A note from the Special Awards Committee

The goal of the Special Awards Committee is to execute a thoroughly thought out process that will result in the most deserving candidates earning awards and to push and expose our best candidates for National PGA Awards.
The deadline for nominations are due by July 1, 2017. 

* 1. To nominate a PGA Member for the Golf Professional of the Year award which is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a PGA Member, please enter his or her name below. Candidates must possess outstanding qualities of leadership, strong moral character, and a substantial record of service to the Association and the game of golf.

* 2. To nominate a PGA Member for the Teacher of the Year award please enter his or her name below. The candidates must possess excellence in golf instruction and overall performance as a golf professional. Promotion of golf, use of teaching aids, involvement in junior golf activities, teaching techniques, and articles published are some of the criteria.

* 3. To nominate a PGA Member for the Horton Smith Award please enter his or her name below. The candidate must demonstrate outstanding service and contribution to developing and improving education opportunities for the PGA golf professional. Contributions to the National and/or New Jersey Section education programs are criteria.

* 4. To nominate a PGA Member for the Bill Strausbaugh Award please enter his or her name below. This award would go to the member who caused dramatic improvement in employment conditions of the PGA professional in the New Jersey Section. Service on the Section employment committee , involvement in education relating to employment matters, and any other significant contributions to the PGA employment are some of the criteria.

* 5. To nominate a PGA Member for the Youth Player Developement Award please enter his or her name below. This award is for a member that demonstrates leadership in junior golf, reflecting the image and qualities that juniors can emulate, and providing opportunities for juniors to learn and play golf. Contributions to the Section and/or National junior programs and involvement in the promotion/development of junior golf at the facility and community level are some of the criteria for this award.

* 6. To nominate a PGA Member for the Player Development  Award please enter his or her name below. This award recognizes a PGA member who has made extraordinary contributions and achievements in conducting and/or supporting Play Golf America initiatives.

* 7. To nominate a PGA Member for the Public and/or Private PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award please enter their names below. This award recognizes the individuals who have demonstrated superior skills as merchandisers in the promotion of golf. Awarded in three categories (Private/Public/Municipal/Military/Semi-Private)credit rating, community involvement, staffing, inventory, displays and merchandising techniques are some of the criteria to be considered.

* 8. To nominate an individual Salesperson of the Year Award please enter his or her name below. This award recognizes the sales representative in the NJ Section who has provided outstanding service to the members of the section and their support of the association.

* 9. To nominate the Club of the Year Award please enter the facility name below. This award recognizes the club for their contribution to golf in New Jersey and their support of the association.

* 10. To nominate a PGA Member for the Patriot Award please enter his or her name below. This award recognizes a PGA member who personifies patriotism through the game of golf and show commitment and dedication to the men & women who have served and protected the USA.

* 11. To nominate a PGA Member for the Assistant Professional of the Year Award please enter his or her name below. This individual should show an outstanding performance as an overall golf professional, leadership, service and promotion of the game of golf. Overall performance at his or her facility, level of service to the PGA Section and to the Association, image as an assistant golf professional and playing performance are some of the criteria considered for this award. Nominees must be in good standing and assistants in their first year in the New Jersey Section are NOT eligible.

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