Bob Betley

Posted - Jul. 16, 2004 at 10:35 a.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Even though I don't know where the expression "Renaissance Man" comes from, I do know it was a period in history that marked the revival of the arts in Europe and the transition from medieval to modern history. I also know that "Renaissance Man" refers to one who excels in many things — a person who has many talents and abilities.

Regardless of where the term comes from or what the actual definition of the word is, I know a man who, indeed, has many talents and excels in a variety of skills. Although I've featured Bob Betley and the Bear Lake West Country Club previously on this program, I've discovered many new things about this authentic achiever.

We all know Bob because of his success on the PGA Tour and the Senior Tour. We also know of his involvement with the beautiful golf course on the shores of Bear Lake.

I was invited to Bob's home after our visit. I was blown away by this beautiful home and so impressed when Bob told me that he and his wife, Jane, built it themselves. It took them more than 13 years to plan and complete the home. He worked on it between golf tournaments and other obligations. It is a masterpiece and fits in so beautifully with the ambiance and surroundings of Bear Lake.

I then walked into an art studio where Bob produces spectacular artwork. His original paintings of western scenes, Native Americans and spectacular landscapes are just beautiful. I really enjoyed the paintings of the golf super stars. Bob has been commissioned to do paintings for various golf tournaments and golf professionals. He has great paintings of Tiger Woods, Jack Nicholas, Arnold Palmer and many other legends of the game.

Many of us just wish we had one talent. Bob has more than his share. Not bad for a young kid from Livingston, Montana who really only dreamed of becoming a policeman.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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