Jon Stein has been selected by the Rocky Mountain Section PGA as the 2013 recipient of the Player Development Award. Stein, a 23-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. This award considers the Professional’s “growth of the game” leadership commitment at Section and National levels, also the impact made at his/her own facility. This is the first time Jon has won the award for Player Development.
As the PGA Director of Instruction for The First Tee of Idaho, Jon has worked tirelessly to promote the game of golf. The First Tee is a program that teaches children life skills through golf. He has enacted and used this program to increase participation in golf through schools, golf clubs, and even the Canyon County Juvenile Justice System. Stein estimates 2200 children have been part of the First Tee, the School Outreach, and Golf-4-Fun programs in 2013.
Jon will be formally recognized as the 2013 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Player Development Award winner in May of 2014, during the Rocky Mountain Section PGA Annual Meeting.