2019 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.
Recipient bios are coming soon. To view a list of past recipients visit the links at the bottom of 2019 Class.
PGA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEARDavid Dorn, PGA
TEACHER OF THE YEARJoy Bonhurst, PGA
ASST. PGA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAREli Mireles, PGA
YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARDEric Layton, PGA
BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARDLynne Hunter, PGA/LPGA
HORTON SMITH AWARDJim Fitzgerald, PGA
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARDJeff Maynor, PGA
DAVID WORTMAN CITIZEN OF THE YEARCol. Dick "The Skull" Johns
MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR (PRIVATE)Ted Pogorelc, PGA
SALESPERSON OF THE YEARBobby Acciardo
EARLE HELLEN SPORTS MEDIA AWARDChick Hernandez
Past Award Recipients:
2018 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.
PLAYER OF THE YEARJohn O’Leary, PGA
Trump National - DC Sterling, Virginia
WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEARJoanna Coe, PGA
Baltimore CC Baltimore, Maryland
SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEARDirk Schultz, PGA
Beaver Creek CC Hagerstown, Maryland
APA PLAYER OF THE YEARBlake Brookman
Cedar Point CC Suffolk, Virginia