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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Marianne Deibel
GolfBuddy / Chase54

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