PGA South Florida Section Names Paul Clivio Director of Golf at St. Andrews Country Club as 2019 Bill Strausbaugh Award Recipient

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The Professional Golf Association (PGA) South Florida Section named Paul Clivio, Director of Golf at St. Andrews Country Club as the 2019 Bill Strausbaugh Award Recipient. The Bill Strausbaugh Award recognizes PGA Professionals who by their day-to-day efforts have distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations and through service to the community.

Paul Clivio, Director of Golf at St. Andrews Country Club

Paul Clivio

“Over the past 24 years, Paul has dedicated his time to perfecting all aspects of the Golf Department at St. Andrews,” said Craig Martin, General Manger C.C.M. & C.O.O. at St. Andrews Country Club.

The Professional Golf Association (PGA) South Florida Section named Paul Clivio, Director of Golf at St. Andrews Country Club as the 2019 Bill Strausbaugh Award Recipient. The Bill Strausbaugh Award recognizes PGA Professionals who by their day-to-day efforts have distinguished themselves by mentoring their fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations and through service to the community.

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.

Clivio has been recognized for his out of the box thinking and his continuous efforts and commitment to developing a successful golf program over the past 24 years. In 2017 he was named 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 Platinum Award for top 100 Golf Shops in America by the AGM. For eight years in a row Clivio has received the Distinguished Achievement Award from BoardRoom Magazine for his exceptional contribution to the member experience.

Last year Clivio 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.”

“Over the past 24 years, Paul has dedicated his time to perfecting all aspects of the Golf Department at St. Andrews,” said Craig Martin, General Manger C.C.M. & C.O.O. at St. Andrews Country Club. “We are proud of his achievements and recognitions he has received over the years. He 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 and recently approved $25 million in renovations. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design® and a new Fazio II. The club offers 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. The Club features a full service spa and salon and a stand-alone fitness and tennis center and a 125,000 square foot completely remodeled Clubhouse with 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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