The Gateway PGA presents the following special awards to recognize the outstanding performances and superior achievements of PGA Professionals. Emphasis is placed on the individual achievements over the course of their career with particular emphasis on the current year.
Committee and Voting Awards
Joe Dodich PGA Professional of the Year
Quincy Country Club
PGA Assistant Professional of the Year
Forest Hills Country Club
PGA Teacher of the Year
WingHaven Country Club
PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award
Fox Run Golf Club
PGA Horton Smith Award
Meadowbrook Country Club
PGA Junior Golf Leader
Oak Brook Golf Course
President's Plaque/Growth of the Game
Sunset Hills Country Club
PGA Resort Merchandiser of the Year
Osage National Golf Resort
PGA Public Merchandiser of the Year
The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club
PGA Private Merchandiser of the Year
Bellerive Country Club
Hard Goods Sales Rep of the Year
Soft Goods Sales Rep of the Year
PGA Player of the Year
PGA Senior Player of the Year
The Teacher of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional who is an outstanding teacher of golf among the ranks of Gateway PGA membership. This award is based on a professional’s overall performance in teaching; unusual, innovative and special teaching programs initiated or implemented; articles published; as well as outstanding golfers the professional has instructed.
Teacher of the Year Award Guidelines:
Recognized as an outstanding teacher of golf among the ranks of Gateway PGA membership.
Initiation and/or implementation of unusual, innovative and/or special teaching programs.
Publication of articles, books, magazines, etc.
Instruction of outstanding golfers.
Teacher of the Year Award Criteria: 1.Criteria to Measure
a.Overall performance in teaching at the facility, Section, and National levels. 2.Selection Process
a.Nomination should be based on a candidate’s entire past experience and commitment for continuing one’s contributions and assistance.
b.Achievements during the past five years should be emphasized.
c.Awards Committee will select a recipient based on the criteria.
a.Last Year Teacher of the Year Award winner – Steve Heckel
b.Current members of the Gateway PGA Board of Directors
c.Class “F” and “Inactive” members
e.PGA National Headquarters staff and PGA Section staff
⇔ Award will be presented at the Gateway PGA Awards Ceremony, held in October