Paul Bennett, assistant professional at Bridger Creek Golf Course in Bozeman, Montana, has been named the 2019 Assistant Professional of the Year for the Rocky Mountain Section PGA.  The Assistant Professional of the Year Award is an honor paid to an RMSPGA assistant golf professional who has distinguished themselves through his/her service to the facility, Section/Chapter and community.  Bennett began his career at Bridger Creek in 2018 and this is his first Section honor as he works his way toward becoming a Class “A” PGA Professional.

As an assistant professional at Bridger Creek, Paul’s duties are numerous and diverse, yet he manages to seamlessly switch between them with ease.  The combination of giving lessons to more than 500 people, overseeing 10 shop employees and an outside services staff, managing a tee sheet regularly with 200 plus rounds, running outings and leagues, in addition to managing a merchandise operation, makes the average person run for the hills.  This demanding workload hasn’t quashed Paul’s desire to achieve great things in our business.  His constant desire to learn every aspect of the profession will most certainly serve him as he progresses toward membership.

Bennett’s name is solid in the community having been an instructor for the PGA Hope project offering veterans golf instruction.  Even in the early stages of his budding career in golf, Paul is making strides as a leader to youth in the Bozeman area.  This year alone, he worked with a number of teens training them and motivating them to succeed at their jobs.  His ability to inspire others comes from his willingness to take on anything thrown his way.

The RMSPGA Assistant Professional of the Year Award will be formally presented to Bennett at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section PGA next May.