Award 2016 Recipient
Golf Professional of the Year
The highest honor a PGA Golf 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.
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Tom Wildenhaus
Olde Florida Golf Club

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.
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Don 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.
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Joseph Groch
Glades Country Club / Florida Gulf Coast 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.
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John Skaf

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.
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Ken McMaster
Miromar Lakes Golf Club

PGA Player Development Award
Recognizes the PGA Professional who has made extraordinary contributions and achievements in the area of player development.
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Judy Alvarez
Palm Cove Golf Club

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.
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Bill Scott
Don Law Golf Academy at Osprey Pointe

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.
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Santos Caceres

Crandon Golf Key Biscayne
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.
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Bela Nagy

Sandridge Golf Club
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.
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Rob Anderson

The Club at Mediterra
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.
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Seth Henrich

El Conquistador Resort
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.
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Marianne Deibel
GolfBuddy / Chase54

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Annual Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner Information:

If you would like to attend the 2016 Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner supported by Morell Studios on November 15th at Grey Oaks Country Club click here to download a printable entry form or click here to register online.