Sean McGinness Wins South Florida PGA Assistant of the Year Award, Presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO

Sean McGinness Wins South Florida PGA Assistant of the Year Award, Presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO

ATLANTIS, FL – Sean McGinness, PGA Assistant Golf Professional at Foxfire Country Club wins the 2019 South Florida PGA Assistant of the Year, presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO.


The Assistant Professional of the Year Award is for overall performance as an Assistant, willingness to accept responsibility, promotion of the game through teaching adults and juniors and promoting the image of the PGA of America.

"To win this award is truly an honor as I know how much work assistants in this section put into their jobs and careers and how talented they all are,” said McGinness. “It certainly means a lot to me to have been chosen by my peers to receive this award. There are many people who have helped me in my career that led to this point and I could not be more thankful for each and every one of them."

As an Assistant at Foxfire Country Club, McGinness has emerged as a leader amongst his peers by delegating duties and always being up-to-speed on every detail of the golf operation. Last season, McGinness was instrumental in Foxfire’s 35th Anniversary celebration, leading the execution of a golf event that featured over 200 players.

McGinness helped to transition Foxfire’s tournament registration policy to online only which presented a learning curve for many members. To combat this, McGinness planned and delivered three Golf Genius seminars to help members with the change.
In addition to his work operationally, McGinness teaches 20 percent of the weekly lessons given at Foxfire and has built a reputation as a knowledgeable and passionate instructor. On the Section level, McGinness serves as the chairperson for the SFPGA Southwest Chapter Assistants’ Group and is a member of the SFPGA Tournament Committee.

The SFPGA Assistant of the Year Award, presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf/XXIO is one of the South Florida PGA's annual awards. Each award recipient as well as Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the SFPGA Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner on November 12th at the Country Club at Mirasol.