Allen Manguson, Head Golf Professional at Coral Oaks Golf Course, is the recipient of the 2017 PGA Junior Golf Leader of the Year Award.
The award, presented by the South Florida Section of the PGA, recognizes a PGA professional who has made significant contributions and achievement in the area of youth player development. Manguson, a PGA member for almost 29 years, serves on the Cape Coral Junior Golf Association board of directors.
Manguson was inspired to get into the game and the business by his grandfather, who was a head golf professional at a municipal course. His grandfather also is in the Palm Beach County Sports and South Florida Section PGA Hall of Fame. After many years of working at private golf courses, Manguson was hired in 2005 to run the City’s Coral Oaks Golf Course. In 2009, he won the Junior Golf Leader Award and the Public Merchandiser Award in 2013.
“It’s an honor to be nominated and recognized by my peers,” said Golf Professional Manager Allen Manguson. “I was selected for the Junior Golf Leader Award because of the volunteers who are dedicated to our program.”
The Cape Coral Junior Golf Association is a nonprofit organization that relies heavily on volunteers. Its mission is to introduce children to the game of golf by offering golf instruction, golf etiquette, and life skills at an affordable cost. For more information about the Cape Coral Junior Golf Association visit www.capecoraljrgolf.org.