Pfingston Dancing Like A Bear After Winning National Award
Bear Dance Head Professional Named Public Merchandiser of the Year | 7/15/2017
“The 2017 class of national award recipients were all truly deserving of this recognition, having distinguished themselves as inspirational leaders, mentors, and pioneers among their peers,” said PGA President Paul Levy. “The PGA of America proudly recognizes them for their unwavering commitment to represent the PGA Professional and the game of golf at the highest of levels.”
2017 Colorado PGA Award Winner Bios
It was an evening of high energy and countless accolades at the 2017 Colorado PGA Awards Banquet on Friday, October 27. Award winners were honored for their accomplishments in the section.
Cole Earns OMEGA Senior Player of the Year Title
Eaton CC Pro Caps Exceptional Year with First Player of the Year Title
Rick Cole, PGA, Head Golf Professional at the Eaton Country Club, earned the 2017 OMEGA Senior Player of the Year Award. This recognition is given annually to a PGA Professional, 50 years of age or older, for outstanding play throughout the past year and in representing PGA Professionals with distinction in competition.
Keffer 5-Time Winner of OMEGA Dow Finsterwald Player of the Year
Geoff Keffer, PGA, co-owner and Assistant Professional at the Greater Golf Development Center, earned the 2017 OMEGA Dow Finsterwald Player of the Year title. Keffer is no stranger to receiving a player of the year award with this being his fourth consecutive year to win this award; his fifth time since 2012. He is also a three-time winner of the Apprentice Player of the Year Award granting him a player award in eight of the last 11 years. This award makes Keffer the most highly decorated Player of the Year in the Colorado Section.
President's Award Winner Supports REACH Program
Eric Kenealy Recipient of Award | 10/12/2017
The 2017 Colorado PGA President's Award is being presented to Eric Kenealy, entrepreneur. This is an annual award given to an individual who, through their efforts and contributions, has promoted and enhanced the PGA Professional, the Section and the game of golf and contributed to the betterment of the golf professional vocation
Denver CC's Braga repeats as Colorado PGA Women's Champion
Like in 2016, Alexandra Braga from Denver Country Club won the championship. Like last year, she led after each round. And just as in 2016, she prevailed by three strokes.
Kelbel Named 2017 Colorado PGA Golf Professional of the Year
Mark Kelbel, Head Professional at The Broadmoor Golf Club, has been named the 2017 Colorado PGA Golf Professional of the Year. The highest honor given annually by the Colorado PGA, the Golf Professional of the Year Award goes to a member for overall performance including leadership, service and promotion of the game of golf.
Wearner Earns Third Nod as Teacher of the Year
The 2017 Colorado PGA Teacher of the Year, Trent Wearner, PGA, is a three-time honoree of this award from the Colorado Section having previously received it in both 2014 and 2004. This award conveys special recognition on a Colorado PGA Professional for excellence in golf instruction, along with overall performance.