Sacramento, CA – The California Golf Course Owners Association (CGCOA) is pleased to announce Tom Addis III, CEO/Executive Director of the Southern California Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association (SCPGA), is the recipient of the 2016 CGCOA For the Good of the Game Award.
This coveted honor is presented to an individual/s who has worked tirelessly in support of player development programs and initiatives that help shape the future of golf in a positive way. Addis was presented the award at the 2016 CGCOA Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony held recently at Summitpointe Golf Club (Milpitas, CA).
For numerous years now, Mr. Addis has been a crusader for growth of the game programs that are inclusive from the SCPGA’s Golf in Schools program to the Neighborhood Golf program, community-based initiatives that help increase exposure and participation in golf at the local level. “Tom’s ongoing contributions to the game of golf span both deep and wide,” said CGCOA Awards Committee Chair Emmy Moore Minister, “which makes this honor quite appropriate and well-deserved.”
Tom has been an advocate for golfers with disabilities, and is a loyal supporter of Special Olympics. He has also been a supporter of the Southern California-based Latina Golfers Association. Throughout his impressive tenure in the golf business he has served on the board of directors for the San Diego Junior Golf Association, Lorena Ochoa Foundation, and the California Alliance for Golf, where he’s a founding member and past president of the statewide advocacy organization.
This well-deserving honoree also served as president of the PGA of America (1995-1996), the largest working sports organization in the world. During his tenure as president, growing the game was a top priority for Addis, and still remains so today.
Honors are nothing new for Tom Addis. Due to his stellar work within the game and business of golf, he has received several other special distinctions including the Joe Graffis Award (National Golf Foundation), Horton Smith Award (PGA of America), Herb Graffis (SCPGA), Langley Legends Award (NCPGA), Conrad Rehling Award (Special Olympics), and National PGA Golf Professional of the Year (PGA).