Logan Wins Sales Representative of the Year
Riverside, Iowa –
Joel Logan of TaylorMade Golf has been named the 2020 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.
Logan has been with TaylorMade for 10 ½ years, he started in their HQ in Carlsbad California and then took the outside sales territory in Louisiana and Mississippi. He grew up in Mason City Iowa and when the Iowa/Nebraska territory opened up 5 years ago he jumped at the chance to come back to his home state. Logan feels like going out to see his accounts is like going to see some of his good friends.
“Winning this incredible award is truly an honor. I would not have won this award if it wasn’t for the great people of the Iowa PGA Section. They are a big reason why I love doing what I do.” Logan said about winning Sales Representative of the Year.
Besides playing golf when he has time, he really enjoys spending time with his kids, Nick (13), Emily (11) and Brook (10).
“Simply the best and most attentive sales rep in the area and has been for 5 years. Joel will make 4 to 5 visits each month of March thru November to Glen Oaks plus other visits even in the winter months to see the Professional Staff at Glen Oaks Country Club. Joel will take time to check in via phone and email as well, which is very much appreciated. Joel is always proactive with any of our member issues that we have with product and will always help get us the product to our membership in an expedited fashion without question!” Steve Watt, PGA Director of Golf at Glen Oaks Country Club commented.
“We are lucky to have great sales reps in Iowa.... but over the last few years .... Joel Logan has stood out as the best..., great guy ... complete professional.” Judd Gibb, PGA Teaching Professional at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course.
“Joel goes way above and beyond of any rep we have dealt with. Always willing to help with customer’s needs.” Sean McCarty, PGA Head Professional at Brown Deer Golf Club commented.
The Iowa PGA Congratulates Joel Logan as our 2020 Sales Representative of the Year.
Shultz Wins 2020 Assistant Professional of the Year
– Jacob Shultz of Blue Top Ridge has been named the 2020 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.
"This award means a great deal to me. I feel honored to be among many hard working assistant professionals in this section considered for this award. Thank you to David Crawley and the selection committee for their careful consideration. Additionally, I want to thank Bryan Haas and Mike McNamara for their support and giving me valuable leadership opportunities." Shultz said about winning the Assistant Professional of the Year.
Shultz’s path to becoming a more well-rounded golf professional started with his mentors Bryan Haas and Michael McNamara believing in Shultz and hiring him as an assistant professional as well as a supervisor within the casino and resort.
As Shultz entered the PGM program he was supported and given new roles in order to gain specialized experience. In his first year, he set up for GIVE foundation classes and volunteered as an instructor. Early on, Shultz took an interest in helping injured veterans with their swings regardless of their obstacles. Later on, he realized how valuable that opportunity was to a budding professional. Shultz also acted as a tournament assistant and prepared cart signs, rules sheets, and flag events for golf outings. Following the events, he would help score the event depending on the size of the group.
In 2020, Shultz has accomplished many personal and professional goals. The first was to become more involved with our Iowa PGA Section. Apart from helping as a host to section tournaments and the Iowa Open, he has joined the Assistant’s Association headed by Mike Armes. Shultz has taken a particular interest in education of current and future assistants going through the PGM program and given feedback on how educational programming should evolve for future students. He has also taken initiative by representing Blue Top Ridge and playing in a handful of section events this season. While serving at Blue Top Ridge, Shultz has collaborated with the professional staff by developing a season long marketing plan and loyalty program in order to generate more business for their resort.
This plan used GHIN handicap as a way to promote playing more golf and building a foundation for player development and tournament participation. Each month has a highlight for player development paired with a promotional offering. Shultz partnered with the resorts social media specialist to promote golf events such as DIVA Golf Days and The Big Cup Tournament at the end of the year. With this plan, he has seen much success in a year filled with such uncertainly due to the national pandemic. On that note, he has helped to put special policies and procedures in place at his facility to keep golf cars clean and in good repair. He has been active in interviewing, hiring, training and scheduling new employees. Each and every day he channels his passion for the game of golf to serve others around him and elevate his facility to its highest potential.
The Iowa PGA Congratulates Jacob Shultz as our 2020 Assistant Professional of the Year.
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