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Industry Awards

Regional Golf Course of the Year

The Regional Golf Course of the Year recognises excellence in golf course design, layout, shot making, course improvements during the year and overall championship condition. All nominating facilities are located within the Regional areas of Western Australia as per GolfWA Regulations.

Metropolitan Golf Course of the Year

The Metropolitan Golf Course of the Year recognises excellence in golf course design, layout, shot making, course improvements during the year and overall championship condition. All nominating facilities are located within the Metropolitan area of Western Australia as per GolfWA Regulations.

Regional Golf Facility of the Year


The Regional Golf Facility of the Year Award recognises a facility which has shown a high standard of performance across a number of areas in 2019. The award is judged primarily on the following criteria:

Membership retention and growth
Financial performance
Clubhouse operations
Golf Course operations
Contribution to the Community
Participation and number of rounds

Metropolitan Golf Facility of the Year


The Metropolitan Golf Facility of the Year Award recognises a facility which has shown a high standard of performance across a number of areas in 2019. The award is judged primarily on the following criteria:

  • Membership retention and growth
  • Financial performance
  • Clubhouse operations
  • Golf Course operations
  • Contribution to the Community
  • Participation and number of rounds

Outstanding Game Development

This category identifies individuals within the industry whom have made a significant contribution to increasing the development of golf in 2019 – in a paid or voluntary capacity. This may be through junior programmes, indigenous programmes, increasing female participation or general membership levels. The recipient may be an employee within the golf industry, a volunteer, a competitor, a coach or anyone, whose contributions have been significant and resulted in positive outcomes for the sport.

Volunteer of the Year

The Volunteer of the Year Award is for a person whose efforts have been significantly beneficial to the management and maintenance of the facility. The volunteer may be involved in such tasks as on-course work, Match Committee duties, administration or a Board Director. The work they have contributed to the facility is recognised as selfless, constructive and profitable for the facility.

Employee of the Year

The Employee of the Year Award is for a staff member whose efforts have been significantly above their specific employment description. Their performance throughout the year will have been recognised as beneficial to the running of the golf facility. They will have provided initiative and service leading to an improved product for their fellow golfers.

Golf Industry Recognition Award

In recognition of a person’s significant contribution to the game of golf in Western Australia and Australia. This award is selected by the Golf Industry Awards committee.

Outstanding Golf Achievement

This award recognizes an individual as The Western Australian Golfer of the Year for their outstanding golfing achievements in 2019

For more information on the PGA of Australia’s Awards Process and Nominations, please visit the PGA of Australia website.

PGA Awards

Hilary Lawler Club Professional of the Year

The WA Club Professional of the Year award is designed to acknowledge and reward PGA Club Professionals who are the lead golf operations individuals at a facility and have excelled in their business and service to members and the community.

WA PGA Coach of the Year

The WA PGA Coach of the Year is designed to acknowledge the achievements of PGA Members who have demonstrated exceptional results as coaching professionals or elite amateurs and have built a profile within the industry.

PGA Management Professional of the Year


The PGA Management of the year is designed to recognise the achievements of PGA Members in roles within the industry which require the use of management skills. Such role is not limited to role title, rather identified by the nominee controlling or managing all or part of a business with direct staffing responsibility.

PGA Game Development Professional of the Year

The PGA State Game Development Professional of the Year Award is designed to acknowledge the achievements of PGA Members who are contributing to the industry through grass roots game development.

The award is to be based upon the achievements of the member in relation to the following criteria:

1. Junior Development, participation and Inclusive Coaching Programs
2. Results of participants
3. Promotion of Golf, Game Development and Community Engagement
4. ACE Status and Personal Continuing Education

PGA Tournament of the Year

All PGA sanctioned Open style events qualify for the Tournament of the year Award. The award is voted on by the PGA professionals who participate in these events.

PGA Pro-Am of the Year


All PGA Tier 3 sanctioned Pro-Am events qualify for the Pro-Am of the Year Award. The award is voted on by the PGA Professionals who have played on the PGA WA circuit throughout 2019.

For more information on the PGA of Australia’s Awards Process and Nominations, please visit the PGA of Australia website.

Superintendents Awards

Environmental Award Nomination Form

They need to show the facility actually improves the surrounding environment/ecosystem in a substantial and fundamental way and have or is implementing an Environment Management System. The applicant also needs to show that the facility can come up with methods of new ways of resolving problems.
 
They need to provide a description of the current environmental management plan or system in place and demonstrate the commitment to the protection of the existing natural environment, environmental best practice and environmental stewardship. Demonstrate the commitment to land management and sustainability along with demonstrating the process being undertaking to protect native flora and fauna and the protection of environmentally sensitive areas.

Superintendent of the Year


The applicant must be a financial A class member of the GCSAWA employed as a Superintendent within the last 24 months. The Superintendent must also be able to demonstrate improvements to the golf course within that time frame. The applicant needs to demonstrate the ability to hold a tournament, show course improvements beyond the regular maintenance and improve the golf course during the existing budget. They need to show initiative and maintenance techniques that are original and only used at the home club, and be able to overcome barriers to improve or construct areas on the course.

Apprentice of the Year

The apprentice must have completed a golf course apprenticeship including three years at TAFE completing all turf industry units. They must have shown above average skills and motivation during the three years of their apprenticeship. Other qualities shown are high academic achievements as well as a desire to progress to be a Superintendent. As part of this award you are required to represent WA to compete for the Toro national award at the AGCSA conference. Applicants need to show how the award will assist their career path and demonstrate their achievements both on job and academically.

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