Annual Awards

Annual Awards

Section

The South Florida PGA overtime has awarded countless PGA members who have worked hard to serve the PGA Associations with an annual award.  To view a all receipents please click on the category for each award.
 
Award 2018 Recipient

Golf Professional of the Year

The highest honor a PGA Golf Professional can receive, this professional is recognized for his/her overall performance, level of service to the Association, leadership, image and the ability to inspire fellow professionals and promote the game of golf.

Ken McMaster
Miromar Lakes Golf
Club

Teacher of the Year

Recognizes the professional who provides outstanding service as a golf instructor. The recipient is selected based on his/her efforts in promoting golf, use of teachings, involvement in junior golf activities, and teaching techniques.

Bill Scott
Don Law Golf
Academy at
Osprey Point

Horton Smith Award

Recognizes the professional who provides outstanding and continuous contributions in developing and improving educational opportunities for the PGA Professional.

Judy Alvarez
Monarch Country Club

Deacon Palmer Award

The “Deacon Palmer Award” bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional who personally displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership, in the effort to overcome a major obstacle in their life. This individual is an unsung hero/heroine at their facility and in their community, who serve to inspire, empower and assist others, both inside and outside of the game.

James Muir
Pointe West Country Club

Bill Strausbaugh Award

Recognizes the professional whose overall commitment is to promoting the game, the Association, and fellow PGA Professionals. This professional is honored for his/her integrity, leadership ability, professional mentoring and community involvement related to golf activities.

Dan Gawronski

Pelican's Nest Golf Club

PGA Player Development Award

Recognizes the PGA Professional who has made extraordinary contributions and achievements in the area of player development.

Susan Vail

Abacoa Golf Club

Youth Player Development Award

previously known as Junior Golf Leader Recognizes the professional who uses his/her leadership skills to promote and develop junior golf at both the club and community levels.

Neil Lockie
Jonathan's Landing Golf Club

Assistant of the Year

Recognize the individual’s overall performance as an assistant through his/her willingness to accept responsibility, promotion of the game, and his/her promotion of the overall image of the PGA.

Rick Sutton
Broken Sound Club - Old Course

Merchandiser of the Year – Public

Recognizes the professional that has demonstrated superior skills as a merchandiser in the promotion of golf with a focus on the individual’s inventory, shop display, staff, and merchandising techniques at a public facility.

John Miller
Greynolds Park Golf Course

Merchandiser of the Year – Private

Recognizes the professional that has demonstrated superior skills as a merchandiser in the promotion of golf with a focus on the individual’s inventory, shop display, staff, and merchandising techniques at a private facility.

Morgan Jewell
Floridian National Golf Club

Merchandiser of the Year – Resort

Recognizes the professional that has demonstrated superior skills as a merchandiser in the promotion of golf with a focus on the individual’s inventory, shop display, staff, and merchandising techniques at a resort facility.

Jeff Willenberg
Dorado Beach Resort and Club

Salesperson of the Year

The Salesperson of the Year Award honors a sales representative (hard or soft good) serving the Section who has made significant contributions to the game of golf at the Section level and within his/her company and whose overall performance as a sales representative including service to accounts, overall integrity, courtesy, and professionalism is second to none.

Scott VanDame

Southeast

The 2018 Southeast Chapter award process is asking all Southeast Chapter Members to nominate their peers for this years awards. Please click here to nominate your peers by October 7th. 

The 2018 Southeast Chapter Award winners will be recognized at the Southeast Chapter Fall Meeting and Awards Presentation in the Spring of 2018.

Past Award Recipients

Southern

The 2018 Southern Chapter Award process is currently being conducted. All nominations are in and applications have been distributed. 

2018 Southern Chapter Award winners will be recognized at the Southern Chapter Fall Meeting and Awards Dinner on December 4, 2018. 

Past Award Recipients

Southwest Chapter Awards

The 2018 Southwest Chapter Award Winners Include:
  • Golf Professional of the Year: William Harley, PGA
  • Teacher of the Year: Mark Moffatt, PGA
  • Bill Strausbaugh Award: Mike Dopslaff, PGA
  • Horton Smith Award: Tara McKenna, PGA
  • Jeremy New Assistant of the Year: Sean McGinness, PGA
  • Junior Golf Leader Award: Tom O'Brien, PGA
  • Player Development Award: Andy Scott, PGA
  • Merchandiser of the Year (Private): Chad Perkins, PGA
  • Merchandiser of the Year (Public): Josh Ross, PGA
  • Henry Watkins Award: Joe Stein

The 2018 Southwest Chapter Award winners will be recognized at the 2018 Southwest Chapter Fall Meeting on October 11th. 

Past Award Recipients