Smithtown Landing’s Mike Hebron is one of the few PGA Professionals to have won two National Awards. In 1990 Hebron was named the PGA of America’s Horton Smith Award recipient for his contributions to PGA education and then a year later, Hebron was named the PGA Teacher of the Year. On the Section level in addition to multiple Horton Smith and Teacher of the Year honors, Hebron was the first Public Course Met PGA Merchandiser of the Year, the first Met PGA Junior Golf Leader Award and the 1982 Met PGA Professional of the Year. Hebron inaugurated the Met PGA’s Junior Championship (now called the Met PGA Junior Classic) and the National PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit. After more than 40 years at Smithtown, Hebron is still active hosting the Junior Classic and is a sponsor for the Met PGA (with their women’s events) and the LIGA. Hebron was also named the 2010 San Snead Award recipient for his contributions to golf, the PGA and the Met Section.

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