Awards



2018 Northern Chapter Awards


Matt Borocz; TPC Sawgrass
Northern Chapter Professional of the Year


Matt Borocz; TPC Sawgrass
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.


Bill Zimmer; St. Augustine
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.


Russ Libby; Hidden Hills CC
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.
 

Chris DeBusk; San Jose CC
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.
 
 
Jack Aschenbach; North Florida Junior Golf Foundation
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 CC
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 Schory-HurleyPonte 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.
 
 
Marshall Collins; Eagle Harbor 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.
 
 
Ed Bowe; Amelia Island Plantation
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 CC
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 initiatives and tournaments.


 
 
Sheila Brocki; 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; Ponte Vedra Inn & 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.