We rely on YOU to identify the best and brightest in our Section by nominating PGA Professionals who you feel are deserving of awards in 10 different categories. We welcome your nominations, whether you have one— or multiple for each award! This process is critical in recognizing the excellent contributions our PGA Professionals are making across our industry and in their communities. Only PGA Members in good standing are eligible for awards.

The deadline for the Merchandiser of the Year nominations is June 15, 2020. The deadline for all other award nominations is September 15, 2020.

Full Special Awards Descriptions (pdf)

Nomination Form Brief Description
Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional, whose total contributions to the game of golf and their facility best exemplify the complete Assistant Golf Professional.
Bill Strausbaugh Award Recognizes commitment to mentoring and making significant impacts on the careers of PGA Professionals.
Golf Professional of the Year One of the highest honors The PGA can bestow, bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional who has performed outstanding services as an overall PGA Professional.
PGA Professional Development Award Recognizes outstanding and continuing contributions to professional education.
Merchandiser of the Year Recognizes overall performance in merchandising.
Patriot Award Recognizes commitment and dedication to members and veterans of the US Armed Forces.
Perry Williams Award Recognizes service to the Section Rules of Golf Committee through officiating at championships and contributing to Rules of Golf education.
Player Development Award Recognizes achievement in the area of player development.
Teacher of the Year Recognizes outstanding services as a golf teacher and coach.
Youth Player Development Award Recognizes achievement in the area of youth player development.