Nominations are now open for the 2024 Section and Chapter Awards!
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Individuals nominated are nominated for both their Chapter and Section Awards. *Nominations remain open until August 6th.
2024 Awards Timeline
August 6 – Nominations Close
Aug 14-Oct 22 – Application Phase
Oct 25-Nov 26 – Judging Phase
Dec 1-Dec 20 – Selection Meetings
January 2024 – Winners Announced
January – April 2024 – Chapter Awards Banquets
June 2024 – Section Celebration of Members
When do nominations close?
August 6th at 11:59 pm
When I nominate someone, is it just for a Chapter award?
No, all nominations are for both the Section and Chapter.
Can I nominate some outside of my Chapter?
Yes. As such they will be a nominee for their Chapter and Section.
Are awards based on just the past twelve months?
No, while the past twelve months are important, awards are determined on the individual’s full body of work.
I have been nominated several times but have never won; why?
The awards program is designed to honor the best. Individuals with great credentials often don’t always sell themselves well or make critical errors in their supporting materials. The Awards Committee is working on a help guide that will be available to all nominees as they work on their supporting materials. It is also suggested individuals who are discouraged by not winning in the past to connect with their Chapter Awards Chair for a consultation.
How are winners determined?
Once an individual is nominated, they are asked to complete a nomination application. The application requires the nominee to answer a number of questions relevant to the specific award. After the application phase closes, members of the Selection Committee review each nominee’s application by grading each answer, which creates a points total for their nomination. The five highest point winners become finalists. At the Selection Committee meeting, the finalist are discussed in alphabetical order and not compared with other finalists. Once each nominee is discussed, each member of the committee ranks the nominees by a digital ballot. The nominee with the best ranking is the winner. If a member of the committee is a nominee, they are excluded from all judging and in the final discussion, are not allowed in the room. This process is done separately for each Chapter and the Section. A nominee who completes their application is judged at the Chapter and Section level exclusively
Who Serves on the Awards Committee?
The Awards Committee is empowered to oversee the Section Awards program and recommend changes to the Board. The committee is chaired by the Honorary President, John Hughes, and the representatives from each of the four Chapters; Tony Austin, East Central; Matt O’Brien, Northern; Jonathan Powell, West Central; and Mark Trotter, Southwestern.
Who selects the Chapter winners?
The Chapter Selection Committee is the Chapter Officers, Chapter Awards Chair, At-Large, and the 2023 Chapter winners of the following awards, Golf Professional of the Year, Teacher-Coach of the Year, and Assistant Golf Professional of the Year.
Who selects Section winners?
The Selection Committee is the Section Officers and the four Chapter Awards Chairs.
Are Selection Committee members eligible to win?
Yes. Section leadership (Board and Awards Committee) have discussed this at length and feel that regardless of one’s role, everyone should be eligible for an award, even if serving in a leadership role.
Is last year’s award winner eligible to win the next year?
Yes. Section leadership (Board and Awards Committee) have discussed this at length. The goal of the awards program is to honor the best, and by excluding the previous year’s winners that goal can not be accomplished.