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    Golf Professional of the Year Award

    Bill Filson, PGA; Royal St. Cloud Golf Links

    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.

    Teacher of the Year

    Cheryl Anderson, PGA; Mike Bender Golf Academy

    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.

    Bill Strausbaugh Award

    Eric Dietz, PGA; Mountain Lake Club

    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.

    PGA Professional Development Award

    Brian Riddle, PGA; TPC Sawgrass

    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.

    Youth Player Development Award

    Jim Endicott, PGA; Royal St. Cloud Golf Links

    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.

    Player Development Award

    Steve Brewer, PGA; Dubsdread Golf Course

    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.

    Merchandiser of the Year - Private

    Derek Morrison, PGA; Sugarmill Country Club

    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.

    Merchandiser of the Year - Public

    Mike Tuohy, PGA; Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch

    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.

    Merchandiser of the Year - Resort

    Grace Hurley, PGA; Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

    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.

    PGA Assistant of the Year

    Matthew Chen, PGA; Bay Hill Club & Lodge

    The PGA 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.

    Patriot Award

    Jim Endicott, PGA; Royal St. Cloud Golf Links

    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.

    Patriot Award

    Doug Holloway, PGA; Royal St. Cloud Golf Links

    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.

    Deacon Palmer Award

    Paul Barone, PGA; Sara Bay Country Club

    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.