Assistant Professional of the Year

The award for Assistant Professional of the Year is an award given to the apprentice or assistant who has shown outstanding service to Gulf States PGA and their facility. Candidates should possess outstanding qualities of leadership, strong moral character and a strong record of services to the Section, the Assistant Association and the game of golf. The guidelines for this award include:

The Award cannot be based wholly or substantially based on Playing Ability.

Candidate should be chosen based on:

  • Leadership Ability;
  • Communication Skills;
  • Participation in Section Programs;
  • Participation in the Section’s Assistants Association
  • Overall Performance
  • Winner should be regarded as rising professionals within The PGA of America and are viewed as the most likely candidates to be quality Head Golf Professionals, Directors of Golf and General Mangers in the future.
  • Promotion of the game of Golf

Previous Winners

  • 1996 David Marchand
  • 1997 John Harless
  • 1998 Brad White
  • 1999 Bill Caldwell, III
  • 2000 Oliver Thomson
  • 2001 Craig Gibson
  • 2002 Jay O’Hern
  • 2003 Tim Basel
  • 2004 Tommy Mayne
  • 2005 Gamon Manne
  • 2006 Gamon Manne
  • 2007 Bruce Bell
  • 2008 Craig Thahan
  • 2009 Tim Yelverton
  • 2010 Kirk Jones
  • 2011 Daniel Lemoine
  • 2012 Bobby Peterson
  • 2013 Marshall Cusey
  • 2014 Cory Cooper
  • 2015 William (Billy) Allen