Special Awards

2016 Special Award Winners

Award NameFacilityPast Winners
Golf Professional of the YearKleckner3Robert Kleckner, PGALinfield National GCGolf Professional of the Year
Teacher of the YearRebecca DenglerRebecca Dengler, PGAEd Oliver GCTeacher of the Year
PGA Bill Strausbaugh AwardJoe HughesJoe Hughes, PGAPenn State University GCThe PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award
Horton Smith AwardJeff KiddieJeff Kiddie, PGAAronimink CCHorton Smith Award
Player Development AwardSteve WagerSteve Wager, PGAPenn State University GCPlayer Development Award
Youth Player Development AwardSteve SierackiSteve Sieracki, PGA Indian Spring GCYouth Player Development Award
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Assistant Professional of the Year
Bryan KienkeBryan Kienke, PGAAronimink GCAssistant Professional of the Year
Merchandiser of the Year – PublicBob DoriaRobert Doria, PGAMakefield Highlands GCMerchandiser of the Year
Merchandiser of the Year – ResortSara MuldoonSara Muldoon, PGAHershey CCMerchandiser of the Year
Merchandiser of the Year – PrivateTom Gilbert, PGAGulph Mills GCMerchandiser of the Year
Salesperson of the YearMark KraheMark KraheTaylorMadeSalesperson 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.

Nominations are currently open and close on Friday, September 1, 2017.

Special Awards Committee

Bob Hennefer, PGA
District I

Indian Spring Country Club

856-983-0222

prohennefer@gmail.com

Joe Hughes, PGA
District IV

Penn State University Golf Club

814.692.8899

jdh174@psu.edu

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

Joey Pohle, PGA
District VI

Blue Bell Country Club

215.723.3680

jpohle@hansen-properties.com

Chip Richter, PGA
District III

Carlisle Country Club

717.243.6866

crcccpro@aol.com

Patrick Shine, PGA
Director of Section Affairs

Commonwealth Nat'l Golf Club

215.672.3356

pshine@commonwealthgolf.com

Eric Schultz, PGA

Sunnybrook Golf Club

610.828.9631

eschultz@sunnybrook.org

Leigh Taylor, PGA

Golf Galaxy @ Devon

610.574.4956

LTaylorPGA1@gmail.com

Kevin Wiest, PGA
District II

Kings Creek Country Club

302.227.8953

kwiest@kingscreekcountryclub.com

Mike Wood, PGA
District V

Saucon Valley Country Club

610.758.7177

mwood@sauconvalleycc.org