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PGA REACH Carolinas Assistant Professional of the Year

PGA REACH Carolinas Assistant Professional of the Year Application

In celebration of Assistant Professionals who have given back to the game in extraordinary ways, the Carolinas PGA REACH Foundation is proud to present the PGA REACH Carolinas Assistant of the Year Award. This award recognizes a Member or Associate Assistant’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 Assistant Professional of the Year Award includes:

  • Active in supporting at least one of the three PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation Pillars – Youth, Military, or Diversity & Inclusion, through involvement in PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation programs. *Foundation programs include but are not limited to Drive, Chip & Putt, PGA Jr. League, PGA Family Golf, PGA HOPE, Harvick4HighSchoolGolf, Prokope Academy*
  • Must meet Member Class Eligibility for the Carolinas PGA Section.
  • Able to attend the 2024 Carolinas PGA Annual Meeting on February 19, 2024 in Greensboro, NC.

Member Eligibility

Member: A-8              Assistant Golf Professional at a PGA Recognized Facility
Associate: B-8

The term “Assistant Golf Professional” shall refer to an individual who is primarily employed at a PGA Recognized Golf Facility and spends at least 50% of the time working on club repair, merchandising, handicapping records, inventory control, bookkeeping and tournament.

Member Eligibility

Applications will be accepted April 7, 2023 through December 31, 2023.

Applications will be reviewed by the PGA REACH Carolinas Committee. The award recipient will be recognized for their impact on the community and provided $10,000 at the 2024 Carolinas PGA Annual Meeting. The second and third finalists will be awarded $5,000 and $2,500 respectively.