Local PGA pro to serve as career consultant for the region

  • Thursday, February 1, 2018 2:00pm
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Monte Koch. COURTESY PHOTO

Monte Koch. COURTESY PHOTO

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Auburn resident and PGA pro Monte Koch will serve as the PGA career consultant for the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains PGA sections, which includes Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

The PGA of America announced Thursday the repositioning and strengthening of its PGA Career Services Department. To better serve employers, PGA members and individuals seeking to gain employment within the golf industry, PGA Career Services has increased the size of its professional staff, while adding new resources and tools designed to promote jobs in golf nationwide.

The changes were inspired by the PGA’s long-term strategic plan and the importance the association is placing on increasing resources at the section level.

With more than 25 years in golf, Koch got his start as a greenskeeper at the City of Portland’s Heron Lakes Golf Course. After graduating from the PGA Golf Management University program at New Mexico State University, Koch moved to the Northern California PGA Section (NCPGA) where he worked at several facilities, serving in several roles, including general manager, director of golf and head golf pro.

While in the NCPGA, Koch served as a director for the section, including two years each as secretary, vice president and president. Koch was honored with the section’s Bill Strausbaugh award in 2008, followed by its Golf Professional of the Year Award in 2011.

For more information on the PGA of America, visit PGAMediaCenter.com.




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