2023 Award Nominations

At the alumni gathering on January 25, we will award, for the fifth time, five alumni awards honoring PGA Golf Management alumni who have been successful in their area of expertise. Sponsored by Prize Possessions, the five awards are listed below. The award winners will be chosen by nominations from you, the alumni, last year’s award winners, and the PGA Golf Management faculty and staff. Nominations are now closed.

We encourage you to click here to nominate a classmate who is well deserving, and we look forward to reading your nominations. There are many deserving graduates! See previous award winners below.

2022 Awards Announced

The following five awards have been announced:

2021 Awards Announced

The following five awards have been announced:

  • Distinguished PGM Graduate Golf Professional – James Ondo ’05
  • Distinguished PGM Graduate in Business – Jimmy Nickerson ’95
  • Distinguished PGM Graduate in Golf Instruction – Allen Terrell ’97
  • Distinguished PGM Graduate in the Golf Industry – Randy Doucette ’96
  • Distinguished PGM Graduate Player – Eric Dugas ’05

2020 Awards Ceremony

The following five awards were recognized at the PGA Golf Management alumni gathering at the PGA Show on Jan. 22:

  • Distinguished PGM Graduate Golf Professional – Sara Muldoon ’92
  • Distinguished PGM Graduate in Business – Glenn Murray ’03
  • Distinguished PGM Graduate in Golf Instruction – Joey Wuertemberger ’01
  • Distinguished PGM Graduate in the Golf Industry – Pete Butt ’99
  • Distinguished PGM Graduate Player – Wyatt Worthington ’12

2019 Awards Ceremony

The following five awards were recognized for the first time at the PGA Golf Management alumni gathering at the PGA Show on Jan. 23:

  • Distinguished PGM Graduate Golf Professional – Mark Rashell ’96
  • Distinguished PGM Graduate in Business – Justin Norvell ’04
  • Distinguished PGM Graduate in Golf Instruction – Michael Jacobs ’99
  • Distinguished PGM Graduate in the Golf Industry – Whitney Trimble ’00
  • Distinguished PGM Graduate Player – Chad Collins ’01

Distinguished PGM Award Descriptions

Distinguished PGM Graduate Golf Professional

  • Methodist University graduate
  • Class A PGA member in good standing
  • Outstanding career achievement in the golf industry
  • Developed the image, reputation, and ability to inspire and mentor fellow PGA members
  • Recognized at the chapter, section, or national level one or more times

Distinguished PGM Graduate in Business

  • Methodist University graduate
  • Outstanding career achievement outside of the business of golf.
  • Developed the image, reputation and ability to inspire and mentor others in the business community.
  • Dedicated to serving their surrounding community

Distinguished PGM Graduate in Golf Instruction

  • Methodist University graduate
  • Outstanding career achievement in the golf industry
  • Developed the image, reputation, and ability to inspire and mentor fellow PGA members
  • Recognized at the chapter, section, or national level for golf instruction one or more times

Distinguished PGM Graduate in Golf Industry

  • Methodist University graduate
  • Outstanding career achievement in the golf industry
  • Developed the image, reputation, and ability to inspire and mentor colleagues in the industry
  • Dedicated to serving their surrounding community

Distinguished PGM Graduate Player

  • Methodist University graduate
  • Outstanding career achievement in either amateur or professional tournaments
  • Developed the image, reputation, and ability to inspire future players