VOLUNTEERS

East Lake Golf Club
Atlanta, Georgia
September 20-24, 2017

Awards



Billy Payne Volunteer of the Year Award

The Billy Payne Volunteer of the Year Award was created in 2004 to recognize an outstanding TOUR Championship volunteer each year.  The award is named after Billy Payne in recognition for the work he accomplished for the TOUR Championship and the Atlanta community.

Mr. Payne was General Chairman of the TOUR Championship in 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2004.  He was also the inaugural recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award which was presented to him during the Greenside Chat in 2004.  The award will be given to the volunteer that best displays Mr. Payne's qualities which include leadership, service, hard work, humility, camaraderie, respect for people, love of the game and desire to enhance local community.  The Volunteer of the Year winner will be announced at the Volunteer Appreciation party the following year and the winner will receive a replica of the Bobby Jones Calamity Jane Putter.


2016 Billy Payne Volunteer of the Year

Faye Sailors

Cynthia Harrison


Past Winners

2015    Australia "Hoonie" Edwards & Jim Hamilton
2014 Jeff Williams
2013 Anne Bridges & Mons King
2012 Dennis Frendahl
2011 Matt Steiner
2010 Kelly Fisher
2009 Steve Adams
2008 Cathy Wike-Cook
2007 Mark Wellden
2006 Tom Kesler
2005 Dr. David Apple
2004 Mr. Billy Payne

Tom Cousins Leadership Award

The Tom Cousins Award was created in 2005 to recognize the outstanding leaders within the volunteer hierarchy.  The award is named after Tom Cousins in recognition of the leadership he has demonstrated with the East Lake Foundation and in the Atlanta community.

Mr. Cousins is the visionary of the revitalization of the East Lake community through the East Lake Foundation and East Lake Golf Club.  He was the inaugural recipient of the Leadership Award which was presented to him during the Greenside Chat in 2005.

The Tom Cousins Leadership Award was established to recognize an outstanding Committee Chairman each year who exemplifies the ideal team leader in terms of service to the tournament, an energetic spirit, perseverance, flexibility, hard work and who shows exeptional dedication to the tournament.  The Leadership Award winner will be announced at the Volunteer Appreciation Party the following year and the winner will receive a special plaque which includes a replica of a headdress feather from a Native American sculpture which was presented to Mr. Cousins in 2005 and is on display in the clubhouse.


2016 Tom Cousins Leadership Award Winners

Dave Scofield - Supply Distribution

Lenora Bryant - Supply Distribution

Darlene Riggs - Volunteer Food & Beverage



Past Winners

2015   Julie Hudson
2014 Bob Weyand
2013 Ted Sparks, Jimmy Johnson, Bill Schreiner, & Stu Carlin
2012 Don Francis & Betty Kinder
2011 Susan Roddy
2010 Rhonda Reis
2009 Judy Raines
2008 Curtis Halyard, Rob Fleshman & John Day
2007 Danny Royal
2006 Jane Franklin & Hoyt Smith
2005 Mr. Tom Cousins

PGA TOUR Volunteer of the Year Award

At the TOUR Championship we are proud to have three of the past PGA TOUR Volunteer of the Year Award recipients as part of our outstanding volunteer leadership.

2013 PGA TOUR Volunteer of the Year Award - Darlene Riggs

2013 Champions Tour Volunteer of the Year Award - Kathy Evans

2009 PGA TOUR Volunteer of the Year Award - Virginia Lane