Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Rockwind Community Links Names Ben Kirkes Acting Golf Professional and General Manager

(Hobbs, N.M.) — Ben Kirkes, Rockwind’s former Assistant Golf Professional, recently was promoted to Acting Golf Professional/General Manager. Kirkes, an accomplished competitive golfer, joined the Rockwind team in 2017 and quickly became an energetic ambassador for the award-winning facility.

A resident of Hobbs, Kirkes played varsity golf at Highland High School in Phoenix, Arizona, for two years and then finished his junior and senior years at Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad, New Mexico, where he made first team All-State. Following graduation in 2011, Kirkes earned a full scholarship to play for the New Mexico Junior College golf team in Hobbs.  NMJC was the #1 Junior College golf team in America at the time. He played in two NJCAA National Golf Championships at NMJC and subsequently earned a golf scholarship at West Texas A&M University. He was a member of the only West Texas A&M golf team ever to compete in an NCAA National Golf Championship.    

As a member of Rockwind’s golf staff, Kirkes has assisted with many services at the club, including instruction for The First Tee program, the PGA Junior League program and lessons with adults and youngsters. Responsibilities also have entailed daily pro shop operations, tournament preparation and merchandising.

For more information, visit www.rockwindgolfcourse.com or call (575) 397-9297.

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