The New Jersey Section of the PGA of America has named Keith Stewart of the Springdale Golf Club in Princeton as the 2019 NJPGA Golf Professional of the Year. The honor is awarded to a golf professional each year for leadership skills and service to the New Jersey section of the PGA.
Stewart, a Hopewell resident who has been the PGA head professional at Springdale for more than a decade, is an active volunteer working to grow game programs and initiatives in the NJPGA. The PGA of America works to elevate the standards of the profession and grow interest and participation in the game of golf. The NJPGA is one of 41 geographic sections throughout the country and has been in operation since 1925.
Award recipients will be recognized on Thursday, October 24, at the Celebration of Golf at the Canoe Brook Country Club, and at the NJPGA Section Fall Meeting on Monday, October 28, at the Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club.
Other 2019 NJPGA Award Winners:
- Assistant Golf Professional of the Year: Chris Sommer – Forest Hill Field Club, Bloomfield, NJ
- Teacher of the Year: Matt Barr – Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, NJ
- Club of the Year: Hamilton Farm Golf Club, Gladstone, NJ
- Bill Strausbaugh Award: Tommy Monteverdi – Glen Ridge Country Club, Glen Ridge, NJ
- Horton Smith Award: John Mascari – Alpine Country Club, Demarest, NJ
- Merchandiser of the Year (Private): Bradley Olson – Rumson Country Club, Rumson, NJ
- Merchandiser of the Year (Public): Pat Lawler – Rockleigh Golf Course, Rockleigh, NJ
- Player Development Award: Brian Dobbie – Montclair Golf Club, West Orange, NJ
- Youth Player Development Award: Kevin Beirne – Hopewell Valley Golf Club, Hopewell, NJ
- Patriot Award: Dan Ashley – Deer Run Golf & Tennis Club, Lincoln Park, NJ
- Deacon Palmer Award: Ron Korn – Cedar Hill Country Club, Livingston, NJ
- Salesperson of the Year: Nick Roberto – E-Z-GO
For more information on the 2019 NJPGA award recipients, visit https://newjersey.pga.com/special-awards/.