2017 Private Merchandiser of the Year - Vince Pulizzano, PGA
The 28th recipient of the Wisconsin Section, PGA Private Merchandiser of the Year award is Vince Pulizzano of Westmoor CC. The Chicago native recently finished up his third year as the head professional at the club. Prior to arriving at Westmoor he held the same position at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, New Jersey. At Hamilton Farm he played a key role in the club being recognized as the New Jersey Section, PGA Club of the Year in 2012. He has been a PGA member since 2005 and has also spent time as an assistant professional at Conway Farms Golf Club just north of Chicago.
This past year produced a great result for his 1000 square foot golf shop, as he continued to adapt to the needs of his members and provide them the highest level of service possible. His merchandising philosophy puts an emphasis on a clean presentation of goods, flipping the golf shop multiple times a year and limiting the number of brands they carry in order to increase their knowledge of the product. With these philosophies the shop was able to meet each and every one of their monthly sales goals.
“This award means everything to me because it is truly a team award,” the 2004 Ferris State University graduate said. “Our staff at Westmoor deserves this honor much more than me because of their hard work and dedication to our members.”
It is the second time that Westmoor CC has had their head golf professional earn the honor, with Tom Kabler taking home the 2nd ever award in 1991.
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