Darrell Kestner Receives PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award, David Leadbetter PGA Teacher of the Year and Nine PGA Professionals Honored at 2017 PGA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – PGA Golf Professional of the Year Darrell Kestner and PGA Teacher of the Year David Leadbetter led a contingent of 11 PGA Professionals who were honored during the PGA of America’s 2017 National Awards celebration at the Hilton Austin on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in conjunction with the 101st PGA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.
The 2017 PGA of America National Awards recipients are listed below. Click on the name to watch a video about the recipient.
- Darrell Kestner, PGA Golf Professional of the Year
- David Leadbetter, PGA Teacher of the Year
- Brendon Elliott, PGA Youth Player Development Award
- John Kennedy, Bill Strausbaugh Award
- Jeff Adkerson, Horton Smith Award
- Tom Morton, PGA Player Development Award
- Kevin McKinley, Patriot Award
- Sam Depe III, Deacon Palmer Award
- Mike Strlekar, PGA Merchandiser of the Year - Private Facilities
- Mark Pfingston, PGA Merchandiser of the Year - Public Facilities
- Zack Chapin, PGA Merchandiser of the Year - Resort Facilities
- Gateway PGA Section, Herb Graffis Award
“The 2017 class of national award recipients were all truly deserving of this recognition, having distinguished themselves as inspirational leaders, mentors, and pioneers among their peers,” said PGA President Paul Levy. “The PGA of America proudly recognizes them for their unwavering commitment to represent the PGA Professional and the game of golf at the highest of levels.”
For more information on the individual award winners, click here.
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