PGA Head Professional of the Year – Greg Tallman
Greg Tallman isn’t just the Director of Golf at the number one golf resort in all Mexico and Central America, Cabo del Sol. He’s a regional jefe of the tourism and travel industries – powerful, resourceful, and remarkably well-informed. He has a hand in everything, golf operations, travel itineraries, food, accommodations, HOA administration, condo hotel operations, marketing, everything. He’s even an active participant on Los Cabos Tourism Board Golf Committee and the executive director of the Los Cabos Junior Golf Association.
Whatever you need to know about greater Cabo San Lucas, Greg’s got your inside information. He knows what chefs are happy and content in their gigs and making their specialties instead of what they see in TV, he knows where the best Jacuzzi suites are on the beachfront, and he knows every blade of grass from Diamonte Dunes to Costa Baja. But it’s more than that when you come to Cabo, you’re in his town, and he will show you the best time…perfectly tailored to your tastes.
Greg’s also a solid stick. He’s got Iron Byron’s shoulder turn, and a vicious downward move that catapults the ball like a stone being shot from a trebuchet. Irons shots in particular have laser accuracy. It’s easy to see why he was a former NAIA All-American for Glenville State. (Trivia Question – What State is that in? Answer below…) And for those of you who like to participate in those marathon golf-for-charity events, check this out: He even had a hole-in-one while playing in the American Cancer Society Golf Marathon…he played 162 holes.
Trivia answer: Glenville State is in West Virginia. You have to watch those Mountaineers – every time they shoot that musket off, they think it’s time to go invade Pennsylvania.
2012 – Steve Nacewicz – Crestwood G.C.
2011 – Laurie Hammer – Delray Dunes (Palm Beach, Fla)
2010 – Hank Furgol – Valley View Golf Course (Utica, NY)
2009 – No Award (Woods Scandal Pre-empted most awards)
2008 – Bernie Herceg – Hiawatha Landing Golf Course
2007 – Ace Rothman – The Biltmore Golf Resort
2006 – Ty Hamer – Pinon Hills Golf Course