2013 NEPGA Award Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees
Boylston, MA — With 243 PGA Professionals in attendance, the 2013 NEPGA Award Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees were announced at Spring Meeting at Andover Country Club on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
Chris Carpenter, PGA Head Professional at Nashawtuc Country Club has been named the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Golf Professional of the Year.
Upon hearing the news, Carpenter stated, “When Jimmy Norris called me on March 30th, I was caught completely off guard by the news that I had been selected to receive the Golf Professional of the Year award. It took me a couple of days before I was comfortable sharing the news with everyone. This is such a big award and I have so much more to learn. I am very appreciative of those who nominated me, my talented staff, and the committee who felt I was deserving of this honor.”
Steve Napoli, PGA General Manager at Liberty National Golf Club and Past President of the New England PGA from 1999-2001, winner of the 2003 PGA National Bill Strausbaugh Award and 1992 NEPGA Golf Professional of the Year along with KirkHanefeld, PGA who was the 2005 NEPGA Golf Professional of the Year as well as a two-time winner of the Senior PGA Professional National Championship both in 2008 and 2011 and three-time winner of the NEPGA Section Championship along with many state opens over the years are the 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees.
The 2013 Junior Golf Leader Award was given to Ron Bibeau, PGA Executive Director of The First Tee of Maine. Kevin Rhoads, PGA Teaching Professional from The Country Club was named the 2013 NEPGA Teacher of the Year. The Bill Strausbaugh Award for 2013 was given to Mark Heartfield, PGA Head Professional from Sankaty Head Golf Club. Tom Moffatt, PGA Assistant Professional from Cape Arundel Golf Club was named as the recipient of the Horton Smith Award. The 2013 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year is Rob Jarvis, PGA Assistant Professional from Bangor Municipal Golf Course. The 2013 Merchandiser of the Year at a public facility is Lou Rivers, PGA Head Professional at Foxborough Country Club. Barry Westall, PGA Head Professional at Newport Country Club is the 2013 Merchandiser of the Year Award Winner for a private facility. Peter Doherty, PGA Head Professional at Atkinson Resort and Country Club is the recipient of the 2013Merchandiser of the Year Award for a resort facility.
The recipient of the 2013 Player Development Award (formerly known as the President's Plaque) is ZacharyWyman, PGA Director of Golf at Vermont National Country Club.
Bob Beach, PGA Head Professional at Braintree Municipal Golf Course is the recipient of the 2013 NEPGA Patriot Award in recognition of the dedication that Bob has shown towards bringing the game of golf not only to veterans but also to their families through the numerous clinics he runs throughout the year. He also won this prestigious award in 2012.
The 2013 George S. Wemyss Award has been given to Joan Stuart, Honorary Member of the New England PGA and also an employee of the New England PGA.
All of the 2013 Award Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees will be formally honored at the NEPGA Special Awards Dinner scheduled for later this year. The date and location will be announced shortly. Please visit www.NEPGA.com for more information when it becomes available.