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Awards

Join an award winning program

Our record speaks for itself.

The FGCU PGA Golf Management program is committed to providing the resources necessary to foster professional and academic excellence in both our students and our faculty. We encourage the pursuit of leadership opportunities and the exploration of areas of passion within the golf industry. Our commitment to excellence in everything we do has resulted in numerous student and leadership team accolades.

Academic Awards

  • Lutgert College of Business Student of the Year
    • (2019) Thor Parrish
    • (2017) Luke Edelman
  • FGCU Research Roadshow featured the PGA Golf Management Program
    • (2019) Thor Parrish and Tara McKenna, PGA/LPGA (PGM Director)
  • FGCU Research Day - Best Oral Research Award
    • (2018) Thor Parrish

Academic Accomplishments

  • FGCU Research Roadshow featured the PGA Golf Management Program
    • (2019) Thor Parrish and Tara McKenna, PGA/LPGA (PGM Director)

Scholarship Awards

  • PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program
    • (2018-2019) Abby Brennan
    • (2018-2019) Mariana Gottret

Player Accomplishments

  • PGA of America Jones Cup Champions
    • (2018) FGCU PGM Student Team
      -- Eric Costa
      -- Darin DeLelys
      -- Cameron Fady
      -- Alex Holt
      -- Recce Kornfeld

Professional Awards & Accomplishments

  • Florida Gulf Coast University
    • Employee of Year
          (2019) Marty Hall, PGA
    • Student Success Champion Award
          (2019) Crystal Coleman
    • Advising Excellence Award
          (2018) Crystal Coleman
    • Chair Excellence Award
          (2018) Tara McKenna, PGA/LPGA
    • Uncommon Friends Excellence in Teaching Ethics Award
          (2015) Joe Groch, PGA
    • Research Day - Presidential Award Best Oral Presentation
          (2016) Joe Groch, PGA
    • Lutgert College of Business - Inspirational Teacher of the Year
          (2016) Joe Groch, PGA
  • Horton Smith Award
    •  South Florida Section PGA
          (2016) Joe Groch, PGA
          (2015) Tara McKenna, PGA/LPGA
          (2013) Marty Hall, PGA
    • Southwest Florida Chapter PGA
          (2019) Marty Hall, PGA
          (2018) Tara McKenna, PGA/LPGA
          (2017) Joe Groch, PGA
          (2016) Joe Groch, PGA
          (2014) Marty Hall, PGA
          (2013) Marty Hall, PGA
          (2010) Marty Hall, PGA
  • Player Development Award
    • Southwest Florida Chapter PGA
          (2019) Heather Angell, PGA
  • Best Paper Award
    • Clute Institute International Academic Conference
          (2014) Joe Groch, PGA
    • Mustang Journal International Academic Conference
          (2013) Joe Groch, PGA
  • Hodges University - Graduate Student of the Year
    • (2012) Joe Groch, PGA

Professional Service

  • SFPGA Executive Committee Education Chair Appointment
    • (2019-Present) Marty Hall, PGA
  • SFPGA Executive Committee Diversity Chair Appointment
    • (2011-2017) Tara McKenna, PGA/LPGA

PGM Program Awards

  • Student of the Year
    • (2019) Noah Hedberg
    • (2018) Ken Petter
  • Outstanding Scholar
    • (2020) Ken Petter
    • (2019) Nick Prunty
    • (2018) Kyle Nestor
  • Aspirational Excellence
    • (2019) Ken Petter
    • (2018) Thor Parrish
  • Player of the Year
    • (2019) Darren DeLelys