Special Awards

2017 Special Award Winners

AwardNameFacilityPast Winners
Golf Professional of the YearRobert Hennefer, PGAIndian Spring GCGolf Professional of the Year
Teacher of the YearJohn Dunigan, PGAWhite Manor CCTeacher of the Year
PGA Bill Strausbaugh AwardTom Gilbert, PGAGulph Mills GCThe PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award
Horton Smith AwardEric Handley, PGAPenn State University GCHorton Smith Award
Player Development AwardGerry Davis, PGAFlourtown CCPlayer Development Award
Youth Player Development AwardDave Zimmaro, PGA Overbrook GCYouth Player Development Award
Assistant Professional of the YearDan Mrozinski, PGACommonwealth Nat'l GCAssistant Professional 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 YearJim RavinaSalesperson 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

Carlisle Country Club

717.243.6866

crcccpro@aol.com
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Jeff Breiner, PGA

Country Club of Harrisbug

717.215.5537

jtbreiner@comcast.net

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

Out Door Country Club

717.764.9943

golfman3@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