Luke Sestero, PGA Assistant Professional at Crane Creek Country Club in Boise, Idaho, has been named the 2018 Assistant Professional of the Year for the Rocky Mountain Section PGA.  The Assistant Professional of the Year Award is an honor paid to a Rocky Mountain Section PGA assistant golf professional who has distinguished themselves through his/her service to the facility, Section/Chapter and community.  Sestero began his career at Crane Creek in 2011 and this is his first Section honor as a PGA Professional.


Luke’s number one goal each day is to provide excellent service and finding ways to create great experiences for the membership.  Part of his responsibility is to manage the outside services staff and he created training tools which emphasize the importance of consistency and teamwork.  Teamwork is everything at Crane Creek and with the club’s head professional traveling a great deal due to his service as a District Director, Luke has really had to step up to fill many of the roles of his leader.  He has embraced these responsibilities and gathers a great deal of satisfaction that his boss is confident in him to run the operation.


Another aspect of Sestero’s job, and perhaps his favorite, is teaching the game.   Luke gave more than 250 lessons this last season working with people of all abilities and ages.  He lead three Get Golf Ready classes, provided free clinics for the Crane Creek Ladies’ Golf Association and had a huge role in the club’s substantial junior program.  Sestero also captained two PGA Junior League teams, organized practices, and gave every effort to support all 28 players on the teams so that they may learn every aspect of the game.


Sestero has served his PGA Section and Chapter in various capacities and is a versatile and willing professional whose longevity at his club is proof positive of his value to the Crane Creek team and membership.  His steady attitude and consistent level of reliability will serve him well throughout the rest of his career.  The RMSPGA Assistant Professional of the Year Award will be formally presented to Luke at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section PGA next May.