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President Welsh Named Colorado PGA Golf Professional of the Year B

en Welsh, PGA, Head Professional at Frost Creek in Eagle, Colorado, has been selected as the 2020 Colorado PGA Golf Professional of the Year. This honor is awarded by the Colorado PGA to a member for their overall performance including leadership, service and promotion of the game of golf. Recognizing the incredible amount of passion, time and energy spent in the golf career and his admiration, respect and friendship he has with previous award winners, Welsh comments on how he felt being named as this year’s award recipient. “This is a huge honor for me in the fact that it stems from service to the Association. It is always humbling to be recognized by any award, but with this award in particular, it is nice to be put in the same category with my mentors.” Welsh was born and raised in Fort Collins and started playing golf with his dad when he was about eight years old. The two of them would have their “fatherson time” early in the morning and on their way to school, playing nine holes together. Then, at age 13, he started working at the City Park Nine driving

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range in Fort Collins to get a golf pass. Service and safety have been an interest to Welsh for as long as he can remember. In high school, when students were trying to figure out life and their future careers, he considered the noble service of a police officer. Focusing on a positive environment and helping people have fun has proven to be a good rewarding career choice. Playing golf is a big part of being a PGA Golf Professional. Welsh commented that he did not make the high school golf team but worked hard and tried to walk-on at Colorado State. He learned early that the playing competition could be stiff but he recognized that he enjoyed the business and operations of the game just as much. Welsh says, “The art of teaching, coaching and connecting with people and growing the game meant more to me than being a good player.” Welsh recalls his grandfather saying, “Figure out what you like to do and then find a way to make money doing it.” For him, that has been a career in

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The SUMMIT - Colorado PGA Magazine - August 2020  

We are excited to announce the recipient of the 2020 Colorado PGA Professional of the Year, Ben Welsh, PGA. The Head Professional at Frost C...

The SUMMIT - Colorado PGA Magazine - August 2020  

We are excited to announce the recipient of the 2020 Colorado PGA Professional of the Year, Ben Welsh, PGA. The Head Professional at Frost C...