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May 23, 2018 - CHAMPIONSGATE, FL - On Wednesday, May 23, the North Florida PGA held their
2018 Education Summit & Awards Celebration.  Members and partners gathered at the Omni  Orlando Resort to hear from special guests, Kraig Kann and Mike McCollum, and honor the 2018 Section Award recipients. 
Kraig Kann presented an informative presentation focused on the importance of elevating personal brands. For more information on Kraig Kann and the Kann Advisory Group, click here.

In the afternoon, PGA Career Consultant, Mike McCollum, elaborted further on the discussion of personal brand and furthering careers.

During lunch, the Section honored the 2018 Award winners. Congratulations to all of our members who received awards, including Matt Borocz from TPC Sawgrass who won this year's PGA Golf Professional of the Year award!

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2018 Section Award Winners

The complete list of Award recipients are noted below:
2017 Player of the Year - Rod Perry, PGA (Crane Lakes Golf & Country Club)
2017 Senior Player of the Year - Dan Olsen, PGA (Jacksonville, FL)
Superintendent of the Year - Trevor Hughes (Ponte Vedra Inn & Club)
Amateurs of the Year - Monroe Berkman (Tampa, FL), Sheila Brocki (Jacksonville, FL), John Konicek (Orlando, FL), Maryanne Kurtz (Venice, FL)
Sales Representative of the Year - Mark Larson (Fairway & Greene)
Assistant Professional of the Year - Zoran Ilic, PGA (Lone Palm Country Club)
Merchandiser of the Year Resort - Scott Wilson, PGA (Streamsong Resort)
Merchandiser of the Year Public - Ashley Hayden, PGA (University Park Golf Club)
Merchandiser of the Year Private - Ryan Gray, PGA (Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Center)
Patriot Award - Ken Juhn, PGA (Terrace Hill Golf Center)
Player Development Award - Joey Hidock, PGA (The Villages Golf Academy)
Youth Player Development - Jack Aschenbach, PGA (North Florida Junior Golf Association)
Horton Smith Award - Matt Jordan, PGA (Streamsong Resort)
Bill Strausbaugh Award - John Hughes, PGA (John Hughes Golf)
Teacher of the Year - Matt Mitchell, PGA (The Downs Golf & Practice Facility)
PGA Golf Professional of the Year - Matt Borocz, PGA (TPC Sawgrass)

To view images from the event, click here!

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