Today is December 12, 2017

Horton Smith Award: Rick Murphy, PGA

Rick Murphy Golf Academy

Rick Murphy, Director of Instruction at Rick Murphy Golf Academy, receives the Horton Smith Award for his outstanding contributions to developing and improving educational opportunities for the PGA Golf Professional at his facility and beyond. Currently, Rick is the Co-Chairman of the PGA Youth Player Development Committee (2015-16), PGA Teaching & Coaching Committee Member (2015-16), and Carolinas PGA Teaching & Coaching Co-Chairman (2015-16). Rick has been named the Carolinas PGA Teacher of the Year twice (2001 & 2009), Carolinas PGA Golf Professional of the Year (2008), one of Golf Digest’s Top 10 Best Teachers in North Carolina (2011-12), has received the PGA National Junior Golf Leader Award, served as a District Director on the Carolinas PGA Board of Directors and was nominated for PGA of America Secretary in 2016.  With over 30 years of teaching experience, Rick Murphy has been a CPGA Member since 1981.