PGA Professional Zach Abels of Twin Falls, Idaho, has been selected by the Rocky Mountain Section PGA as the 2019 recipient of the Player Development Award.  Abels, a six-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 and the impact made at his/her own facility.

As the PGA Head Professional at Canyon Springs Golf Course in Twin Falls, Idaho, Zach continues to work tirelessly to promote the game of golf.  Just recently, Abels has implemented the American Development Model in to all aspects of his teaching.  The ADM is a framework to help all individuals realize their athletic potential and utilize sport as a path toward an active and healthy lifestyle.  This program’s framework helps Abels with every age group and demographic he teaches.

In addition to the hundreds he teaches and develops annually, Abels also gave his time as captain of the 2019 Idaho Boys Junior Americas Cup team.  Between those duties and his involvement with PGA Jr. League, player development is at the pinnacle of what Zach does and enjoys the most.  Zach and the Canyon Springs staff continues to welcome people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the game.

This is the second time Abels has garnered a Section Award having been honored as the Youth Player Development Award winner in 2016.  He will be formally recognized as the 2019 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Player Development Award winner in May of 2020 during the Rocky Mountain Section PGA Annual Meeting and Honors and Awards ceremony.