2015 Section Award Winners

   
Committee and Voting Awards
 
Joe Dodich PGA Professional of the Year

Jon DePriest
 Sunset Hills Country Club 


Benjiman Kent
Persimmon Woods Golf Club

PGA Assistant Professional of the Year

Andrew Jury
WingHaven Country Club


 

   
   
PGA Teacher of the Year

Helen Kurtin
The Quarry at Crystal Springs
PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award

Kevin Corn
 Innsbrook Resort
   
   
PGA Horton Smith Award

Barbara Blanchar
WingHaven Country Club
Gateway PGA Youth Player Development 

Ryan Martin
Sunset Country Club
   
   
Gateway PGA Herb Graffis Award
(Facility Player Development)


WingHaven Country Club 
PGA Resort Merchandiser of the Year

Ryan Manselle
Osage National Golf Resort
   
   
 PGA Public Merchandiser of the Year

Craig Bollman
Spencer T Olin Golf Course
 PGA Private Merchandiser of the Year

Jon Crane
The Club at Porta Cima
   
   
Hard Goods Sales Rep of the Year

Chris Hahn
Titleist Golf
Soft Goods Sales Rep of the Year

Mike Govern
FootJoy Golf
   
Gateway PGA Patriot Award

Sam Gilliland

Life Member 


Mark Marcuzzo
 Arlington Greens Golf Course
   

 
Playing Awards
 
OMEGA Gateway PGA Player of the Year

Bob Gaus
Tower Tee 
OMEGA Gateway PGA Senior
Player of the Year


Mark Faulkner
 Lake of Egypt Country Club

 
   
   
OMEGA Gateway PGA Assistant
Player of the Year 


Brandon Veld
Bellerive Country Club
OMEGA Gateway PGA Ladies
Player of the Year


Barbara Blanchar, PGA
WingHaven Country Club
   
   
OMEGA Gateway PGA Super Senior
Player of the Year


Steve Heckel
Crab Orchard Golf Club

 


 

Assistant Golf Professional of the Year

The Gateway PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Award is the highest achievement the Association can bestow on a working assistant professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA Assistant Professional. This award embraces a wide range of services executed by the Assistant professional.
  
Gateway PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Guidelines:

  • Demonstration of outstanding qualities of leadership

  • Demonstration of strong moral character

  • Maintain a substantial record of service to the Association and the game of golf.

  • Well-regarded as a model PGA Assistant Golf Professional.

Gateway PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Criteria:

  • Criteria to Measure

    • Overall performance as an Assistant Golf Professional.
    • Service to the Section and the Association.
    • Leadership ability.
    • Image and ability to inspire fellow Golf Professionals.
    • Promotion and growth of the game of golf.

Other Considerations

⇔ Award will be presented at the Gateway PGA Awards Ceremony, held in October

 

⇔ Taylor Made Adidas Golf will contribute $1,500 cash as well as a full line staff agreement for the winner of this award