Past Award Winners

 
GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
This award is based on the candidate’s entire record as a golf professional as it relates to service, length of membership, performance at club job and promotion of golf.
 
Past Honorees
 
2015 Brandon Kahl, Riverside CC, Bozeman, MT
2014 David Snyder, Wyoming State Golf Association
2013 Mark Holiday, Bridger Creek GC, Bozeman, MT
2012 Ron Rawls, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
2011 David Snyder, Olive Glenn Golf & CC, Cody, WY
2010 Todd Bindner, Whitetail Club, McCall, ID
2009 Michael Hamblin, Twin Falls GC, Twin Falls, ID
2008 P. David Baucom, Black Bull, Bozeman, MT
2007 John Van Vleet, Preston G&CC, Preston, ID
2006 Jon Potter, Idaho Falls CC, Idaho Falls, ID
2005 Jerry Breaux, BanBury GC, Eagle, ID
2004 Jay Frank, SpurWing CC, Meridian, ID
2003 Jon Potter, Idaho Falls CC, Idaho Falls, ID
2002 Mike Hamblin, Twin Falls GC, Twin Falls, ID   
2001 P. David Baucom, Riverside CC, Bozeman, MT
2000 Bob Lantz, Rupert CC, Rupert, ID
1999 Rick Longhurst, Ruby View Golf Course, Elko, NV
1998 Pat Stoltz, Town & CC, Miles City, MT
1997 Dave Albrecht, Jackpot GC, Jackpot, NV
1996 Lenny Stroup, Fairview GC, Caldwell, ID
1995 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1994 Mike Dayley, Blackfoot GC, Blackfoot, ID
1993 Tom Anderson, Laurel GC, Laurel, MT
1992 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest GC, Idaho Falls, ID
1991 Rob Ellis, Blue Lakes CC, Twin Falls, ID
1990 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest GC, Idaho Falls, ID
1989 Jeff Steury, Elkhorn Resort, Sun Valley, ID
1988 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest GC, Idaho Falls, ID
1987 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
 
 
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Based on the candidate’s overall dedication and talent for teaching the game of golf.
 
Past Honorees
 
2015 Jim Empey, Quail Hollow GC, Boise, ID
2014 Greg Glover, 3 Creek Ranch, Jackson, WY
2013 David Snyder, Olive Glenn CC, Cody, WY
2012 Kylee Naffziger, Bridger Creek GC, Bozeman, MT
2011 Andrea Baxter-Bretz, BanBury GC, Eagle, ID
2010 Jim Empey, Quail Hollow GC, Boise, ID
2009 P.David Baucom, Black Bull, Bozeman, MT
2008 Jim Empey, Shadow Valley, GC, Boise, ID
2007 Kylee Naffziger, Bridger Creek GC, Bozeman, MT
2006 Jonathan Gibbs, BanBury Golf Club, Eagle, ID
2005 Warren “Stoney” Brown, The Valley Club, Hailey, ID
2004 Jim Empey, Golf House at Quail Hollow, Boise, ID
2003 David Baucom, Riverside CC, Bozeman, MT
2002 Jim Empey, Quail Hollow GC, Boise, ID
2001 Todd Bindner, Hillcrest CC, Boise, ID
2000 Tommy Sanderson, The Valley Club, Sun Valley, ID
1999 Bob Campbell, Divotz Golf, Boise, ID
1998 Tommy Sanderson, Elkhorn Resort, Sun Valley, ID
1997 Todd Bindner, Quail Hollow GC, Boise, ID & Tommy Sanderson, Elkhorn Resort, Sun Valley, ID
1996 Tommy Sanderson, Elkhorn Resort, Sun Valley, ID
1995 John Kinsey, Riverside CC, Bozeman, MT
1994 Rick Deacon, Montpelier GC, Montpelier, ID
1993 Tommy Sanderson, Elkhorn Resort, Sun Valley, ID
1992 Don O’Neil, Ponderosa Butte GC, Colstrip, MT
1991 Jerry Breaux, Hillcrest CC, Boise, ID
1990 John Godwin, Teton Pines CC, Jackson, WY
1989 John Godwin, Teton Pines CC, Jackson, WY
1988 John Kinsey, Riverside CC, Bozeman, MT
1987 Arnold Haneke, Boise, ID
 
 
ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
The assistant professional who carries out his or her responsibilities in the most helpful manner to his or her head professional.
 
