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Award Winners

Each year the Northern Texas PGA Section and Chapters recognize its members and others in the golf community through the Northern Texas PGA Awards program. Please join the Section in congratulating the following 2015 Northern Texas PGA Section and Chapter Award Winners.  


2015  Section  Award Winners

Golf Professional of the Year – Paul Earnest, Four Seasons Resort and Club, Las Colinas

 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year – Lee Rhind, Midland Country Club, Midland and Andrew Schelbert (1973-2015), Denton Country Club, Denton
 
Randy Smith Youth Player Development Award – Grady Randle, Four Seasons Resort and Club, Las Colinas
 
Teacher of the Year – Tim Cusick, Four Seasons Resort and Club, Las Colinas
 
Merchandiser of the Year Private Category – Gilbert Freeman, Lakewood Country Club, Dallas
 
Merchandiser of the Year Public Category – Tommy Darland, Andrews County Golf Course, Andrews
 
Merchandiser of the Year Resort Category – Paul Earnest, Four Seasons Resort and Club, Las Colinas
 
Distinguished Service Award – Randy Smith, Royal Oaks Country Club, Dallas
 
Horton Smith Award – Ira McGraw, Jr., Cedar Crest Golf Course, Dallas
 
Bill Strausbaugh Award – Bill Keys, PGA of America
 
Player Development Award – Maulana Dotch, Cedar Crest Golf Course, Dallas

Yamaha Golf Cars / Lajitas Golf Resort Player of the Year – Stuart Deane, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington

Ben Hogan / NTPGA Stroke Play Average Award – Stuart Deane, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington

OMEGA Senior Points Challenge Winner – Perry Arthur, The Golf Club of Dallas, Dallas

Bob Galt Award – Pat Wheeler, Texas Links Magazine
 
Byron Nelson Award – Justin Thompson, NTPGA Junior Tour Member
 
Leon Faucett Award – Mike Ellis, Yamaha Golf Cars
 
Golf Course Superintendent Award – Brian Honea, The Lakes at Castle Hills, Lewisville

2015  Chapter  Award  Winners

Golf Professional of the Year
East Texas Chapter: Ben Burns - Crown Colony Country Club
Metro Chapter: Paul Earnest - Four Seasons Resort and Club
West Texas Chapter: Greg Sikes - Hogan Park Golf Course

Assistant Golf Professional of the Year
East Texas Chapter: Brian Kleckner - Emerald Bay Country Club
Metro Chapter: Andrew Schelbert (1973-2015) - Denton Country Club
West Texas Chapter: George Simmons - Amarillo Country Club

Youth Player Development Award
East Texas Chapter: Roy Pace - Alpine Target Golf Center
Metro Chapter: Bert Walker - Thorntree Country Club
West Texas Chapter: Evan Dunkerson - Green Tree Country Club

Teacher of the Year
East Texas Chapter: John Sikes - Hollytree Country Club
Metro Chapter: Tony Martinez - Keeton Park Golf Course
West Texas Chapter: Leon Van Rensburg - Lubbock Country Club

Merchandiser of the Year – Private
East Texas Chapter: Chris Hudson - Willow Brook Country Club
Metro Chapter: Dean Larsson - Royal Oaks Country Club
West Texas Chapter: Greg Beran - Midland Country Club

Merchandiser of the Year - Public
East Texas Chapter: Darrell Chase - Peach Tree & Oak Hurst Golf Club
Metro Chapter: Jim Henderson - Stevens Park Golf Course
West Texas Chapter: Tommy Darland - Andrews County Golf Course

Merchandiser of the Year - Resort
East Texas Chapter: Ben Burns - Crown Colony Country Club
Metro Chapter: Paul Earnest - Four Seasons Resort and Club

Horton Smith Award
Metro Chapter: Ira McGraw Jr. - Cedar Crest Golf Course
West Texas Chapter: Lee Rhind - Midland Country Club

Bill Strausbaugh Award
East Texas Chapter: Ben Burns - Crown Colony Country Club
Metro Chapter: Cameron Doan - Preston Trail Golf Club
West Texas Chapter: Jake McCullough - Odessa Country Club

PGA Player Development Award
East Texas Chapter: Sean Hanson - Pinecrest Country Club
Metro Chapter: Maulana Dotch - Cedar Crest Golf Course
West Texas Chapter: Kyle Monk - Gaines County Golf Course


Past Award Winners (pdf)