Fort Myers, FL, June 04, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Rodney Bungartz, a PGA Teaching Golf Professional with long roots in the Southwest Florida golf community, has joined The Mike Calbot International Golf Studio and Schools at Old Corkscrew Golf Club as head golf instructor. Bungartz will provide private lessons, group lessons, clinics and coaching sessions for both adults and junior players.
Bungartz is a Naples native who has been a part of the local golf scene for more than 20 years. He began golfing at the age of four. As a junior golfer, he competed in the S.W. Florida Junior Golf Association, local and state amateur tournaments, and national events like the Junior World and Future Masters. He then went on to pursue a golf career and played in the German Open and golf tournaments in Austria, Switzerland and Canada.
His previous positions as a teaching professional include Gateway Golf Club, Arrowhead Golf Club, and Pine Trace golf club in Michigan. He previously worked at The Mike Calbot International Golf Studio for several years at two different locations and has known Mike Calbot since he was nine years old. “Mike was one of my early instructors and has been very influential on my game and on my teaching of the game,” says Bungartz. “I’m looking forward to working with him again.”
“Having a great I professional like Rodney Bungartz join our team is a great benefit to our clients. He brings a big talent as an instructor, along with great management and organization skills,” says Mike Calbot, Director of Instruction at Old Corkscrew Golf Club and President of The Mike Calbot International Golf Studio.
Over the years, Bungartz has had the opportunity to introduce golf to more than 20,000 kids in southwest Florida through after-school clinics, junior summer programs, and other programs. In recognition of these efforts, he has been awarded the PGA President’s Council on Growing the Game honor award in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 and the Southwest Chapter PGA Junior Leader Award in 2007 and 2008.
According to Calbot, Bungartz will be building a family golf instruction program for the Calbot golf studio. “Family golf and junior golf are the fastest growing areas of the sport today. Rodney is going to be a big asset in establishing the most sought after junior programs southwest Florida has to offer.”
About Old Corkscrew
Old Corkscrew is an 18-hole golf facility located on Corkscrew Road between Fort Myers and Naples, Florida. The Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course was created in harmony with the natural terrain of the Florida environment and provides a challenging, enjoyable golf experience for players of all levels. The par-72 championship golf course is a free-standing recreational facility with no residential development on the site.
Old Corkscrew opened for play in February of 2007 and has quickly been recognized as one of the nation’s finest golf courses and included on a number of prestigious lists. It is the winner of the 2008 Florida Golf Course of the Year award by the National Golf Course Owners Association, recognized by Golf Digest magazine on its prestigious list of America's Top 10 Best New Courses, listed as a Best Course Near You by Golf Magazine, included in the sixth edition of the Zagat guide to America’s Top Golf Courses and it has been certified by Audubon International as a Signature Sanctuary golf course.
Jack Nicklaus Signature design golf courses are the highest standard of design offered by Nicklaus Design and include Jack Nicklaus’ personal oversight and involvement in every step of the design and construction.
Old Corkscrew offers semi-private access with flexible tee times for member’s guests and visitors to the area who want to experience a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Membership plans are considered the most accessible in Southwest Florida with one, three and ten year plans. Corporate and seasonal memberships are available. For more information or to book a tee time to evaluate the course, please call 239-949-4700. More information can be found at www.OldCorkscrew.com.