2017 Special Awards Finalists

The votes have been counted and we are proud to announce
the following nominees have made it to the interview stage of the
2017 Michigan Section Special Awards!

Click the finalist’s name to read their bio.

ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Rocky Mullendore, Travis Pointe Country Club
AJ Partenio, Walnut Creek Country Club
Chris Tompkins, Barton Hills Country Club

BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD
Kevin McKinley, Treetops Resort
Jeff O’Malley, Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club

GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Jeremy Lathwell, Walnut Creek Country Club
Kevin McKinley, Treetops Resort

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR – PRIVATE
Jeremy Lathwell, Walnut Creek Country Club
Mike McGonigal, Egypt Valley Country Club

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR – PUBLIC
John Paul Westbrook, Indian River Golf Club
Ian Ziska, Katke GC/FSU    

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR – RESORT
Zack Chapin, Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club
Elliott Oscar, Forest Dunes Golf Club

PATRIOT AWARD
Bob Bales, Red Arrow Golf Course
Doug Bell, Manistee Nat’l Golf & Resort

PGA HORTON SMITH AWARD
Adrian Jolliffe, Cascade Hills Country Club
Aaron Waltz, Ferris State University PGA Golf Management

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Dean Marks, Milham Park Golf Course
Ian Ziska, Katke GC/FSU

TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Mike Fay, Boyne USA Resorts

Jason Guss, Jason Guss Golf Academy

YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Mike Fay, Boyne USA Resorts

Kelly Sivier, Meadowbrook Country Club
Scott Wilson, Bay Meadows Family Golf Course


Finalists:  Two to three finalists in each awards category will interview with the Special Awards Committee on January 18 & 19, 2017.

Award Winners: One finalist in each awards category will be announced at the Fall October 23, 2017 Section Meeting.


For more information on the Michigan PGA Special Awards Program please contact:

Anna Epkey
Michigan Section PGA
Communications Coordinator

aepkey@michiganpga.org
517.641.7421