This month we interview Kyle Weeks, who was nominated to be featured in ForeWord Press because of his efforts in Player Development. Learn a little about Kyle and “Operation 36”!

Facility: Lost Tracks GC

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

PGA Professional Since: 2012

Tell us a little bit about your career. Who or what inspired you to be a PGA Professional?

I spent time around some great PGA Professionals as I grew up and began down the road to PGA Membership.  Brent Fleshman, Andy Hollister and Dave Bartels are all great Golf Professionals in the Rocky Mountain Section and continue to be great friends and mentors. All working in different ways led me from Assistant Pro , to Head Pro, to Assistant Pro, to now Director of Instruction.

Favorite golfer? Tiger

Favorite sports team, pro or college? Boise State Football

Can you tell us about your Player Development programs?

While our programs continue to grow, I’m incredibly excited about the launching of Operation 36 this season. We’ve seen some awesome improvement and some great smiles as we’ve grown together and created some great memories. The beauty of the program really lies in how it seamlessly combines coaching and playing the game along with structured goals to progress through each division. The kids not only love testing to level up but also get super pumped to get out and try to pass the playing component or shoot their new best score from their set of tees.

Operation 36 isn’t just for the kids and we now have our ladies out participating with wine or cocktails always in hand.

We still operate shorter camps but like to use these as a stepping stone into long term love of the game and coaching programs.

Anything else you’d like the share with PNW Section PGA Members?

The opportunity to launch year-round coaching programs really puts us on the same level as other sports. Like it or not, we are competing with so many other sports. Basketball, baseball, softball and soccer all have kids playing sports year-round. Giving our sport that same road map can only serve to help us grow the game, especially through the avenue of junior golf.