2019 Hall of Fame & Award Recipients

Each year the MAPGA recognizes its most outstanding PGA Professionals and amateurs in the Middle Atlantic region for their exemplary contributions toward making The PGA and the MAPGA better Associations. In all categories, the recipients of these awards contribute a tremendous amount of time and energy to our Association.

The MAPGA Section Awards Committee is pleased to announce its 2019 Awards Class.  These individuals will join Hall of Fame Inductees Mike Ahrnsbrak, PGA  and Wayne DeFrancesco, PGA and be honored at our 2019 MAPGA Awards Banquet on March 23, 2019, at Lakewood Country Club.  Congratulations to all our winners!  Special thanks to the Awards Committee for their hard work in reviewing and making tough decisions on many award applications.  Our Awards Committee is made up of all of last year’s award winners, Chapter Presidents, and Section Officers, chaired by Honorary President Matthew Schulze, PGA.

CLASS OF 2019 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

To view past recipients visit the links at the bottom of 2019 Class.


HALL OF FAME 2019

Mike Ahrnsbrak, PGA

HALL OF FAME 2019

Wayne DeFrancesco, PGA

PGA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

PGA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

David Dorn, PGA

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ASST. PGA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

ASST. PGA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Eli Mireles, PGA

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PRESIDENT'S AWARD

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Mike Healy, PGA

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TEACHER OF THE YEAR

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Joy Bonhurst, PGA

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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Jeff Maynor, PGA

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YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

Eric Layton, PGA

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BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD

BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD

Lynne Hunter, PGA/LPGA

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HORTON SMITH AWARD

HORTON SMITH AWARD

Jim Fitzgerald, PGA

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DAVID WORTMAN CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

DAVID WORTMAN CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

Col. Dick "The Skull" Johns

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MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR (PRIVATE)

MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR (PRIVATE)

Ted Pogorelc, PGA

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SALESPERSON OF THE YEAR

SALESPERSON OF THE YEAR

Bobby Acciardo

About Me

EARLE HELLEN SPORTS MEDIA AWARD

EARLE HELLEN SPORTS MEDIA AWARD

Chick Hernandez

About Me

2019 OMEGA Players of the Year

The MAPGA tracks four OMEGA POY races, and continually updates them throughout the season. The OMEGA Player of the Year (POY) competitions for all categories will end with the Players Cup. Players may earn OMEGA POY points by competing in specific tournaments that are considered OMEGA POY events.


OPEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

OPEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Steve Delmar, PGA

Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase, MD

WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Joanna Coe, PGA

Baltimore CC Baltimore, MD

SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Dirk Schultz, PGA

Beaver Creek CC Hagerstown, MD

APA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

APA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Josh Apple

Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club Leesburg, VA