Mill Creek Golf Course Head Professional, Andy Santor has won the 2018 Northern Ohio PGA Sections Teacher of the Year Award. The “PGA Teacher of the Year Award” bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional who has performed outstanding services as a golf teacher and coach. The Teacher of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional who is an outstanding teacher of golf among the ranks of PGA membership. This award is based on a professional’s overall performance in teaching; unusual, innovative and special teaching programs initiated or implemented; articles published; as well as outstanding golfers the professional has instructed.
Mill Creek MetroParks PGA Director of Golf, Brian Tolnar also took home the 2018 Northern Ohio PGA Sections Merchandiser of the Year Award. The Merchandiser of the Year Award signifies the PGA Professional who has excelled as a business person in merchandising and promotion of the game of golf. Demonstration of skill in planning and promotion of sales by presenting products to his/her market on a timely basis, and through the use of specialized merchandising techniques that include display and advertising. The PGA honors PGA Professionals in three categories: Private, Public and Resort facilities. This marks the third time Brian has achieved this award dating back to 2016 for the Northern Ohio PGA section while at Mill Creek Golf Course and in 2013 for the Western New York PGA Section while at Blue Heron Hills Golf Club in Rochester, NY.
An awards ceremony hosted by the Northern Ohio PGA Section was held on Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Westfield Country Clubs Cary Blair Center in Westfield Center, OH.