PGA President Suzy Whaley presented Baltimore Country Club PGA Assistant Director of Instruction Joanna Coe with the inaugural OMEGA Women’s PGA Professional Player of the Year Award at the 2020 KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Aronomink Golf Club on Saturday.
In 2019, Coe won the PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship and was one of four women to play in the PGA Professional Championship. She also finished T-5 at the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional National Championship and played in both the 2019 and 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Coe was also a key member of the victorious United States Team that claimed victory in the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup last October in Austin, Texas.
“On behalf of our nearly 29,000 PGA Professionals nationwide, it is my honor to present Joanna Coe with the 2019 OMEGA Women’s PGA Professional Player of the Year Award,” said Whaley. “Joanna represents the PGA of America in a fashion that is just exemplary. All of us see her as a role model, and for those who come behind her and follow in her footsteps and win this award, I can think of no one better to follow.”
“It is an absolute honor to win this award,” said Coe. “I strive to be a role model for young girls and for women, and people in general. I try to do everything to the best of my ability. I give it one hundred percent every single day. So, it is special to be thought of in that way.”