Feb. 23, 2009
MILWAUKEE -- Marquette head men's golf coach Tim Grogan has been named 2009 Teacher of the Year, it was recently announced by the Wisconsin PGA. This year's Special Awards winners will be honored at a reception hosted by the Wisconsin PGA on March 16.
"It's a tremendous honor to be a recipient of this award given by our Wisconsin PGA," said Grogan. "Such an award is due to the many loyal students and talented players I've had a chance to work with."
The Wisconsin PGA Special Awards honor golf professionals for their extraordinary service and performance. Individuals are nominated by their peers and the Special Awards Committee selects the finalist.
According to the Wisconsin PGA, the Teacher of the Year "possesses excellent techniques in every aspect of teaching the game of golf." Grogan, a two-time recipient of the BIG EAST Conference Men's Golf Coach of the Year award, is a professional instructor at Missing Links Golf Course in Mequon, Wis.
"I think of how vital the PGA Professional is in growing the game," said Grogan, who is part of a select group of professionals in the state to have earned a PGA certification in instruction. "My experience growing up, PGA Professional Jim Morrison went above and beyond to help me. PGA Professional Rich Tock gave me my first opportunity in the PGA program. I'm proud to be among a select group to have won this award, many of whom I looked up to as a kid growing up."