Horton Wins Sales Representative of the Year
– Jay Horton of All Star Pro Golf has been named the 2018 Iowa PGA Sales Representative of the Year. This honor is based on the vendor’s entire record. This is the highest honor paid to a Sales Representative. The award is based on the following attributes, strengths in service and communication, contributions made to nominee’s company’s success, contributions to the game of golf at the section level, size and success of nominee’s line, sales call rotation and customer interaction and previous awards or community involvement.
“I am truly honored to be the Sales Representative of the Year in the Iowa Section,” said Horton. “I have been blessed my entire professional career to be able to work in an industry that I love. To have my efforts recognized by my peers is truly humbling.”
Since joining All Star Pro Golf in 2012, Horton has been pushing a 200% increase in total sales for end of this year. He has been able to increase his annual sales each year and has been responsible for over $3,000,000 worth of sales. Horton also started All Star Pro Golf’s corporate division, which is now responsible for 10% of the company’s sales.
“Jay and I have been working together for about 10 years. He is one of the best promotional sale people I have ever dealt with, “said Doug Goff. “The qualities I admire most about Jay are he is trustworthy and always does what he says, timely in his responses, he listens and always asks how make things look the way we want, and he is always a good time.”
All Star Pro Golf is one of the Iowa PGA’s longest running sponsors, sponsoring the likes of the 2018 Annual Awards Luncheon, the Spring Membership Meeting and Tournament and providing tee gifts for Iowa PGA Junior Tour events. The Iowa PGA is just one section that Horton has worked out sponsorship deals with. Earlier in his career he developed the strategy to sponsor multiple sections across the country. In addition to the Iowa Section, All Star Pro Golf also sponsors the Gateway Section, the Michigan Section, the Nebraska Section, the Minnesota Section, the Illinois Section and the Midwest Section.
“It is obvious Jay appreciates the Sections and the PGA Professionals and knows that supporting them will go a long way in generating positive results for All Star Pro Golf,” said Michigan PGA Executive Director, Kevin Helm. “Jay has gone out of his way to form relationships with a lot of our PGA Professionals and I am sure he does the same in Iowa as well as other Sections.”
In addition to his success and dedication to his business, Horton has also displayed devotion to his community. He has gotten involved with the Chamber of Commerce, been a part of multiple networking groups, become an affiliate of the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS and assisted in helping to execute and run golf tournaments in the Iowa City area.
Through his hard work and dedication to All Star Pro Golf, the Iowa PGA, his customers and his community, Jay has elevated many organizations. We are proud to call Jay a friend and to announce him as the Iowa PGA Sales Representative of the Year.
Stewart Wins 2018 Assistant Professional of the Year
– Ty Stewart of the Hyperion Golf Club has been named the 2018 Iowa PGA Assistant Professional of the Year. This honor is based on the professional’s entire record with emphasis on his performance and achievements over the past year. This is the highest honor paid to an assistant golf professional and the award committee determined this winner based on strength as a player, teacher, merchandiser, and overall golf professional, the contributions to the success of the nominees facility, the nominees contributions to the game of golf, the character of the nominee and respect for other professionals, example of professionals who have enhanced their careers through the nominee, the nominee’s ability to play golf and the previous Section awards or community involvement activities.
“I am honored to be recognized as the 2018 Iowa PGA Section Assistant of the Year,” said Stewart. “People who know me know that I have background in both amateur and professional sports, but as long as I can remember my passion has always been for the game of golf. I’ve always admired the men and women golf professionals I’ve been around and the industry that they work in.”
Stewart has worked at the Hyperion Field Club for the last three years, serving as the Assistant Golf Professional for the last year. Over those years he has shown continuous commitment to meeting the goals of the Hyperion Field Club while employing his talents in the exceptional execution of his job. He has been in charge of the Hyperion Field Club’s outside staff for the past two years and has been instrumental in raising their level of customer service.
Beyond his professionalism, Stewart has excelled in teaching and club fitting. Stewart is also responsible for helping increase the Hyperion Club’s Junior Golf Program’s participation over the last three years. Stewart is responsible for increasing junior participation from 150 to 180 over the past year.
“No has more dedication and passion for the game than Ty,” said Iowa PGA Member, Greg Dingel. “He has all the core values that you look for in an Assistant Golf Professional. Ty’s attention to detail and willingness to learn and grow has made him a great member of the Hyperion team.”
Stewart continued his efforts in growing the game of golf when he took over the Hyperion Field Club’s Ladies Program, growing this program by 10 ladies. He is also in charge of all Outside Outings. Hyperion Field Club had nine outing booked this year and because of the success and organization displayed by Stewart all nine outings will be returning to Hyperion next year.
“Ty is an excellent player in his own right and has that unique ability to teach/coach the young players at Hyperion,” said Hyperion Field Club General Manager, Lt Gen Ron Dardis. “Whether it be Ladies Golf, Junior Golf or private lessons on the range, Ty can communicate and demonstrate the fundamentals of golf in a very effective manner.”
Ty has showcased the core meaning of what it takes to excel as an Assistant Golf Professional during his time at the Hyperion Club. As a result of his dedication and passion for the game of golf, the Iowa PGA is excited to announce Ty Stewart as the 2018 Iowa PGA Assistant Professional of the Year.