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Craig Liddle Wins Gateway PGA Horton Smith Award

HORTON SMITH AWARD: Craig Liddle Craig Liddle, Meadowbrook Country Club, is the 2019 Gateway PGA Horton Smith Award winner. The PGA Horton Smith Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional who is the model educator of PGA Golf Professionals.

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Dan Polites Named Bill Strausbaugh Award Winner

BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD: Dan Polites The Gateway PGA has named Dan Polites the 2019 Bill Strausbaugh Award winner. The Bill Strausbaugh Award is designed to recognize PGA Professionals who by their day-to-day efforts have distinguished themselves by

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Shawn Barnes Named Public Merchandiser of the Year

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 10: Shawn Barnes, Gateway Section, poses for a photo during the 100th PGA Annual Meeting held at the Grand Hyatt New York on November 10, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America)

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Brian Schmersahl Wins Private Merchandiser of the Year

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR-PRIVATE: Brian Schmersahl The Private Merchandiser of the Year in the Gateway PGA for 2019 is Brian Schmersahl, PGA. The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those Gateway PGA Professionals who have

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Larry Salsman Awarded Resort Merchandiser of the Year

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR-RESORT: Larry Salsman The 2019 Resort Merchandiser of the Year for the Gateway PGA is Larry Salsman, Golf Professional at Osage National. The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those Gateway PGA

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Anthony Gabriel Named Gateway PGA Soft Goods Salesperson of the Year

SOFT GOODS SALESPERSON OF THE YEAR: Anthony Gabriel The 2019 Gateway PGA Soft Goods Salesperson of the Year is Anthony Gabriel. Anthony is the FootJoy Sales Representative based in St. Louis, Missouri. Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, he

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Dean Haeusser Selected As Hard Goods Salesperson of the Year

HARD GOODS SALESPERSON OF THE YEAR: Dean Haeusser Dean Haeusser, PING, has been selected as the 2019 Hard Goods Salesperson of the Year for the Gateway PGA. Dean started his career with PING in 1988.  He has worked as an executive assistant to both

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Jeff Whitfield Wins OMEGA Player of the Year & Senior Player of the Year

Jeff Whitfield of The Quarry at Crystal Springs has earned the OMEGA Player of the Year & Senior Player of the Year honors for 2019 in the Gateway PGA Section. Jeff has been a proud Class A member of the Gateway PGA for over 35 years. He turned

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Dave Levine Named 2019 Super Senior Player of the Year

SUPER SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Dave Levine The 2019 Super Senior Player of the Year in the Gateway PGA Section is Dave Levine of Berry Hill Golf Course. David graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1982. He has played under James

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WingHaven Country Club’s Barbara Blanchar Earns 2019 Ladies Player of the Year

LADIES PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Barbara Blanchar WingHaven Country Club’s Barbara Blanchar is the 2019 Ladies Player of the Year in the Gateway PGA Section. Barbara is the PGA Director of Instruction at WingHaven Country Club. She has been the Gateway

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