DURHAM, N.C. – Old Chatham Golf Club ( http://www.oldchathamgolf.org ), a prestigious, Triangle-based golf club, has announced that John Marino, director of operations, and Brian Stewart, first assistant, were named Carolinas PGA Section special awards and honors winners. Marino was awarded the Bill Strausbaugh Award, an award presented to a PGA Professional who, through their day-to-day efforts have distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations and through service to the community. Stewart was named Assistant Professional of the Year, an award given to the Class A-8 Assistant Professional who exhibits the promise and dedication that will lead others into the coming years.
The Carolinas PGA Section Awards and Honors are distributed each year to the 10 Carolinas PGA Professionals who not only excel in their fields of expertise, but also contribute to the growth of the game in the Carolinas. Honor recipients have dedicated themselves to maintaining the integrity of the golf industry, and exemplify what it means to be a PGA Professional. The 10 professionals will be recognized at the 20th Annual Special Awards and Honors Ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
Marino currently serves as Secretary of the Carolinas PGA Section. Before he was elected as Secretary, Marino served as the Area IX Director for almost six years. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the First Tee of the Triangle. Stewart currently serves as the President of the Carolinas PGA Assistant Association Program. During 2012, the CPGA Assistants’ Association held nine tournaments with steady participation of around 25 players.
For more information on all of the 2012 Carolina PGA Awards Winners, visithttp://carolinas.pga.com/gui/carolinas36/news/PR2012AwardsWinner.pdf
“John and Brian are more than deserving of these prestigious awards from the Carolinas PGA section,” said M. Allen Wilson, president of Old Chatham. “Their expertise, outstanding character and commitment to Old Chatham and the golf game has been essential to the continuous growth and success of Old Chatham.”
ABOUT OLD CHATHAM GOLF CLUB:
Established in 2001 by area business leaders, the Old Chatham Golf Club is a Triangle-based club with the charm and character of the classics. Old Chatham Golf Club is nestled just minutes from the I-40 corridor with 400 acres of rolling hills rich in native pines and oaks. In this secluded yet convenient location, members and their guests can escape to the tranquility of an uncrowded retreat, characterized by gracious hospitality with an emphasis on quality and comfort. For more information, visit http://www.oldchathamgolf.org.