Director of Golf
Pat Gorman is about to start his 31st season as the Head Golf Professional at the Bent Pine Golf Club. During his 30 seasons at Bent Pine he has mentored numerous assistant golf professionals of which 28 are now Head Professionals or Directors of Instruction around the country. Pat was named the PGA Golf Professional of the Year for the Southeast Chapter of the South Florida Section in 2005 and was also the recipient of the PGA South Florida Section's Bill Strausbaugh Award in 2012.
Director of Instruction
Sal Spallone started playing golf when he was 6 years old, and was competitive from the start. He went on to play high school golf for St. Edwards where he was the MVP of the Golf team for 6 years. He won the Highschool State Championship in 1995. After that Sal was the team captain at TCU for 3 years straight. Sal played professionally all around the world for 12 years, where he improved his game and played in some of the largest tournaments in golf. He played on the Nationwide Tour for 3 Years and played 4 events on the PGA Tour. Sal has been sponsored by Toyota, TaylorMade, Titleist, Nickent Golf and Allstate.
The Bent Pine members and guests are greeted each and every day by Assistant Professional Jason Berchtold’s beaming smile. Jason started in 2002 at Bent Pine after working at the Kahkwa Club in Erie, Pennsylvania. When it comes to setting up Bent Pine tournaments, Jason can always be counted on to handle any task in a smooth and unflappable way. Jason is married to his lovely wife Kasey.
Bent Pine takes great pride in its professional and friendly golf staff. With over 40 years of combined experience, our golf instructors offer various men’s and ladies’ golf clinics, one-on-one lesson packages and/or on-course lessons that guarantee to lower one’s handicap. We have a storied history of providing the best tutelage on the Treasure Coast.
The Bent Pine Golf Shop offers a wide array of the latest and best in apparel and equipment, with a fully trained professional staff, available to answer any questions you might have. The shop carries the top selling brands of equipment such as Ping, Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway and Odyssey. All equipment is custom-fitted by our experienced professional staff.
The latest in ladies fashion apparel is available from Peter Millar, Fairway & Greene, Cutter & Buck, EP Pro, Daily Sport, and Sport Haley to name a few. Our ladies basic logoed tops from Greg Norman along with Icikuls and Swing sun protection long sleeved tops come in a beautiful assortment of prints and colors. The men may choose from the popular styles of Peter Millar, Fairway & Greene, Donald Ross, Oxford, and Vineyard Vines. Footjoy shoes are available in a wide variety of styles for men and women. If you don’t see what you need, our staff will be happy to order it for you.