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    Award Winners

    Golf Professional of the Year Award

    Brian Riddle, PGA | TPC Sawgrass

    The PGA Golf Professional of the Year is among the highest honors the Section and Chapters bestow on a Club Professional. It represents the individual whose contributions to the game exemplify the highest standards of the PGA Club Professional. The award embraces and considers the wide range of services executed on the job and in the community as a foundation for recognition as a "model" PGA Club Professional.

    Teacher & Coach of the Year

    Noah Vinyard, PGA | Countryside Country Club

    The PGA Teacher and Coach of the Year Award recognizes a PGA Professional who is an outstanding PGA Teacher and Coach. This award is based on a PGA Professional’s overall performance in teaching and coaching, unusual, innovative, and unique teaching programs initiated or implemented, articles published, and outstanding golfers the PGA Professional has instructed.

    2023 Rolex Player of the Year

    Greg Koch, PGA | Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes

    2023 Rolex Women’s Player of the Year

    Stephanie Connelly-Eiswerth, PGA | San Jose Country Club

    2023 Rolex Senior Player of the Year

    Jonathan Mansfield, PGA | Clearwater Country Club

    2023 Rolex Assistant Player of the Year

    Sandra Changkija, PGA | ChampionsGate Golf Club

    NFPGA Assistant of the Year

    Nick Nuzzo, PGA | TPC Sawgrass

    The NFPGA Assistant of the Year Award recognizes an NPGA Assistant Professional whose enthusiasm, growth, and leadership to their facility and involvement in their Chapter and the Section reflect the potential to lead and contribute to the future of the game and industry.

    Bill Strausbaugh Award

    Rob Anderson, PGA | Old Memorial Golf Club

    The Bill Strausbaugh Award recognizes a PGA Professional who, by their day-to-day efforts, have distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving their careers and through service to the community.

    PGA Professional Development Award

    Missy Williams, PGA | Tara Golf & Country Club

    The PGA Professional Development Award recognizes a PGA Professional who is a model educator of PGA Professionals. This award is designed to give special recognition to a PGA Professional for outstanding and continuing contributions to professional development.

    Patriot Award

    Bob Biroscak, PGA | Life Member

    The Patriot Award recognizes 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

    Tom Shea, PGA | Brooksville Country Club

    The Deacon Palmer Award recognizes a PGA Golf Professional who personally displays outstanding integrity, character, and leadership while overcoming a significant obstacle in their life. This PGA Professional is an unsung hero/heroine at work and in their community who inspires, empowers, and assists others inside and outside the game.

    PGA Youth Player Development Award

    Jack Aschenbach, PGA | North Florida Junior Golf Foundation

    The PGA Youth Player Development Award recognizes a PGA Professional for extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in youth development. This award considers the PGA Professional’s youth development leadership commitment and who reflects the ideals of those working with youth.

    PGA Player Development Award

    Thomas Gullo, PGA | Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club

    The PGA Player Development Award recognizes a PGA Professional for extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in player engagement. This award considers the PGA Professional’s growth of the game leadership commitment and the impact made at the facility.

    PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Private)

    Rob Anderson, PGA | Old Memorial Golf Club

    The Merchandiser of the Year recognizes the PGA Professional who excels as a merchandiser of products and services at a private facility.

    PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Resort)

    Brian Riddle, PGA | TPC Sawgrass

    The Merchandiser of the Year recognizes the PGA Professional who excels as a merchandiser of products and services at a resort facility.

    PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public)

    Mike Tuohy, PGA | Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch

    The Merchandiser of the Year recognizes the PGA Professional who excels as a merchandiser of products and services at a public facility.

    PGA Golf Professional of the Year

    Darin Hoff, PGA | Evermore Orlando Resort


    PGA Teacher & Coach of the Year

    John Hughes, PGA | John Hughes Golf


    Rolex 2023 Player of the Year

    Rod Perry, PGA | Crane Lakes Golf & Country Club


    Rolex 2023 Senior Player of the Year

    Nick Frontero, PGA | Alaqua Country Club


    Rolex 2023 Assistant Player of the Year

    Dalton Bartlett, PGA | Bay Hill Club & Lodge 


    Bill Strausbaugh Award

    David Damesworth, PGA | Orange Tree Golf Club 


    PGA Assistant of the Year

    Matthew Chen, PGA | Bay Hill Club & Lodge 


    Patriot Award

    Jim Endicott, PGA | PGA of America


    Deacon Palmer Award

    Ryan Ely, PGA | Hawks Landing Golf Club


    PGA Player Development Award

    Joe Hidock, PGA | The Villages Golf Academy 


    PGA Youth Player Development Award

    Wade Martin, PGA | The Villages Golf Academy


    PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Private)

    Joe Angelino, PGA | Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando


    PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Resort)

