Marc Wielgosz, an assistant golf professional at Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth, has been selected as the 2013 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year by the Northern Texas PGA Section.
He joins Casey Paulson of The Vaquero Club in Westlake, winner of the Horton Smith Award (education/building the image of a PGA professional), among this year’s list of honorees with Tarrant County connections.
NTPGA officials announced their 2013 section major award winners today, with other notable honors going to Dallas’ Philip Bleakney (Golf Professional of the Year) and Cameron McCormick (Teacher of the Year). McCormick, who works at Brook Hollow Golf Club, is the longtime swing instructor of Dallas resident Jordan Spieth, 20, who has had a breakout rookie season on the 2013 PGA Tour.
The 15 honorees will be recognized at the NTPGA’s annual awards banquet on Feb. 23, 2014. Below is a full list of the 2013 award recipients:
- Golf Professional of the Year – Philip Bleakney, The Golf Club of Dallas, Dallas
- Assistant Golf Professional of the Year – Marc Wielgosz, Shady Oaks Country Club, Fort Worth
- Randy Smith Junior Golf Leader – Bruce Smith, Black Belt Golf Academy, Frisco
- Teacher of the Year – Cameron McCormick, Brook Hollow Golf Club, Dallas
- Merchandiser of the Year Private Category – Tim Stadler, Pampa Country Club, Pampa
- Merchandiser of the Year Public Category – Greg Sikes, Hogan Park Golf Course, Midland
- Merchandiser of the Year Resort Category – Paul Earnest, Four Seasons Resort and Club, Irving
- Distinguished Service Award – Jerry Smith, PGA Life Member, Dallas
- Horton Smith Award (Education / Building the Image of a PGA Professional) – Casey Paulson, The Vaquero Club, Westlake
- Bill Strausbaugh Award (Club Relations, Employment and Mentoring) – Tony Martinez, Keeton Park Golf Course, Dallas
- Player Development Award (Golf 2.0 / Growth of the Game) – Troy Lewis, Troy Lewis Golf
- Bob Galt Award (Media) – Kevin Newberry, DFW Links
- Byron Nelson Award (Amateur) – Don Bordelon, Richardson
- Leon Faucett Award (Sales Representative) – Rusty Cudd, Adams Golf
- Golf Course Superintendent Award – Ken Small, Brook Hollow Golf Club, Dallas
_ Jimmy Burch