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PGA Merchandisers of the Year Awards

In 1978, The PGA of America and Sports Illustrated established the Merchandiser of the Year Award to recognize those PGA professionals who have excelled as businessmen/ merchandisers in the promotion of golf. The Georgia PGA honors professionals in three categories: Public, Private, and Resort.

PRIVATE CATEGORY

YEAR RECIPIENT
2021 Todd Sapere, PGA (Ohoopee Match Club)
2020 Phil Taylor, PGA (Ansley Golf Club)
2019 Jonathan Mattox, PGA (Savannah Quarters Country Club)
2018 Atlanta Country Club
2017 Ryan Joyce, PGA (Hawks Ridge Golf Club)
2016 Michael Dausch, PGA (Dunwoody Country Club)
2015 Steven Archer, PGA (Capital City Club)
2014 Atlanta Athletic Club
2013 Cary Brown, PGA (Valdosta Country Club)
2012 Chad O’Dell, PGA (Druid Hills Golf Club)
2011 Rick Anderson, PGA (Atlanta Athletic Club)
2010 Rich Gaffoglio, PGA (Capital City Club)
2009 Mark Mongell, PGA (Cherokee Town & Country Club)
2008 Joseph Devaney, PGA (Athens Country Club)
2007 Roger Cherico, PGA (Dunwoody Country Club)
2006 Bill Connally, PGA (Glen Arven Country Club)
2005 Mark Mongell, PGA (Cherokee Town & Country Club)
2004 Bill Robinson, PGA (Highland Country Club)
2003 Rick Burton, PGA & Chad Parker, PGA (East Lake Golf Club)
2002 Phil Taylor, PGA (Ansley Golf Club)
2001 Tommy Brannen, PGA (Augusta Country Club)
2000 Darrel Knicely, PGA (Dunwoody Country Club)
1999 Ray Cutright, PGA (Idle Hour Golf & Country Club)
1998 Bill Robinson, PGA (Highland Country Club)
1997 Jeff Paton, PGA (The Golf Club of Georgia)
1996 Tommy Hilliard, PGA (The Landings Club)
1995 Mike Perpich, PGA (St. Ives Country Club)
1994 Rick Anderson, PGA (Atlanta Athletic Club)
1993 Rich Gaffoglio, PGA (Capital City Club)
1992 Rick Anderson, PGA (Atlanta Athletic Club)
1991 Dan Nyimicz, PGA (Idle Hour Golf & Country Club)
1990 Tom Smith, PGA (Horseshoe Bend Country Club)
1989 Wendell Coffee, PGA (Flat Creek Club)
1988 Darrel Knicely, PGA (Dunwoody Country Club)
1987 Wendell Coffee, PGA (Flat Creek Club)
1985 Darrel Knicely, PGA (Dunwoody Country Club)
1984 Tom Smith, PGA (Horseshoe Bend Country Club)
1983 Wendell Coffee, PGA (Flat Creek Club)
1982 Dan Murphy, PGA (Cherokee Town & Country Club)
1981 Jack Sargent, PGA (Atlanta Athletic Club)
1979 Mark Darnell, PGA (West Lake Country Club)

PUBLIC CATEGORY

YEAR RECIPIENT
2021 Mike Wooditch, PGA (Cobblestone Golf Course)
2020 Justin Sigmon, PGA (Stone Creek Golf Club)

RESORT CATEGORY

YEAR RECIPIENT
2021 Chris Thompson, PGA (The Club at Savannah Harbor)
2020 Caroline Basarab, PGA (Reynolds Lake Oconee)