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 Professionals who have excelled as business persons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities. Next year will be his eighth year in his current position and will mark his 20th year as a PGA Professional. In 2017, Larry became a Certified Golf Professional in Golf Operations and followed that a year later by becoming certified in General Management. This will be a second time to win the Merchandiser of the Year Award (Resort).