March 1, 2012
Anderson receives Golf Pro of the Year Award
The AJGA will announce a tournament award winner each week leading up to the AJGA's Annual Meeting and the announcement of the Digger Smith Award.
Anderson, Director of Golf at Eagle Point Golf Club,
which hosted the Wyndham Cup in Wilmington, N.C., July 25 – 28, 2011, has
earned the Golf Professional of the Year Award from the American Junior Golf
Association. The Golf Professional Award honors a PGA professional whose
selfless commitment makes the championship special for the players, families
year, the AJGA presents awards to the tournaments with the best individual
media coverage, Junior-Am fundraising tournament, charitable giving, volunteer
base and hospitality. The AJGA also recognizes its most improved event, best
new tournament, best Invitational, and overall tournament of the year.
Cup has always been a special event on the AJGA schedule since it began in 1990,
but when the annual East vs. West showdown traveled to Eagle Point Golf Club,
Anderson and the entire staff worked tirelessly to make the event even more
memorable. Everything from the golf course, to the clubhouse, to the food was
first class the entire week.
be associated with the AJGA in this way is such an honor,” Anderson said. “But
the award is not just for me, it is for the entire course and staff, the
membership at Eagle Point, owner Bobby Long and everyone at Wyndham Worldwide.
We are all just so happy to support junior golf.”
Anderson, who has been at Eagle Point since 1999, was able to take a break from
his work and watch some golf, he was very impressed with the young golfers and
is happy with where the future of golf is headed.
started playing golf when I was 16 and I love seeing these kids have the same
passion for the game that I had growing up,” Anderson said. “I have been lucky
to do something I love my entire life and now seeing that passion in the next
generation is extremely encouraging.”
recipients will be recognized at the AJGA's Annual Meeting, which will be held
March 9-11 at Château Élan Resort in Braselton, Ga.