Ron Rawls, of Boise, Idaho, has been selected by the Rocky Mountain Section PGA as the 2016 recipient of the Bill Strausbaugh Award.  Rawls, a 27-year member of The PGA of America, was honored with this award for the fifth time as a member of the Rocky Mountain Section. 


Established in 1979, the Bill Strausbaugh Award is presented to a PGA Professional who, by their day-to-day efforts, has distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving employment situations and through service to his/her community.


As a PGA member, Ron has worked tirelessly to promote the PGA of America and its members.  A large part of his efforts are dedicated to his active involvement with aiding his assistant professionals in establishing their careers as PGA professionals.  Ron has mentored many PGA members as he feels this is an immense part of protecting the very logo he stands for and given of his time to various organizations within the Boise area.  They include the First Tee of Idaho, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County, Boise State University, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


The 2016 Bill Strausbaugh Award adds to an already distinguished resume for Rawls, the PGA Head Professional at Crane Creek Country Club in Boise, Idaho.  In addition to his 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2013 Strausbaugh awards, he also previously garnered the 2007 and 2010 Private Merchandiser of the Year Award. He was honored as the 2004 Golf Professional of the Year in the Pacific Northwest Section and the 2012 Golf Professional of the Year award winner in the Rocky Mountain Section.


Ron will be formally recognized as the 2016 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award winner in May of 2017, as part of the Rocky Mountain Section PGA Annual Meeting and Honors and Awards Presentation.