Northern Ohio PGA announced the nominations of Mill Creek Park Golf Director, Brian Tolnar and Golf Pro, Andy Santor earlier this month. Brian has been nominated for three awards: 2016 Northern Ohio PGA Golf Professional of the Year, Bill Strausbaugh Award, and Merchandiser of the Year – Public. Andy has been nominated for two awards: 2016 Northern Ohio PGA Teacher of the Year and Youth Player Development Award.
The awards Brian has been nominated bestow special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional who has performed outstanding services as an overall PGA Professional, outstanding qualities of leadership, strong moral character, a substantial record of service to the Association and the game of golf, and has excelled as business persons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf,. “I feel very honored to be nominated for these three awards, the game of golf is my passion and to be recognized for doing something that I love is quite an honor”, says Brian.
The awards Andy has been nominated bestow special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional who has performed outstanding services as a golf teacher and coach and has displayed an extraordinary contribution and achievement in the area of youth player development. “I am so privileged to work with the youth in the valley as well as adults to give them a better understanding for the game of golf”, says Andy. “It is very humbling to be nominated for these awards and to know I am making a difference in today’s youth and the future of golf.”
The Northern Ohio PGA is an association of golf professionals. The mission of the Northern Ohio PGA is to promote interest and enjoyment in the game of golf while enhancing the well-being of its members. The Northern Ohio PGA Awards Committee will vote on this year’s nominees in September. The committee judge’s nominee’s based on a bio that is submitted the beginning of September. The official awards presentation will take place during the Fall Awards Ceremony at Westfield Group County Club/Cary Blair Center on October 17, 2016.