Today is December 12, 2017
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2016 Section Awards


The Carolinas PGA is thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Section Awards and Honors, distributed annually by the Carolinas PGA Section, as selected by the Special Awards Committee, to the top 10 deserving Carolinas PGA Professionals. The mission of the Carolinas PGA Special Awards Committee is to ascertain the most eligible winners in each of the annually awarded categories, which is accomplished by an enthusiastic commitment from each committee member afforded the responsibility of identifying and recognizing his or her peers as exceptional. 

With over 230 nominations this year, only 10 are selected by the Committee to receive these honors. The following Carolinas PGA Professionals are this year's honorees and display excellence in their profession, assume an ongoing commitment and devotion to progressing the game of golf and to preserving the integrity of the industry:


Golf Professional of the Year 
John Faidley, PGA (Forsyth Country Club)


Palmer Maples Teacher of the Year
Bill Sampson, PGA  
(Old Tabby Links at Spring Island Golf Club)

Horton Smith Award 
Rick Murphy, PGA 
(Rick Murphy Golf Academy & Greensboro National)

Bill Strausbaugh Award
Jeff Dotson, PGA 
(The Country Club of NC)

Player Development Award
Chris Haarlow, PGA 
(Precision Golf School)

Youth Player Development Award
Kevin Britt, PGA 
(Country Club of Spartanburg)

Merchandiser of the Year (Private)
Andrew David Bryce, PGA (Quail Hollow Club)


Merchandiser of the Year (Public)
Charles Johns IV, PGA (The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University)


Merchandiser of the Year (Resort)
 Justin Van Heukelom, PGA (Bald Head Island Club)

Assistant Golf Professional of the Year
Nicklaus Cannon, PGA (Charlotte Country Club)

 

*Additional information about each honoree can be found HERE*