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Section Awards Program

WNYPGA Section Special Awards

The Western New York PGA conducts a special awards program each year that gives recognition to Western New York PGA Professionals for their outstanding contributions, performance, and achievements within their golf profession and the Western New York Section.  Congratulations to all of the 2021 WNYPGA Section Award Winners listed below!

NEW THIS SEASON: With the approval of the Board of Directors, The Section Awards Committee has changed the nomination process to the spring to ensure WNYPGA Professionals have time to get involved. We all understand how busy everyone is in the summer and we hope this will allow for more participation in the Member program. As we continue to create a greater sense of collaboration with our fellow allied associations, the Superintendent of the Year Award has been added.  Be sure to nominate any worthy candidates.

Applications for the 2021 Section Awards are now closed.

If you have questions about the Section Awards please contact Chairman of the Awards and Hall of Fame Committee, Bob King, PGA at rkinger13@gmail.com or WNYPGA Executive Director, Steven Bartkowski at sbartkowski@pgahq.com.

2021 Award Winners & Archives

Professional of the Year

BOB KING, PGA
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Bill Strausbaugh Award

BRIAN JACOBS, PGA
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PGA Professional Development Award

CHRIS KULINSKI, PGA
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Teacher of the Year

BRIAN JACOBS, PGA
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Merchandiser of the Year - Private

BEN WILSON, PGA
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Merchandiser of the Year - Public

ANTHONY SCHIRO
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Merchandiser of the Year - Resort

JOE BOCK, PGA
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Player Development Award

MIKE D'AGOSTINO, PGA
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Youth Player Development Award

LAUREN TALLMAN, PGA
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Assistant of the Year Award

GREG BERINGER, PGA
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Patriot Award

MIKE D'AGOSTINO, PGA
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Player of the Year

ROB KRAJEWSKI, PGA
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Senior Player of the Year

KIRK STAUFFER, PGA
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Women's Player of the Year

LAUREN TALLMAN, PGA
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Assistant Player of the Year

NICK PALLADINO
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Sales Representative of the Year

ALEX SMITH, PGA
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Superintendent of the Year

JERRY MARTIN

Media Representative of the Year

BRIAN KOZIOL
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