The Southern California PGA Annual Meeting took place at Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach on December 3. With over 320 in attendance, it was a tremendous event. The meeting was filled with speakers including the PGA of America President Ted Bishop, PGA of America Secretary Paul Levy, and SCPGA Past Presidents Will Mann, Pat Rielly, and Tom Addis III. John Hardy, PGA and PGA Apprentice Bobby Nickel gave inspirational speeches with a traditional theme of “Remember the Past, Embrace the Future.” Eric Lohman and Bill Hulbert were voted in as two SCPGA At-Large Directors for SCPGA Board of Directors.
The Presidents Dinner took place December 2 to honor the 2012 Award Winners. Below are your 2012 Special Award Winners.
2012 Golf Professional of the Year – Scott Stubbs, PGA
2012 Hall of Fame Inductees – Jamie Mulligan, PGA, J.D.
2012 Honorary Life Member – Ed Holmes
2012 Teacher of the Year – Glenn Deck, PGA
2012 Junior Golf Leader – Billy Gibbs, PGA
2012 Horton Smith Award – John Mason, PGA
2012 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year – Kim Falcone, PGA
2012 Club Fitter of the Year – Tim Skophammer, PGA
2012 Merchandiser of the Year – Resort – Joe Williams, PGA2012 Bill Strausbaugh Award – Jason Taylor, PGA
2012 Merchandiser of the Year – Public – Scott Scozzola, PGA
2012 Merchandiser of the Year – Private – Marianne Huning, PGA
2012 Player of the Year – Gregory Casagranda, PGA
2012 Senior Player of the Year – Chris Starkjohann, PGA
2012 Super Senior Player of the Year – Bob E. Smith, PGA
2012 Women’s Player of the Year – Courtney Erdman, PGA
2012 AAA Player of the Year – Bobby Nickell