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Mike Propp Named Head Professional at Toana Vista Golf Course
Mike Propp, former head professional at two golf courses in Casper, Wyoming, has been hired as the new head professional at Toana Vista Golf Course in Wendover. He fills the void left when long time and popular professional Reid Goodliffe retired at the end of last year. Propp has actually been on the job for several months and had the opportunity to work with Goodliffe for about two months before his retirement.
“Reid Goodliffe is well respected in Utah golf and I know that I have some big shoes to fill. Reid will be deeply missed by many people and I hope I can build on what he has accomplished here. I am looking forward to getting acquainted with golf in Utah,” he said.
Propp’s first job has been to supervise a remodeling job at the clubhouse that included new carpet, paint, and fixtures. The golf course is now open for play when the weather permits.
Propp was born in Casper, Wyoming in 1967 and graduated from Natrona High School. He played football, basketball, and baseball and they won the state championship in all three sports. He went to the University of Wyoming for two years where he was on the baseball team.
He played casual golf during those growing up years, and then decided to take it seriously. He got a job at Troon North and turned professional in 1990. He earned his Class A status in 1994 after working for four years at Troon North. He was trained under the tutelage of Dana Garmany, the founder and CEO of Troon Golf Management Company.
He became the assistant pro at Forest Highlands in 1994 and 1995.
He played some mini-tours in 1996-1997 and tried to qualify for the PGA Tour at Tour School in 1997.
He became head pro at Casper Country Club from 1998 through 2003 and was the head professional and partner/owner of Paradise Valley Country Club since 2005.
Toana Vista Golf Course is owned by the West Wendover Recreation District, which is also responsible for the city’s swimming pool and parks.