CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT 2014 TAYLORMADE-ADIDAS AND ASHWORTH GOLF RMSPGA PRO-PRO SHOOTOUT
INAUGURAL RMSPGA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED
MALONE SCHOLARSHIP PRO-AM RAISES $9,000
MEYERHOEFFER & HOFLAND FLAWLESS IN FACILITY CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY
DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT CHAMPIONSHIP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
AUGUSTA, Ga. – As the 2014 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals commenced April 6th at Augusta National Golf Club, the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association (USGA) and The PGA of America have announced that local qualifying registration is now open on the event’s website, www.DriveChipandPutt.com, for young golfers hoping to earn an invitation to next year’s National Finals.
DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
EMPEY EARNS PLAYER OF THE YEAR HONORS
STEIN SELECTED AS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD RECIPIENT
ATKINS IS ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Dallen Atkins of Juniper Hills Country Club in Pocatello, Idaho, has been named the 2013 Assistant Professional of the Year for the Rocky Mountain Section PGA. Dallen has been employed at Juniper Hills the past eleven years.
Dallen is very involved in all day-to-day golf operations at Juniper Hills Country Club. He has been, and is, a crucial part of the operation and a professional who takes on new tasks with a positive approach. He possesses the dedication to detail necessary to see any job through to a successful conclusion. Dallen is very focused on each individual experience and, as a supervisor, making sure that experience is as enjoyable as possible. He is constantly looking for ways to accommodate the needs of others while serving the best interests of his employer and the game he loves.
Dallen has administered many events and is heavily involved in all tournaments conducted at Juniper Hills. Dallen is the First Assistant at the club, in addition to being the Tournament Director and Golf Shop Manager, he is a club-fitter, a merchandiser, an instructor, and willingly takes on any and all tasks assigned to him. Dallen feels the more he does, the more he learns and the more he learns, the more valuable he is to the facility and its members. Dallen does his very best to lead by example as he continues to learn the many aspects of the golf business.
This is Dallen's first award within the Section and it will be formally presented to him at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section PGA next May.
GLOVER, OTTE, PETERSEN RECOGNIZED AS MERCHANDISERS OF THE YEAR
Greg Glover, PGA Director of Golf at 3 Creek Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming, has been named the 2013 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year for private golf course facilities. This award marks the first time he has been so honored by the RMSPGA. Greg has been a member of the PGA of America for 17 years, the last six at 3 Creek Ranch. In that time he has seen countless changes in the landscape of the golf business. Greg’s positive results come from his ability and willingness to adapt to this ever changing climate of selling golf related merchandise. Mutual respect for customers and his staff is another key to his longtime success.
Preston Otte, the PGA General Manager at Clear Lake Country Club in Buhl, Idaho, has been named the 2013 Merchandiser of the Year for public golf course facilities. This marks the first time he has won a Section award. Preston has been a member of the PGA of America since 2010 and has served Clear Lake the past 2 seasons. Otte’s competitive price structure and fresh look in the shop following a renovation paves the way for him to have a successful sales program. He uses different types of merchandising techniques and stays on top of current trends to keep the Clear Lake golf shop fresh and inviting.
Jeffrey Petersen, the PGA Director of Golf at Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho, has been recognized as the 2013 Merchandiser of the Year for resort facilities. Petersen has spent the past 8 seasons at Sun Valley and has been a member of the PGA of America since 2005. This is the second time Jeff has garnered this award having previously done so in 2009. Jeffrey uses his experience in the resort industry to his advantage. He knows a resort is a different form of operation than a normal golf course or country club. By using a varied product line which includes keepsake type items and out-of-the-ordinary logo merchandise, Petersen keeps the inventory moving. In addition, Petersen feels employee training and personality is a huge element to success. Product knowledge and full service are big keys to his profitability in Sun Valley’s golf shop.
The Merchandiser of the Year Awards are presented to the individuals who excel in their abilities to purchase, present and sell golf-related products in the most effective and attractive way possible while providing a high level of service to the customer at their respective golf facilities. Greg, Preston, and Jeffrey will receive their awards at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation next May.