Ward named section Golf Professional of Year, Cozby into Hall of Fame

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Broken Arrow, OK – Brian Ward of Andover, Kansas, has been named the 2023 Golf Professional of the Year for the  South Central PGA Section, it’s highest honor. Ward has been the head professional at Teradyne Country Club since 2020.

Under Ward’s leadership at Terradyne, membership numbers have nearly doubled, and merchandise sales have tripled, leading to increased rounds and revenue.  With the influx of members, junior golf is flourishing at Terradyne.

In addition to being named Golf Professional of the Year, Ward was twice named Assistant Professional of the Year in 2008 and 2013 along with being awarded the Private Merchandiser of the Year in 2018.

Cary Cozby, the director of golf at Southern Hills Country Club, will be one of two inductees into the South Central Section Hall of Fame, along with Dawn Darter of The Greens at North Hills in Sherwood, Ark.

All of the section award winners are listed below. They will be recognized at the South Central PGA Special Awards Banquet, Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Broken Arrow.

Golf Professional of the Year
Brian Ward, Terradyne Country Club, Andover, Kan.

Hall of Fame Inductees
Cary Cozby, Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa,
Dawn Darter, The Greens at North Hills, Sherwood, Ark.

Teacher of the Year
Michael Jonges, Shadow Valley Country Club, Rogers, Ark.

Player Development Award
Brooks Wiebe, Wichita Country Club, Wichita

Youth Player Development Award
Trent Rommann, Crestview Country Club, Wichita

Professional Development Award
Brian Davis, South Central Section, Broken Arrow

Bill Strausbaugh Award
Matt Fraser, The Alotian Club, Roland, Ark.

Executive of the Year
Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor Foundation, Owasso

Patriot Award
Kyley Tetley, The Club at Indian Springs, Broken Arrow

Private Merchandiser of the Year
David Bryan II, Cedar Ridge Country Club, Broken Arrow

Public Merchandiser of the Year
Tyler Woodward, Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, Norman

Assistant Golf Professional of the Year
Andrew Lehman, Hillcrest Country Club, Bartlesville

Leon Faucett Salesperson of the Year
Cimarron Grubb, Turtleson, Edmond

Player of the Year
Austin Peters, The Territory Golf & Country Club, Duncan

Senior Player of the Year
Brent Wilcoxen, South Lakes Golf Course, Jenks

Super Senior Player of the Year
Michael Jonges, Shadow Valley Country Club, Rogers

Assistant Player of the Year
Andrew Lehman, Hillcrest Country Club, Bartlesville


 

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