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Watch Shawnee's Touring Pro Tee Off in U.S. Open
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 (Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania) — The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort's touring golf pro, Brian Bergstol, will tee off at The U.S. Open, in Torrey Pines, California on Thursday, June 12th at 12:12 pm, and can be watched on NBC.
During Brian's practice round, he scored an even par on the front nine and three over on the back. These practice scores are impressive because last year's winner, Angel Cabrera, was able to clinch the championship with a score of five over par. In 2007, Tiger Woods finished third in The U.S. Open at six over par.
In yesterdays practice round, Brian was paired with Charles Howell, a seasoned PGA pro and winner of numerous tournaments, including the Nissan Open by defeating Phil Mickelson in a playoff.
Bergstol, 23, of Mt. Bethel, PA, is Shawnee's first pro since Sam Snead to qualify and play at the U.S. Open. In addition, Brian is the only player from the Philadelphia section of the PGA that is playing at the Open this year.
The Philadelphia section of the PGA has over 800 members and covers Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and the entire state of Delaware. The last golf pro to play in The U.S. Open from the Philadelphia section of the PGA was John Demarco in 2004.
Brian began playing golf later than most of his colleagues. At age 15 he was competing against golfers that were more experienced than him. Unlike Bergstol who taught himself golf, many of his competitors also took lessons and were coached by local golf professionals.
The Shawnee Inn was his high school's course, and it is also where he formed a relationship with the resort. Since then, Brian has been working in the golf shop, giving lessons, and sharpening his own game. With his handicap of five better than scratch it is obvious that the work is paying off.
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is proud of Brian's success, and wish him the best of luck at the U.S. Open.
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List of Accolades
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort would like to thank the all of the organizations that have recognized our efforts towards excellence. We are a proud member of the community and look forward to working together to continue providing outstanding service.
Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations Chef’s Palate Award for “Best Use of Local and Organic Ingredients”-Chef "G"
Award of Excellence “Most Creative Booth” from the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Expo 2010
Save Our Planet Award, The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association-Rob Howell, General Manager of the Year
Community Service Award, The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau-Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator, Brand Hero
American Legion Auxiliary-Certificate of Appreciation
The Pocono Business Journals Green List
The Monroe County Historical Associations Historical Preservation Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Outstanding Tourism Employee - Will Stryeski
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Green Award - The Shawnee Inn and Gold Resort
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Save Our Planet Award
The Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association's General Manager of the Year Nomination - Rob Howell
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Save Our Planet Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureaus Outstanding Tourism Employee Rob Howell, General Manager
Outstanding Women in Business Monica Startari, Director of Marketing
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Chairman of Business Award Charlie Kirkwood, Owner
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations General Manager of the Year Nomination Rob Howell, General Manager
The National Recreation Area of the Delaware Water Gaps Conservation Award
The American Cancer Societys Certificate of Appreciation for being First Property in the Pocono Mountains to go Smoke-Free
Bizzy Awards Best Overall Business