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PDGA Award Winners

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Male Player of the Year - Headrick Cup

Year Name PDGA #
1984 John David 790
1985 David Greenwell 962
1986 David Greenwell 962
1987 Steve Wisecup 1467
1988 David Greenwell 962
1989 Steve Wisecup 1467
1990 Ken Climo 4297
1991 Steve Valencia 4256
1992 Ken Climo 4297
1993 Steve Valencia 4256
1994 Ken Climo 4297
1995 Ken Climo 4297
1996 Ken Climo 4297
1997 Ken Climo 4297
1998 Ken Climo 4297
1999 Ken Climo 4297
2000 Ken Climo 4297
2001 Cameron Todd 12827
2001 Barry Schultz 6840
2002 Ken Climo 4297
2003 Barry Schultz 6840
2004 Barry Schultz 6840
2005 Barry Schultz 6840
2006 Barry Schultz 6840
2007 Ken Climo 4297
2008 David Feldberg 12626
2009 Nikko Locastro 11534
2010 Nikko Locastro 11534
2010 Dave Feldberg 12626
2011 Nikko Locastro 11534
2012 Ricky Wysocki 38008
2013 Paul McBeth 27523
2014 Paul McBeth 27523
2015 Paul McBeth 27523
2016 Ricky Wysocki 38008
2017 Ricky Wysocki 38008

Female Player of the Year - J & P Cup

Year Name PDGA #
1984 Ann King 2913
1985 Karen McPartlin 2989
1986 Vanessa Chambers 2198
1987 Vanessa Chambers 2198
1988 Vanessa Chambers 2198
1989 Lynn Rothstein 2876
1990 Elaine King 3090
1991 Teresa Keith 3402
1992 Sylvia Voakes 3360
1993 Elaine King 3090
1994 Elaine King 3090
1995 Becky Powell 6349
1996 Beth Tanner 6123
1997 Elaine King 3090
1998 Juliana Korver 7438
1999 Juliana Korver 7438
2000 Juliana Korver 7438
2001 Juliana Korver 7438
2002 Des Reading 15863
2003 Juliana Korver 7438
2004 Des Reading 15863
2005 Des Reading 15863
2006 Des Reading 15863
2007 Valarie Jenkins 17495
2008 Valarie Jenkins 17495
2009 Valarie Jenkins 17495
2010 Valarie Jenkins 17495
2011 Valarie Jenkins 17495
2012 Catrina Ulibarri 44184
2013 Catrina Allen 44184
2014 Catrina Allen 44184
2015 Paige Pierce 29190
2016 Catrina Allen 44184
2017 Paige Pierce 44184

Senior Player of the Year - Jim Olsen Sr. Award

Year Name PDGA #
1984 John David 790
1985 Joe Feidt 362
1986 Royce Racinowski 2089
1987 Patti Kunkle 283
1988 RL Styles 2104
1989 "Duster" Don Hoffman 1455
1990 Red Whittington 1760
1991 Mike "Hoser" Williams 2820
1992 Bob Harris 2552
1993 Stancil Johnson 9
1994 Sylvia Voakes 3360
1995 Doug Aulick 3457
1996 Mike "Captain Snap" Conger 60
1997 Jim Palmeri 23
1998 Dan "Stork" Roddick 3
1999 Rick Voakes 2632
2000 David Greenwell 962
2001 J. Gary Dropcho 2734
2002 Mark Ellis 7423
2003 Peter Shive 7240
2004 Ted Williams 13080
2005 Pete May 12700
2006 Pat Shea 15324
2007 Don Dillon 22726
2008 Terry Calhoun 15117
2009 John Bird 387
2010 Frank Mitchell 44538
2011 Alan Beaver 1213
2012 Elaine King 3090
2013 Kazuo Shirai 6075
2014 Johnny Sias 1700
2015 Bill Griffith 7917
2016 Fred Needham 46326
2017 Geoff Hungerford 688

