South Florida PGA 2021 Award Recipients

Steve Waugh, PGA General Manager at The Old Collier Golf Club has been awarded the 2021 South Florida PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award. As the highest honor a South Florida PGA Golf Professional can receive, Waugh leads the 2021 SFPGA Awards class.

The South Florida PGA annually recognizes a PGA Professional for overall performance, level of service to the Association, leadership, image and ability to inspire fellow professionals and promote the game of golf.

A PGA member for almost 37 years, Waugh has been at The Old Collier Golf Club since 2000 where he began as the Head Professional before becoming the Director of Golf in 2007 and the General Manager earlier this year.

Waugh was the 1991 Northern Florida Chapter Merchandiser of the Year, 2020 Southwest Chapter Golf Professional of the Year and served as the General Chairman for the USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship in 1988.

Recipients of the 2021 South Florida PGA Awards include the following from southeast Florida:

Bill Strausbaugh

Justin Thompson, PGA, Pine Tree GC, Boynton Beach

PGA Professional Development

Ben Bauer, PGA, The Club at Ibis, West Palm Beach

Youth Player Development

Bridget Ackley, PGA, Don Law Golf Academy, Boca Raton

Merchandiser of the Year, Private

Shawn Gifford, PGA, Adios GC, Coconut Creek

Salesperson of the Year

Tony Romansky, PGA, Taylormade

Assistant of the Year

John Bednar, PGA, Palm Beach CC, Palm Beach Gardens

Patriot Award

Bo Preston, PGA, Osprey Point GC, Boca Raton

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