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Click on the links below to see our 2022 Chapter Award Winners.

  • Northern

    Stefan Brunt; Sawgrass Country 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.


    Stefan Brunt; Sawgrass Country 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.


    Aaron Russell; Sawgrass Country Club

    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 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.


    Stefan Brunt; Sawgrass 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.


    Grace Hurley; Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

    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.


    Not Awarded

    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.


    Bryan Kipnis; Eagle Harbor 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.


    Nicole Cousart; TPC Sawgrass

    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.


    Chip Holcombe; Srixon/Cleveland Golf

    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.


    Cary Helton; JAGA

    Chapter Distinguished Service 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.


    Lucas Andrews; TPC Sawgrass

    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.


    Not Awarded

    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.


    Stephanie Connelly-Eiswerth; Eagle Harbor Golf Club

    Chapter 2021 Player of the Year


     

    Gerry James; The Palencia Club

    Chapter 2021 Senior Player of the Year


     

    Carl Miller; World Golf Village- King & Bear

    Chapter 2021 Assistant 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.


    Mark Trotter; Waterlefe Golf & River 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.


    Jeff Boudrie; Legacy 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.


    Melissa Williams; Tara Golf & Country Club

    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; Waterford Golf Club

    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.


    Darren Dimick; Gator Creek Golf 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.


    Patrick Gogoel; Ritz-Carlton Members Club

    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.


    Ryan Macey; Bradenton 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.


    Nick Lombardi; The Founders Golf 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.


    Keith Martin; Callaway Golf

    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 initiatives and tournaments.


    Not Awarded

    Chapter Distinguished Service 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.


    Donald Abell; Tara 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.


    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.


    David Hronek; GOLFTEC Sarasota

    Chapter 2021 Player of the Year Award


    David Hronek; GOLFTEC Sarasota

    Chapter 2021 Senior Player of the Year Award

  • West Central

    Chris Slattery; Avila Golf & Country 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.


    Matt Jordan; Streamsong Resort

    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.


    Eric Dietz; Mountain Lake 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.


    No Winner

    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.


    Fred Curtis; Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

    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.


    Rob Anderson; Old Memorial Golf 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.


    Matt Jordan; Streamsong 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.


    Shaun Van Patten; Pure Science Golf

    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.


    Nathalie Filler; The Vinoy Golf 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.


    Aaron Fusiek; Carrollwood Country 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.


    Richard Webster; Temple Terrace Golf & 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.


    Hannah Schonewald; Adidas

    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.


    No winner

    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.


    No Winner

    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.


    Tom Shea; The Eagles 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.


    Jonathan Mansfield; Clearwater Country Club

    Chapter 2021 Player of the Year Award


    Keith Kulzer; Golf Grove Learning Center

    Chapter 2021 Senior Player of the Year Award

  • East Central

    Bill Filson; Royal St. Cloud Golf Links

    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.


    Not Awarded

    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.


    Steve Brewer; Dubsdread Golf Course

    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.


    Jim Endicott; Royal St. Cloud Golf Links

    Doug Holloway; Royal St. Cloud Golf Links

    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.


    Derek Morrison; Sugarmill 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.


    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.


    Cheryl Anderson; Mike Bender 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.


    Jim Endicott; Royal St. Cloud Golf Links

    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.


    Matthew Chen; Bay Hill Club & Lodge

    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.


    Jamie Wilson; 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.


    Dale Borrowman

    Chapter Distinguished Service 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.


    Not Awarded

    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.


    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 2021 Player of the Year Award


    Nick Frontero; Tee It Up

    Chapter 2021 Senior Player of the Year Award


    Greg Koch; Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

    Chapter 2021 Assistant Player of the Year Award

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