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Section Award Winners

2018 Section Award Winners

GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

John Van Vleet, PGA

Preston Golf & Country Club - Preston, Idaho
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.

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Paul Weyland, PGA

Falcon Crest Golf Course - Kuna, Idaho
Based on the candidate’s overall dedication and talent for teaching the game of golf.

ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Luke Sestero, PGA

Crane Creek Country Club - Boise, Idaho
The assistant professional who carries out his or her responsibilities in the most helpful manner to his or her head professional.

YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Jeff Allen, PGA

Hilands Golf Club - Billings, Montana
PGA member who provides excellent experience for junior golfers and who best exemplifies the ideals of those who work with youth.

BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD

Mike Dayley, PGA

Blackfoot Golf Course - Blackfoot, Idaho
Based on contributions to club relations and employment.

HORTON SMITH AWARD

Jonathan Gibbs, PGA

BanBury Golf Course - Eagle, Idaho
Based on contributions to golf professional continuing education.

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Lucas Brick, PGA

The Valley Club - Hailey, Idaho
Award recognizes the individual PGA member for their extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in the area of player development.

RESORT MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR

Tate Mills, PGA

Elkhorn Resort - Sun Valley, Idaho
Award recognizes the Resort Merchandiser of the Year 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 at a resort golf facility.

PRIVATE MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR

Paul-David Milton, PGA

Huntsman Springs - Driggs, Idaho
Award recognizes the Private Merchandiser of the Year 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 at a private golf facility.

PUBLIC MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR

Jerry Breaux, PGA

BanBury Golf Course - Eagle, Idaho
Award recognizes the Public Merchandiser of the Year 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 at a public golf facility.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Ben Bryson, PGA

BanBury Golf Course - Eagle, Idaho
Based on most total points accumulated in various designated chapter, section, regional, and national events.

SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

John Graham, PGA

Sand Creek Golf Course - Idaho Falls, Idaho
Based on most total points accumulated in various designated chapter, section, regional, and national events.