Philadelphia PGA Special Award Winners

AwardNameFacilityPast Winners
Golf Professional of the YearPatrick Shine, PGACommonwealth Nat'l GCGolf Professional of the Year
Teacher of the YearJohn Bierkan, PGAAronimink GCTeacher of the Year
PGA Bill Strausbaugh AwardDean Kandle, PGASt Davids GCThe PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award
Horton Smith AwardJohn Dunigan, PGAWhite Manor CCHorton Smith Award
Player Development AwardGerry Davis, PGAFlourtown CCPlayer Development Award
Youth Player Development AwardAndy Miller, PGA LedgeRock GCYouth Player Development Award
Assistant Professional of the YearAshley Grier, PGAOverbrook GCAssistant Professional of the Year
Merchandiser of the Year – PublicDustin McCormick, PGAGlen Brook GCMerchandiser of the Year
Merchandiser of the Year – ResortSara Muldoon, PGAHershey CCMerchandiser of the Year
Merchandiser of the Year – PrivatePatrick Shine, PGACommonwealth Nat'l GCMerchandiser of the Year
Patriots AwardJohn Carpineta, PGABensalem Township CC
Salesperson of the YearKevin McClellanSalesperson of the Year

Special Awards Criteria & Eligibility

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.

Special Awards Committee

Chip Richter, PGA
Director of Section Affairs / Chapter President

Carlisle Country Club

717.243.6866

chipr@pga.org

Kevin Duffy, PGA
District I

Riverton Country Club

856.829.1919

kduffy@rivertoncc.com

Anthony Malizia, PGA
District II

Bidermann Golf Club

302.655.3336

amalizia@vicmead.com
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Jason Gebhart, PGA
District III / Chapter Tournament Director

Out Door Country Club

717.309.7525

golfman3@comcast.net
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Brian Kramp, PGA

Chesapeake Bay Golf Club

717.490.2190

bnkpar@msn.com
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Jeff Breiner, PGA
Chapter District II Director

Country Club of Harrisbug

717.215.5537

jtbreiner@comcast.net
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Dustin McCormick, PGA
District IV

Glen Brook Country Club

570.421.3680

dmac18@pga.com

Brett Nelson, PGA
District V

Moselem Springs Golf Club

610.944.7616

brettnelson@pga.com

Eric Kennedy, PGA
District VI

Overbrook Country Club

610.687.6135

ekennedy@overbrookgolfclub.com

Eric Schultz, PGA
District VI

Sunnybrook Golf Club

610.828.9631

eschultz@sunnybrook.org