Past Honorees
 
2015 Wes Roberts, Shooting Star, Teton Village, WY
2014 Jeffrey Allen, Hilands GC, Billings, MT
2013 Dallen Atkins, Juniper Hills CC, Pocatello, ID
2012 Brett Kleinkopf, Hillcrest, CC, Boise, ID
2011 Roy Ahnstedt, Shadow Valley GC, Boise, ID
2010 Jake Sestero, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
2009 Randy Melancon, PowderHorn GC, Sheridan, WY
2008 Ben Bryson, BanBury Golf Club, Eagle, ID
2007 Dave Carollo, SpurWing CC, Meridian, ID
2006 Mathew Parish, SpurWing CC, Meridian, ID
2005 Ryan Wagner, Powder Horn GC, Sheridan, WY
2004 Matt Parish, SpurWing CC, Meridian, ID
2003 Steven Borror, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
2002 Kylee Naffziger, Bridger Creek GC, Bozeman, MT
2001 Brent Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
2000 Pat Hennigan, The Valley Club, Sun Valley, ID & Steven Borror, SpurWing CC, Meridian, ID
1999 Eric Hastings, Teton Pines CC, Jackson, WY & Brent Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1998 Tony Blasius, The Valley Club, Sun Valley, ID & Jon Knight, Burley GC, Burley, ID
1997 Lori Lyke, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1996 Todd Huizinga, Hillcrest CC, Boise, ID
1995 Gary Schroeder, Pinecrest GC, Idaho Falls, ID
1994 Pat White, Laurel GC, Laurel, MT
1993 Steve Meyerhoeffer, Canyon Springs GC, Twin Falls, ID
1992 Todd Bindner, Hillcrest CC, Boise, ID
1991 Jerry Pearsall, Lake Hills GC, Billings, MT
1990 Todd Bindner, Hillcrest CC & Mike Marcum, Elkhorn Resort
1989 No recipient
1988 Tracy Frank, Burley GC, Burley, ID
1987 Tad Holloway, Purple Sage GC, Caldwell, ID
 
 
YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD (FORMERLY JUNIOR GOLF LEADER)
PGA member who provides excellent experience for junior golfers and who best exemplifies the ideals of those who work with youth.
 
Past Honorees
 
2015 Ben Bryson & Jonathan Gibbs, BanBury Golf Course, Eagle, ID
2014 Scott McGeachin, Warm Springs Golf Course, Boise, ID
2013 Kylee Naffziger, Bridger Creek GC, Bozeman, MT
2012 David Snyder, Olive Glenn Golf & CC, Cody, WY
2011 Peter Nichenko, Warm Springs GC, Boise, ID
2010 Kylee Naffziger, Bridger Creek GC, Bozeman, MT
2009 Mike Hamblin, Twin Falls GC, Twin Falls, ID
2008 Todd Bindner, The Todd Bindner Golf Academy, Boise, ID
2007 Kylee Naffziger, Bridger Creek GC, Bozeman, MT
2006 Scott McGeachin, Warm Springs GC, Boise, ID
2005 Scott Pekovich, Peter Yegen Golf Club, Billings, MT
2004 T.J. Gomez, Shadow Valley GC, Boise, ID
2003 Mike Hamblin, Twin Falls, GC, Twin Falls, ID
2002 Scott McGeachin, Warm Springs GC, Boise, ID
2001 Patrick Stoltz, Town & Country Club, Miles City, MT
2000 John Lewis, Centennial GC, Nampa, ID
1999 Greg Allbright, Highland GC, Pocatello, ID
1998 Jerry Breaux, Hillcrest CC, Boise, ID
1997 Jay Frank, Sidney CC, Sidney, MT
1996 Jay Frank, Sidney CC, Sidney, MT
1995 Duffy McFarland, Teton Lakes GC, Rexburg, ID
1994 Jerry Breaux, Hillcrest CC, Boise, ID
1993 Mike Dayley, Blackfoot GC, Blackfoot, ID
1992 Jerry Breaux, Hillcrest CC, Boise, ID
1991 Jerry Breaux, Hillcrest CC, Boise, ID
1990 Rick Longhurst, Ruby View GC, Elko, NV
1989 Paul Quarles, Briarwood CC, Billings, MT
1988 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest GC, Idaho Falls, ID.
 
 
HORTON SMITH AWARD
Based on contributions to golf professional continued education.
 
