Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Annual Awards.  We encourage you to take a moment to nominate your peers for a Section award.  To download a nomination form click here.

Award 2015 Recipient
Professional of the Year
The highest honor a PGA Professional can receive, this professional is recognized for his/her overall performance, level of service to the Association, leadership, image and the ability to inspire fellow professionals and promote the game of golf.
Warren Bottke Warren Bottke
Abacoa Golf Academy
Teacher of the Year
Recognizes the professional who provides outstanding service as a golf instructor.  The recipient is selected based on his/her efforts in promoting golf, use of teachings, involvement in junior golf activities, and teaching techniques.
Don LawDon Law
Don Law Golf Academy
Horton Smith Award
Recognizes the professional who provides outstanding and continuous contributions in developing and improving educational opportunities for the PGA Professional.
Tara McKennaTara McKenna
Florida Gulf Coast University PGA Management University
Deacon Palmer Award
The “Deacon Palmer Award” bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional who personally displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership, in the effort to overcome a major obstacle in their life.  This individual is an unsung hero/heroine at their facility and in their community, who serve to inspire, empower and assist others, both inside and outside of the game.
robert brunoRobert Bruno
Frenchman’s Creek Country Club
Bill Strausbaugh Award
Recognizes the professional whose overall commitment is to promoting the game, the Association, and fellow PGA Professionals.  This professional is honored for his/her integrity, leadership ability, professional mentoring and community involvement related to golf activities.
Karl Bublitz - 12Karl Bublitz
Grey Oaks Country Club
PGA Player Development Award
Recognizes the PGA Professional who has made extraordinary contributions and achievements in the area of player development.
Bill ScottBill Scott
Don Law Golf Academy at Osprey Pointe
Youth Player Development Award
previously known as Junior Golf Leader
Recognizes the professional who uses his/her leadership skills to promote and develop junior golf at both the club and community levels.
Jeff NixonJeff Nixon
Stoneybrook Golf Course of Estero
Assistant of the Year
Recognize the individual’s overall performance as an assistant through his/her willingness to accept responsibility, promotion of the game, and his/her promotion of the overall image of the PGA.
Lee StroeverLee Stroever
McArthur Golf Club
Merchandiser of the Year – Public
Recognizes the professional that has demonstrated superior skills as a merchandiser in the promotion of golf with a focus on the individual’s inventory, shop display, staff, and merchandising techniques at a public facility.
Bob Coman PhotoBob Coman
Biltmore Golf Course
Merchandiser of the Year – Private
Recognizes the professional that has demonstrated superior skills as a merchandiser in the promotion of golf with a focus on the individual’s inventory, shop display, staff, and merchandising techniques at a private facility.
Bud TaylorBud Taylor
Old Palm Golf Club
Merchandiser of the Year – Resort
Recognizes the professional that has demonstrated superior skills as a merchandiser in the promotion of golf with a focus on the individual’s inventory, shop display, staff, and merchandising techniques at a resort facility.
Ed WeberEd Weber
Raptor Bay Golf Club
Salesperson of the Year
The Salesperson of the Year Award honors a sales representative (hard or soft good) serving the Section who has made significant contributions to the game of golf at the Section level and within his/her company and whose overall performance as a sales representative including service to accounts, overall integrity, courtesy, and professionalism is second to none.
Mike Budnyk
TaylorMade adidas Ashworth

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If you would like to attend the 2015 Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner supported by Morell Studios click here to download a printable entry form or click here to register online.