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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 Awards

Jim Butler
Grey Oaks Country Club

Golf Professional of the Year
Teacher of the YearRecognizes 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 Awards

Mike Richards

Mike Richards Golf Academy

 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 AwardsAaron West

Acura Golf Experience

 Horton Smith Award
Bill Strausbaugh AwardRecognizes 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 Awards

Jeff Raimer
West Bay 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 LeaderRecognizes the professional who uses his/her leadership skills to promote and develop junior golf at both the club and community levels. SFPGA Annual Awards

Bela Nagy
Sand Ridge Golf Club

Youth Player Development Award Leader
Assistant of the YearRecognize 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 AwardsPaul Fitzpatrick
Fiddlesticks Country Club
 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
Sand Ridge 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 Awards

Josh Hershoff
Wilderness Country 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 AwardsSeth Henrich
El Conquistador Resort
Merchandiser of the Year – Resort
Salesperson of the YearThe 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 AwardsDavid Kelly
Club Car
 Salesperson of the Year Award