Bob Beach has been a class A member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America since 1985. He is a Watertown, MA native who graduated in 1975 from Norwich University. Bob has been the head golf professional at Braintree Municipal Golf Course for twenty one years. In 1996 Beach received the New England Section of PGA’s Junior Golf Leader Award. He was recognized as the NEPGA Teacher of the Year in 2005. Bob was named the Top Golf Instructor in Massachusetts by Golf Digest for 2011-2012. He is the the inaugural recipient of the NEPGA Patriot Award, which is presented to a PGA Professional who personifies patriotism through the game of golf and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who have valiantly served and protected the United States of America.
Bob Beach has worked tirelessly with veterans through the many programs that he has created for them and their families. In 2011, Beach was one of the founders of GOLF FOR ALL. This association specializes in helping brave military personnel returning from active duty with their goal of giving the golfing experience to these veterans and thanking them for their service. Bob uses an adaptive golf cart that was attained when he received a PGA Growth of the Game Foundation Grant in 2005. This cart allows Bob and NEPGA Professional volunteers to help disabled veterans with golf instruction and also on course playing opportunities.
Beach continues to offer free clinics on a weekly basis at both indoor and outdoor facilities to veterans and their families.
Bob will receive this award at the NEPGA Annual Awards Dinner that is scheduled for Kernwood Country Club on Friday, October 26th.
Susan has been a PGA Member since 1991. She was the winner of the 1993 Massachusetts Women’s Open, winner of the 2004 New England Women’s Open, a Nominee for Teacher of the Year in the New England PGA in 1998 and 2000, and the Rhode Island Professional Golf Association’s Teacher of the Year in 2004. Susan is the only female Head PGA Professional in Rhode Island.
Susan contributed to a book authored by Cheryl A. Leonhardt called “Breaking the Grass Ceiling: A Woman’s Guide to Golf as a Business Tool” : published by Gristmill Press.Susan has also published articles on golf such as in “Tee Time Magazine” the Summer of 2000 edition, entitled “Short Game.”