A native of Hartford City, Indiana, Franklin is a graduate of Blackford High School where he holds 9 hole (31) and 18 hole (69) records for scoring in addition to multiple invitational, all-conference, conference title, regional qualifier, and state qualifier honors. Collegiately, Franklin was a member of the Ball State men’s golf team and later served as captain and was an All-KIAC team member on Indiana University East men’s team. Franklin owns a BS in Communications from Indiana University.
Franklin has served as golf professional at Pleasant Run GC since 2018 following two seasons as assistant golf professional in Marion, Indiana at Meshingomesia Country Club out of college. Additionally, Franklin owns two top-7 finishes in the Indiana Section’s Assistants Championship while at Pleasant Run, and has pushed player development with over 60 individual golf lessons in 2019 alone. Franklin nears completion of PGA membership, expected this 2020 season.