2018 Special Awards

Due to the effects of Hurricane Florence, the nomination deadline is being extended to allow more time for members to submit a nomination if they have not had the ability to do so thus far. This is your chance to nominate worthy peers who have displayed excellence in their profession over the last year.

Submit a Nomination Here

Wednesday, September 26 at 5PM EST

  • You may only nominate Carolinas PGA Professional Class “A” Members in good standing. Those individuals are indicated in a pre-populated drop down listing for each award category. If you don’t see a name on the list for an individual you’d like to nominate, that means they are not eligible at this time – we’ve pulled these names directly from The PGA of America’s current member records.
  • You may only make a nomination for one individual per category.
  • You may not make self-nominations for any category.

The entire online nomination process should take approximately five minutes to complete. 

To give you a better sense of what each award category entails, please click to view our 2018 awards criteria listing for additional information and award winners from the past five years. This listing will familiarize you with each award. We recommend that you give consideration to each category prior to making your nominations as this will make filling out the online nomination form, quick and easy.  

If you have any trouble accessing the online nomination form or the awards criteria listing, please do not hesitate to contact CPGA Awards and Honors Committee Staff Liaison and CPGA Director of Marketing, Sally Morgan, PGA | smorgan@pgahq.com or 336.398.2675.

2017 Section Awards

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*