TPC Sawgrass – Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Aug 04, 2015 – Bill Hughes, PGA Master Professional and the General Manager at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, is the winner of the 2015 Bill Strausbaugh Award, which acknowledges a PGA Professional’s outstanding display of integrity, character and leadership in their commitment towards mentoring others within the Association. Hughes, a PGA member for 32 years, and a PGA Master Professional since 1995, has served at TPC Sawgrass for the last nine years. A two-time winner of the Bill Strausbaugh Award at the North Florida PGA Section level, Hughes has mentored hundreds of aspiring and current PGA Professionals. Hughes has maintained a strong voice on local advisory councils, which includes serving on the North Florida PGA Foundation Board for the past nine years. During his tenure on the Foundation Board, Hughes has aided in transforming it into one of the nation’s leading non-profit junior golf organizations. He helped shape the current junior tour, which provides numerous levels at an affordable cost. Drawing from his own experiences in junior golf as a teenager, Hughes credits the enjoyable and educational benefits of the program as key factors in contributing to the growth of the game of golf. Hughes also serves as a board member of several non-profit organizations in North Florida, such as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Heal Every Autistic Life (HEAL) and True Blue: Navy Families Benefactors.