Steve Carney and Kyle Benish have been golf professionals at the Double Black Diamond Course at Holiday Valley Resort for 11 years. They are also members of the Western New York Professional Golf Association of America, which consists of 270 members and assistants. At their yearend meeting and awards banquet, they were very lucky to come away with a few awards.
Benish won the 2014 Taylor Made Assistant Professional of the Year. It honors the assistant who has gone beyond the call of duty to promote the game of golf, their place of employment and the WNYPGA.
Carney won the 2014 Horton Smith Award for his contributions to developing and enhancing educational opportunities for PGA golf professionals. He also won the 2014 Resort Merchandiser of the Year Award for his superior skills as a merchandiser in the promotion of the game of golf.
To top off the year, Steve and Kyle also won the WNYPGA Head Professional/Assistants Championship in late August. Thirty-two teams participated at the tournament held at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y.