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MN PGA Section 2013 Award Winners

October 22, 2013

The Minnesota Section of the PGA announced Section Award Winners for 2013.

Doug Nelson PGA Professional of the Year

Doug Nelson
PGA Professional of the Year

Doug Nelson, PGA Professional at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis will be honored with the Minnesota PGA Golf Professional of the Year award for the first time. His overall performance as a golf professional as well as his service and promotion of the game of golf has been outstanding and is greatly appreciated by the Section.

Section Teacher of the Year will be awarded to Eric Chiles, PGA Director of Instruction at Chaska Town Course in Chaska for his excellence in golf instruction.  The honor of Section Junior Golf Leader will be awarded to Bryan Skavnak, PGA Director of Instruction at Parkers Lake Golf Center in Plymouth.  The Section Player Development Award winner is Marshall Hoiness, PGA Assistant Professional at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis and the Section Taylor Made Assistant Professional of the Year is Brian Haack , PGA Assistant at Mankato Golf Club.

Minnesota PGA Facility Promoter’s of the Year will be awarded to those professionals who provide outstanding contributions to their facility.  Criteria considered for this award include golf programs offered, tournament operations, merchandising, rules, promotion, and history at facility. The 2013 Minnesota PGA Facility Promoter’s of the Year are, in the private facility category, Tim Huffman of New Ulm Country Club in New Ulm, in the public facility category, Troy Malo of Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker, and in the resort category, Eric Peterson of Legacy Courses at Cragun’s in Brainerd.

Recipients will be honored at the Section’s annual Fall Meeting on October 28th at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids.   Congratulations to all the winners!

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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