Male Rookie of the Year

Year Name PDGA #
1986 Rick Richardson 3851
1987 Craig Gangloff 4010
1988 John Heaton 4409
1989 Mike Sayre 4665
1990 Brad Hammock 5912
1991 Bob Herbert 6003
1992 Mike Randolph 6138
1993 Darrell Nodland 7225
1994 Steve Rico 4666
1995 Ron Russell 9999
1996 Mike Raley 7846
1997 Justin Landers 11073
1998 Todd Branch 11795
1999 Aaron Wield 10789
2000 Avery Jenkins 7495
2001 Carlo Pelg 16824
2002 Dagon Owen 14999
2003 Myles Harding 10466
2004 Peter Middlecamp 19026
2005 Aleksey Bubis 22722
2006 Kim Scott-Wood 19777
2007 Cory Sharp 24270
2008 Paul McBeth 27523
2009 Jeremy Koling 33705
2010 Oscar Stenfelt 8658
2011 Ricky Wysocki 38008
2012 Cameron Colglazier 47407
2013 Raymond Oberley Jr. 49255
2014 Austin Pfaff 46314
2015 Chris Dickerson 62467
2016 Bryan Freese 62044
2017 Grady Shue 68285

Female Rookie of the Year

Year Name PDGA #
1990 Sue Purdunas 5668
1991 Beth Tanner 6123
1992 Sandy Gast 6440
1992 Pam Reineke 6439
1993 Nina Neville 7140
1993 Becky Powell 6349
1994 Heather Gangloff 7854
1995 Shelia Jackson 9081
1996 Lisa Daenzer 10253
1997 Deb Renner 11193
1998 Sue Stephens 10977
1999 Lesli Herndon 13526
2000 Nadine Larkin 16353
2001 Des Reading 15863
2001 Barrett White 16737
2002 Lesli Demark 15638
2003 Mandi Snodgrass 19373
2004 Valarie Jenkins 17495
2005 Teresa Bellinger 18302
2006 Katy Schreder 25238
2007 Sarah Stanhope 30397
2008 Liz Lopez 31162
2009 Jayne Snider 34371
2010 Paige Pierce 29190
2011 Catrina Allen 44184
2012 Melynda Apton 31072
2013 Holly Finley 51277
2014 Rebekah Kersey 47406
2015 Sara Lamberson 41012
2016 Jessica Hill 64874
2017 Sandi Hendel 67835

Bob West Memorial Sportsmanship Award

Year Name PDGA #
1987 John Ahart 3455
1988 Lavone Wolfe 580
1989 Bob Lewis 2190
1990 Steve Wisecup 1467
1991 Patti Kunkle 283
1992 Stan McDaniel 2938
1993 Harold Duvall 2018
1994 Pete Fust 988
1995 Otto Spiers 3498
1996 Javier Kowalski 3178
1997 Joe Mela 2607
1998 TJ Lawrence 2172
1999 Fred Salaz 3273
2000 Barry Schultz 6840
2001 Al "Sugar" Schack 3407
2002 Brian Schweberger 12989
2003 Shawn Sinclair 10819
2004 Peter Sontag 3389
2005 Sharon Jenkins 5408
2005 Dan Ginnelly 3591
2006 Timmy Gill 9293
2007 Jay "Yeti" Reading 15864
2008 J. Gary Dropcho 2734
2009 Rebecca Duffy 33115
2010 Phil Arthur 7289
2011 David Greenwell 962
2012 Erin Oakley 17643
2013 Jonathan Baldwin 18114
2014 Desiree Reading 18563
2015 Valarie Jenkins 17495
2016 Carl “Cubby” Cubbedge 14567
2017 Nate Sexton 18824

Volunteer of the Year

Year Name PDGA #
1993 Jeff Homburg 1025
1994 "Duster" Don Hoffman & Terre Hoffman 1455
1995 Steve Hartwell 2465
1996 Marty Hapner 4033
1997 Carlton Howard 2300
1998 Roger Smith 9581
1999 Chuck Kennedy 4949
2000 Bill Fitler 9987
2001 Joe Garcia 52337
2002 Brian Graham 5861
2003 Steve Ganz 21439
2003 Jason Haas 17524
2004 Nick Kight 4861
2005 Conrad Damon 2450
2006 Becky Zallek 9388
2007 John Chamness 32612
2008 Theo Pozzy 14166
2009 Shawn Sinclair 10819
2010 Kuan Chen 8701
2011 Matt Gregoire 28647
2012 Mary Ann "Mom" Wallis 11748
2012 Bill "Old Man" Wallis 6580
2013 Bobby Hermann 31439
2014 Robert Leonard 21676
2015 John Heaton 4409
2016 Eric Vandenberg 3089
2017 Jay Reading 15864

