Award 2013 Recipient Previous Winners

Professional of the Year

The highest honor a PGA 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.

SFPGA Annual AwardsBrian Peaper
Lost Tree Club
Golf Professional of the Year
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.

SFPGA Annual AwardsJared Isaacs Jim McLean Golf School – Doral  Teacher of the Year
Horton Smith Award

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

SFPGA Annual AwardsMartha Hall
FGCU PGA Golf Management
 Horton Smith Award
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.

SFPGA Annual AwardsJim Butler
Grey Oaks Country Club
 Bill Strausbaugh Award
PGA Player Development Award

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

SFPGA Annual AwardsJeff Nixon
Stoneybrook Golf Course of Estero
 PGA Player Development Award
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.

SFPGA Annual AwardsBill Scott
Don Law Golf Academy
 Junior Golf Leader
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.

SFPGA Annual AwardsKevin Kuehl
Gulf Harbour Yacht & CC
 Assistant of the Year
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.

SFPGA Annual AwardsBela Nagy
Sandridge Golf Club
Merchandiser of the Year – Public
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.

SFPGA Annual AwardsScott Kirkwood
Ocean Reef Club
Merchandiser of the Year – Private
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.

SFPGA Annual AwardsEd Weber
Raptor Bay Golf Club
Merchandiser of the Year – Resort
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.

SFPGA Annual AwardsMark Goldstein
Titleist
 Salesperson of the Year Award