Northern Ohio PGA announced Mill Creek Park Golf Director, Brian Tolnar as Merchandiser of the Year – Public. Brian was nominated for the award in August 2016. The Northern Ohio PGA Awards Committee voted on this years’ Section award nominees in September. The committee judged nominee’s based on a bio that was submitted in the beginning of September.
The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons / merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities. In 1978, The PGA of America and Sports Illustrated established the PGA Merchandisers of the Year Award to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as businesspersons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf. There are only 41 PGA Professionals nation-wide selected each year. “I feel honored to have won this award. This award encompasses a team effort and I feel you are only as good as your staff and I have one of the best, so I share this honor with them as well”, says Brian.
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. Brian was honored at the official awards presentation which took place during the Fall Awards Ceremony at Westfield Group County Club/Cary Blair Center on October 17, 2016.