Brent Hambrick TD of the Year

Year Name PDGA #
1997 Ken Folger 1419
1998 Steve Peck 5817
1999 "Duster" Don & Terre Hoffman 1455
2000 Dan Ginnelly 3591
2000 Sue Ginnelly 23681
2001 Jonathan Poole 7505
2001 Harold Duvall 2018
2002 Dave Nesbitt 13707
2003 Brian Graham 5861
2004 Becky Zallek 9388
2004 Steve Nixt 4399
2004 Des Moines Disc Golf Club N/A
2005 Dan Doyle 310
2005 Dr. John Duesler 12789
2006 Tulsa Disc Sports Assoc. N/A
2007 Mary Ann "Mom" Wallis 11748
2007 Bill "Old Man" Wallis 6580
2008 Kozo Shimbo 3600
2009 Jussi Meresmaa 14600
2009 Steve Dodge 22042
2010 Jeff Mittl 25015
2010 Michael Phillips 25296
2011 Tom Schot 3303
2011 Russ Jacobson 18642
2012 Sam Nicholson 4856
2013 Chuck Connelly 22000
2014 TJ Goodwin 26305
2015 J Gary Dropcho 2734
2015 Chas Ford 12850
2016 Doug Bjerkaas 14902
2017 Mikko Wikman 58576

European Players of the Year 

Year Name PDGA #
2014 Ragna Bygde 8559
2014 Simon Lizotte 8332
2015 Ragna Bygde-Lewis 8559
2015 Simon Lizotte 8332
2016 Eveliina Salonen 64927
2016 Karl Johan Nybo 28903
2016 Karl Johan Nybo 28903
2017 Simon Lizotte 8332

E.D.G.E. Award

Year Name PDGA #
2003 J. Gary Dropcho 2734
2004 Jay "Yeti" Reading 15864
2004 Des Reading 15863
2005 Ryan Bridges  
2007 Terry Miller 10738
2008 Shawnae Somsen 39890
2009 Deonna Shake 54261
2010 Carrie "Burl" Berlogar 13815
2011 Lindsay Jones  
2012 Russ Burns 11699
2013 David Munk 13561
2014 Justin Menickelli 31347
2015 Steve Lambert 1906
2016 Merle Witvoet 5175
2017 Mikey Barringer 74673

Special Awards

Year Name PDGA # Reason
1991 Mike "Hoser" Williams 2820 Contributions to Disc Golfer Magazine.
1992 Darrell Lynn 784 In thanks for the many years of service as an Administrator.
1992 John Houck 1688 For the tireless promotion of the sport of disc golf.
1996 Brent Hambrick 2797 For the courage and determination to overcome illness.
2011 Becky Zallek 9388 For contributions to the PDGA.
2011 Paulie Bagwell 28892 Senior Ironman Award
2011 Stan McDaniel 2938 For their contributions to disc golf in North Carolina.
2011 Diane McDaniel 40815 For their contributions to disc golf in North Carolina.
2017 Mom (Mary Ann) & Old Man (Bill) Wallis 11748 & 6580 For years of both running and volunteering for hundreds of events.

Honored Sportswoman Award

The Honored Sportswoman Award was created by Disc Golf Hall of Fame Member Lynn Warren #2876. While this is not an official PDGA Award, it is awarded to female PDGA members. Listed below are all of the past winners.

Year Name PDGA #
2007 Naoko Inami 4510
2009 Patti Kunkle 283
2010 Andi Young 2094
2011 Sharon Jenkins 5408
2012 SueB Lande 9388
2012 Becky Zallek 12544
2013 Sylvia Voakes 3360
2015 Sue Horn 68
2016 Jennifer Costa 3142