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Alumni Earn KPGA Section Awards

At the 2018 spring KPGA meetings two of EKU’s PGM graduates, Zach Graves, PGA, and Corey Stith, PGA, earned Kentucky Section awards.

Zach Graves received Assistant Professional of the Year. Zach is Assistant Professional at Bardstown Country Club. He is a 2015 graduate from Eastern Kentucky University Professional Golf Management Program and was elected to PGA Membership in 2015.

This past December, Graves presented a check to Special Olympics Kentucky for nearly $900 as a donation from his efforts on Kentucky PGA Golf Day, while also securing the same amount in donations for the Kentucky Golf Foundation. “I believe kids are our future and relish every moment spent with them. I work hard, am committed to every aspect of my job, and strive to go beyond what is asked of me,” said Graves.

Zach has aspirations of becoming the Director of Instruction at a PGA recognized facility and to achieve Master Professional status before the end of his career; and one day after receiving his award, Graves was named Head Golf Professional at Bardstown Country Club!

Corey Stith received Merchandiser of the Year (Public). Corey was previously at Lakeside Golf Course and is now head golf professional at Elizabethtown Country Club. In addition to Corey’s merchandising success, he is a 2011 Eastern Kentucky University alumnus and former PGA Professional Golf Management student. During his time at EKU, Stith was a three-time President’s Scholar, two-time EKU Player of the Year, and 2008 EKU Tournament of Champions Winner.

Launching his career as an intern in 2008, Stith has earned a number of awards, including the Louisville Country Club Employee of the Year in 2012, Challenge Cup participant for the last four years, and was inside the Top 10 on the KPGA Player of the Year points list from 2012-16. This is the second time Stith has received the Merchandiser of the Year award in the Kentucky Section.

Published on March 29, 2018

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