Merchandiser of the Year – Private

This award recognizes those Gulf States PGA professionals who have demonstrated superior
skills as merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The award is given for excellence in golf shop operations in three categories: Private, Resort, and Public/Military/Semi-Private.
The candidates are judged in the following areas:

  • Merchandising ability and techniques
  • Inventory levels and turn rate
  • Shop Display
  • Attention to detail

The guidelines for this award include:

  • PGA Member in good standing
  • Credit rating within the industry and overall credit rating
  • Community involvement
  • Involvement in the development of data and statistics, materials or programs used either Sectional or Nationally on club relations and employment activities.

Previous Winners

  • 1987 Bill Caldwell
  • 1988 Jerry Weeks
  • 1989 Joel Gann
  • 1990 Jimmy Gamblin
  • 1991 Frank Gumpert
  • 1992 Randy Bell
  • 1993 Andre’ Marchand
  • 1994 Ernest Ross
  • 1995 Randy Bell
  • 1996 Ernie Blue
  • 1997 Russ Fransted
  • 1998 Frank Gumpert
  • 1999 Rob Bradley

  • 2000 Cliff Wagner
  • 2002 Dennis McGrail
  • 2003 David Marchand
  • 2004 Emily Hanchar
  • 2005 J.T. Crawford
  • 2006 Emily Heromann
  • 2007 Cliff Wagner
  • 2008 Cliff Wagner
  • 2009 Jason Prendergrast
  • 2010 David Marchand
  • 2011 Gamon Manne
  • 2012 David Marchand
  • 2013 Brad Pullin
  • 2014 Jason Prendergast
  • 2015 Brad Pullin