickname was Gentle Ben.”
Outside of golf, one of Randy’s greatest joys in life these days
is spending time with his only grandson.
“Now, my number one passion or hobby is my grandson,” said
Randy. “I just love spoiling him and doing stuff with him and watching him play
Randy’s genuine warm personality, upbeat attitude and
ability to talk with anyone continually impacts the TGA in a positive manner.