Awards

2017
 
 

Kevin Paschall; Serenoa & Legacy Golf Clubs
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
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. 
 


Kevin Swan; TPC Prestancia
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.
 

 Barry Cheesman; Longboat Key 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.

 

Mark Rummings; Ritz Carlton Members Club
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. 



 
Joey Angelo; Heritage Oaks
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. 

 

Terry O'Hara; Longboat Key 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; 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.


 
 
Tim Sheredy; Tim Sheredy Golf Institute
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.
 

Mike Cummings; Capri Isles
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.


 
Rich Williamson; Sarasota National
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 inititiatives and tournaments.
 
 
Karen Cangero; 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.

 
 

 

Mike McNamara; TPC Prestancia
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.


2016 SWC Award Winners