Bill Strausbaugh Award

This award is presented to those Gulf States PGA Members who by their day-to-day efforts have distinguished themselves in the field of Club Relations, causing dramatic improvements in employment condition in the Section and/or the PGA of America.

The guidelines for this award include:

  • Length of service as a chairperson, committee member or worker on club relations and employment, or as a resource person in these areas
  • Length of activity, i.e. number of calls made to golf facilities, contacts with professionals, employees on employment matters, etc
  • Involvement in education efforts relating to club relations and employment by either writing or speaking on a Sectional or National basis.
  • Involvement in the development of data and statistics, materials or programs used either Sectional or Nationally on club relations and employment activities.

Previous Winners

  • 1982 Butch Brooks
  • 1983 George Cascino
  • 1984 Butch Brooks
  • 1985 Bill Merritt
  • 1986 Frank Mackel
  • 1987 Joel Gann
  • 1988 Michael Burke
  • 1989 Michael Burke
  • 1990 Michael Burke
  • 1991 Michael Burke
  • 1992 Michael Burke
  • 1993 Jimmy Gallagher
  • 1994 Michael Burke
  • 1995 Bill Caldwell, Jr
  • 1996 Greg Core
  • 1997 Bill Caldwell, Jr
  • 1998 Michael Burke
  • 1999 Ernie Blue
  • 2000 Greg Core

  • 2001 Greg Core
  • 2002 Greg Core
  • 2003 Bill Caldwell, Jr
  • 2004 Kevin Walls
  • 2005 Kevin Walls
  • 2006 David Marchand
  • 2007 Kevin Walls
  • 2008 Jared LeBouef
  • 2009 David Marchand
  • 2010 James T. Crawford
  • 2011 Jim Dorman
  • 2012 Jared LeBouef
  • 2013 Jared LeBouef
  • 2014 David Marchand
  • 2015 James T. Crawford
  • 2016 Todd Robertson
  • 2017 James T. Crawford