Distinguished Service Award 2020 - 2016
Distinguished Service Award 2020
Jerry Walters, who has interviewed thousands of golf luminaries during his 25 years as host of the popular “In the Fairway” radio show, will add this award to his two CGA Dave Nelson Media Awards, the 2003 and 2015 Colorado PGA Todd Phipers Media Award and 2015 Colorado Open Ralph Moore Golf Journalism Award. Walters also teaches short game at the Trent Wearner Golf Academy.
Distinguished Service Award 2019
Fred Dickman & Barry Kendall
Director of Maintenance Fred Dickman from The Broadmoor Golf Club and Course Superintendent Barry Kendall from Green Valley Ranch Golf Club overcame major weather-related obstacles so that big-time championships could be conducted with as little disruption as possible.
Less than two weeks before the 2018 U.S. Senior Open was scheduled to take place at The Broadmoor East Course in Colorado Springs, a major hailstorm shelled the area. But thanks to tireless work by Dickman and East Course Superintendent Michael Sartori and his staff, the seniors played a flawless layout as The Broadmoor celebrated its 100th anniversary.
At Green Valley Ranch on the eastern edge of Denver, heavy rain, hail and winds estimated at 60 mph swamped the course the day and night before the scheduled first round of the CoBank Colorado Open. For 11 straight hours, Kendall and his crew pumped water off the course and from the bunkers.
Although Wednesday’s pro-am and Thursday's opening round were canceled, abbreviating the tournament to 54 holes for the first time in 37 years, the condition of the course generated unanimous praise from the competitors in the field.
Distinguished Service Award 2018
Colorado Women’s Golf Association
The venerable Colorado Women’s Golf Association, which celebrated its centennial in 2016 and merged with the Colorado Golf Association at the end of 2017, enjoyed a membership of more than 17,000 and a reputation as one of the most respected women’s golf associations in the United States.
Distinguished Service Award 2017
Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado
The Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado a pioneering partnership between the Colorado PGA and the Colorado Golf Association concluded its highly successful inaugural season. The JGAC created a clear, streamlined pathway and menu of programs for parents, kids and instructors to follow.
Distinguished Service Award 2016
Mike and Terry Knode
Mike and Terry Knode of Grand Junction ran the Western Colorado Golf Foundation, generating more than $200,000 in scholarships through the Colorado Cup Matches and Rocky Mountain Open.
Distinguished Service Award 2015
Robin Jervey was honored for her 22 years of leadership of the Colorado Women's Golf Association.