Cozby wins Professional of Year for fourth time

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Broken Arrow, OK – Cary Cozby, Director of Golf at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, has been selected for the PGA South Central Section’s highest honor, the 2015 South Central PGA Golf Professional of the Year.

Cozby, an 18-year PGA member and son of PGA Life Member Jerry Cozby, previously won the award in 2003, 2009 and 2010.

"I’m very thankful to be honored by my peers," Cozby said. "It’s a reflection not so much on me but on the great job that all the guys and gals that I work with do. It’s a really cool honor and I’m happy as can be for my peers to think of us that way."

Cozby previously served at the Section Education Chairman from 2001-2003 before being elected Section President in 2010-2011. On a national stage, Cozby most recently served on the PGA of America National Tournament Committee in 2013-2014 and was selected as the 2002 PGA Private Merchandiser of the Year.

The complete list of South Central PGA special recognition awards is as follows:

Golf Professional of the Year
Cary Cozby, Southern Hills Country Club

Hall of Fame Inductee
Bob Philbrick, Quail Creek Golf & Country Club

Horton Smith (Education)
Bob Phelps, University of Central Oklahoma PGM Program

Bill Strausbaugh (Club Relations)
Tim Fleming, Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club

Youth Player Development
Mike Hansen, Duncan Golf & Tennis Club

Player Development
Michael Boyd, The Club at Indian Springs

Patriot Award
Doug Carlton, Deer Creek Golf Course/Little Rock AFB

Teacher of the Year
Josh Cook, Wichita Country Club

Assistant Golf Professional of the Year
Nick Bryan, The Alotian Club

Private Merchandiser of the Year
Cary Cozby, Southern Hills Country Club

Public Merchandiser of the Year
Steve Blaske, Tex Consolver Municipal Golf Course

Resort Merchandiser of the Year
Barry Howard, Hot Springs Country Club

Salesperson of the Year
Jeff Simpson, YAMAHA Golf Car Co.

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