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South Florida PGA Hosts Annual Awards Dinner, Meadows Honored as Golf Professional of the Year
November 15th 2019 - ATLANTIS, FL – Don Meadows, PGA Director of Golf at Quail Valley Country Club (Vero Beach), was named the 2019 South Florida PGA Golf Professional of the Year on Tuesday night at the SFPGA Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner. As the highest honor a South Florida PGA Golf Professional can receive, Meadows highlighted the evening which also honored his fellow 2019 award winners and the 2019 Hall of Fame Class.

The South Florida PGA annually recognizes a PGA Professional for overall performance, level of service to the Association, leadership, image and ability to inspire fellow professionals and promote the game of golf.

“Being recognized and awarded the Golf Professional of the Year is one of the highlights of my life,” said Meadows. “To be awarded this in a section with so many talented and dedicated Golf Professionals is humbling. I am truly thankful for all the opportunities I have been afforded in my career - from working as a ‘cart boy’ in high school to now being the Director of Golf at Quail Valley, there are so many individuals who have influenced and enhanced my career, achieving this recognition is a testament to many individuals influence on me.”
 
In addition to Meadows, the following were honored on Tuesday night:
 
2019 Hall of Fame Class – Mark VanDyck, PGA and Stephen A. Cox, PGA
Teacher of the Year – Gayle Leslie, PGA
Horton Smith Award – Jim McLean, PGA
Bill Strausbaugh Award – Paul Clivio, PGA
Player Development – Nick Cupper, PGA
Youth Player Development – Bela Nagy, PGA
Assistant of the Year – Sean McGinness, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year (Private) – Brad “JR” Friend, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year (Public) - Casey Mitchell, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year (Resort) – Holly Taylor, PGA
Patriot Award – Dave McNulty, PGA
Salesperson of the Year – Dwight Rogers