Merchandiser of the Year – Resort

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 Mickey Bradley
  • 1988 Phil Hill
  • 1989 Mickey Bradley
  • 1990 Phil Hill
  • 1991 Phil Hill
  • 1992 Phil Hill
  • 1993 Phil Hill
  • 1994 David Bright
  • 1995 Kenny Hughes
  • 1996 Phil Hill
  • 1997 Kevin Walls
  • 1998 Kenny Hughes
  • 1999 Todd Robertson

  • 2000 Jerry Hinton
  • 2002 Chris Altese
  • 2003 Chris Altese
  • 2004 Chris Altese
  • 2005 Sean Racki
  • 2006 Phil Schmitt
  • 2007 Sean Racki
  • 2008 Sean Racki
  • 2009 Chris Champagne
  • 2010 André Caldwell
  • 2011 Sean Racki
  • 2012 David Stinson
  • 2013 Chris Champagne
  • 2014 Bob Wolcott
  • 2015 Sean Racki