PGA Southeast Florida Chapter Names Paul Clivio, Director of Golf at St. Andrews Country Club, 2020 Golf Professional of The Year

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The Professional Golf Association (PGA) Southeast Florida Chapter named Paul Clivio, Director of Golf at St. Andrews Country Club, as the 2020 Golf Professional of the Year. The Golf Professional of the Year is the highest level of recognition awarded to an individual.

Paul Clivio, Director of Golf St. Andrews Country Club named PGA Southeast Florida Chapter 2020 Golf Professional of the Year.

“Paul continues to set benchmarks in the industry and this most recent recognition is a testament to his dedication to serving his team, the community and the members of St. Andrews.” - Rick Dente, COO/GM St. Andrews Country Club

The Professional Golf Association (PGA) Southeast Florida Chapter named Paul Clivio, Director of Golf at St. Andrews Country Club, as the 2020 Golf Professional of the Year. The Golf Professional of the Year is the highest level of recognition awarded to an individual.

Recipients earn the award based on the following criteria serving fellow professionals within the Chapter: Helping to further education and train; Leadership; Ability to inspire; Contributions to building the image of both the PGA Professional and the PGA of America; Promotion of the game of golf; and Contributions benefiting the advancement of the value of the PGA Professional within our industry.

Clivio began his leadership with the PGA six years ago after being elected as Secretary. He served two years as Secretary and two years as Vice-President before being elected as President for the 2018-2019 year. Clivio has served as the primary voice and voting representative for the SE Florida Chapter on the Board and has been involved with planning annual meetings. With his knowledge and expertise, Clivio planned educational meetings and discussions for his chapter. After his time on the Chapter Board Clivio was elected as Secretary of the South Florida PGA, the 3rd largest section in the country. He is currently holding the positions of South Florida PGA Vice President & Secretary.

Clivio has been recognized many times for his out of the box thinking and his continuous efforts and commitment to developing a successful golf program over the past 25 years. In 2019 Clivio was the recipient of the Bill Strausbaugh Award, 2017 Callaway Golf Professional of the year, Master Staff Professional for Callaway Golf, Two-time award winner of the CMAA Idea Fair in Golf Operations 2015 & 2017 and the 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Platinum Award for top 100 Golf Shops in America and the 2020 Best of the Best Golf Shops by the Association of Golf Merchandisers. For eight years in a row Clivio received the Distinguished Achievement Award from BoardRoom Magazine for his exceptional contribution to the member experience.

In 2019 Clivio also received the “Ace in the Hole” Award from America’s Healthiest Clubs. He was featured in their monthly digital publication Passion, which is designed to recognize individuals for their contributions to the betterment of the industry through wellness. Clivio was honored as one of “eight game-changers, innovators and passionate club managers & department heads that are shaping the future of the private club industry.”

“Paul is recognized throughout the country for his unparalleled commitment to promoting golf and to enhancing the future of golf professionals through education, training and community service. We are very fortunate to have him on our staff for more than 25 years leading the way in providing the highest levels of member satisfaction,” said Rick Dente, General Manager C.C.M. & C.O.O. at St. Andrews Country Club. “Paul continues to set benchmarks in the industry and this most recent recognition is a testament to his dedication to serving his team, the community and the members of St. Andrews.”

About St. Andrews Country Club

St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, resident-only Distinguished Club of the World ranked in the Top Ten of America’s Healthiest Club’s is internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences. Two 18-hole championship golf courses; an Arnold Palmer Signature Design® and a new Tommy Fazio II, coupled with a comprehensive Golf Performance Center with indoor hitting bay, private practice area, V1 Digital Coaching System and FlightScope Launch Monitor® technologies, and a Callaway Golf® branded club fitting area makes this club a golfer’s haven. St. Andrews also features an award-winning stand-alone spa and salon, a separate fitness and tennis center, and a 125,000 square foot Clubhouse, and five dining venues. A pristine recreation & aquatic center features three pools, poolside dining, Splash Club and state-of-the-art playground equipment, and air-conditioned game room. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional and resident Morgan Pressel. Please visit http://www.standrewscc.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

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