Brockton, MA – Bob Beach, PGA spent the last 31 years working at Braintree Municipal Golf Course, 28 of which he was the Head Golf Professional. He retired from that position at the end of 2018, and has continued to make a huge impact on the communities of greater Boston. One organization that Bob has worked with is The Arc of South Shore. The Arc works with intellectually and developmentally disabled people to help provide them with the care that they need as well as assist them in being more independent.

On September 13th, Bob and Paul Coutoumas, PGA of D.W. Field Golf Course in Brockton collaborated to host both the South Shore Chapter and the Brockton Chapter of The Arc for a clinic and lunch. The clinic started with an introduction to the equipment and safety tips, followed by some time spend on the putting green where Bob and Paul laid out different obstacles for the participants to putt around, through, under, over, etc. After they used the putting obstacles for a while, it was time for lunch and prizes. Each participant in the clinic got a boxed lunch courtesy of D.W. Field’s 19th Hole Restaurant, along with some fun gifts to remember the day. The clinic was attended by over 30 individuals from The Arc Chapters, along with several staff members from The Arc Chapters as well.

The New England PGA is very proud to have dedicated PGA members like Bob and Paul working in our section. If you happen to run into either of them, please make sure to commend them on the impactful work they are doing within their communities. To learn how to get involved, or for more information regarding the New England PGA Foundation or any of its initiatives; please email Christian Comeau, PGA.