Broken Arrow – Michael Henderson, Principal of Henderson Golf Management, has been awarded the PGA’s highest honor as the 2017 South Central PGA Golf Professional of the Year.
Henderson, a 16-year PGA Member, owns The Golf Club of Edmond and has operated Lakeside Memorial Golf Course in Stillwater since 2010. Prior to 2010, Henderson held positions at Stevens Park Golf Course and Dallas National Golf Club in Dallas, Texas.
From 2010-2012, Henderson served as the South Central PGA Special Awards Committee Chairman before being elected as Section Secretary in 2012. He served as Vice President in 2014 and currently leads the Section Board of Directors as President. In addition to his commitment to the South Central PGA, Henderson also serves on the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame Board of Directors.
In addition, Michael Boyd was named Section Player of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. Boyd, who recently announced he is leaving the golf business to for a job in the insurance business, won the Section Championship and placed fifth in the Section Professional National Championship. Boyd, a former University of Tulsa All-American who worked his way on to the PGA Tour for a season, ran his own golf school based at The Club at Indian Springs in Broken Arrow.
During Henderson’s time as a South Central PGA Officer, the Section has seen the implementation of a player development grant program that has given out over $100,000 to PGA members and apprentices to help them grow the game of golf locally within their community.
He has also been deeply involved in both PGA HOPE and PGA Junior League, two of The PGA of America’s premier growth of the game initiatives. In addition to his other player development programs, Henderson also annually hosts the Oklahoma Special Olympics Summer Games, which is the largest gathering of special needs golfers in Oklahoma.
Prior to his selection as the 2017 Golf Professional of the Year, Henderson has been the recipient of the South Central PGA Youth Player Development Leader of the Year in 2011, 2013 & 2014, South Central PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Public) in 2013, Northern Texas PGA Player of the Year in 2005, and the Northern Texas PGA Ben Hogan Award in 2005.
Following is a list of all section award winners for 2017. The award winners will be recognized at the South Central PGA Section Annual Special Awards Banquet Feb. 25 in Tulsa.
Golf Professional of the Year
Michael Henderson, Lakeside Memorial Golf Course & The Golf Club of Edmond
Hall of Fame Inductee
Jerry Jones, (1938-2018), LaFortune Park Golf Course
Teacher of the Year
EJ Pfister, Oak Tree National
Trent Rommann, Crestview Country Club
Youth Player Development
Scott Karpe, Southern Hills Country Club
Horton Smith (Education)
Tim Jenkins, Country Club of Arkansas
Bill Strausbaugh (Club Relations)
Greg Bray, Terradyne Country Club
Madison Pope, Diamante Country Club
Private Merchandiser of the Year
Matt Fraser, The Alotion Club
Public Merchandiser of the Year
Rodney Young, Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club
Resort Merchandiser of the Year
Rob Yanovitch, Shangri La Golf Club and Resort
Assistant Golf Professional of the Year
Daniel Byrd, Southern Hills Country Club
Salesperson of the Year
Cimarron Grubb, Cutter & Buck
Omega Player of the Year
Michael Boyd, PGA
Omega Senior Player of the Year
Mark Fuller, The Golf Club at Surrey Hills
Omega Assistant Player of the Year
Taylor Owens, Cedar Ridge Country Club