Mark Holiday, the PGA Director of Golf at Bridger Creek Golf Course in Bozeman, Montana, has been selected by the Rocky Mountain Section PGA as the 2022 recipient of the Bill Strausbaugh Award.  Holiday, a 30-year member of The PGA of America, is being honored with this award for the second time as a member of the Rocky Mountain Section. In addition to earning this accolade in 2005, Mark has 9 other awards to his credit, most notably the National Player Development Award in 2012.  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 their employment situations and through service to their community.

As a golf professional, Mark has worked tirelessly for the last 3+ decades to promote the PGA of America and its members.  He has always been an advocate of hiring assistant professionals with an interest in becoming PGA Members.  Holiday feels great pride when he hears from past employees how they are grateful to him for instilling an ethic of hard work, honesty, fairness, and empathy with customers while they were at Bridger Creek.  Mark has said it is a great honor to have these good people pass through his life.  In addition, Holiday has served his Chapter and Section as a Board Member through the chairs while also serving on the National PGA Player Development Committee.  Mark Holiday is the Gold Standard when it comes to PGA Professionals, especially in the state of Montana and we, as a Section, are so very lucky to have him.

Mark will be formally recognized as the 2022 RMSPGA Bill Strausbaugh Award winner at the 2023 Annual Meeting and Honors and Awards Presentation next May.