2015 NENY PGA Special Awards Committee

Selection Committee:
Mike Kucera, PGA, Chairman

Country Club of Troy
mkucera@countrycluboftroy.com
 

Mike Behan, PGA
W&B Golf Carts
pgagolfcar@aol.com

 

Brad Benson, PGA
PGA Life Member
bbenson@ccpittsfield.org

 

Ron Ireland, PGA
Saratoga Golf & Polo Club
ron@saratogagolfpoloclub.org

 

Steve Jensen, PGA
Schuyler Meadows Club
sjenson1@nycap.rr.com

 

Marc Levesque, PGA
Columbia Golf & Country Club
pgamtl@aol.com

 

Craig McLean, PGA
The Edison Club
cmclean7@vermontel.net

 

Tom Siddon, PGA
Massena Country Club
mcc_clubrepair@yahoo.com

 

Nomination Committee
Mike Kucera, PGA, Chairman
Country Club of Troy
mkucera@countrycluboftroy.com


Noel Gebauer, PGA
Town of Colonie Golf Course
ngebauer@pga.com


 

Willie King, PGA
Plattsburgh Golf
pburghgolf@yahoo.com

 

Chad Maes, PGA
Wiltwyck Golf Club
chadmaes@yahoo.com

 

Tom Philion, PGA
SUNY Delhi
philiota@delhi.edu

 

Tom Sullivan, PGA
Wyantenuck Country Club
pgasully@aol.com

 
 
 

2012 Special Award Winners


2012 NENY PGA Special Award Winners!

 

 

Golf Professional of the Year

Frank Mellet, PGA Director of Golf
Colonie Golf & Country Club

Voorheesville, NY

 

Special Award Winners Announced

 

 

Congratulations to to all the NENY PGA Special Award recepients! The Awards Program is based on an individual professional’s performance from the previous season.
 

Our Special Award Winners will be announced in front of their peers at the Spring Meeting taking place at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY, at our scheduled meeting date of April 18th. Each award is based on individual criteria as well as the professional’s contibutions to the betterment of the section and association.

 

 
Golf Professional of the Year: Frank Mellet, PGA Head Professional
Colonie Golf & Country Club
Voorheesville, NY
This is the highest honor paid to PGA Professionals in recognition of a member’s overall performance and contributions as a golf professional to his/her facility and level of service to the section and Association. 
 
Frank's career with the PGA spans over 25 years and he has worked for Colonie Golf & Country Club since 1991. He was named the 2010 NENY PGA Player of the Year and he has served numerous positions on the NENY PGA Section Board of Directors as Committee Chairman.
 
TaylorMade-adidas
Golf Assistant Professional of the Year:
 
Matt Daley, PGA
Assistant Professional
Mohawk Golf Club
Schenectady, NY
Matt  was elected to PGA membership in 2009.
 
Teacher of the Year: Herb Moreland, PGA Director of Golf
Western Turnpike Golf Course
Guilderland, NY
Herb has won this award for the fifth time (1990, 92, 99, 2010).
 
Horton Smith Trophy: Mike Behan, PGA Sales Representative
W&B Golf Cars
Claverack, NY
This award recognizes a professional’s outstanding contributions to developing and improving education opportunities for all professionals.
 
Bill Strausbaugh Award:
Ron Ireland, PGA General Manager
Saratoga Golf & Polo Club
Saratoga Springs, NY
Ron has been recognized for his contributions within the section for his leadership and community relations efforts specific to this award.
 
Junior Golf Leader: Jeremy Kerr, PGA Head Professional
Mohawk Golf Club
Schenectady, NY
This award is designed to pay recognition to a PGA golf professional who is a leader in junior golf,
reflects the qualities and ideals of those who work with our nation's youth, and provides
opportunities and experiences for juniors to learn and play golf.
 
Roland Stafford Award: Bob Mucha, PGA Head Professional
Greenock Country Club
Lee, MA
This award is in name sake of a past member in recognition of the charicteristic traits of integrity, honesty and sportsmanship synonimous with a PGA Professional.
 
President’s Plaque Award: Willie King, PGA Owner
Plattsburgh Golf
Plattsburgh, NY
Willie qualified for this award due to his overall positive impact at his facility on growth of the game inititatives and support of both section and national Play Golf America player development programs.
 
Merchandiser of the Year:
Private Category: Tim Lonergan, PGA Head Professional
Wolferts Roost Country Club
Albany, NY
Public Category: Brian Hampson, PGA Head Professional
Burden Lake Country Club
Averill Park, NY
Resort Category:  Peter Martin, PGA Head Professional
Whiteface Club & Resort
Lake Placid, NY

This award was designed to pay recognition to the professionals who has demonstrated superior skills as merchandisers in the promotion of golf and his/her facility golf shop operation.
 

Sales Representative of the Year: Steve Sormanti
Nike Golf Sales Representative
Steve started his career with Wilson Golf Company and joined Nike Golf in 2001. His quality of service,
professionalism, and overall support of section programs and professionals has earned him this honor.