Atlantis, Fla – Jim Butler, PGA General Manager of Grey Oaks Country Club has been named the 2014 SFPGA Golf Professional of the Year. This award is the highest honor a PGA Professional can receive, recognizing the individual for their overall performance, level of service to the Association, leadership, image and the ability to inspire fellow professionals and promote the game of golf.
Butler has been involved in the PGA on a local, sectional and national level. As a faculty member in the PGA Golf Management University Program at Florida Gulf Coast University, he serves on both the Resort and Hospitality Management Advisory Council and the PGA Golf Management Advisory Council. In recent years, he has been involved with the Florida Golf Summit, an ongoing effort to unite all influential bodies in Florida with a singular goal of promoting the game of golf throughout the state. With six years of working on this initiative, Butler is proud to have been a part of the first Florida Golf Summit, hosted in August. It is a personal goal of his to “continue to develop the Florida golf brand and bring attention to our state and country about the significance of golf to the economic benefit of our state and nation.”
Butler, the 2013 SFPGA Bill Strausbaugh Award recipient, has been a PGA member for over 20 years. His influence in the golf industry has inspired countless golf professionals, apprentices and Professional Golf Management students at Florida Gulf Coast University. Grey Oaks Country Club currently employs over 20 PGA Professionals. On a weekly basis, Butler takes time to discuss with his staff members: personal goals, how to enhance their skill sets and their feedback of the daily operations. Butler […]