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Carmel, IN (November 11, 2019) — After four years with Prairie View Golf Club, Senior Assistant Professional Ben Gavin has accepted a new position as an assistant professional with the Fort Wayne Country Club.

Gavin was instrumental in growing many different golf leagues at Prairie View, including the Wednesday Men’s Club group, the Tuesday Ladies League, and the Thursday Night Men’s League.  His administration and communication skills had a deep impact on the league experience for all league golfers. In addition, Gavin was a key member of the special event and outing operations team. He made sure anyone stepping on Prairie View’s property, whether organizer, vendor, coach, player, or spectator, had a positive and lasting memory.

“Ben Gavin always went out of his way to make sure the golfer, whether member or daily play golfer, had an exceptional experience at Prairie View,” said Colin O’Neal, Director of Operations. “Ben was attentive to the golfer’s needs and made sure that they felt welcomed and appreciated. The relationships that Ben was able to forge with members, associates, and staff members was very strong.  Ben is well-respected and well-liked, and we know that will continue at his new opportunity at the Fort Wayne Country Club. He will be missed at Prairie View.” 

“I want to thank the annual members, league members, public golfers, and the Prairie View staff for what was truly a memorable tenure,” Gavin said. “I had an enjoyable experience and was fortunate enough to learn a lot and meet some special people along the way.”

Long regarded as one of the top private golf clubs in the state, Fort Wayne Country Club’s Head PGA Golf Professional Chad Ayers had this to say about Gavin: “In his first several weeks on the job, Ben has already brought new energy to the club and demonstrated professionalism and a great attitude.”

A native of Leesburg, Ind., Gavin learned the game at Tippecanoe Lake Country club and was graduated from Trine University with a BS in Business Administration/Golf Management in 2014. He went on to serve as an assistant professional at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind., and Innisbrook Golf Resort in Tampa, Fla., before being hired at Prairie View in 2016.

“Ben Gavin was a tremendous asset to our golf operation at Prairie View,” said Head PGA Golf Professional Jake Peacock. “His willingness to learn, adapt, and lead have allowed him to become a true golf professional. The members and guests at FWCC now have one of the best Assistant Golf Professionals in the Indiana Section.”

Cohoat and O’Neal Management strives to hire, develop, and promote (internally or externally) exceptional talent in every facet of the golf industry. For any questions, please contact one the following members of the C&O team:

Jake Peacock, PGA jake@prairieviewgc.com Prairie View Golf Club Head Professional
Lisa Morrissett lmorrissett@cohoatandoneal.com AVP, Operations