Russ Libby, 2015 PGA of America National Horton Smith Award Recipient

Wit Russ Libby, 2015 Horton Smith Award Recipient.

Wit Russ Libby, 2015 Horton Smith Award Recipient.

Russ Libby, the PGA General Manager at Hidden Hills Country Club received the Horton Smith Award for exhibiting exemplary contribution towards the education of PGA Professionals. I can’t tell you exactly which PGA Show I first met Russ but it seems like I have always known him and his passion for the game of golf, the business of golf and PGA Golf Professionals!

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Hidden Hills Country Club – Jacksonville, Florida

Russ Libby, PGA General Manager at Hidden Hills Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida, is the recipient of the 2015 Horton Smith Award. The Award recognizes PGA members who exhibit exemplary contributions toward the education of PGA Professionals. Libby has spent 12 of his 23 years as a PGA Professional at Hidden Hills, where he has earned four North Florida PGA (NFPGA) Section Awards, including PGA Professional of the Year (2000), the Bill Strausbaugh Award (2012) and the Horton Smith Award (2014, 2015). He was elected to the NFPGA Hall of Fame in 2011, for his ongoing contributions to the Section. Libby has served for 19 years continuously on the Chapter, Section and National levels of the PGA of America. He has been the chairman of the Mentoring and Education committees of the Northern Chapter of the NFPGA since 2011, and has held all of the governing chairs at the Chapter and Section level. From a national standpoint, Libby has served on the Board of Control (2007-2011) and is in his first year on the PGA Employment Committee. He also has taken past roles on the PGA Special Awards Committee, Golf 2.0 Strategic Team and PGA PerformanceTrak Committee, among others.

Source: PGA of America