Iowa PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award

While this honor should be based on a professional’s entire record, emphasis should be placed on his/her performance and achievements over the past five years. Special recognition for that PGA Professional who personally displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership through a commitment to mentoring and making significant impacts on the careers of PGA Professionals. In the spirit of the award, “mentoring” shall be defined as follows:

“Mentoring is supporting professionals to manage their own development so they can maximize their PGA career potential. The PGA Mentor empowers, enables, advises, challenges and encourages professionals to enhance their professional skills, strengthen their level of service, improve their work performance and become the PGA Member that they aspire to be.”
​Awarded to those who demonstrate day-to-day alternative methods of improving the employment conditions for the PGA professional. The following guidelines are used to determine nominees for this prestigious award:
• Involvement and significant contributions through mentoring of fellow PGA professionals and providing a significant impact on their careers.
• Possessing overall integrity and recognition as a person of outstanding character, thus furthering the values that are representative of the Association and the profession.
• Level of service to his/her section or the Association.
• Participation in Community and Association activities including involvement in civic or charitable activities within his/her community.
• Contributions to building the image of the game of golf, the PGA professional and the Association.
• Previous Section awards or community involvement activities.


• Candidate must be a PGA Member in good standing
• Candidate must be well regarded as a model PGA Member
• Demonstration and acknowledgement as an individual of outstanding leadership and strong moral character.

The following persons are ineligible:

• Class “F” or “Reserve” Members
• Apprentices or Associates

Other Considerations:
The Iowa PGA Award will be presented at the All Star Pro Golf Awards Luncheon Ceremony, held in conjunction with the Iowa PGA Annual Meeting. Tuesday, October 24th.

Award Nomination Form