Joe Tesori, PGA Named PGA of America Bill Strausbaugh Award Recipient
Our very own Joe Tesori, PGA will be receiving the National PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award at the 100th PGA Annual Meeting, November 9th in New York City. The PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional, who personally displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership through a commitment to mentoring and making significant impacts on the careers of PGA Professionals. In the spirit of the award, “mentoring” is defined as “supporting professionals to manage their own development so they can maximize their PGA career potential. The PGA mentor empowers, enables, advises, challenges, and encourages professionals to enhance their professional skills, strengthen their level of service, improve their work performance, and become the PGA Member that they aspire to be.” This is a tremendous honor for Joe, his family and all of those who he has inspired and guided along the way.
Joe is a model PGA member. He has demonstrated leadership throughout his career and his strong moral character has impacted the lives of many. His record of service on the Section level is unmatched. He has established himself as one of the most trusted mentors. He is considered a counselor, teacher and advisor. His reputation and ability to inspire has never wavered. Joe’s contributions to the Section, his fellow PGA members and community are vast. He has Chaired nearly every Section Committee and was the Section President from 1999-2004. He has been the Section’s Golf Professional of the Year on multiple occasions (1995, 2004) and was elected to the Central New York PGA Hall of Fame in 2002. Joe’s accomplishments go well beyond the Section level. He was named Northeast 10 Conference Golf Coach of the Year in 2009. He was presented the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Award in 2010 and the Blind Men/Criers - Officials/Coaches Community Award in 2011. Joe was inducted into The Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame in 2013. Bishop Grimes High School named him Man of the Year in 1987 and he entered the LeMoyne College Hall of Fame in 1991. The Syracuse District named him Man of the Year in 1993 and the Syracuse Golf Association presented Joe with the Golfer of the Year Award in 1994 for his contributions to minority golf.
It is easy to see why Joe is being recognized as the 2016 National PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award Winner. Joe leaves a profound and lasting impact on all those who he comes in contact with. He listens and comprehends; he is a mentor and leader of outstanding moral character. This is a career achievement and Joe Tesori is most deserving.
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