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PGA National Awards Nomination Forms

Each year, the PGA of America presents awards to recognize outstanding performances and superior achievements of PGA Members, both on and off the course.

All nominations, except for the Herb Graffis Award, are due by Feb. 21. The deadline to submit a nomination for the Herb Graffis Award is May 8. Access the forms below.

The PGA Special Awards process will go live in early 2020, with a new online portal to be used for Section submission of the Nominations.

PGA Golf Professional of the Year

As one of the highest honors the PGA can bestow, this award recognizes a PGA Member who has performed outstanding services as an overall PGA Professional. Download the form

PGA Teacher of the Year

The award bestows special recognition on a PGA Professional who has performed outstanding services as a golf teacher and coach. Download the form

PGA Youth Player Development Award

This award gives special recognition to a PGA Professional who has displayed extraordinary and exemplary contribution and achievement in the area of youth player development. Download the form

Bill Strausbaugh Award

The award honors a PGA Member who personally displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership through a commitment to mentoring and making significant impacts on the careers of PGA Professionals. Download the form

Horton Smith Award

This award honors a PGA Member who personally displays a strong desire for lifelong education to include outstanding and continuing contributions to professional education. Download the form

PGA Player Development Award

The award recognizes the PGA Member who has displayed extraordinary and exemplary contribution and achievement in the area of player development, considering the member’s growth of the game leadership, commitment at the Section and National levels in the player development arena and the meaningful impact made at the facility. Download the form

Patriot Award

This award recognizes the PGA Professional who personifies patriotism through the game of golf and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who have valiantly served and protected the United States of America. Download the form

Deacon Palmer Award

The award gives special recognition to the PGA Professional who personally displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership in the effort to overcome a major obstacle in their life. Download the form

PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award

The award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities. Download the form

Herb Graffis Award

The Herb Graffis Award is designed to recognize a PGA of America Section for extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in the area of Player Development. Download the form