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Lindy Miller named Golf Professional of the Year

Lindy Miller was named Golf Professional of the Year by the Northern Texas PGA Section
Lindy Miller was named Golf Professional of the Year by the Northern Texas PGA Section Northern Texas PGA Section

Texas Golf Hall of Famer Lindy Miller has been named Golf Professional of the Year by the Northern Texas PGA Section.

Miller, a former director of golf at Mira Vista Country Club in Fort Worth who now works as a teaching professional at Shady Oaks Country Club, was inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in October.

He’s also the golf coach at Fort Worth Country Day High School.

Miller played on the PGA Tour from 1979-84, including six top-10 finishes. He placed 16th at the 1978 Masters while competing as an amateur.

Miller, a four-time All-American at Oklahoma State, was a standout high school golfer at Fort Worth Arlington Heights. As a college golfer, he won the 1978 Fred Haskins Award, given to the nation’s top player.

Miller was instrumental in the creation of The First Tee of Fort Worth.

2016 Northern Texas PGA Section Award Winners

PGA Member Awards

Golf Professional of the Year – Lindy Miller, Shady Oaks Country Club, Fort Worth

Assistant Golf Professional of the Year – Clif Nelson, Royal Oaks Country Club, Dallas

Randy Smith Youth Player Development Award – Chad Moscovic, Stonebridge Ranch Country Club, McKinney

Teacher of the Year – Troy Denton, The Maridoe Golf Club, Dallas

Merchandiser of the Year Private Category – Ben Burns, Crown Colony Country Club, Lufkin

Merchandiser of the Year Public Category – George Priolo, Comanche Trail Golf Course, Amarillo

Distinguished Service Award – Bob Elliott, PGA Life Member

Horton Smith Award – Stephen Aumock, Gleneagles Country Club, Plano

Bill Strausbaugh Award – Sherwin Cox, Ross Rogers Golf Course, Amarillo

Player Development Award – Jake McCullough, Odessa Country Club, Odessa

Yamaha Golf-Car Company / Lajitas Golf Resort Player of the Year – Stuart Deane, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington

Ben Hogan / NTPGA Stroke Play Average Award – Greg Gregory, Hidden Creek Golf Course, Burleson

OMEGA Senior Points Challenge Winner – Paul Norris, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth

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