Bela Nagy Named Merchandiser of the Year- Public

Bela Nagy Named Merchandiser of the Year- Public

Bela Nagy, PGA Director of Golf at Sandridge Golf Club in Vero Beach, has been named the 2017 Merchandiser of the Year in the Public Category. This is the second year in a row Nagy has received this award.  Two years ago, the golf shop at Sandridge Golf Club underwent a renovation to create more usable space and improve their merchandising techniques. The staff changes their golf shop every two weeks to promote new merchandise and provide a fresh look for customers.

“This award is a testament to our entire operation, and I could not accept this award without acknowledging my Pro Shop staff who do such an excellent job especially Jon Clark, my Manager of Golf Operations. This is a team award that has become our mantra over the past five years and our staff takes great pride in our Pro Shop operation. The Merchandiser of the Year Award is not about just selling a shirt or golf balls, it encompasses everything that we do from our tournament operation, junior program, golf leagues and instruction programs which are my favorite part of being a golf professional. The relationships that we create with our customers is and always has been our keys to our success and that is what I am most proud of,” says Nagy.

Nagy is no stranger to receiving awards, as he won the Merchandiser of the Year in the Public Category for the Southeast Chapter in 2015. He also has won the award on a Section level in 2013 and 2014. Nagy has also been recognized for his involvement with junior golf as the South Florida PGA Youth Player Development Award Recipient in 2014 and has been named a US Kids Top 50 Teacher in 2005, 2009 and 2014.

Nagy, along with the other South Florida PGA Annual Award Recipients will be recognized at the Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner in November. Click here to view all the award recipients.