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Click on the links below to see our 2021 Chapter Award Winners.

  • Northern

    Wes Tucker; St. Johns Golf Club

    Chapter PGA Professional of the Year Award

    The PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award is one of the highest honors the Association can bestow on a working club professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA Professional. This award embraces a wide range of services executed by the club professional. Well-regarded as a model PGA Golf Professional.


    Brian Riddle; TPC Sawgrass

    Chapter PGA Professional Development Award

    The PGA Professional Development Award recognizes the PGA Professional who is the model educator of PGA Golf Professionals. This award is designed to give special recognition to an individual PGA Professional for outstanding and continuing contributions to professional education.


    Tommy Aycock; St. Johns Golf Club

    Chapter Bill Strausbaugh Award

    The Bill Strausbaugh Award is designed to recognize PGA Professionals who by their day-to-day efforts have distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations and through service to the community.


    Jordan Dempsey; Performance Center at TPC Sawgrass

    Chapter Player Development Award

    The President’s Plaque is designed to recognize a PGA Professional for extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in the area of player development. This award considers the PGA Professional’s growth of the game leadership commitment and the impact made at the facility.


    Wes Tucker; St. Johns Golf Club

    Chapter Patriot Golf Leader Award

    The Patriot Award is presented to a PGA Professional who personifies patriotism through the game of golf and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who have valiantly served and protected the United States of America.


    Todd Bork; San Jose Country Club

    Chapter Merchandiser of the Year Award (Private)

    The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities.


    Brian Riddle; TPC Sawgrass

    Chapter Merchandiser of the Year Award (Resort)

    The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities.


    Wes Tucker; St. Johns Golf Club

    Chapter Merchandiser of the Year Award (Public)

    The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities.


    Hayes Farley; San Jose Country Club

    Chapter Teacher of the Year Award

    The Teacher of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional who is an outstanding teacher of golf among the ranks of PGA membership. This award is based on a professional’s overall performance in teaching; unusual, innovative and special teaching programs initiated or implemented; articles published; as well as outstanding golfers the professional has instructed.


    Kimberly Lawlor; Palm Valley Golf Club

    Chapter Youth Player Development Award

    The PGA Youth Player Development Award (formerly the Junior Golf Leader Award) recognizes the PGA Professional who is a leader in youth player development and who reflects the ideals of those who work with youth.


    Aaron Russell; Sawgrass Country Club

    Chapter Assistant of the Year Award

    The Assistant of the Year Award is designed to recognize the Assistant PGA Professional whose enthusiasm, growth and leadership to the facility and involvement in the Chapter reflect the potential to lead and contribute to the future of the game and industry.


    Gary Vanover; FootJoy

    Chapter Sales Representative of the Year Award

    The Sales Representative of the Year Award is designed to recognize the Sales Representative whose support and contributions enhance relations with the facilities and the company. This sales representative goes above and beyond to help support inititiatives and tournaments.


    John Brooks; Jacksonville, FL

    Chapter Amateur of the Year Award

    The Amateur of the Year Award is designed to recognize the amateur whose contributions to the game show exceptional commitment of passion, time and resources to grow the game and contribute to a better future.


    Anthony Baur; St. Johns Golf Club

    Chapter Superintendent of the Year Award

    The Superintendent of the Year Award is designed to recognize the superintendent whose contributions to the facility show exceptional commitment of passion, time and resources to provide the best playing conditions and conservation practices.


    Brad Smith; Bent Creek Golf Course

    Chapter Deacon Palmer Award

    The Deacon Palmer Award honors a PGA Professional who personally displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership in the effort to overcome a major obstacle in their life.


    Jennifer Borocz; North Florida PGA

    Chapter 2020 Player of the Year


    Tim Peterson; retired

    Chapter 2020 Senior Player of the Year

  • Southwest

    Kevin Paschall; Legacy Golf Club

    Chapter PGA Professional of the Year Award

    The PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award is one of the highest honors the Association can bestow on a working club professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA Professional. This award embraces a wide range of services executed by the club professional. Well-regarded as a model PGA Golf Professional.


    Jeff Boudrie; Legacy Golf Club at Lakewood Ranch

    Chapter PGA Professional Development Award

    The PGA Professional Development Award recognizes the PGA Professional who is the model educator of PGA Golf Professionals. This award is designed to give special recognition to an individual PGA Professional for outstanding and continuing contributions to professional education.


    Tim Beckwith; The Oaks Club

    Chapter Bill Strausbaugh Award

    The Bill Strausbaugh Award is designed to recognize PGA Professionals who by their day-to-day efforts have distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations and through service to the community.


    Melissa Williams; Tara Golf & Country CClub

    Player Development Award

    The Player Development Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional for extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in the area of player development. This award considers the PGA Professional’s growth of the game leadership commitment and the impact made at the facility.


    Charlie Darbyshire; Sarasota National

    Patriot Golf Leader Award

    The Patriot Award is presented to a PGA Professional who personifies patriotism through the game of golf and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who have valiantly served and protected the United States of America.


