Horton Smith Award

This award is designed to recognize individual golf professionals for their outstanding and
continuing contributions in developing and improving education opportunities for
Gulf States PGA professionals.
The guidelines for this award include:

  • Contributions to the Section and National PGA Education program
  • Contributions and assistance toward the development of articles which benefit and relate to education.
  • Building the image of the PGA professional and the Association

Previous Winners

  • 1976 Al Michael
  • 1977 Al Michael
  • 1978 Al Michael
  • 1979 James Ray Carpenter
  • 1980 Tommy Martty
  • 1981 Arvin Ginn
  • 1982 Luca Barbato
  • 1983 Ben Nelson
  • 1984 Russell Redford
  • 1985 Bobby Mercer
  • 1986 Ken Lindsay
  • 1987 Ken Lindsay
  • 1988 Bill Caldwell, Jr.
  • 1989 Matt Pinter
  • 1990 James Leitz
  • 1991 Graham Pilsch
  • 1992 Butch Brooks
  • 1993 Jerry Weeks
  • 1994 Butch Brooks
  • 1995 Ron Hickman

 

  • 1996 Jerry Weeks
  • 1997 Robert Garner
  • 1998 Ron Hickman
  • 1999 Ron Hickman
  • 2000 Ron Hickman
  • 2001 Frank Gumpert
  • 2002 Ron Hickman
  • 2003 Tom Tatnall
  • 2004 Blaine Merrit
  • 2005 J.T. Crawford
  • 2006 Ron Hickman
  • 2007 Jeff Adkerson
  • 2008 Ron Hickman
  • 2009 Jeff Adkerson
  • 2010 Jeff Adkerson
  • 2011 Ron Hickman
  • 2012 Jeff Adkerson
  • 2013 James Leitz
  • 2014 Cliff Wagner
  • 2015 James Leitz