A special occasion to celebrate the PGA Member.
On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 the PGA of America recognized its 2020 National PGA of America Award recipients in a special awards ceremony attended by the friends, family and colleagues of the honorees.
The ceremony, which was delayed a year due to the pandemic, served as a kick off of the 105th PGA Annual Meeting at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, November 2-5.
PGA Golf Professional of the Year Ronny Glanton, PGA Teacher & Coach of the Year Mark Blackburn and the first PGA Golf Executive of the Year Dana Garmany headline the class of 12 PGA Professional honorees recognized for excellence, accomplishment and contribution to their sections and their communities.
Celebrated sports broadcaster James Brown opened the ceremony with a video tribute to the PGA Member and each recipient received their own special tributes that showcase their respective talents and accomplishments.
The award categories recognize excellence in a variety of professions from coaching and player development to merchandising.
Congratulations to our 2020 National PGA of America award recipients.
James Brown Opening Tribute
PGA Golf Professional of the Year
Ronny Glanton, PGA
Herb Graffis Award
Nebraska PGA Section
PGA Teacher & Coach of the Year
Mark Blackburn, PGA
PGA Golf Executive Of The Year
Dana Garmany, PGA
Bill Strausbaugh Award
Larry Dornisch, PGA
PGA Professional Development Award
Jim McLean, PGA
Deacon Palmer Award
J.P. Lunn, PGA
PGA Patriot Award
Christopher Runyan, PGA
PGA Player Development Award
Rich Jones, PGA
PGA Youth Player Development Award
Chris Thomson, PGA
PGA Merchandiser of the Year - Resort Category
Josué Reyes, PGA
PGA Merchandiser of the Year - Public Category
Jacob Lippold, PGA
PGA Merchandiser of the Year - Private Category
Jason Ballard, PGA