Past Honorees
 
2015 Dustin Ames, Jug Mountain Ranch, McCall, ID
2014 Mark Wehrman, Big Sky Resort GC, Big Sky, MT
2013 Dustin Ames, Jug Mountain Ranch, McCall, ID
2012 Mark Wehrman, Big Sky Resort GC, Big Sky, MT
2011 No recipient
2010 Jim Brown, Ridgecrest GC, Nampa, ID
2009 No recipient
2008 No recipient
2007 No recipient
2006 Scott Cain, Hiland GC, Billings, MT
2005 No recipient
2004 Jeff Thomsen, Indian Lakes GC, Boise, ID
2003 Jay Frank, SpurWing CC, Meridian, ID
2002 No recipient
2001 No recipient
2000 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1999 Dave Albrecht. Jackpot Golf Club, Jackpot, ID
1998 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1997 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1996 No recipient
1995 Rick Deacon, Montpelier GC, Montpelier, ID
1994 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1993 Tommy Sanderson, Elkhorn Resort, Sun Valley, ID
1992 Roy Ivey, Juniper Hills CC, Pocatello, ID
1991 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest GC, Idaho Falls, ID
1990 Jerry Breaux, Hillcrest CC, Boise, ID
1989 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1988 Craig Palmer, Laurel GC, Laurel, MT
1987 Craig Palmer, Laurel GC, Laurel, MT
 
 
BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD
Based on contributions to club relations and employment.
 
Past Honorees
 
2015 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest Golf Course, Idaho Falls, ID
2014 Dave Carollo, Hillcrest CC, Boise, ID
2013 Ron Rawls, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
2012 P. David Baucom, Black Bull, Bozeman, MT
2011 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest GC, Idaho Falls, ID
2010 Ron Rawls, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
2009 P. David Baucom, Black Bull, Bozeman, MT
2008 Ron Rawls, Crane Creek Country Club, Boise, ID
2007 P. David Baucom, Black Bull, Bozeman, MT
2006 Ron Rawls, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID   
2005 Mark Holiday, Bridger Creek GC, Bozeman, MT
2004 Mike Hamblin, Twin Falls, GC, Twin Falls, ID
2003 Jerry Breaux, BanBury GC, Eagle, ID
2002 Jay Frank, SpurWing CC, Meridian, ID
2001 Jay Frank, SpurWing CC, Meridian, ID
2000 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest GC, Idaho Falls, ID
1999 Bob Lantz, Rupert CC, Rupert, ID
1998 No recipient
1997 Rick Longhurst, Ruby View GC, Elko, NV
1996 No recipient
1995 John Watson, Purple Sage GC, Caldwell, ID
1994 Bob Eames, Briarwood CC, Billings, MT
1993 No recipient
1992 No recipient
1991 Rick Longhurst, Ruby View GC, Elko, NV
1990 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1989 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1988 Arnold Haneke, Boise, ID
 
 
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD (Prior to 2012, known as the PRESIDENT’S PLAQUE AWARD)
This award recognizes the individual PGA member for their extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in the area of player development.
 
Past Honorees
 
2015 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest Golf Course, Idaho Falls, ID
2014 Mark Holiday, Bridger Creek GC, Bozeman, MT
2013 Jon Stein, First Tee of Idaho
2012 Jim Brown, Ridgecrest Golf Club, Nampa, ID
2011 Mark Holiday, Bridger Creek GC, Bozeman, MT
2010 Jim Brown, Ridgecrest GC, Nampa, ID
2009 Mark Holiday, Bridger Creek GC, Bozeman, MT
2008 James Brown, Ridgecrest Golf Club, Nampa, ID
2007 Mark Holiday, Bridger Creek GC, Bozeman, MT
2006 Mike Hamblin, Twin Falls GC, Twin Falls, ID
2005 Mark Holiday, Bridger Creek GC, Bozeman, MT
 
 
MERCHANDISERS OF THE YEAR
The three categories of Merchandiser of the Year are chosen based on the candidate’s 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.
 
