2019 Special Award Winners

Congratulations to the
2019 Michigan PGA Special Award Winners!

Award winners were formally announced at the Michigan PGA’s President’s Dinner held Sunday, October 27th at the Country Club of Lansing. The evening provided an opportunity to honor the 2019 Special Award winners, outgoing Board of Directors, and five newly inducted Michigan PGA Hall of Fame Members.

Read the press release here.


Click the winner’s name below to read their bio.
View the Special Awards criteria here

 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year
Emily Rohdy, Bucks Run Golf Club

Bill Strausbaugh Award
Bernie Friedrich, Boyne Resorts

 Golf Professional of the Year
Doug Kreis, Battle Creek Country Club

Horton Smith Award
Kevin McKinley, Treetops Resort

Merchandiser of the Year – Private
Doug Brody, Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club

Merchandiser of the Year – Public
John Paul Westbrook, Indian River Golf Club

 Merchandiser of the Year – Resort
Elliott Oscar, Forest Dunes Golf Club

Patriot Award
Dean Kolstad, Gull Lake View Golf Club

Player Development Award
Mike Fay, BOYNE Golf Academy

Teacher of the Year
Dave VanLoozen, Oakland Hills Country Club

 Youth Player Development Award
Scott Wilson, Bay Meadows Family Golf Course