In celebration of Retired Professionals who have given back to the game in extraordinary ways, the Carolinas PGA REACH Foundation is proud to present the PGA REACH Carolinas Retired Professional of the Year Award. This award recognizes a Retired Professional’s contributions in supporting the three pillars of Youth, Military, and Diversity & Inclusion. They have maintained the Foundation’s mission of positively impacting lives through the game of golf through their dedication and hard work.
Ken Haigler is a Carolinas PGA REACH Founding Trustee. He has contributed a total of $26,000 towards the PGA REACH Carolinas Assistant and Retired Professional of the Year Awards. He believes recognizing the hard work of Carolinas PGA Assistants and Retired Members is crucial in growing the game, and giving back to the community is an important value for all PGA professionals.
Criteria to be used in the selection process for the 2023 PGA REACH Carolinas Retired Professional of the Year Award includes:
LMA Life Member Active
LMMA Life Member Master Active
The term “LMA & LMMA” shall refer to members with 20 years of active classification and are retired.
LM Life Member Retired
LMM Life Member Master Retired
The term “LM & LMM” shall refer to members with 20 years of active classification and are retired.
RM Retired Member
The term “RM” shall refer to members who are retired and have achieved a combined total of 65 years or more of age and years of active classification.
LMC Life Member Century
The term “LMC” shall refer to members, who are fully retired, no longer active and have achieved a minimum age of 75 years and a minimum of 25 years of Active classification.
Applications will be reviewed by the PGA REACH Carolinas Committee. The award recipient will be recognized for their impact on the community and provided $5,000 at the 2024 Carolinas PGA Annual Meeting. The second and third finalists will be awarded $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.APPLY HERE