Tim Reinke, the long-time head professional at Pinecrest Golf Course in Idaho Falls, Idaho, became the fifth inductee into the Rocky Mountain Section PGA Hall of Fame on May 16, 2021. Mr. Reinke has distinguished himself during his professional career as a PGA of America member within the Rocky Mountain Section and was selected by virtue of his career achievements. The RMSPGA Hall of Fame was established in 2013 by the Section Board of Directors to recognize those members who have displayed exemplary service both to the game of golf and the Rocky Mountain Section PGA.
Reinke has served at Pinecrest since 1979 and has been the head professional at that facility since 1984. Since 2014 he has also been the manager of golf operations for all the municipal facilities in Idaho Falls. Previously, he had been promoted to Senior Professional of all the municipal facilities in Idaho Falls in 1995. He was elected to membership in the PGA of America on February 1, 1984 and has been in-service to the members since that time.
He has many accomplishments to recognize including being named Golf Professional of the Year in the Rocky Mountain Section in 1988, 1990 and 1992. In addition, he has claimed another 14 awards during his tenure as a member of the PGA of America and the Rocky Mountain Section. He has also been named among the top 5 teachers in the State of Idaho twice by Golf Digest.
Tim has served the PGA of America, the Rocky Mountain Section PGA and the Snake River Chapter with devotion during his career. Most recently, he served as President of the Snake River Chapter in 2017 & 2018 upon appointment by then section president, James Brown. Earlier in his career he served as an officer of the Chapter and the Section; concluding his service, at that time, in 1992. He has also served as the elected Tournament Committee Chair of the Section and on many other RMSPGA committees throughout his career.
He has provided education opportunities to the members and associates of the Section over the years and remains a very involved member of the Rocky Mountain Section. Tim has hosted countless RMSPGA and Idaho Golf Association events over his 36 years at Pinecrest.
Reinke has been an active participant in Section events through the years and has been the low scoring professional many times in pro-am events and the senior division winner of the Idaho Open in 2012. He has qualified twice for the biannual Carter Cup Matches. The Carter Cup Matches were established to provide a Ryder Cup type competition between the PGA professionals of the Snake River Chapter and the leading amateur players representing the Idaho Golf Association.
Tim was born in Fargo, North Dakota and graduated from Billings West High School and attended Eastern Montana College before embarking on his career in golf. While going through the PGA education program to become a member, he earned the highest score in the nation on the test to complete Business School 1 and had the highest score at the site for Business School 2. His other educational credits include twice scoring high enough to be a PGA or USGA Rules Official at national events. He served as a rules official at the Boise Open during the years 1990-2002.
Reinke has been married to his wife Cindy since 1995 and has two children; sons Stephen and Andrew. He lists among his interests outdoor sports, horseback riding, word working and, of course, golf.
Rocky Mountain Section PGA golf professionals were nominated and selected by a committee composed of the current president and the past presidents of the Section still residing within its borders. The induction of Tim Reinke occurred as part of the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section PGA on Sunday, May 16, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
The Rocky Mountain Section PGA is composed of southern Idaho, eastern Montana, western Wyoming, northern Nevada and Ontario, Oregon. The Section, founded in 1935, is dedicated to elevating the standards of the PGA Member’s vocation and growing interest and participation in the game of golf. The Section has two Chapters, Snake River and Yellowstone, and a non-profit foundation. More information on the Section can be found at www.rockymountainpga.com.