Public Merchandisers of the Year
 
Past Honorees
 
2015 Dustin Ames, Jug Mountain Ranch, McCall, ID
2014 Blake Mason, Warm Springs GC, Boise, ID
2013 Preston Otte, Clear Lake CC, Buhl, ID
2012 Jim Brown, Ridgecrest GC, Nampa, ID
2011 Mark Holiday, Bridger Creek GC, Bozeman, MT
2010 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest Golf Course, Idaho Falls, ID
2009 Chad Watson, Boise Ranch GC, Boise, Idaho
2008 Mark Metzger, The Powder Horn GC, Sheridan, WY
2007 T.J. Gomez, Shadow Valley GC, Boise, ID
2006 Blake Mason, Warm Springs GC, Boise, ID
2005 Mark Metzger, The Powder Horn GC, Sheridan, WY
2004 Jim Brown, Ridgecrest GC, Nampa, ID
2003 Mark Holiday, Bridger Creek CC, Bozeman, MT
2002 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest GC, Idaho Falls, ID
2001 Rick Reed, Jackson Hole Golf , Jackson, WY
2000 Gaylen Denning, Sage Lakes GC, Idaho Falls, ID
1999 Pat Stoltz, Town & Country Club, Miles City, MT
1998 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest GC, Idaho Falls, ID
1997 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest GC, Idaho Falls, ID
1996 Denny Howell, Sr., Riverside GC, Pocatello, ID
1995 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest GC, Idaho Falls, ID
1994 Del Ericson, Canyon Springs GC, Twin Falls, ID
1993 Mike Dayley, Blackfoot GC, Blackfoot, ID
1992 Mike Dayley, Blackfoot GC, Blackfoot, ID
1991 Pat Stoltz, Town & Country Club, Miles City, MT
1990 Rick Longhurst, Ruby View GC, Elko, NV
1989 Rick Longhurst, Ruby View GC, Elko, NV
1988 Tim Reinke, Pinecrest GC, Idaho Falls, ID
1987 Rick Longhurst, Ruby View GC, Elko, NV
 
Private Merchandisers of the Year
 
Past Honorees
 
2015 Shaun McElroy, Shooting Star, Teton Village, WY
2014 Jaime Sharp, The Valley Club, Hailey, ID
2013 Greg Glover, 3 Creek Ranch, Jackson, WY
2012 Adam Martens, The Club at Spurwing, Meridian, ID
2011 Matt Morman, Shooting Star, Teton Village, WY
2010 Ron Rawls, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
2009 Steven Borror, SpurWing County Club, Meridian, ID
2008 Brandon Kahl, Riverside Country Club, Bozeman, MT
2007 Ron Rawls, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
2006 P. David Baucom, Riverside CC, Bozeman, MT
2005 Warren “Stoney” Brown, The Valley Club, Hailey, ID
2004 P. David Baucom, Riverside CC, Bozeman, MT
2003 Jay Frank, SpurWing CC, Meridian, ID
2002 Scott Kremmel, Valley View GC, Bozeman, MT
2001 Rich Swarthout, Hiland Golf Club, Billings, MT
2000 Jay Frank, SpurWing CC, Meridian, ID
1999 Bob Eames, Briarwood CC, Billings, MT
1998 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID & Rob Ellis, Blue Lakes CC, Twin Falls, ID
1997 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1996 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1995 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1994 Rob Ellis, Blue Lakes CC, Twin Falls, ID
1993 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1992 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1991 Stoney Brown, Crane Creek CC, Boise, ID
1990 Jerry Breaux, Hillcrest CC, Boise, ID
1989 Bob Lantz, Rupert CC, Rupert, ID
1988 Paul Allen, Yellowstone CC, Billings, MT
1987 John Kinsey, Riverside CC, Bozeman, MT
 
Resort Merchandisers of the Year
 
Past Honorees
 
2015 Jeffrey Petersen, Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, ID
2014 Mark Wehrman, Big Sky Resort GC, Big Sky, MT
2013 Jeffrey Petersen, Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, ID
2012 Ron Dunham, Teton Pines CC, Jackson, WY
2011 Todd Bindner, Whitetail Club, McCall, ID
2010 Brent Fleshman, Jackpot Golf Club, Jackpot, NV
2009 Jeff Petersen, Sun Valley Resort GC, Sun Valley,ID
2008 Allan Morrison, McCall Golf Course, McCall, ID
2007 Brent Fleshman, Jackpot GC, Jackpot, NV
2006 Allan Morrison, McCall GC, McCall, ID
2004 Ron Dunham, Teton Pines CC, Jackson, WY
2003 Doyle Corbett, Sun Valley GC, Sun Valley, ID
2002 Brent Fleshman, Jackpot GC, Jackpot, NV