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Southeast Chapter of the SFPGA Honors Nine Professionals
The Southeast Chapter of the South Florida PGA has recognized nine PGA Professionals for the organization’s annual awards. The honors encompass a wide variety of skills, roles and abilities within the game and business of golf including “Golf Professional of the Year” and “Teacher of the Year.” The annual awards ceremony, attended by Chapter membership, industry professionals, and their guests, was held April 22nd, 2019 at The Club at Ibis in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Those recognized included:
Teacher of the Year: Don Law, PGA – Don Law Golf Academy
The Horton Smith Award: Kevin Compare, PGA – Divot the Clown Corporation
The Bill Strausbaugh Award: Ben Bauer, PGA – The Club at Ibis
Youth Golf Development Award: Bela Nagy, PGA – Sandridge Golf Club
Player Development Award: Bill Scott, PGA – Don Law Golf Academy
Assistant Golf Professional of the Year: Rick Sutton, PGA – Broken Sound Club – Old Course
Merchandiser of the Year (Public): Danny Visconti, PGA – Indian Hills Golf Course
Merchandiser of the Year (Private): Mary Beth Corrigan, PGA – Polo Club of Boca Raton
The award winners represent the best the SECSFPGA has to offer in their respective categories. Each winner has dedicated themselves to growing the game and proven to be leaders, both in the business and in the game. The award winners were selected from within the Southeast Chapter, which encompasses over 850 PGA Professionals.
About the Southeast Chapter South Florida PGA
The Southeast Chapter is one of four chapters within the South Florida PGA (SFPGA), which is one of 41 PGA Section offices throughout the United States. The SFPGA is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the game of golf while continuing to enhance the standards of the profession. The South Florida Section is one link in the grass-roots network used to facilitate communication amongst the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and the PGA’s 28,000 members. The Southeast Chapter of the South Florida Section PGA is comprised of over 850 men and women PGA Professionals dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf.
For more information on the South Florida PGA, each award and photos of each award winner, please visit www.sfpgagolf.com South Florida PGA’s website. www.sflorida.pga.com
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