The Central New York PGA honored 2020 Section Award Winners during a ceremony Aug. 16 at Timber Banks Golf Club. After Covid-19 forced the postponement of last year’s formal award ceremony, a special event was held after the first round of the Section Championship at Timber Banks’ new clubhouse.
The ceremony gave individuals who won 2020 awards an opportunity to be formally recognized by the Section in front of family and peers. CNY PGA Executive Director Alan Seamans introduced the award winners in attendance while Section President Sean Dadey handed each winner their custom framed plaque.
Steve Campanaro, PGA (Teugega CC) received the top award of the evening as the 2020 Golf Professional of the Year.
2020 CNY PGA Special Awards Winners
• GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR – STEVE CAMPANARO, PGA: Teugega CC
• PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD – RYAN McGINNIS, PGA: Turning Stone Resort
• TEACHER & COACH OF THE YEAR – JACK CONGER, PGA: Links at Erie Village
• PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD – JACK CONGER, PGA: Links at Erie Village
• BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD – STAN GORMAN, PGA: The Pompey Club
• YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AWARD – MIKE DISCENZA, PGA: Cortland State
• PATRIOT AWARD – STEVE NACEWICZ, PGA: Crestwood GC
• MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC/SEMI-PRIV.)- DUSTIN JONES, PGA: Crystal Springs GC
• MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR (PRIVATE) – RYAN HAMMERLE, PGA: Onondaga Golf & CC
• MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR (RESORT) – ERIC LORENZETTI, PGA: Turning Stone Resort
• ASSISTANT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR – JIM IRONSIDE, PGA: Yahnundasis GC
• GOLF SALESPERSON OF THE YEAR – TODD VANGELLOW
• PLAYER OF THE YEAR – MARK TUCKER, PGA: Cazenovia CC
• SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – MARK TUCKER, PGA: Cazenovia CC
• ASSISTANT PLAYER OF THE YEAR – DAN MOLTER
• JUNIOR TOUR PLAYER OF THE YEAR/BOY – AIDAN FARMER
• JUNIOR TOUOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR/GIRL – LUCIA CHEN