Alumni Golf Awards

Alumni Golf Awards

Christopher Biggins ’14

  • 2016 Alabama-Northwest Florida PGA Youth Player Development Award

Sean Moffat ’13

  • 2016 Western New York Section Assistant Golf Professional of the Year

Ryan Burchett ‘11

  • 2015 Merchandiser of the Year (Public)

Liam Friedman ’11

  • 2017 New England PGA Section Champion

Josh Speight ’11

  • 2017 Mid-Atlantic PGA Section Champion

Dustin Toner '11

  • 2016 Iowa Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Private)

Wyatt Worthington '11

  • First African American to win one of the PGA's tournament series events

Bobby Peterson ‘10

  • 2012 Gulf States PGA Assistant Professional of the Year
  • 2011 Gulf States PGA Louisiana Chapter Assistant Professional of the Year

Alaina Swain '10

  • 2017-18 New York Section Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Your State
  • 2016-17 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers

John Brown '09

  • 2016 US Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Instructor

Nicklaus Cannon '09

  • 2016 Carolinas Section Assistant Golf Professional of the Year

Sara Dickson ‘09

  • 2017 Metropolitan Section Assistant Golf Professional of the Year
  • 2017-18 New York Section Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Your State
  • 2015 Metropolitan Section PGA Women's Player of the Year

Eric Eshleman '09M

  • 2017-18 Alabama Section Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Your State
  • 2016 Dixie Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Private)

Justin Klemballa '09

  • 2017 Top 50 Kids Teacher
  • 2016-17 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers

Brian Rashley ‘09

  • 2013 Philadelphia PGA Merchandiser of the Year

Junko Suzuki ‘09

  • 2013 Association of Golf Merchandisers Premier Golf Shop Award
  • 2013 Metro Chapter in the Southern California PGA Section Merchandiser of the Year (Resort)
  • 2012 Association of Golf Merchandisers Premier Golf Shop Award

James Walden '09

  • 2016 Georgia Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public)

Greg Ciavarelli ‘08

  • 2014 Northern California Section Club Fitter of the Year

Willy DiStefano '08

  • 2014 North Florida Section Merchandiser of the Year (Public)
  • 2012 North Florida Section Merchandiser of the Year (Public)

Devin Gee ‘08

  • 2017 Tri-State PGA Player of the Year

Katie Pius (Dick) ‘08

  • 2014 Illinois PGA Assistant of the Year Award

Michael Sweeney '08

  • 2016-17 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers

Josh Wagaman ‘08

  • 2016 Carolinas Section PGA Merchandisers of the Year (Resort)
  • 2015 CPGA Resort Merchandiser of the Year
  • 2011 CPGA Assistant Professional of the Year

Colby Wollitz '08

  • 2017 Kentucky PGA Youth Player Development Award
  • 2016 Kentucky PGA Youth Player Development Award

Chase Brannon ‘07

  • 2011 Tennessee Section Assistant Golf Professional of the year
  • 2009 Tennessee Section Assistant Player of the Year

Tyler Caviness '07

  • 2017 Association of Golf Merchandisers Excellence in Education Award
  • 2016 Association of Golf Merchandisers Excellence in Education Award

Chad Middaugh '07

  • 2017-18 Ohio Section Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Your State
  • 2016-17 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers

Justin Sheehan '07

  • 2017-18 Florida Section Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Your State
  • 2016-17 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers

Brian Alley '06

  • 2017 Middle Atlantic Section Merchandiser of the Year (Resort)

Eric Dugas '05

  • 2017 Aloha PGA Section Champion

Billy Hoffman '05

  • 2017-18 Florida Section Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Your State

Mike Townsend  ‘05 (Deceased)

  • 2015 Carolina PGA Section Championship

Daniel Gray '04

  • 2016 Illinois Section Horton Smith Award
  • 2016-17 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers

Ryan Kalista ‘04

  • 2017 Top 50 Kids Teacher

Kallie Micklos ‘04

  • 2014 Southwest Section Merchandiser of the Year (Private)

Glen Murray ‘04

  • 2015 Southwest PGA Chapter Golf Professional of the Year
  • 2011 North Florida PGA Section Merchandiser of the Year (Private)
  • 2007 Marriott/Ritz-Carlton International Golf Professional of Year

Nathan Ollhoff '04

  • 2016 Minnesota Section PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award

Kevin Roberts ‘04

  • 2002 New England Section's Junior Golf Leader Award

Eric Layton ‘03

  • 2017-18 Virginia Section Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Your State

Michelle Meadows-Kempe ‘03

  • 2013 Carolinas Section Merchandiser of the Year (Public)

Leighann Albaugh ’02

  • 2017 Top 50 Master Kids Teacher
  • 2017 Middle Atlantic Section Junior Golf Leader
  • 2017-18 Virginia Section Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Your State
  • 2016-17 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers
  • 2016 US Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Instructor
  • 2015 Middle Atlantic Section Top 50 Kids Teachers Award

