MARY HAFEMAN, PGA - 2016 PGA PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Deercreek Country Club – Jacksonville, Florida & Missing Links Golf Club – Mequon, Wisconsin
PGA Professional Mary Hafeman is honored with the 2016 PGA Player Development Award for her commitment to implementing dynamic programming for golfers of all ages and skill levels. The PGA Player Development Award bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional who has displayed extraordinary and exemplary contribution and achievement in the area of player development. This recognition comes on the heels of receiving the Player Development Award for the North Florida PGA Section in 2014 and 2016. Hafeman, a dual member of both the North Florida and Wisconsin PGA Sections, is President and Owner of Fore in One Golf Services, and is a highly regarded and accomplished player, instructor and operations specialist within the golf industry. A Golf Range Association Top 50 Growing the Game Teacher, Hafeman is extremely active in hosting programs, such as Get Golf Ready, PGA Junior League and LPGA Girls Golf, among others.
North Florida PGA Members Earn Prestigious 2015 National Awards
From The PGA of America
BILL HUGHES, PGA – BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD
TPC Sawgrass – Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Bill Hughes, PGA Master Professional and the General Manager at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, is the winner of the 2015 Bill Strausbaugh Award, which acknowledges a PGA Professional’s outstanding display of integrity, character and leadership in their commitment towards mentoring others within the Association. Hughes, a PGA member for 32 years, and a PGA Master Professional since 1995, has served at TPC Sawgrass for the last nine years.
RUSS LIBBY, PGA – HORTON SMITH AWARD
Hidden Hills Country Club – Jacksonville, Florida
Russ Libby, PGA General Manager at Hidden Hills Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida, is the recipient of the 2015 Horton Smith Award. The Award recognizes PGA members who exhibit exemplary contributions toward the education of PGA Professionals. Libby has spent 12 of his 23 years as a PGA Professional at Hidden Hills, where he has earned four North Florida PGA (NFPGA) Section Awards, including PGA Professional of the Year (2000), the Bill Strausbaugh Award (2012) and the Horton Smith Award (2014, 2015). He was elected to the NFPGA Hall of Fame in 2011, for his ongoing contributions to the Section.
DAVID WINDSOR, PGA – PATRIOT AWARD
Adaptive Golf Academy – Sarasota, Florida
In recognition of his personification of patriotism through the game of golf, David Windsor, PGA Director of Golf at the Adaptive Golf Academy in Sarasota, Florida, was honored with the 2015 Patriot Award. He has instructed adaptive golf classes every week for the past 15 years, designed for physically or cognitively challenged juniors, adults and disabled Veterans. The idea was sparked after being invited to work alongside a local therapist to introduce golf as a means of rehabilitation. Gaining extensive knowledge and program experience in these processes, Windsor developed the Adaptive Golf Academy in 2006, as the education platform to train PGA Professionals (and physical/occupational and recreational therapists) on the underlying attributes of the game.
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