Hendricks, Howard share section honor, Fleming sweeps Player of Year awards

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Broken Arrow, OK – For the first time in the section’s history, the South Central PGA’s highest honor, the Golf Professional of the Year, will be shared by two exceedingly deserving section members.  Outgoing Section President, Troy Hendricks of Wichita Country Club along with current PGA of America board member Barry Howard of Hot Springs Country Club will be duel recipients.

Troy Hendricks
Barry Howard

Hendricks, a 36 year PGA Member, spent over 20 years with the city of Wichita, first as the head PGA professional at Auburn Hills Golf Course, and then as a golf executive overseeing all city of Wichita golf properties.  Most recently he has moved to a new position at Wichita Country Club, taking his years of experience to one of the top private clubs in Kansas.  Hendricks was most recently the 2019 Bill Strausbaugh award winner for his dedication to mentoring the next generation of PGA professionals.

Howard, a 29 year PGA Member, has spent the majority of his career at Hot Springs Country Club, moving up the ranks from assistant to head professional and serving as general manager since 2002.  This will be the second Golf Professional of the Year award for Howard who also received the honor in 2018.  Howard is also a past recipient of the Bill Strausbaugh award, a five time resort merchandiser of the year winner, and was most recently named to the PGA of America Board of Directors.

The South Central PGA would like to congratulate all the 2021 Special Award Recipients. The award winners will be recognized at the South Central PGA Special Awards Banquet, Monday February 28th, 2022 at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Tulsa.

Golf Professional of the Year
Troy Hendricks, Wichita Country Club &
Barry Howard, Hot Springs Country Club

Teacher of the Year
Bruce Baxley, Searcy Country Club

Bill Strausbaugh Award
Chris Mayes, Pleasant Valley Country Club

Professional Development Award
Brian Davis, South Central Section

Executive of the Year
Barry Howard, Hot Springs Country Club

Player Development Award
Warren Cunningham, The Golf Club of Edmond

Youth Player Development
Kyle Ingram, Lit’l Links Golf Club

Patriot Award
Chris Tuohey, Sand Creek Station Golf Club

Deacon Palmer Award
George Glenn, Life Member

Public Merchandiser
Barry Howard, Hot Springs Country Club

Resort Merchandiser
Rob Yanovitch, Shangri La Golf Club

Private Merchandiser
Garrett Diel, Gaillardia Country Club

Assistant Golf Professional of the Year
Jacob Baird, The Club at Indian Springs

Leon Faucett Salesperson of the Year
Blake Bowman, Yamaha Golf Cars

Hall of Fame Inductee
Jim Awtrey, Life Member
Tom Wiggy, Life Member (1930-2021)
Jim Woodward, Life Member

Player of the Year
Tim Fleming, Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club

Senior Player of the Year
Tim Fleming, Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club

Super Senior Player of the Year
Rusty Wortham, Life Member

Assistant Player of the Year
Andrew Lehman, Hillcrest Country Club

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