Ken McMaster Named Bill Strausbaugh Award Recipient

Ken McMaster Named Bill Strausbaugh Award Recipient

Ken McMaster, PGA Director of Golf at Miromar Lakes Golf Club, is the winner of the 2017 Bill Strausbaugh Award, which acknowledges a PGA Professional’s outstanding display of integrity, character and leadership in their commitment towards mentoring others within the Association. This is the second year in a row that McMaster has received this honor. McMaster has shown his commitment to upholding the values of the PGA of America and mentoring younger members and apprentices throughout his career. He is committed to building relationships and helping other PGA Professionals grow and learn from his experiences. McMasters approach to mentorship is to “serve others and help them achieve their goals.” Ultimately his overall goal is to teach those he mentors so that one day they will be able to mentor others themselves. McMaster currently serves as the Section Membership Outreach Chairperson.
 
“Mentoring younger PGA Members, students and interns is the greatest contribution I can offer the PGA in an effort to leave our association in a better state than I found it,” says McMaster. While at Miromar Lakes, he has mentored numerous FGCU students, including his current Head Golf Professional, Kyle Mills. McMaster hired Mills when he was a freshman at FGCU and has mentored him to become the PGA Professional he is today. In addition to Mills, Ken works closely with the rest of his staff to help them obtain their professional goals and develop them as golf professionals.