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 2017 Recipient

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.

Mark VanDyck
Fort Lauderdale
Country 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.

Warren Bottke
PGA National Golf
Club

Horton Smith Award

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

Kevin Compare
Divot the Clown
Corporation

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.

Joe Kern

Grand Harbor 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.

Ken McMaster
Miromar Lakes Golf
Club

PGA Player Development Award

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

Bill Scott
Don Law Golf
Academy at
Osprey Point

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.

Bill Scott
Don Law Golf
Academy at
Osprey Point

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.

Mike Vanover

Grey Oaks Country Club

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.

Bela Nagy
Sandridge Golf Club

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.

Marshall Carpenter
High Ridge Country
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.

Lara Pavloff

Biltmore Golf Course

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.

Jim Maitland

Southern

Congratulations to the following  2017 Southern Chapter Award Winners: 
 
Golf Professional of the Year – Santos Caceres, PGA
Teacher of the Year – David Armitage, PGA
Horton Smith Award – Shane Warriner, PGA
Bill Strausbaugh Award -  Brian Schuler, PGA
Growth of the Game Award – Nick Cupper, PGA
Youth Player Development Award – John Moscoso, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Award – Eric Sump, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year – Shawn Gifford, PGA
Saleperson of the Year – Kerry Kenna
Player of the Year – Adam Scrimenti, PGA
Senior Player of the Year - Jack Shoenfelt, PGA



Past Award Recipients