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"Kerry Graham was not only a pioneer in the early development of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals, but a visionary for the entire golf industry." said Nancy Henderson, Chief Teaching Officer of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals and LPGA Foundation President. "Many of today's programs would not even exist if it weren't for her forward-thinking work and dedication to teaching and growing the game." read more

"Angela is a wonderful example of true, passionate leadership, not only within the LPGA and PGA, but in her community and in the golf industry as a whole," said Nancy Henderson, Chief Teaching Officer of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals and LPGA Foundation President. "She is a tremendous role model in the same spirit as Nancy Lopez and a deserving recipient of this award." read more

Rory McIlroy, who won the Open Championship and PGA Championship in a three-week span, captured his second PGA of America Player of the Year Award and Vardon Trophy in three years. The season-ending awards are presented by the PGA of America for excellence by a PGA TOUR professional. read more

"I don't think that there has been another golf course project that has received this award from the Chapter," said David Ferris, Senior Design Associate at Sanford Golf Design. "This award of Excellence is our first landscape architecture design award, and I think it's extra special when a golf course project wins such a high honor." read more

"U.S. Kids Golf programs help kids have fun learning the lifelong game of golf, and central to achieving this mission are dedicated golf professionals who share the same vision and values," said John Bryan, Vice President of U.S. Kids Golf Foundation. read more

"We congratulate Greg on this wonderful honor. He is the perfect kind of person to work with us. He recognizes that golfers come in many varieties. There are some that work at becoming better every day. Those players are contrasted by beginners who may simply want to join a friend for a relaxing round of golf," said Mike Woods, PGA, director of golf at Haggin Oaks. read more

"Our members know full well just how important a competent and professional golf course equipment technician is to the success of a golf facility," said Rhett Evans, GCSAA chief executive officer. "We're pleased this award program has helped shed light on the value of equipment technicians, and we're honored to recognize Joe for his long-term accomplishments in the industry." read more

Ray Cutright, 63 and a resident of Macon, heads the 2014 PGA of America's national awards class that will be honored in a ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 20, in conjunction with the 98th PGA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. read more

"With hundreds of golf courses in Northern California, we are very proud that Stacy Baker was singled out with this prestigious award. Not only has he made significant improvements to the playability of our 36-hole facility, he has also networked with other superintendents to discuss how best to deal with limited water supplies during our California drought," said Mike Woods, PGA, director of golf at Haggin Oaks. read more

"We couldn’t be more delighted with our selection as favorite golf course in the Fountain Hills area," said Denis Matte, general manager of FireRock C.C. "We strive to provide the ultimate product for our members and their guests and to be recognized for all the hard work our staff does on a daily basis is truly gratifying." read more

"It is an extraordinary honor to be recognized for two of our renovation projects in the 2014 Golf Inc. Renovation of the Year competition," said Straka, a principal of Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design. "Dedication to client satisfaction is our guiding principle, and these awards affirm our commitment as we strive to design courses and renovations that exceed the expectations at each club." read more

"It's an extreme honor to even be nominated for a Clio Sports Award," said Todd Harman, President of Cleveland Golf/Srixon. "But earning a silver award at such an esteemed international competition not only validates the message behind our 'Journey to Better' campaign, but it speaks volumes about the creative team we have assembled here at Srixon." read more

"La Manga Club always aspires to offering our guests the very best facilities and holiday experience," said Jose Asenjo, general manager of La Manga Club. "To have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award alongside such other great names in golf is a tremendous honour for the resort and is a clear illustration of the high regard that La Manga Club continues to be held in across the world." read more

"President Clinton's life in public service is a study in making a difference in people's lives. His own journey to achieve wellness has resulted in a passion that involves the game of golf," said PGA of America President Ted Bishop. "President Clinton shares the mission of the PGA of America to encourage our country's young people to develop a healthier lifestyle through golf." read more

"I am excited to see Alison win the inaugural ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M. She is a great young player at UCLA, who I got to know when she won our AJGA tournament a few years ago. I'm very happy for her," said golf legend Annika Sorenstam. read more