Brian Boss ‘02

  • 2014-2015 Club Manager of the Year for the Carolinas CMAA Chapter

Colin Gooch '02

  • 2017 Kentucky Merchandiser of the Year (Resort)

Bryan Kienke ' 02

  • 2016 Philadelphia PGA Assistant Professional of the Year

Matt Klein ‘02

  • 2012 Southern Texas PGA Assistant of the Year
  • 2010 Southern Texas PGA Assistant of the Year

Kelly Scharf-Kuhlman ‘02

  • 2014 US Kids Teacher-Honorable Mention
  • 2012 US Kids Teacher-Honorable Mention

Craig Sandstrum ‘02

  • 2016 Carolinas PGA Youth Player Development Award
  • 2015 Carolinas PGA Youth Player Development Award

Cameron S. Wiebe ‘02

  • 2013 Southeast Chapter Horton Smith Award
  • 2012 South Florida Section Bill Straughsbaugh Award
  • 2011 South Florida Section Merchandiser of the Year

Aaron Croyle ‘01

  • 2017-18 Alabama Section Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Your State

Tony Romansky ‘01

  • 2017 Tri State Section PGA Player Development Award
  • 2014 Tri State Section Merchandiser of the Year

Joe Wuertemberger ‘01

  • 2017 Future Champions Top 25 Master Coach
  • 17-18 Texas Section Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Your State
  • 2015-2016 Future Champions Top 25 Elite Junior Coach
  • 2013-Present Golf Digest Best Teachers in Texas
  • 2010-2012; 2013-Present Golf Digest Top Young Teachers
  • 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013 US Kids Top 5- Teacher-Honorable Mention

Marianne Atwell Zabbo ‘01

  • 2015 Northern California PGA Section for Merchandising (Resorts)

Rick Murrell ‘00

  • 2015 Illinois PGA Section Salesperson of the Year

Pete Butt ‘99

  • 2015 sales rep of the year award for Footjoy

David Durham ‘99

  • 2016 Central Illinois Chapter of the Illinois PGA Section Horton Smith Award
  • 2014 Central Illinois Chapter of the Illinois PGA Section Horton Smith Award
  • 2011 Illinois Professional Golf Sales Association Salesperson of the Year (Hard Goods)

Scott Higgins ‘99

  • 2005 Northeastern New York section Assistant Golf Professional of the Year

Michael Jacobs ‘99

  • 2017 Golf Digest 50 Best Teachers in America
  • 2017-18 New York Section Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Your State
  • 2016-17 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers
  • 2016 Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teacher
  • 2012 Metropolitan Section PGA Teacher of the Year

Bobby Acciardo ‘98

  • 2009 Philadelphia PGA Salesperson of the Year
  • 2008 National Titleist Sales Rep of the Year New Breed
  • 2006 Philadelphia PGA Salesperson of the Year

Cory Fisk ‘98

  • 2013 sales rep of the year award for Footjoy

Allen Terrell ’97

  • 2017 Future Champions of Golf Top 25 Elite Junior Golf Coach
  • 2017-18 South Carolina Section Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Your State

Tony Traci '97

  • 2016 Tri-State Section Golf Professional of the Year

Brent Bowen ‘96

  • 2000 Carolinas PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year

Jeremy A. Hyjek ‘96

  • 2011 MAPGA Merchandiser of the year (Resort)

Mark Rashell '96

  • 2016 Pacific Northwest PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public)

Fred Van Steen ‘96

  • 2015 Ping’s Top 100 Fitters
  • 2010 Ping’s National Fitter of the Year

Ryan Jenkins '95

  • USA South Hall of Fame

Richard Parker '95

  • 2016 Colorado Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Resort)

Andrew Shuck ’95

  • 2017 Bill Strausbaugh Award

Brian Bishop ‘94

  • 2015 Wisconsin PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Private)
  • 2007 Wisconsin PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Private)

Eric Haile ‘93

  • 2014 Western New York Section Golf Professional of the Year
  • 2013 Bill Strausbaugh Award
  • 2012 Western New York Section Jr. Golf Leader Award

James Hanlin '93

  • 2016 Northern Ohio Section PGA Player Development Award

David Smith '93

  • 2012 Philadelphia Section Player Development Award

Dale Briggs ‘92

  • 2015 Ping’s Top 100 Fitters
  • 2010 Ping’s National Fitter of the Year

Sara Muldoon ‘92

  • 2016 Philadelphia Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Resort)
  • 2015 Philadelphia Section Merchandiser of the Year (Resort)

Rob Pilewski ‘92

  • 2007 Carolinas PGA Section Horton Smith Award
  • 1999 Carolinas PGA Section Assistant Professional of the Year

Rick Gibson ‘91

  • 2015 Central Counties Chapter of the Philadelphia Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year

Ron Cooke ‘90

  • 1998 Middle Atlantic PGA Section Championship

Nick Spinnato ‘90

  • 2014 Middle Atlantic PGA Section Resort Merchandiser of the Year

Joy Bonhurst ‘89

  • 2017 50 Best LPGA Teachers by Women’s Golf Journal
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