2017 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 
Jeff Dotson, PGA (The Country Club of North Carolina)

Palmer Maples Teacher of the Year
Doug Weaver, PGA (Palmetto Dunes Resort)

Horton Smith Award 
James Hackenberg, PGA (Jimmy Hack Golf, LLC)

Bill Strausbaugh Award
Andrew Shuck, PGA (Charlotte Country Club)

Player Development Award
Jeff Shores, PGA (Golf Squad LLC)

Youth Player Development Award
Tom Mason, PGA (Par Tee Golf Center)

Merchandiser of the Year (Private)
Brian Joyce, PGA (Eagle Point Golf Club)

Merchandiser of the Year (Public)
Matt Daly, PGA (Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach)

Merchandiser of the Year (Resort)
Erika Mason, PGA (Old Edwards Club)

Assistant Golf Professional of the Year
Elliott Jones, PGA (Myers Park Country Club)


*Additional information about each honoree can be found HERE*