Golf Professional of the Year: Jeff Dotson, PGA

The Country Club of North Carolina

Jeff Dotson, Director of Golf at The Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst, receives the highest annual honor awarded to a PGA Professional. This title is bestowed once per lifetime to the individual who demonstrates exceptional performance as a Golf Professional at his or her facility, a high level of service to the PGA Section and community, strong leadership, a positive image, has the ability to inspire fellow professionals, and promotes the game of golf. After three years at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Jeff returned to CCNC to fill the shoes of retiring CPGA Hall of Fame member Buck Adams. Jeff served as Head Golf Professional from 1991-2001 until he was promoted to Director of Golf – a role which he still enjoys today. In his 32 years as a PGA Professional, he has hired more than 30 assistant professionals and many more interns from eight PGM universities and has seen over a dozen former assistants, advance to the highest ranks at their facilities. His contributions to the golf industry, his facility, and the community have afforded him the opportunity to consistently assist others in their careers and set the highest standards of personal and professional integrity. His dedication also earned him the CPGA 2014 Private Merchandiser of the Year and the 2016 Bill Strausbaugh Awards. Jeff Dotson has been a CPGA Member since 1985.