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

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