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Utah Section of PGA Honors Local Golf Professionals in Heber Valley

Posted On
Oct 31, 2016

Chris Stover, head golf professional at Wasatch Golf Course, was recently honored as the Utah Section Professional Golf Association’s Professional of the Year. Stover headlines the 2016 list of award winners.

Also honored were Wasatch Golf Course Superintendent Lance Larson with Superintendent of the Year and Soldier Hollow Head Golf Professional Chris Newson with the Horton Smith Award.   The Horton Smith Award recognizes the PGA Professional who is the model educator of Utah Section PGA Golf Professionals.  Newson has been at Soldier Hollow Golf Course since before its inception in 2004 and prior to that was the Assistant Golf Professional at Wasatch Golf Course for six years.  Larson has been at the Wasatch golf course for 22 years as an Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent and is coming off one of the best seasons ever at the Wasatch Courses.

Stover, the current president of the Utah Section PGA said, “It is truly an honor to be recognized by your peers. I am honored and humbled to receive such an award. There are so many hard-working professionals in our Section who are deserving of this award. This award is motivation for me to work even harder to live up to the greatness of the golf professionals in our Section who have been given this honor in the past.”

The Utah Section PGA is one of over 40 PGA Sections across the country. It is the Mission of the Utah Section PGA to be a leader in promoting the enjoyment of and involvement in the game of golf. The Section seeks to be a strong and prominent organization within the golf community by providing quality programs and services to both PGA members and others. 

Founded in 1916, The PGA of America is the largest working sports organization in the world, comprised of more than 28,000 dedicated men and women promoting the game of golf to everyone, everywhere.

Chris Stover - Wasatch Mountain           Chris Newson - Soldier Hollow