The Youth Player Development Award

The Youth Player Development Award

A PGA golf professional who is a leader in junior golf, reflects the qualities and ideals of those who work with our nation's youth, and provides opportunities and experiences for juniors to learn and play golf. The following guidelines are used in selecting a winner: contributions to junior golf programs and the events in the PGA Section, including service as a chairperson or a member of the Junior Golf Committee, involvement in the promotion and development of junior golf at the facility and also within the community, support of PGA Junior Golf programs, overall image, service and leadership in the area of junior golf, and overall integrity as an individual and acceptance by junior golfers as a person of outstanding character. This award was established in 1988.


2017 -- Mike ANDRUSIN, Berkshire Valley
2016 -- Debby MURPHY, Trump National Bedminster
2015 -- Brian DOBBIE, Montclair GC
2014 -- Bill CASTNER, Plainfield West 9
2013 -- Tony LATHAM, Royce Brook CC
2012 -- Bill CASTNER, Plainfield West 9
2011 -- Joe DICHIARA, Mendham G & TC
2010 -- Brian DOBBIE, Montclair GC
2009 -- Bill CASTNER, Plainfield West 9
2008 -- Bill CASTNER, Hyatt Hills GC
2007 -- Bill CASTNER, Hyatt Hills GC
2006 -- Bill CASTNER, Hyatt Hills GC
2005 -- Dan HOLLIS, Hyatt Hills GC
2004 -- Allan BOWMAN, Cherry Valley CC
2003 -- Allan BOWMAN, Cherry Valley CC
2002 -- Mike SPARKS, New Jersey National
2001 -- Marybeth KOHBERGER, Black Bear GC
2000 -- John TURNBULL, Scotch Hills GC
1999 -- John TURNBULL, Scotch Hills GC
1998 -- John TURNBULL, Scotch Hills GC
1997 -- John TURNBULL, Scotch Hills GC
1996 -- Wayne WARMS, Manasquan River GC
1995 -- Wayne WARMS, Manasquan River GC
1994 -- Wayne WARMS, Manasquan River GC
1993 -- Wayne WARMS, Manasquan River GC
1992 -- Wayne WARMS, Manasquan River GC
1991 -- Wayne WARMS, Manasquan River GC
1990 -- Wayne WARMS, Manasquan River GC
1989 -- Wayne WARMS, Manasquan River GC
1988 -- Wayne WARMS, Manasquan River GC
1987 -- Wayne WARMS, Manasquan River GC
1986 -- Wayne WARMS, Manasquan River GC