Nov 03

Pasternak and Paris Win National Awards

 The New Jersey PGA held its annual fall meeting on October 23rd at the Crestmont Country Club.  One of the highlights of the meeting is the announcing of the year end special award winners such as: Golf Professional of the Year, Junior Golf Leader and Hall of Fame inductees.  I had posted on my BeginGolfNow facebook page a link from the NJPGA with complete list of the entire 2013 section award winners.

The reason for my post today is to recognize two national award winners from our over 400 member strong New Jersey Section of the PGA.

Scott Paris is the Head Golf Professional at the Plainfield Country Club.  He was awarded the National Merchandiser of the Year for Private Golf Facilities.  Scott is the sitting Vice President for the NJPGA and a consummate professional at all levels.  To go along with the prestigious national award Paris was also chosen the NJPGA 2013 Golf Professional of the Year.  When I congratulated him on his award one of the first things he said to me was that he couldn’t have won anything without his excellent golf staff at the club.

Dan Pasternak is the Head Golf Professional and General Manager at the Panther Valley Golf and Country Club.  Dan was awarded the Bill Strausbaugh Award.  This award is given to the golf professional who demonstrates a record of service to the PGA, provides leadership through their involvement in civic activities and contributes to improving the skills of other PGA Professionals.  Dan has won this award in the New Jersey Section before and still works to make his impact felt as he takes over as a District Director for the PGA.  He will represent two neighboring PGA sections along with New Jersey in PGA national affairs.

Both Dan and Scott are two of the most talented golf professionals we have in the New Jersey Section and are very deserving to be recognized at the national level.  Nice job guys, your clubs are lucky to have you.

Pasternak ~ 2013 Bill Strausbaugh Award winner in December PGA Magazine 

Paris  ~ 2013 Private Facility Merchandiser of the Year in December PGA MAgazine


Click on this link to read more about the 2013 PGA of America’s National winners


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