2018 Special Awards

The Carolinas PGA is proud to announce and celebrate the
2018 Special Award Winners!

Golf Professional of the Year
Tom Dale, PGA (Linville Golf Club)

Palmer Maples Teacher of the Year
Jason Baile, PGA (Belfair)

Horton Smith Award
Chris Byrd, PGA (Cape Fear Country Club)

Bill Strausbaugh Award
Clem King, PGA (Country Club of Lexington)

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

Youth Player Development Award
Briana Sweeny, PGA (Country Club of Landfall)

Merchandiser of the Year (Private)
Franklin Newell, PGA (Chechessee Creek Club)

Merchandiser of the Year (Resort)
Greg Wrobel, PGA (Palmetto Bluff Club)

Merchandiser of the Year (Public)
Todd Miller, PGA (Santee Cooper Resort/Lake Marion GC)

Assistant Professional of the Year
Joe Wohlscheid, PGA (Kiawah Island Club - Cassique)

If you have any questions, 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.

Player Development Award: Jeff Shores, PGA

Golf Squad LLC

Jeff Shores, Executive Director of Golf Squad based in Huntersville, NC, receives the Player Development Award for his contributions and achievements in the area of Player Development. Jeff founded Golf Squad In 2011 after being inspired by a PGA Seminar on Growth of the Game. He wrote a series of instructional handbooks covering etiquette, rules, history, vocabulary, and swinging a golf club all designed to educate participants on the process of becoming a golfer. Jeff started Golf Squad as a small, local, after school program, and has grown it into a widespread national business. Through Jeff’s Golf Squad programming he has contracted instructional services from hundreds of PGA Members and Apprentices. Golf Squad provides training, curriculum, and resources for PGA Members to connect with their communities, primarily through teaching the game at local schools and some corporate programs. Jeff Shores has been a CPGA Member since 2004.