Director of Golf
Meet Patrick “Pat” Gorman, PGA Professional, who is the third Director of Golf in Bent Pine’s history. Pat has built a comprehensive golf program that exceeds the expectations of member golfers at all skill levels. Pat has honored the rich tradition of Bent Pine’s signature tournaments, championship games, and time-tested Nine and Dine and themed contests. Initiated in 2013, the Annual Kenny Perry Invitational is one of the newest and most successful ventures added to the full menu of golf events. Under Pat’s guidance, Bent Pine added two new tee positions, the Kenny Perry tees and the Silver tees -- the longest and shortest yardages, respectively. Pat also arranges periodic national and international golf trips for members.
Pat has mentored numerous golf professionals who went on to serve as Head Professionals or Directors of Instruction around the country. He was named Professional of the Year for the southeast Chapter of the PGA South Florida Section in 2005 and the recipient of the PGA South Florida Section’s Bill Strausbaugh Award in 2012.
Stop in to meet Pat. You will be impressed with his kindness and Wisconsin warm welcome, not to mention his devotion to the game of golf.
Director of Instruction
Meet Vero Beach’s own Sal Spallone. Sal started playing golf at age 6. He attended St. Edward’s School where he was MVP of the Golf Team for 6 years and won the High School State Championship in 1995. Sal went on to serve as Golf Team captain at Texas Christian University for 3 years straight. For 12 years, he played professionally around the world in various large golf tournaments, including the Nationwide Tour for 3 years and 4 PGA Tour events.
Sal is well respected in the world of golf, and is one of Bent Pine’s greatest treasures. Enjoy lessons or “tune-ups” with Sal, which will prove this point.
Meet Jason Berchtold, Assistant Golf Professional, who is smooth and unflappable under any circumstance. Having joined the Bent Pine staff in 2002, Jason usually can be found in the Golf Shop, assisting members with an array of services. His pleasant demeanor and smiling face, not to mention his expertise in setting up men’s and women’s weekly games and handling most concerns with ease, will make your day.
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 women’s golf clinics, one-on-one lesson packages and on-course lessons that are sure to lower one’s handicap. We have a storied history of providing the best tutelage on the Treasure Coast.
The practice range and putting and chipping greens are designed to sustain and sharpen your skills and techniques for the ultimate enjoyment of your golf game.
Shopping is a pleasure at the Bent Pine Golf Shop. Members and guests alike enjoy browsing through the latest and most popular men’s and women’s styles and colors of clothing, footwear, golf necessities, and equipment. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff will assist you with all your needs and requests. The Shop carries the top selling brands of equipment, which are custom-fitted by our experienced professionals. If you do not see what you need, our staff will be happy to order it for you. That’s great service!