Kelbi Lee
Head Golf Professional

A native of Billings, Montana, Kelbi Lee was born with a golf club in his hand. Introduced to golf at age 3 by his father, he spent every day throughout his childhood at the golf course perfecting his skill, in hopes that one day he would become a professional golfer. His competitive spirit helped him win many titles and awards throughout junior and high school golf.

In 2006, Kelbi began his path to becoming a PGA Professional, when he transferred to Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan from Rocky Mountain College. While at Ferris, Kelbi earned a B.S. in Marketing along with a Professional Golf Management degree and was a member of the University’s men’s golf team. He led his team to a school record tying eighth place finish at the 2009 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships and an individual tie for first place. He went on to claim tourney medalist runner-up honors with a first playoff hole setback. This accomplishment helped Lee achieve Third Team All American presented by the Golf Coaches Association of American (GCAA). While at Ferris, Lee was selected to the All-Academic Team for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) as well as the GLIAC All-Conference Team Honorable Mention.

Upon graduation, Kelbi moved to Bozeman to work as an intern at Black Bull. In 2011, he became an official member of the PGA, and moved back to Billings to work as the Assistant Golf Professional at Briarwood Golf Club. In 2013, he was promoted to Head Golf Professional. Kelbi decided he wanted to move back to Bozeman, in 2017, to again work at one of the greatest courses in Montana, Black Bull.

Kelbi's thoughts on the golf swing: the golf swing is negotiable, meaning that everyone swings the club differently and there are many different ways to hit a golf ball well. The key is to find what works for each individual, customizing the lesson to focus on the players’ strengths and helping them to find their swing in their own unique way to better understand the golf swing.