Tchefuncta C.C. Adds a New Assistant Pro!- Mitchell Bozentka

by / Tuesday, 03 July 2018 / Published in Uncategorized

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We are happy to announce the arrival of our new assistant golf professional, Mitchell Bozentka. As a recent graduate of Campbell University’s PGA Golf Management program, Mitchell is eager to begin his career in the golf industry with us here at Tchefuncta C.C. His passion for teaching golf and interest in technology makes him a perfect match for our professional staff.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Mitchell took up golf at the age of 12 when he enrolled in a junior golf summer camp led by the local PGA professional. The next summer, at age 13, Mitchell was asked back by the pro to help teach the camps. And that was the start of his journey in golf instruction.

Mitchell then moved on to Wilmington Country Club for 3 years working in the bagroom, and teaching junior golf camps during the summer. From here, Mitchell enrolled as a student in Campbell University’s PGA Golf Management program to chase his dream of becoming a World-Class golf instructor.

Campbell University, located in Buies Creek, North Carolina, is regarded as one of the best PGA Golf Management programs in the country. During his time in Buies Creek, Mitchell was fortunate enough to be mentored by some of the top golf professionals in their respective fields:

  • David Orr, PGA: PGA Tour putting coach, founder of Flatstick Academy, pioneer in 3D putting research. www.flatstickacademy.com
  • Ryan Dailey, PGA: Co-Founder of Operation 36 junior golf development programs. operation36.golf
  • Ken Jones, PGA: Campbell University PGAGM program director, Keith Hills C.C. general manager. keithhillscc.com

Mitchell also completed 3 internships around the country:

  • 3 months: Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Connecticut.
    • PGA Professional: Jason Beffert
  • 6 months: Vail Golf Club in Vail, Colorado.
    • PGA Professionals: Alice Plain & Nathan Mead
  • 7 months: X Golf School at Rock Hill Golf Club
    • PGA Professional: Michael Jacobs
  • 3 months (non-internship): Pinehurst Resort
    • PGA Professional: Adam Osterbur

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At 23 years old, Mitchell has been around golf instruction for 10 years. He has given over 300 hours of individual lessons and over 1,000 hours of group instruction.

At Tchefuncta Country Club, Mitchell offers individual lessons for golfers of all ages and skill levels, he is the Captain of the PGA Junior League team, and the lead instructor of the Future Champions Academy. He will also be frequently posting and updating this website. We are happy to welcome Mitchell Bozentka to our team and are excited for what the future has in store for this young man.

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