BRETT NAGEL EARNS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
PGA Professional Brett Nagel from Star, Idaho, has been selected by the Rocky Mountain Section PGA as the 2016 recipient of the Player Development Award. Nagel, a nine year member of The PGA of America has been honored as such to recognize his extraordinary contributions and achievements in the area of Player Development.
TED BABCOCK IS THE ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Ted Babcock, PGA Assistant Professional at Valley View Golf Club in Bozeman, Mont., has been named the 2016 Assistant Professional of the Year for the Rocky Mountain Section PGA. Babcock became a PGA Member in 2015 and has been employed at Valley View the last two years.
RAWLS, REINKE & FLESHMAN HONORED AS TOP MERCHANDISERS
Ron Rawls, PGA Head Professional at Crane Creek Country Club in Boise, Idaho, has been named the 2016 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year for private golf course facilities. This award marks the third time he has been so honored by the RMSPGA having previously won in 2007 and 2010.
ZACH ABELS IS 2016 YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD WINNER
Zach Abels has been named the recipient of the 2016 Youth Player Development Award in the Rocky Mountain Section PGA. Abels has been a member of the PGA of America since 2014 and has not wasted any time in making an impact on junior golf.
RAWLS HONORED WITH FIFTH STRAUSBAUGH AWARD
Ron Rawls, of Boise, Idaho, has been selected by the Rocky Mountain Section PGA as the 2016 recipient of the Bill Strausbaugh Award. Rawls, a 27-year member of The PGA of America, was honored with this award for the fifth time as a member of the Rocky Mountain Section.
MARK WEHRMAN HONORED WITH HORTON SMITH AWARD
Mark Wehrman, PGA Head Professional at Big Sky Golf Course in Big Sky, Mont., has been selected by the Rocky Mountain Section PGA as the recipient of the 2016 Horton Smith Award.
JONATHAN GIBBS IS THE RMSPGA TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Jonathan Gibbs, the PGA Director of Instruction at BanBury Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho, has been named the 2016 Teacher of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Section PGA.
TOM ANDERSON WINS 2016 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tom Anderson, PGA Head Professional at Laurel (Mont.) Golf Club is the 2016 Player of the Year and Senior Player of the Year in the Rocky Mountain Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. Anderson earned both honors due to his rock-solid performances throughout the 2016 season in Chapter and Section events.
BURTON ADDS CHAPTER SENIOR MATCH PLAY TITLE TO THE TROPHY CASE
Kevin Burton, PGA Director of Instruction at Pierce Park Greens in Boise, Idaho, defeated Fred Luthy, PGA Assistant Professional at Teton Lakes Golf Course in Rexburg, Idaho, 2 & 1 to win the Senior Division crown in the 2016 Rocky Mountain PGA Snake River Chapter Match Play Championship presented by Bridgestone Golf and supported by OMEGA and The PGA TOUR.View More
SNELLING IS THE SNAKE RIVER CHAPTER MATCH PLAY CHAMPION
Justin Snelling, assistant professional at Boise (Idaho) Ranch Golf Course defeated Twin Falls (Idaho) Golf Club PGA Assistant Professional Travis Hofland 1 up in perfect conditions to capture the 2016 Rocky Mountain PGA Snake River Chapter Match Play Championship.View More
RAIN, SLEET, SNOW, COLD & WIND DON'T STOP LEE & EEKHOFF
The weather was the story at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Fall Pro-Pro conquered by Renzi Lee, PGA Head Professional at Lake Hills Golf Club in Billings, Mont. and his partner Brian Eekhoff, head professional from Cottonwood Hills Golf Course in Bozeman, Mont. Day 1 was better suited for building an arc and was unfortunately canceled. Lee and Eekhoff took advantage of the shortened event and fired a 4-under-par round of 68 in the better-ball of partners format on the second day to take home the champion’s hardware.View More