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2019 Section Special Award Winners Announced – Western New York https://westernnewyork.pga.com/news/2019-section-special-award-winners-announced/ I'm proud and honored to announce today that I've been named the Western New York section of the PGA's Teacher of the Year for 2019. From the site, this award is "based on the professional’s overall performance in teaching; unusual, innovative and special teaching programs the professional has initiated or played a key role in implementing." The awards ceremony takes place the evening before my Behrend college team(s) play in our home Invitational, the last event of the "regular season," on Monday, October 7. I'm not sure which I look forward to more. 🙂 This follows two previous other awards or honors of recognition: @david_wedzik has received this award twice (2013, 2015), and the list of previous winners is available here: Annual Awards | Recognizing PGA Excellence | WesternNewYork.PGA.com Each year, the Section recognizes PGA professionals for their success on and off the course at an annual awards ceremony. See results at WesternNewYork.PGA.com. Of course, this and $5 might get me a small scone at Starbucks. 😉 But, I kid, I kid. This award is perhaps more meaningful than the others because these are the actual pros in my section who know quite a bit more about what I do, and this is my first year as an actual class A member. (I only finished up my associate-ship last May.) Among the things I cited on my supporting documentation after I was nominated: The two previous Golf Digest recognitions. LSW, and the instructors we've trained in that. The Project 10 thing we created for the Western New York First Tee program, based on LSW ideas and concepts. The Penn-State Behrend team. My winter Junior Elite Program. 5SK, the education seminars we've given to PGA sections, Evolvr, my certifications (AimPoint, etc.), and a few other things.