JOHNSON CITY — Kingsport’s Kyle Minor was the guest of honor Saturday at the Tri-Cities PGA Chapter’s annual awards banquet.
Minor was honored by his fellow professionals for being a Class A Professional Golf Association member for 50 years.
“I’ve met a lot of great people and made a lot of friends along the way,” said Minor. “And to be a member of the Tri-Cities PGA Chapter for all these years has been very special.
“This is the smallest chapter in the Tennessee Section, yet it’s the most active. We should all be proud of that.”
Also honored at the banquet was outgoing Tri-Cities Chapter president Travis Muncy. Muncy, the men's and women's golf coach at Lincoln Memorial University, was named the chapter’s Golf Professional of the Year.
Clear Creek’s Adam Dean was named the chapter’s Teacher of the Year while the Junior Golf Leader Award went to Euggie Jones.
Cattails at MeadowView’s Rusty Jones earned Golf Assistant of the Year honors with Footjoy’s Katherine Berrier named Sales Representative of the Year.
Nodjya Cook was named the Horton Smith Award winner with Ken Crowder, director of golf at Lonesome Pine Country Club, earning the Bill Strasbaugh Award for service to the Tri-Cities Chapter.
Clear Creek’s Casey Barnes earned the Richard Eller Award for his work in the promoting the growth of the game.
LPCC head professional Chris Stacy earned the Player of the Year for the Tri-Cities PGA Chapter.
Jim Blackmore of The Virginian was named the Private course Merchandiser of the Year.
The Cattails at MeadowView’s Pete DeBraal earned Public/Resort course Merchandiser of the Year.