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Jim Awtrey Honored with GCAA Lifetime Achievement Award

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015 01:28 Wednesday, 28 October 2015 01:24

Jim AwtreyNORMAN, Oklahoma (PGA of America) — Jim Awtrey, retired CEO of the PGA of America and former college golf coach, will become the sixth Lifetime Achievement honoree by the GCAA. Awtrey will be officially recognized at the GCAA Hall of Fame Reception and Awards Banquet Monday, December 7, in Las Vegas. Other GCAA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients include Karsten Solheim, Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Friends of Golf (FOG).

In his 53 years in the golf industry Awtrey has served as a college player and coach, golf course and facility manager, Rules official, tournament director and one of the Game’s most widely respected voices.



PGA of Alberta Hands Out 2015 Awards

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015 01:32 Saturday, 24 October 2015 17:04


(Gord Montgomery/iG) — Coming off one of the sport’s strongest seasons in a number of years, the PGA of Alberta paid tribute to its top professionals at their yearly Awards Banquet in Edmonton.
In all, 38 professionals and clubs were nominated for nine different honours to mark achievements and successes during the 2015 season.



Three to Receive 2016 Distinguished Service Awards at Golf Industry Show

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015 03:40 Thursday, 22 October 2015 03:17

David Fearis, Paul McGinnis, and Al TurgeonLAWRENCE, Kansas — Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) leaders David Fearis and Paul McGinnis, and longtime Penn State University professor Al Turgeon have been selected to receive the association’s 2016 Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award.

The three will be recognized at the 2016 Golf Industry Show, on Feb. 9 during the Opening Session, presented in partnership with Syngenta, at the San Diego Convention Center.

The award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding, substantive and enduring contribution to the advancement of the golf course superintendent profession. The award was renamed in 2009 in honor of Col. John Morley, GCSAA’s founder and first president. He was the first to earn the Distinguished Service Award, in 1932, and he received it again in 1940.



B.C.’s Osland One Of Seven Canadians Set For LPGA Q-School Stage II

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015 20:12 Thursday, 22 October 2015 02:31

LPGA Q-SchoolVENICE, Florida (LPGA) — Professional golfers from all over the world will descend on Venice, Fla., for Stage II of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament. Players are trying to finish in the top-80 and advance to final stage of Qualifying Tournament where LPGA Tour dreams are realized.

Stage II is a 72-hole tournament held at Plantation Golf and Country Club on both the Panther & Bobcat Courses. The first-round is scheduled for Thursday, October 22, with the final-round slated for Sunday, October 25.

Read more... Tour Player of the Year Nominees

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015 02:27 Thursday, 22 October 2015 02:14 Tour Player of the Year Nominees(Kevin Prise/PGATOUR.COM) — The 2015 Tour season provided something for everyone, with newcomers and veterans battling it out over the course of 21 Regular Season events and four Tour Finals events.

But who performed at the highest level, week-in and week-out, throughout the 2015 season? Patton Kizzire, Martin Piller and Dawie van der Walt are the three nominees for Tour Player of the Year, which will be announced in November after a vote by the membership.



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