Merchandiser of the Year – Public

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 Woody Arnold
  • 1988 Ronnie Benandi
  • 1989 Stan Stopa
  • 1990 Ronnie Benandi
  • 1991 Ronnie Benandi
  • 1992 Ronnie Benandi
  • 1993 Ronnie Benandi
  • 1994 Ronnie Benandi
  • 1995 Ronnie Benandi
  • 1996 Randy Tupper
  • 1997 Joe Davis
  • 1998 Blane Merritt
  • 1999 Randy Tupper
  • 2000 John Schiller
  • 2002 John Schiller

  • 2003 Brad White
  • 2004 Brad White
  • 2005 Jared LeBouef
  • 2006 Todd Robertson
  • 2007 Craig Campo
  • 2008 Philllip Wright
  • 2009 Luke Farabaugh
  • 2010 Stan Stopa
  • 2011 Todd Robertson
  • 2012 Brian Long
  • 2013 Andres Prieto
  • 2014 Andres Prieto
  • 2015 Andres Prieto