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

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.

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

Southeast

We are happy to announce the following award winners for the Southeast Chapter:
Golf Professional of the Year – Neil Lockie, PGA
Teacher of the Year Award – Warren Bottke, PGA
Bill Strausbaugh Award – Don Meadows, PGA
Horton Smith Award – Judy Alvarez, PGA
Youth Player Development Award – Dan McLellan, PGA
Player Development Award – Bill Scott, PGA
Assistant of the Year Award – Mason Colling, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year – Private – Paige Golibart, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year – Resort – Holly Taylor, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year – Public – Bela Nagy, PGA
Player of the Year – Mark Mielke, PGA
Assistant Player of the Year – Alan Morin, PGA

Past Award Recipients

Southern

The annual award process for the Southern Chapter will begin July of 2018

Past Award Recipients

Southwest Chapter Awards

We are happy to announce the following award winners for the Southwest Chapter:
Golf Professional of the Year – Ken McMaster PGA
Teacher of the Year Award – Adam Bazalgette, PGA
Bill Strausbaugh Award – Karl Bublitz, PGA
Horton Smith Award – Paul Fitzpatrick, PGA
Junior Golf Leader Award – Allen Manguson, PGA
Player Development Award – Kristine Connell, PGA
Jeremey New Assistant of the Year Award – Mathew Sawicki, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year – Private – EJ McDonnell, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year – Resort – Robert Duke, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year – Public – Bob Ridge, PGA
Henry Watkins Award – Brendan Cunningham
Player of the Year – Gene Fieger, PGA
Senior Player of the Year – Gene Fieger, PGA


Past Award Recipients