8 Things You Didn't Know About Ben Cook

We get to know PGA Professional Ben Cook a little better with these 8 facts.

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We get to know PGA Professional Ben Cook a little better with these 8 facts.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Ben Cook

One of the best things about the PGA Championship is that 20 PGA Professionals can qualify for the event and compete alongside the world's best. One such player to achieve this several times, and go on to make the cut at the 2021 PGA Championship hosted on a tough Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, is Ben Cook.

As you would expect, not that much is known about the youngster but we have given eight facts below to change that.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Ben Cook

1. Cook was born on September 27th, 1993 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2. Cook is the assistant professional at John's Island Club in Vero Beach, Florida. It is a private, members-owned club with three golf courses, the North, the South and the West.

The three courses were designed by three of the mot well-known golf architects in the game; Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio.

3. Cook has qualified to play in the PGA Championship three times, in consecutive years from 2019 to 2021. At the first two tournaments, hosted at Bethpage Black and TPC Harding Park, he missed the cut. At the 3rd attempt he made the cut at Kiawah Island.

Cook competing at the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black (Getty Images)

4. Cook works alongside Tyler Collet and Brett Walker at John's Island Club, both of whom also competed in the 2021 PGA Championship.


5. Cook turned professional after graduating from Ferris State University in 2017. In both 2015 and 2017 Cook was a Division II All-American.

Ferris State University golfer Ben Cook tees off during individual play during the 2017 Division II Men's Golf Individual Championship (Getty Images)

6. His favourite golf course he has played is Bay Hill, site of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour.

7. His father, Phil Mickelson and Arnold Palmer would round out his dream foursome.

8. "The Sandlot" is his favourite movie, and "The Office" is his favourite TV show.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22