Patriot Award


The "PGA Patriot Award" bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional, who personifies patriotism through the game of golf and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who have valiantly served and protected the United States of America. 


  • Candidate must be a PGA member in good standing. 
  • Candidate must be well regarded as a model PGA member. 
  • Demonstration and acknowledgement as an individual of outstanding leadership and strong moral character.


The following persons are ineligible:

  • Class "F" or "Inactive" members; Apprentices;
  • Gateway PGA Section Staff and PGA Section


Patriot Award minimum criteria:

  • Candidate must currently be a Class A PGA member in good standing and involved in military programming efforts.
  • Candidate must have maintained a substantial record of contribution and support to the United States Armed Forces and its Active Duty and Reserved personnel and veterans.
  • Candidate must have displayed proven interest, concern, and ability to provide opportunities and experience for active duty, reservists, and veterans to learn and play golf.
  • Candidate must have shown an ability to inspire fellow PGA members with an emphasis in the area of service to the military.
  • Candidate must have maintained a continual record of service, promotion of the game of golf and proven interest and ability to provide opportunities and experiences for military personnel to learn, play and participate in the game.


Guidelines for Selection:

The candidate will be considered on the basis of the following:

  1. Their entire PGA career with the primary emphasis on the service and commitment for the military; 
  2. The overall contribution to programs and events including, but not limited to, PGA HOPE and Patriot Golf Day
  3. The overall involvement in the promotion and development of targeted golf programs at the club, Section and National levels, as well as within the community for military personnel and veterans;
  4. The active support and contribution of the Armed Forces and veterans through community activities at-large;
  5. Overall integrity and recognition as a person of outstanding character by PGA Professionals and leaders within the community;


Other Considerations:

  • The Patriot Award will be presented annually at the Awards Gala