Friday, December 11, 2009

2009 STPGA Award Winners

The Southern Texas PGA handed out its annual awards recently, and below are the section winners. We'll post again tomorrow with chapter winners.

Golf Professional of the Year: Jeff Strong, Head Golf Professional and General Manager, Eagle Pointe Golf Club, Mont Belvieu

Dick Forester Quarter Century Award: Joe Black, PGA Life Member, Bee Cave

Harvey Penick Teacher of the Year: Charlie Epps, Director of Instruction, The Houstonian Golf & Country Club, Richmond

unior Golf Leader: David Goldblum, Director of Instruction, The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch, Katy

Horton Smith Award: David Altemus, Head Golf Professional, Royal Oaks Country Club, Houston

Bill Strausbaugh Award: Gordon Johnson, Head golf professional, Houston Country Club, Houston

Assistant Professional of the Year: Heath Martin, Senior Assistant Professional, Austin Country Club, Austin

Merchandisers of the Year: The Quarry Golf Club, San Antonio (Public); Royal Oaks Country Club, Houston (Private); Hyatt Wolfdancer Golf Club, Lost Pines (Resort)

STPGA Player of the Year: Tim Thelen, Assistant Professional, The Falls Golf & Country Club, New Ulm

STPGA Senior Player of the Year: David Lundstrom, PGA Life Member, Houston

Bridgestone STPGA Senior Series Player of the Year: Troy Schleicher, Golf Instructor, Matt Swanson School of Golf, Houston

STPGA President’s Plaque: Janet Ortega, Head Golf Professional, First Tee of Greater Austin, Austin

STPGA Golf Sales Representative of the Year: Gill Barnett, Gill Barnett Golf, Houston

STPGA Amateur of the Year: Juan Salcedo, The Woodlands

STPGA Junior Golfers of the Year: Stratton Nolen, Austin (Boys); Avery Seale, Houston (Girls)

STPGA Special Service Award: Al Thomas, Houston

STPGA Meda/Public Relations Award: Brent Blackburn, Director of Daily Operations and Teaching, Dallas Athletic Club, Dallas

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