Tim Reinke, the Head Professional of Pinecrest Golf Course in Idaho Falls, Idaho, has been selected by the Rocky Mountain Section PGA as the 2017 recipient of the Bill Strausbaugh Award.  Reinke, a 33 year member of The PGA of America, was honored with this award for the third time as a member of the Rocky Mountain Section having previously been recognized in 2000 and 2011. 


Established in 1979, the Bill Strausbaugh Award is presented to a PGA Professional who, by their day-to-day efforts, has distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations and through service to their community.


As a PGA member, Tim has worked tirelessly to promote the PGA of America and its members.  As a result, he has been actively involved with assisting many of his former assistant professionals in establishing their careers as PGA professionals.  Tim has prepared and hosted countless seminars over the years for the Section membership. In addition, as current Snake River Chapter PGA President, Tim uses his insight to guide the Chapter and its professionals through a myriad of issues ranging from business operations to tournament functions.  He has mentored many PGA members and given of his time to various organizations within the Idaho Falls area.


The 2017 Bill Strausbaugh Award adds to an already distinguished resume for Reinke.  In addition to his now three Strausbaugh awards, he also previously garnered three RMSPGA Golf Professional of the Year awards, seven RMSPGA Public Merchandiser of the Year awards, the 1988 Jr. Golf Leader award, and the 1991 RMSPGA Horton Smith award. In addition, he also won two Golf Professional of the Year awards on the Chapter level.


Tim will be formally recognized as the 2017 RMSPGA Bill Strausbaugh Award winner at the 2018 Annual Meeting and Honors and Awards Presentation in May.