Boca West Country Club’s Mike Bove has been named Assistant Golf Professional of the Year by the South Florida PGA Section. Bove is a Class-A PGA Professional with an advance PGA certification in golf operations as well as teaching and coaching.
Get to Know Boca West Assistant Pro Mike Bove
A native of Long Valley, New Jersey, Bove graduated from Elon University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He developed a passion for golf at a young age and in high school worked for a golf retailer and driving range.
Not long after college, he decided to pursue his dream of working in the golf industry. He moved and south and then joined Boca West in 2008, leading day-to-day operations in the golf retail shop — and in 2020 he joined the professional staff in the golf department.
“I am humbled and honored to have been recognized by the South Florida PGA Section as the Assistant Golf Professional of the Year,” Bove says in an announcement about the award. “This award would not have been possible without having the opportunity to work for exceptional leadership,” he continues, adding, “For 14 years at Boca West, I have been given the freedom to think big, embrace change, always learn from failure, and recognize that you’re always on stage.”
Bove resides in Delray Beach with his wife and three sons.
His best golf tip is: “The best players ‘swing the club,’ whereas the weekend warrior ‘hits the ball.’”
Golf Heaven at Boca West Country Club
Boca West is continuously ranked as one of the top residential golf clubs in the world, and architects Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer and Jim Fazio used their legendary talents to create four distinct 18-hole golf courses. Boca West is also the first Country Club in the nation to upgrade its driving range with Inrange, a precision radar ball tracking and range gamification system.
The club also offers a four-acre short game area, driving range with 50 tees, a golf pro shoppe and individual locker rooms for men and women, as well Mr D’s Restaurant.
Boca West Country Club offers its players year-round golf clinics and tournaments, as well as a wealth of non-golf related sports and amenities, such as an incredible Aquatics Center — complete with waterfalls, casual pool bar, bridges and lush tropical foliage — tennis and pickleball, fitness and more.
Learn more about Boca West Country Club and it golf at bocawestcc.org.