An Evening of Honors- 2017 Annual Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner

An Evening of Honors- 2017 Annual Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner

 
Last night, with the help of the Golf Channel’s Charlie Rymer, PGA and the entire staff at Parkland Golf and Country Club, the South Florida PGA conducted its Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner. The evening was very special as fourteen individuals were honored for their dedication and service to the South Florida PGA. In addition to the thirteen awards given annually, Hall of Fame inductees were honored.

All those receiving awards had the opportunity to speak to those in attendance, recognize the individuals who have had an impact on their careers in golf along with their families. They shared stories, jokes and most of all gratitude.  
Special thanks to PGA General Manager, Frank Petitti, PGA Head Professional, Lance McAllister and the entire staff and membership at Parkland Gold and Country Club for their hospitality, and congratulations to all the awards winders on a job well done!

Award Recipients include:
Golf Professional of the Year: Mark VanDyck, Fort Lauderdale Country Club
Teacher of the Year: Warren Bottke, PGA National Golf Club
Horton Smith Award: Kevin Compare, Divot the Clown Corporation
Bill Strausbaugh Award: Ken McMaster, Miromar Lakes Golf Club, Estero
Player Development Award: Bill Scott, Don Law Golf Academy at Osprey Point Golf Course, Boca Raton
Youth Player Development Award: Bill Scott, Don Law Golf Academy at Osprey Point Golf Course, Boca Raton
Deacon Palmer Award: Joe Kern, Grand Harbor Club, Vero Beach
Assistant Golf Professional of the Year: Mike Vanover, Grey Oaks Country Club, Naples
Merchandiser of the Year – Public: Bela Nagy, Sandridge Golf Club, Vero Beach
Merchandiser of the Year – Private: Marshall Carpenter, High Ridge Country Club, Lake Worth
Merchandiser of the Year – Resort: Lara Pavloff, Biltmore Golf Course, Miami
Salesperson of the Year – Jim Maitland, Imperial Headwear
Player of the Year - Andrew Filbert, Bonita National Golf and Country Club, Naples
Class of 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Kevin Murphy and Michael O’Brien