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FRANKLIN â€” Plymouth native Michael Bembenick has been selected as the 2012 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year for his work at Meridian Hills Country Club.
Bembenick is a former Swan Lake shop assistant. A year-round hockey player in high school, he started playing playing golf as a sophomore when he realized his hockey and baseball schedules didnâ€™t fit together very well.
Now Bembenick is serving on the Indiana Section PGA Assistantâ€™s Board Committee and is working for a Hall of Fame Golf Professional, Jack Barber.
â€śJack gives me so much freedom at our club and I try to make the most of the opportunities he provides,â€ť said Bembenick.
â€śIt serves as an acknowledgement that others see the effort and ability I put forth for our golf program and the wonderful membership of Meridian Hills Country Club,â€ť said Bembenick of his recent honor.
The Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Award was established in 2001 to recognize an individual assistant golf professional for his dedication to the game and commitment to the profession.
Founded in 1916, The PGA of America is the worldâ€™s largest working sports organization, comprised of 27,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide, including the Indiana Section. The Indiana Section PGA provides continuing education, tournaments, and employment assistance to the more than 600 PGA Members and Apprentices who reside in Indiana.