Marshall Carpenter, PGA Head Professional at High Ridge Country Club is the 2017 Merchandiser of the Year in a private category. Carpenter has been at High Ridge Country Club since 1991.
“Receiving this award is a tremendous honor. Being recognized for my efforts as the shop owner/professional at High Ridge Country Club is extremely rewarding. I enjoy investing in new inventory each season because I see it as an investment in my membership. I want my members to enjoy the newest equipment and finest apparel because they want and deserve the best. To have my efforts appreciated and validated by the PGA of America is very gratifying,” says Carpenter.
Carpenter values the relationships he has developed over the last 26 years serving PGA members. He views getting to know them along with their families and guests a privilege not just his job. In the shop, Carpenter intentionally creates a fun and productive environment that develops a strong rapport within his team. With this strategy, everyone benefits. He also holds the relationships with his mentors in a high regard. “My mentors have molded and shaped my professional career, as well as many great friendships with other PGA Professionals throughout the country,” says Carpenter.
Carpenter, 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.