2023 Section Award Winners

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Every year, the North Florida PGA recognizes its Members for their outstanding contributions to the game. The following Section Award Winners have been recognized by their peers for their significant accomplishments on and off the course throughout the 2022 season. The North Florida PGA is honored to announce the following recipients as the 2023 Section Award winners.

 

PGA Golf Professional of the Year
Bill Filson, PGA | Royal St. Cloud Golf Links

Teacher-Coach of the Year
John Hughes, PGA | John Hughes Golf  

Rolex Player of the Year
Greg Koch, PGA | Ritz-Carlton Golf Club- Grande Lakes Orlando

Rolex Senior Player of the Year 
David Hronek, PGA | GOLFTEC-Sarasota  

Rolex Women’s Player of the Year 
Sandra Changkija, PGA | ChampionsGate Golf Resort   

Rolex Assistant Player of the Year
Greg Koch, PGA | Ritz-Carlton Golf Club- Grande Lakes Orlando

Bill Strausbaugh Award 
Matt Borocz, PGA | TPC Sawgrass 

Professional Development Award 
Brian Riddle, PGA | TPC Sawgrass 

Patriot Award 
Bob Biroscak, PGA | University Park Country Club

Deacon Palmer Award 
Ryan Ely, PGA | Hawk’s Landing Golf Club 

Youth Player Development Award 
Jim Endicott, PGA | Royal St. Cloud Golf Links 

Player Development Award 
Bill Filson, PGA | Royal St. Cloud Golf Links 

Merchandiser of the Year (Private)
Stefan Brunt, PGA | Sawgrass Country Club 

Merchandiser of the Year (Public)
Mike Tuohy, PGA | Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch 

Merchandiser of the Year (Resort)
Grace Hurley, PGA | Ponte Vedra Inn & Club 

PGA Assistant of the Year
Cory Williamson, PGA | University Park Country Club