Special Awards

2016 Special Award Winners

Award NameClub
Golf Professional of the YearKleckner3Robert Kleckner, PGALinfield National GC
Teacher of the YearRebecca DenglerRebecca Dengler, PGAEd Oliver GC
Youth Player Development AwardSteve SierackiSteve Sieracki, PGA Indian Spring GC
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Assistant Professional of the Year
Bryan KienkeBryan Kienke, PGAAronimink GC
PGA Bill Strausbaugh AwardJoe HughesJoe Hughes, PGAPenn State University GC
Horton Smith AwardJeff KiddieJeff Kiddie, PGAAronimink CC
Merchandiser of the Year – PublicBob DoriaRobert Doria, PGAMakefield Highlands GC
Merchandiser of the Year – ResortSara MuldoonSara Muldoon, PGAHershey CC
Merchandiser of the Year – PrivateTom Gilbert, PGAGulph Mills GC
Player Development AwardSteve WagerSteve Wager, PGAPenn State University GC
Salesperson of the YearMark KraheMark KraheTaylorMade

Special Awards Criteria & Eligibility

The Philadelphia Section PGA Special Awards are given each Spring to the very deserving men and women who work tirelessly to grow the PGA brand and be stewards of the game of golf.

Nominations open each year in August and close in October. Any Philadelphia PGA Professional may nominate one fellow Philadelphia Section PGA Professional for each category. Please see below the criteria and eligibility for each Special Awards Category. Please note that criteria and eligibility are subject to change by committee approval.

Nominations are currently open and close on October 13th, 2014. Please click the link below the list of categories to take you to the online nominations form.

Special Awards Committee

BobHennefer (2)

Bob Hennefer, PGA
District I

Indian Spring Country Club

856-983-0222

prohennefer@gmail.com
JoeHughes (1)

Joe Hughes, PGA
District IV

Penn State University Golf Club

814.692.8899

jdh174@psu.edu
Eric Kennedy

Eric Kennedy, PGA
District VI

Overbrook Country Club

610.687.6135

ekennedy@overbrookgolfclub.com
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Kerry Mattern, PGA

Cedarbrook Country Club

215.917.7962

drlrggkm@aol.com
JoeyPohle (1)

Joey Pohle, PGA
District VI

Blue Bell Country Club

215.723.3680

jpohle@hansen-properties.com
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Chip Richter, PGA
District III

Carlisle Country Club

717.243.6866

crcccpro@aol.com
Patrick Shine 10

Patrick Shine, PGA
Director of Section Affairs

Commonwealth Nat'l Golf Club

215.672.3356

pshine@commonwealthgolf.com
Eric Schultz

Eric Schultz, PGA

Sunnybrook Golf Club

610.828.9631

eschultz@sunnybrook.org
LTaylor

Leigh Taylor, PGA

Golf Galaxy @ Devon

610.574.4956

LTaylorPGA1@gmail.com
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Kevin Wiest, PGA
District II

Kings Creek Country Club

302.227.8953

kwiest@kingscreekcountryclub.com
MikeWood (2)

Mike Wood, PGA
District V

Saucon Valley Country Club

610.758.7177

mwood@sauconvalleycc.org