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Elbert Player of the Year Award Goes to Nate Bratcher

Nate Bratcher

Nate Bratcher, graduating senior from Louisville, is the top point earner and claims the EKU Professional Golf Management program’s Dr. Norb Elbert Award.

The award is given to an outstanding PGM student each year based on a point system. Points are distributed based on how well students play throughout the year at tournaments and games. The previous recipients of this award include Dustin Riggs (2011-12), Mikal Harpster (2013-14), and Tyler Collet (2014-15, 2015-16, and 2015-16).

A small monetary award accompanies the honor, along with a crystal trophy, which were presented at the PGM spring awards ceremony on May 11th at the Arlington Mule Barn.

This distinguished decoration was renamed by EKU's PGA Golf Management staff to honor Dr. Norbert Elbert, former chair and professor in EKU's Management, Marketing, and International Business department. Prior to the renaming, the award was referred to as The PGA Golf Management Player of the Year Award. “Dr. Elbert loves the game of golf and is an avid player. Naming our Player of the Year Award after him was a perfect fit!” summarized Kim Kincer, program director. The PGA Golf Management program became an option at the School of Business in 2006.

Kincer went on to say, “Dr. Elbert worked very hard to convince people on campus about the value of a PGA Golf Management program. His persistence paid off, and his vision became reality. The PGA Golf Management staff and our students are here at EKU because of his vision. He has left a legacy that will enable students to realize the dream of becoming a PGA member.”

Published on May 11, 2018

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