2019 Special Awards

 

2019 Special Awards Timeline

Click here to submit a nomination form by October 1st.

 September 4, 2018

 Link to Nomination forms sent to PGA Members via email

 October 1, 2018

 Nomination forms due to Michigan PGA Section Office by 11:59pm

 Oct. 22 – Nov. 11

 Special Awards Candidates announced!
 View the candidate’s bio forms on MichiganPGAgolf.com

 Nov. 12 – Nov. 16

 Voting open!

 Week of Dec. 3

 Announce Special Awards Finalists

 January 2019

 Special Awards Committee interviews finalists

 February 2019

 Finalists are submitted for National Special Awards consideration

 Fall 2019

 2019 Special Awards Winners are announced at Fall Membership Meeting


Criteria for Special Awards Nominees

ASSISTANT GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

  • Strengths as a player/teacher/merchandiser/tournament administrator/
    business person and overall golf professional
  • Contributions made to the success of the candidate’s facility and the game of golf itself
  • Character, image and integrity of the candidate
  • Examples of the candidate’s mentors


PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

  • Recognition as a PGA Professional for extraordinary efforts in administering Play Golf America initiatives
  • Development of candidate’s own programs that support both growth and exposure to the game of golf
  • Overall image of the professional as a teacher/coach
  • Use of innovative techniques and specialty certifications that enhance the
    candidate’s programs and ability as a golf instructor
 


TEACHER OF THE YEAR

  • Overall impact on teaching/coaching at the candidate’s facility to include number/hours of
    lessons/clinics and dollars generated
  • Unusual, innovative or special teaching programs initiated or implemented
    Instructional articles, videos or publications written or produces
  • Examples of innovative techniques/technologies used or specialty certifications that enhance the candidate’s programs, lessons and ability as an instructor
  • Continued education and training in the area of golf instruction

YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

  • Number of participants and length/frequency of junior golf clinics
  • Amount and overall size of junior golf tournaments
  • Teacher to student ratio and agenda of junior golf program to include goals and metrics of success
  • Previous awards or non-golf community/civic involvement
 


GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

  • Strengths as a player/teacher/merchandiser/tournament administrator/
    leader/mentor and lifelong example of a model golf professional
  • Examples of contributions made to candidate’s facility and the game of golf within the Michigan Section
  • Previous awards and non-golf community involvement
 


MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR- PRIVATE

  • Summary of exemplary retail philosophy and image
  • Examples of excellence in profit margin/stock turn/cost of goods/sales/dollars per round/
    inventory mix and other metrics used to evaluate golf shops
  • Innovation in displays, merchandising techniques, staff training and the overall success
    and growth of the candidate’s operation. Continued education in retail arena
  • Continued education and advancement in the retail arena
 


MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR- RESORT

  • Summary of exemplary retail philosophy and image
  • Examples of excellence in profit margin/stock turn/cost of goods/sales/dollars per round/
    inventory mix and other metrics used to evaluate golf shops
  • Innovation in displays, merchandising techniques, staff training and the overall success
    and growth of the candidate’s operation. Continued education in retail arena
  • Continued education and advancement in the retail arena
 


MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR- PUBLIC

  • Summary of exemplary retail philosophy and image
  • Examples of excellence in profit margin/stock turn/cost of goods/sales/dollars per round/
    inventory mix and other metrics used to evaluate golf shops
  • Innovation in displays, merchandising techniques, staff training and the overall success
    and growth of the candidate’s operation. Continued education in retail arena
  • Continued education and advancement in the retail arena
 


BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD

  • Involvement and significant contribution through mentoring of fellow
    PGA professionals/apprentices/PGM students
  • Recognition as a person of outstanding integrity and character that reinforces the values and
    image of the association
  • Level of service and activity to the section, association and the game itself
  • Previous awards and participation in non-golf community/civic activities
 


HORTON SMITH AWARD

  • Candidate’s contributions, techniques and support of both National and Section Education
    programs and seminars
  • Articles or programs that directly relate to education of fellow PGA Professionals
  • Contributions made by the candidate to grow and strengthen the image of a PGA Professional
  • Examples of the candidate’s leadership and networking ability
 


 

QUESTIONS ABOUT SPECIAL AWARDS?
Please contact:
Anna Epkey
Michigan Section PGA
Communications Coordinator

aepkey@michiganpga.org 
517.641.7421