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PGA Merchandisers of the Year - Resort

In 1978, The PGA of America and Sports Illustrated established the PGA Merchandisers of the Year Award to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as businesspersons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf. Today, The PGA of America honors PGA Professionals in three categories: private, public and resort facilities. Candidates are nominated by their respective PGA Section offices. Award consideration is based on the following guidelines: A PGA member in good standing Overall credit rating Credit rating within the industry Community Involvement The candidate shall have demonstrated skill in planning and promotion of sales by presenting products to his/her market on a timely basis, and through the use of specialized merchandising techniques that include display and advertising.

Winner Year
Hill Hendrick
The Greenbrier -  White Sulphur Springs, WV
2011
Tom Davidson
Circling Raven G.C. -  Coeur d'Alene, ID
2010
Caroline Basarab-Dennison
The Sea Pines Resort -  Hilton Head, SC
2009
Mike Buccerone
The Resort Club at Grande Dunes -  Myrtle Beach, SC
2008
Dirk Willis
Whistling Straits - 
2007
Brian Gerard
Kiawah Island Golf Resort -  Kiawah Island, SC
2006
Ronald Dunham
Teton Pines Resort and Country Club -  Jackson, Wyo.
2005
Paul Earnest
Four Season's Resort and Club at Las Colinas -  Irving, TX
2004
Russ Miller
The Broadmoor -  Colorado Springs, CO
2003
Charles “Chip” King
Pine Needles Lodge & GC -  Southern Pines,, NC
2002
John Freitas
Hualalai GC -  Kapulehu, Kona, HI
2001
Rick Castillo
Wailea Golf Club -  Kihei, Maui, HI
2000
John Jackson
The Phoenician -  Scottsdale, AZ
1999
Stephen Cryan
Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort & CC -  Pinehurst, NC
1998
Brad Doyle
Grand Cypress GC -  Orlando, FL
1997
Michael Abbott
Four Seasons Res. & Club -  Irving, TX
1996
Joseph (Jay) Colliatie
Pelican Hill GC -  Newport Coast, CA
1995
Mike Abbott
Las Colinas Sports Club -  Irving, TX
1994
Anthony Austin
Marriott’s Orlando World Center -  Orlando, FL
1993
Craig Williamson
Ko Olina GC -  Ewa Beach, Oahu, HI
1992
Kevin Hammock
Marriott Seaview GR -  Absecon, NJ
1991
James Bellington
Las Colinas Sports Club -  Irving, TX
1990
Tim Skogen
Marriott Desert Springs -  Palm Desert, CA
1989
Gary Planos
The Golf Club -  Kapalua, HI
1988
Gary Wilcox
La Paloma CC -  Tucson, AZ
1987
Greg Abadie
La Quinta GC -  La Quinta, CA
1986
Craig Williamson
Kapalua GC -  Kapalua, HI
1985
Ken Judd
Americana/Lake Geneva -  Lake Geneva, WI
1983
Jay Overton
Innisbrook -  Tarpon Springs, FL
1982
Dave Johnson & Jerry Holley
Desert Inn CC -  Las Vegas, NV
1981
Bob Putt
Horseshoe CC -  Marble Falls, TX
1980
Harold “Rags” Ragland
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel -  Kamuela, HI
1979
Roger Maxwell
Camelback CC -  Scottsdale, AZ
1978
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