Ben was elected to PGA Membership in November of 2020.
Ben's golf journey started in a fairly non-traditional route. He wasn't a 4 year old prodigy, and didn't even pick up his first club until age 14. His buddies joined the High School Golf Team, and he decided to give it a try. He immediately fell in love with the game. During college he worked at Dick's Sporting Goods in their Golf department, where he earned certifications in Club Fittings and Alterations.
He went on to begin his professional career as an Assistant Professional at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Sellersburg, IN. After 2 seasons, he moved on to Timbergate Golf Course in Edinburgh, IN for one season. Ben then was recognized for his quick growth and dedication to the game by being hired on at the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resorts as an Assistant Golf Professional and Instructor. The Dye is in the top 100 Public Courses in the Country and the #1 Rated Course in 2017 by the National Golf Course Owner's Association. He was the Orange County First Tee Program Coach and Coordinator for over 75 students. After two years, and a great deal of experience, he joined Oldham County Country Club as the Assistant Golf Professional. He ran the Ladies and Junior Golf Program with record participation.In his role at OCCC he realized his passion for teaching.
In 2019, Ben took his talents down the road and joined Hunting Creek Country Club. Ben's career path has set him into wanting to be apart of the Private Sector and help grow the game through junior golf and ladies participation. Ben has been in charge of the PGA Jr League Program the last two years and is excited for 2021 and to amplify the program options for all the members.
He has added a FlightScope, Launch Monitor, to his teaching options and is excited to work with it himself as he prepares for and competes in tournaments. His goals are to grow the game of golf, win the KY Section Player of the Year 2021, and Qualify for the Korn Ferry Tour 2021.