2017 Public Merchandiser of the Year - Andrew Barrett, PGA
They say records are made to broken, which is precisely what Andrew Barrett of Brown Deer GC did this past year. The record setting performance for the Brown Deer GC merchandising operation delivered Barrett his second consecutive Public Merchandiser of the Year honor. It is the first time that a Wisconsin PGA member has earned the honor in back to back years.
He is now two for two at Brown Deer GC, as he recently wrapped up his second season as the head professional. Prior to arriving at the course he was the head professional at Oakwood Park GC for five years and also had stints as an assistant professional at Tripoli CC, Chenequa CC and The Legend at Bristlecone.
The Madison native exceeded all expectations as he eclipsed his 2015 numbers by an extraordinary margin in the areas of sales, profit and dollars per round. The results even produced an impressive end of the year inventory which was less than $10,000.
“Winning last year was great, but this year means so much more,” Barrett said. “With so many deserving members that could win this award, many of which were not even nominated, I am humbled by this honor”
His performance even caught the eye of PGA Magazine as he was featured in the July edition for his best practice of increasing shoe and golf bag sales.
In addition to his Merchandiser of the Year honors, Barrett was also recognized as Assistant Professional of the Year in 2010.
Table of Contents1 - Background / Process
2 - 2017 Golf Professional of the Year - Michael O'Reilly, PGA
3 - 2017 Teacher of the Year - David Roesch, PGA
4 - 2017 Assistant Professional of the Year - Scott Walecki
5 - 2017 Youth Player Development Award - Bob Feller, PGA
6 - 2017 Horton Smith Award - Danny Rainbow, PGA
7 - 2017 Player Development Award - Jeff Ellingson, PGA
8 - 2017 Bill Strausbaugh Award - Joel Weitz, PGA
9 - 2017 Private Merchandiser of the Year - Vince Pulizzano, PGA
10 - 2017 Public Merchandiser of the Year - Andrew Barrett, PGA
11 - 2017 Resort Merchandiser of the Year - Jim Lombardo, PGA
12 - 2016 OMEGA Player of the Year - Ryan Helminen, PGA
13 - 2016 OMEGA Senior Player of the Year - Jim Schuman, PGA
14 - 2016 OMEGA Assistant Player of the Year - Andrew Troyanek
15 - 2017 Honorary Member - Ron Hurab
16 - 2017 Honorary Member - Thor Lundgren