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Monte Hanson, PGA​Head Golf Professional

Monte grew up in Bozeman, Montana, where he was on his high school's state-championship golf team as well as a 1st Team All-State selection. Monte comes to BGC from Bernardo Heights Country Club in San Diego, where he dedicated 20 years to that fine club. His many accomplishments during that time included an overhaul of the golf shop and a restructuring of the tournament schedule to fit members’ abilities and interests. In 2014, Monte won the San Diego Chapter PGA Match Play championship, and was a captain’s pick for the Century Cup team.  Monte and his wife Jeri have two daughters, Hattie and Harper.​

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Freddie Swing, LPGAAssistant Golf Professional

Freddie grew up in Southern California and started playing golf when she was about 10 years old. When high school rolled around, she became the first female at her school to participate on the boy’s golf team, as there was no girls team at the time.  Over the years, she has worked on a golf course maintenance crew, participated in the Golf Channel Amateur Tour, become USGA rules certified, officiated tournaments, prepared and run events, served on the board of the Pacific Women’s Golf Association, learned the USGA handicapping system and has been certified as an LPGA golf professional.   In addition, she had coached both boys and girls high school golf.  Her husband is now retired after working as a golf course superintendent for 38 years and they relocated to Bend in 2016.

    Nate Kitt, PGALead Instructor & Director of Junior Programing

    Nate grew up in New City, New York and caught the golf bug early.  The golf course soon became not only a babysitter but also a place to begin a career.  It's hard to believe, but Nate (33) has spent 20 years working in golf!  After graduating Clemson University (go Tigers!), Nate found himself in Denver, Colorado where he was elected to the PGA of America in 2012.  A great opportunity as First Assistant at Tetherow moved Nate to Central Oregon in 2014 and after three seasons there and four seasons at Broken Top, a new career focusing on junior golf coaching emerged.  He is very excited to be a part of the Bend Golf Club community where he hopes to share his love for learning and the game of golf.  Nate lives in Redmond with his wife CJ, son Levon and two dogs Murphy and Tatanka.