    Matthew Pivko; Rosedale Golf & Country Club

    Chapter Merchandiser of the Year Award (Private)

    The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities.


    No Winner

    Chapter Merchandiser of the Year Award (Resort)

    The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities.


    Michael Tuohy; Esplanade at Azario 

    Chapter Merchandiser of the Year Award (Public)

    The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities.


    Stephen Arnold; Longboat Key Club

    Chapter Teacher of the Year Award

    The Teacher of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional who is an outstanding teacher of golf among the ranks of PGA membership. This award is based on a professional’s overall performance in teaching; unusual, innovative and special teaching programs initiated or implemented; articles published; as well as outstanding golfers the professional has instructed.


    Dan Knop; Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club

    Chapter Youth Player Development Award

    The PGA Junior Golf Leader Award recognizes the PGA Professional who is a leader in junior golf and who reflects the ideals of those who work with youth.


    Cory Williamson; TPC Prestancia

    Chapter Assistant of the Year Award

    The Assistant of the Year Award is designed to recognize the Assistant PGA Professional whose enthusiasm, growth and leadership to the facility and involvement in the Chapter reflect the potential to lead and contribute to the future of the game and industry.


    Luke Little; E-Z-GO

    Chapter Sales Representative of the Year Award

    The Sales Representative of the Year Award is designed to recognize the Sales Representative whose support and contributions enhance relations with the facilities and the company. This sales representative goes above and beyond to help support inititiatives and tournaments.


    Deb Hunt; Lakewood Ranch, FL

    Chapter Amateur of the Year Award

    The Amateur of the Year Award is designed to recognize the amateur whose contributions to the game show exceptional commitment of passion, time and resources to grow the game and contribute to a better future.


    Laurie Frutchey; Rosedale Golf & Country Club

    Chapter Superintendent of the Year Award

    The Superintendent of the Year Award is designed to recognize the superintendent whose contributions to the facility show exceptional commitment of passion, time and resources to provide the best playing conditions and conservation practices.


    Tim Beckwith; The Oaks Club

    Paul Barone; Sara Bay Country Club

    Chapter Deacon Palmer Award

    The Deacon Palmer Award honors a PGA Professional who personally displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership in the effort to overcome a major obstacle in their life.


    Stephen Arnold; Florida Golf Performance Center

    Chapter 2020 Player of the Year Award


    Kevin Paschall; Serenoa Golf Club

    Chapter 2020 Player of the Year Award

  • West Central

    Jonathan Powell; Mountain Lake Club

    Chapter Professional of the Year Award

    The PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award is one of the highest honors the Association can bestow on a working club professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA Professional. This award embraces a wide range of services executed by the club professional. Well-regarded as a model PGA Golf Professional.


    Eric Dietz; Mountain Lake Club

    Chapter PGA Professional Development Award

    The PGA Professional Development Award recognizes the PGA Professional who is the model educator of PGA Golf Professionals. This award is designed to give special recognition to an individual PGA Professional for outstanding and continuing contributions to professional education.


    Bryan Moran; Lone Palm Golf Club

    Chapter Bill Strausbaugh Award

    The Bill Strausbaugh Award is designed to recognize PGA Professionals who by their day-to-day efforts have distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations and through service to the community.


    Gregory McClimans; Clearwater Country Club

    Player Development Award

    The President’s Plaque is designed to recognize a PGA Professional for extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in the area of player development. This award considers the PGA Professional’s growth of the game leadership commitment and the impact made at the facility.


    Kennie Sims; Tampa Sports Authority

    Patriot Award

    The Patriot Award is presented to a PGA Professional who personifies patriotism through the game of golf and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who have valiantly served and protected the United States of America.


    Michael Glenn; East Lake Woodlands Country Club

    Chapter Merchandiser of the Year Award (Private)

    The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities.


    No winner

    Chapter Merchandiser of the Year Award (Resort)

    The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities.


    Justin Wink; TPC Tampa Bay

    Chapter Merchandiser of the Year Award (Public)

    The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities.


    Gil Foushee; The Club at Eaglebrook

    Chapter Teacher of the Year Award

    The Teacher of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional who is an outstanding teacher of golf among the ranks of PGA membership. This award is based on a professional’s overall performance in teaching; unusual, innovative and special teaching programs initiated or implemented; articles published; as well as outstanding golfers the professional has instructed.


    Karen Wise; Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club

    Youth Player Development Award

    The PGA Junior Golf Leader Award recognizes the PGA Professional who is a leader in junior golf and who reflects the ideals of those who work with youth.


    Emily Motta; Mountain Lake Club

    Chapter Assistant of the Year Award

    The Assistant of the Year Award is designed to recognize the Assistant PGA Professional whose enthusiasm, growth and leadership to the facility and involvement in the Chapter reflect the potential to lead and contribute to the future of the game and industry.


