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    2020 Chapter Awards

Click on the links below to see our 2020 Chapter Award Winners.

  • Northern

    Jennifer Borocz; North Florida PGA

    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.


    No Winner

    Chapter Horton Smith Award

    The PGA Horton Smith 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.


    No Winner

    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.


    No Winner

    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.


    Bruce Mohler; Jacksonville Beach 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.


    Jordan Dempsey; PGA TOUR Performance Center

    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.


    Jack Aschenbach; North Florida Junior Golf Foundation

    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.


    Rich Podwalski; Atlantic Beach 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.


    Tina Wiswedel; Titleist

    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.


    Therese Quinn; Jacksonville

    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.


    Trevor Hughes; Jacksonville Beach 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.


    Matt Roop; Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    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.


    Bob Wallace; Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

    Chapter 2019 Player of the Year


    Gerry James; Club at South Hampton

    Chapter 2019 Senior Player of the Year

  • Southwest

    Tim Beckwith; The Oaks 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.


    Tim Beckwith; The Oaks Club

    Chapter Horton Smith Award

    The PGA Horton Smith 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.


    No Winner

    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.


    Bryan McManis; Lakewood Ranch & 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.


    Mike Touhy; The Meadows

    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.


    Mark Rummings; Ritz Carlton Members 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.


    Bryan Arnett; Tara 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.


    Scott Vandame; 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.


    Jim & Deb Kehoe; Sarasota

    John & Kathi Skelton; Sarasota

    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.


    Patrick Franklin; The Meadows 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.


    No Winner

    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 2019 Player of the Year Award


    Kevin Paschall; Legacy Golf Club

    Chapter 2019 Player of the Year Award

  • West Central

    Thomas McKone IV; Lansbrook Golf 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 Horton Smith Award

    The PGA Horton Smith 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.


    Matt Jordan; Streamsong Resort

    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.


    Glenn Scapin; Pasadena Yacht & 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.


    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.


    Bryan moran; Lone Palm 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.


    Scott Wilson; 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.


    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.


    Brad Lusenhop; Palma Ceia Golf & 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.


    Karen Wise; Chi Chi Rodriguez Foundation

    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.


    Zoran Ilic; Lone Palm 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.


    Nick Kowall; Titleist

    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.


    Marianne Rechtoris; Oldsmar, 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.


    Craig Ironside; Rogers Park Golf Course

    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.


    Brad Lusenhop; Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club

    Chapter 2019 Player of the Year Award


    Jim Slattery; Belleair Country Club

    Chapter 2019 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 Horton Smith Award

    The PGA Horton Smith 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.


    Darin Hoff; Golf Travel Professionals

    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.


    Jay Golden; Winter Pines 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.


    No Winner

    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.


    Ryan Gray; Golden Ocala

    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.


    No Winner

    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.


    Vincent Burbank; ICE 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.


    Robert Ranken; Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

    Josh Wolfe; 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.


    Brian Overbeck; TaylorMade 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.


    Hal Cohen; Kissimmee, 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.


    Chris Flynn; Bay Hill Club & Lodge

    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.


    Reunion Resort; Reunion, FL

    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.


    Tom Mirus; Golfweek Amateur Tour

    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 2019 Player of the Year Award


    Nick Frontero; Tee It Up

    Chapter 2019 Senior Player of the Year Award

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