Teacher of the Year Award

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.
 
3.    Ineligible Categories
 

       a.    Previous Year Teacher of the Year Award winner
 
       b.    Class “F” and “Inactive” members
 

       c.    Apprentices
 
      
d.    PGA National Headquarters staff and PGA Section staff
 
Other Considerations
 
⇔ Award will be presented at the Gateway PGA Awards Ceremony, held in December