Player Development Award - Tom Mason, PGA

Par Tee Golf Center

Tom Mason, PGA – Par Tee Golf Center

Our 2018 Player Development Award Winner is Tom Mason, PGA. The 2017 Youth Player Development Award Winner has not slowed down over the past year, continuing to make significant strides in growing this great game. Mason, Head Professional at Par Tee Golf Center in Columbia, SC and Head Golf Coach at Columbia College, has been a member for 22 years and has owned and operated The Par Tee Golf Center since 2013. Mason facilitates many programs which have tremendously impacted growth of the game in his area, for the Section and Association. He has a very close working relationship with many professionals in the area so they can symbiotically benefit with his range and extensive programs and their courses. PGA Growth of the Game initiatives he is active in includes PGA Jr League, Drive, Chip & Putt, Play Golf America, and Get Golf Ready. He has also developed some of his own programs with college age, senior, and ladies, long-drive competitions, high school player development programs, among many others. “For me personally, the main thing that contributes to the success of any of my growth of the game initiatives is constant communication. The other thing that is important to me is building relationships with other PGA Professionals.” Tom has served as the President (2007-2015), Vice President (2005-2006), and Tournament Chairman (2001-2004) of the South Carolina Chapter of the CPGA. He is currently finishing up his service as the Area II Director for the CPGA. He is also currently serving on the PGA Junior League Advisory Committee, comprised of 10 Professionals across the country who are wonderful representatives to provide direction for growth of PGA Jr League.

This award is designed to recognize individual PGA Professionals for their extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in the area of Player Development.  This award considers the Professional’s growth of the game leadership commitment at the Section and National levels, plus the impact made at his/her own facility.