    Patrick Dill, PGA | Omni ChampionsGate Resort 


    PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public)

    Mark Verkey, PGA | Palmer Legends Country Club


    Sales Professional of the Year

    Andy Heffner | Heritage Creations 


    Superintendent of the Year

    Wes Eavey | Glenview Golf & Country Club 


    The Baby Lou Award

    Tony Austin, PGA | Life Member 


    PGA Golf Professional of the Year

    Brian Riddle, PGA | TPC Sawgrass


    PGA Teacher & Coach of the Year

    Mike Shannon, PGA | PGA TOUR's Performance Center TPC Sawgrass


    Rolex 2023 Player of the Year

    Jennifer Borocz, PGA | North Florida PGA 


    Rolex 2023 Senior Player of the Year

    Bob Wallace, PGA | Ponte Vedra Inn & Club


    Rolex 2023 Assistant Player of the Year

    Taylor Davis, PGA | Timuquana Country Club 


    Bill Strausbaugh Award

    Stefan Brunt, PGA | Sawgrass Country Club 


    PGA Professional Development Award

    Nick Nuzzo, PGA | TPC Sawgrass 


    PGA Assistant of the Year

    Nick Nuzzo, PGA | TPC Sawgrass 


    Patriot Award

    Jack Aschenbach, PGA | North Florida Junior Golf Foundation


    PGA Player Development Award

    Aaron Russell, PGA | Sawgrass Country Club 


    PGA Youth Player Development Award

    Monique Gesualdi, PGA | St. Johns Golf & Country Club


    PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Private)

    Matt O'Brien, PGA | Seminole Legacy Club


    PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Resort)

    Brian Riddle, PGA | TPC Sawgrass 


    PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public)

    Wes Tucker, PGA | St. John Golf Club


    Sales Professional of the Year

    Chandler Altman | Cutter & Buck 


    Superintendent of the Year

    Heath Booker | Seminole Legacy Golf Club 


    PGA Golf Professional of the Year

    Mike Tuohy, PGA | Esplande at Azario at Lakewood Ranch


    Southwest Chapter Hall of Fame

    Jeff Boudrie, PGA | Legacy Golf Club Lakewood Ranch


    PGA Teacher & Coach of the Year

    Stephen Arnold, PGA | Longboat Key Club


    Rolex 2023 Player of the Year

    David Hronek, PGA | GOLFTEC Sarasota


    Rolex 2023 Senior Player of the Year

    David Hronek, PGA | GOLFTEC Sarasota


    Rolex 2023 Assistant Player of the Year

    Brian Winkel, PGA | Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club


    Bill Strausbaugh Award

    Missy Williams, PGA | Tara Golf & Country Club


    PGA Assistant of the Year

    Philip Hoffman, PGA | Founders Golf Club


    PGA Professional Development Award

    Mike Tuohy, PGA | Esplande at Azario Lakewood Ranch


    Patriot Award

    Bob Biroscak, PGA | Life Member


    PGA Player Development Award

    Michael McClellan, PGA | Lakewood National Golf Club


    PGA Youth Player Development Award

    Matt Primrose, PGA | Waterlefe Golf & River Club


    PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Private)

    David McIntyre, PGA | Laurel Oak Country Club


    PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Resort)

    Patrick Gogoel, PGA | Ritz Carlton Members Golf Club Sarasota


    PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public)

    Mike Tuohy, PGA | Esplande at Azario Lakewood Ranch


    Sales Professional of the Year

    Andy Heffner | Heritage Creations


    Superintendent of the Year

    Mark Patterson | Legacy Golf at Lakewood Ranch/Serenoa Golf Club


    Distinguished Service Award

    Luke McFarland


    PGA Golf Professional of the Year

    Bryan Moran, PGA | Lone Palm Golf Club


    PGA Teacher & Coach of the Year

    Noah Vinyard, PGA | Countryside Country Club


    Rolex 2023 Player of the Year

    Bryan Florio, PGA | Old Memorial Golf Club 


    Rolex 2023 Senior Player of the Year

    Jonathan Mansfield, PGA | Clearwater Country Club


    Bill Strausbaugh Award

    Rob Anderson, PGA | Old Memorial Golf Club 


    PGA Assistant of the Year

    Michael Merrigan, PGA | Avila Golf & Country Club 


    Patriot Award

    Fred Curtis, PGA | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club


    Deacon Palmer Award

    Tom Shea, PGA | Brooksville Country Club


    PGA Player Development Award

    Thomas Gullo, PGA | Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club


    PGA Youth Player Development Award

    Chris Ardolina, PGA | Cove Cay Country Club


    PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Private)

    Rob Anderson, PGA | Old Memorial Golf Club


    Sales Professional of the Year

    Hannah Schonewald | adidas 


    Superintendent of the Year

    Andrew Collier | Avila Golf & Country Club