JOHN VAN VLEET IS THE 2018 RMSPGA GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
The Rocky Mountain Section PGA has named PGA Professional John Van Vleet from Preston, Idaho, its 2018 Golf Professional of the Year. Van Vleet is a 21-year member of the PGA of America serving five clubs during his career and has been a fixture at Preston Golf & Country Club the last 14 of those years as General Manager. The PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award is the highest honor paid to a PGA professional. The honoree is chosen based on his or her outstanding leadership abilities, exceptional performance as a PGA Professional, and distinguished service to the Association and the game of golf.View More
BRYSON REPEATS - GRAHAM IS SENIOR MATCH PLAY CHAMP
Ben Bryson, PGA Head Professional at BanBury Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho, defeated Boise’s Falcon Crest Golf Club PGA Head Professional Ryan Nielson 3 & 2 in perfect conditions to capture the 2018 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Snake River Chapter Match Play Championship supported by Cutter & Buck, OMEGA & The PGA TOUR. This repeat victory for Bryson marks the fourth time he has captured the Chapter Championship. In the Senior Division, John Graham, PGA Head Professional from Sand Creek Golf Course in Idaho Falls won the title beating host PGA Head Professional Mike Hamblin 1 up. Graham added this senior title to his collection of two other regular division titles in this event.View More
SNAKE RIVER CHAPTER MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP UNDERWAY
The opening rounds of the Snake River Chapter PGA Match Play Championship supported by Cutter & Buck, OMEGA and The PGA TOUR were contested on a truly magnificent day. Once the heavy frost went away, stroke play qualifying to determine the top 8 players for Match Play in the regular division and the bracket of 16 in the senior division got underway and saw fine play in Chamber of Commerce weather.
ANDERSON & CORTEZ GO LOW TO TAKE FALL PRO-PRO
Tom Anderson, PGA Head Professional at Laurel (Montana) Golf Club with his partner, PGA Assistant Professional Andrew Cortez from Yegen Golf Club in Billings, Montana, fired a tournament low 2nd round of 8-under-par, 64, to run away with the 2018 RMSPGA Fall Pro-Pro. Their brilliant final round in the modified alternate shot format paired nicely with their first round total of 6-under-par, 66, for a two-round total of 14-under-par, 130, and a three shot victory.View More
A LOGJAM AT THE TOP IN THE 2018 RMSPGA FALL PRO-PRO
John Van Vleet, PGA General Manager at Preston (Idaho) Golf & Country Club and his partner, PGA Life Member Dave Carollo from Eagle, Idaho, were not the only team to shoot 7-under-par, 65. That fine round was good enough to share the lead with the team of Jim Empey, PGA Director of Instruction at Quail Hollow Golf Club in Boise, Idaho, with Matt Ennis, PGA General Manager at Quail Hollow. PGA Assistant Professionals from The Valley Club in Sun Valley, Idaho, Cole Lorenz and Jacob Hanson were the third duo to fire 65 and share the top spot. An absolutely perfect day coupled with excellent course conditions produced good scores after the better-ball of partners first round.
CONGRATS TO YELLOWSTONE CHAPTER PGA CHAMPION RENZI LEE
Renzi Lee, PGA Head Professional at Lake Hills Golf Club in Billings, Mont., won the 2018 JC Golf Accessories RMSPGA Yellowstone Chapter Championship presented by Bridgestone Golf and supported by Antigua, The PGA TOUR and OMEGA. Lee won the Championship by carding identical scores of 71 for a two-day total of 142 and a one-shot victory over Jared Strickland, assistant professional at Peter Yegen Jr. Golf Course in Billings.View More
KELBI LEE LEADS AFTER FIRST ROUND OF 2018 RMSPGA YELLOWSTONE CHAPTER CHAMPIONSHIP
Kelbi Lee, PGA Head Professional at Black Bull in Bozeman, Mont., holds a one stroke lead after recording a first round score of 2-under-par, 70, over four other professionals after the first round of the 2018 JC Golf Accessories RMSPGA Yellowstone Chapter Championship, supported by Antigua, The PGA TOUR and OMEGA.
2018 IDAHO OPEN CHAMPION IS BEN BRYSON
Ben Bryson, PGA Head Professional from BanBury Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho, followed his opening round of 73 with a final round of 3-over-par, 75, for a two-round total of 4-over-par, 148, to capture the 2018 Idaho Open in seasonably blustery conditions. 36 holes wasn’t enough to find this year’s winner, as Bryson captured the title on the second playoff hole by defeating John Wilson, PGA Assistant Professional at Juniper Hills Country Club in Pocatello, Idaho.View More
Heavy Hearts Surround Day 1 of the 2018 RMSPGA Section Championship
Under normal circumstances, the Section Championship is filled with anticipation amidst a palpable buzz in the air. Unfortunately, tragedy has a way of dampening the spirit and giving one a certain perspective about what in life is important.View More
SEAN THOMSEN'S BRILLIANT 66 EARNS HIM THE RMSPGA SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP HARDWARE
Sean Thomsen, PGA Assistant Professional at Pinecrest Golf Course in Idaho Falls, Idaho, loves to play golf in the wind. Chamber of Commerce conditions on Day 1 of the Rocky Mountain PGA Professional Championship / Section Championship presented by Club Car and OMEGA and supported by Titleist/Footjoy, Nike and TaylorMade didn’t suit Sean’s game as he carded an uninspiring round of 5-over-par 77. What a difference a day makes…View More