Fairfield Glade Resort Receives Four Awards at the Annual Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee PGA Luncheon
By Brian Weis
Jeremy Jones was selected Golf Professional of Year for the Knoxville Section of the Tennessee Professional Golfers Association. The "PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award" bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional who has performed outstanding services as an overall PGA Professional. As one of the highest honors the PGA can bestow, candidates must possess outstanding qualities of leadership, strong moral character, and a substantial record of service to the Association and the game of golf. Individuals honored with the PGA Golf Professional of the Year award will be held as the model PGA Golf Professional. Jeremy is now in the finals for the Tennessee Section Professional of Year award with 4 other chapter winners.
Jeff Houston was selected the Bill Strausbaugh Award winner for the Knoxville section of the Tennessee Professional Golfers Association. The "PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award" bestows special recognition on a PGA Professional, who personally displays outstanding integrity, character, and leadership through a commitment to mentoring and making significant impacts on the careers of PGA Professionals. In the spirit of the award, "mentoring" shall be defined as follows: "Mentoring is supporting professionals to manage their own development so they can maximize their PGA career potential. The PGA mentor empowers, enables, advises, challenges, and encourages professionals to enhance their professional skills, strengthen their level of service, improve their work performance, and become the PGA Member that they aspire to be."
Corey Wade was selected Merchandiser of the Year for resort facilities by the Knoxville Section of the Tennessee Professional Golfers Association. The "Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those PGA Professionals who have excelled as business persons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf. Corey is now a finalist for the Tennessee Section Merchandiser of Year for Resort facilities.
Grant Goodwin received the Assistant Professional of Year award from the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Professional Golfers Association. The "Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Award" bestows special recognition on an Assistant Golf Professional who has performed outstanding services as an overall Assistant Professional. As one of the highest honors The PGA can bestow, candidates must possess outstanding qualities of leadership, strong moral character, and a substantial record of service to the association and the game of golf. Individuals honored with the Assistant Golf Professional of the Year award will be held as a model Golf Professional.
The awards ceremony luncheon took place in Knoxville on December 13th. These four winners of the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee PGA will continue on to the Tennessee PGA Awards competition where they will compete with other chapter winners. Only one winner win each category will be presented at the state level.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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