    No winner

    Chapter Sales Representative of the Year Award

    The Sales Representative of the Year Award is designed to recognize the Sales Representative whose support and contributions enhance relations with the facilities and the company. This sales representative goes above and beyond to help support inititiatives and tournaments.


    Michael Cooper; Tampa, FL

    Chapter Amateur of the Year Award

    The Amateur of the Year Award is designed to recognize the amateur whose contributions to the game show exceptional commitment of passion, time and resources to grow the game and contribute to a better future.


    Tony Nysse; Mountain Lake

    Chapter Superintendent of the Year Award

    The Superintendent of the Year Award is designed to recognize the superintendent whose contributions to the facility show exceptional commitment of passion, time and resources to provide the best playing conditions and conservation practices.


    Zoran Ilic; Lone Palm Country Club

    Chapter Deacon Palmer Award

    The Deacon Palmer Award honors a PGA Professional who personally displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership in the effort to overcome a major obstacle in their life.


    Gregory McClimans; Clearwater Country Club

    Chapter 2020 Player of the Year Award


    Gary Koch; retired

    Chapter 2020 Senior Player of the Year Award

  • East Central

    Mark Verkey; The Villages Palmer Legends

    Chapter PGA Professional of the Year Award

    The PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award is one of the highest honors the Association can bestow on a working club professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA Professional. This award embraces a wide range of services executed by the club professional. Well-regarded as a model PGA Golf Professional.


    Darin Hoff; Golf Travel Professionals

    Chapter PGA Professional Development Award

    The PGA Professional Development Award recognizes the PGA Professional who is the model educator of PGA Golf Professionals. This award is designed to give special recognition to an individual PGA Professional for outstanding and continuing contributions to professional education.


    Jay Davis; 1552 Golf Club & Society

    Chapter Bill Strausbaugh Award

    The Bill Strausbaugh Award is designed to recognize PGA Professionals who by their day-to-day efforts have distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations and through service to the community.


    Bill Filson; Royal St. Cloud Golf Links

    Player Development Award

    The President’s Plaque is designed to recognize a PGA Professional for extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in the area of player development.  This award considers the PGA Professional’s growth of the game leadership commitment and the impact made at the facility.


    Donald Moyer; Marriott Golf Academy

    Patriot Golf Leader Award

    The Patriot Award is presented to a PGA Professional who personifies patriotism through the game of golf and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who have valiantly served and protected the United States of America.


    Brian Corn; Country Club of Orlando

    Chapter Merchandiser of the Year Award (Private)

    The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities.


    Patrick Dill; Championsgate Golf Resort

    Chapter Merchandiser of the Year Award (Resort)

    The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities.


    Mark Verkey; Palmer Legends Country Club

    Chapter Merchandiser of the Year Award (Public)

    The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities.


    Brad Brewer; Brad Brewer Golf Academy

    Chapter Teacher of the Year Award

    The Teacher of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional who is an outstanding teacher of golf among the ranks of PGA membership. This award is based on a professional’s overall performance in teaching; unusual, innovative and special teaching programs initiated or implemented; articles published; as well as outstanding golfers the professional has instructed.


    Wade Martin, The Villages Golf Academy

    Youth Player Development Award

    The PGA Junior Golf Leader Award recognizes the PGA Professional who is a leader in junior golf and who reflects the ideals of those who work with youth.


    Christa Golden; Oceanside Country Club

    Chapter Assistant of the Year Award

    The Assistant of the Year Award is designed to recognize the Assistant PGA Professional whose enthusiasm, growth and leadership to the facility and involvement in the Chapter reflect the potential to lead and contribute to the future of the game and industry.


    Billy Holbrook; Cobra Puma

    Chapter Sales Representative of the Year Award

    The Sales Representative of the Year Award is designed to recognize the Sales Representative whose support and contributions enhance relations with the facilities and the company. This sales representative goes above and beyond to help support inititiatives and tournaments.


    Jerry Fleming; Orlando, FL

    Chapter Amateur of the Year Award

    The Amateur of the Year Award is designed to recognize the amateur whose contributions to the game show exceptional commitment of passion, time and resources to grow the game and contribute to a better future.


    Dennis Swander

    Chapter Superintendent of the Year Award

    The Superintendent of the Year Award is designed to recognize the superintendent whose contributions to the facility show exceptional commitment of passion, time and resources to provide the best playing conditions and conservation practices.


    Bill Filson; Royal St. Cloud Golf Links

    The Baby Lou Award

    The Baby Lou Awards in in honor of Bob Reed. It is for the unsung hero's of the Chapter who go above and beyond the call of duty to benefit their efforts throughout the year.


    Ryan Ely; Hawks Landing Golf Club

    Chapter Deacon Palmer Award

    The Deacon Palmer Award honors a PGA Professional who personally displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership in the effort to overcome a major obstacle in their life.


    Greg Koch; Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

    Chapter 2020 Player of the Year Award


    John O'Leary; Bay Hill Club and Lodge

    Chapter 2020 Senior Player of the Year Award

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