Bo Baker, PGA
Bo Baker is the owner and founder of Bo Baker Golf Academy, in Spokane, Washington. Since 2013, Bo has worked with golfers of all ages and walks of life to pursue the game from a perspective of patience, diligence, and humility that stays with them long after their lesson with him is over.
From the first session and beyond, Bo’s passion for pushing athletes to the next level drives every second of his time with them. He is a trusted coach to clubs and players throughout the Pacific Northwest, and his reputation for kindness, patience, and enthusiasm (especially when working with youth) has helped establish Bo as a valued mentor to hundreds of golfers throughout his career.
His desire to see golfers, young and old, live out their dreams is what motivates him each and every day he gets to spend with his students, and he could not be more grateful for the opportunity to work with others who share his passion for this wonderful sport.
Among his many golfing accolades is the 2020 Inland Empire Youth Player Development Award, the 2019 Inland Empire PGA Teacher of the Year award, the 2015 Inland Empire PGA Assistants Championship, He was a top qualifier in the 2021 PGA National Championship, where he finished T-1 in the Pacific Northwest PGA Section Championship. He holds a degree in business administration from Lubbock Christian University. When he isn’t working with students, you can usually find him exploring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, or pursuing his second passion: home remodeling and real estate development.
Bo dreams of playing a minimum of one PGA Tour event in his career and spends time every day working on his game. Below, you will find notable wins and finishes in his career. Results prior to 2019 have been hard to find but are out there somewhere.
- 2015 IEPGA Chapter Assistants – Champion
- 2017 IEPGA Circling Raven Pro Am – Champion
- 2018 IEPGA Hayden Lake CC Pro Am – Champion
- 2018 IEPGA Esmeralda GC Pro Am – Champion
Top 5 Finishes
- 2020 PNW PGA Section Championship – T2
- 2019 IEPGA Pro-Am at Circling Raven Golf Club – T2
- 2019 IEPGA Pro-Am at Indian Canyon Golf Course – T3
- 2019 IEPGA Pro-Am at Twin Lakes Village Golf Course – T5
Top 10 Finishes
- 2019 IEPGA Pro-Am at Avondale Golf Club – T7
- 2019 IEPGA Pro-Am at Deer Park Golf Club – T7
- 2019 IEPGA Pro-Junior at Esmeralda Golf Course – T10
Bo is typically recognized as having more energy than his counterparts and it can be seen through his non-stop lifestyle. Having this amount of energy helps him keep up with his family that is spread throughout Colorado and Pensilvania. His parents reside in Cedaredge, Colorado (hometown), his oldest brother lives in Denver, CO with his wife and three daughters, and his next oldest brother lives in Philidelphia, PA with his wife, two daughters and a son. Bo has considered his family and his family to be the reason for any success he has had in his life. They have always been there to encourage and inspire him to pursue his dreams as a Golf Professional.
Christianity has always been a part of Bo’s life. He currently attends Summit Church in Spokane, WA, which is part of the Four Square community. His hope of following Jesus is to be an encouragement to anyone whom he comes in contact with.
Invite Bo anywhere, and you’ll see that he is always ready to have a good time. His extroverted personality leads him to be with other people… most of the time! He enjoys grabbing dinner with friends, traveling, dancing, fly fishing, and playing golf as much as he can. As you can imagine, this kind of outgoing personality can make clients feel comfortable and at ease during a golf lesson. When he has extra time outside of work, family, his faith, and fun he likes to write blog posts in his Lesson Journal.