After Bentley graduated and received her Master’s Degree from Alabama, she knew she wanted to continue her path in the golf industry. After getting married soon after completing school, her husband encouraged her to continue to do what she loves and to go after her dreams. In her heart, she realized that she wanted to put more time towards being able to help people than competing. She worked a lot with the First Tee in Tuscaloosa while in high school and college which helped fuel her path to applying for the LPGA Teaching Professionals program.
“I love the fact that I could help people, I could still be a part of golf, so I just went full-fledged into that,” she stated.
She went on to open her own golf instruction business called Ao1 Golf to go with her Class B LPGA Teaching Pro Certification. She is also Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified.
Bentley’s success and reputation would be spoken of constantly among many members of NorthRiver Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa during her time at Alabama as well as after.
“Over the years after starting at NorthRiver, I would see Cammie now and again playing golf and she was so well-admired by the membership,” said Paula Mount, NorthRiver Yacht Club Director of Marketing and Regional Director of Sales & Marketing for Troon. “In her collegiate years and then when competing after her collegiate years, members would come up and share articles or updates about how she was performing. So I was following her without following her for years.”