• Don Archer of Fairmount, Ill. - Junior Golf Leader
Junior Golf Leader Award - A PGA member since 2008, Don Archer is the PGA head golf professional at Blue Needles Golf Course in Fairmount, Ill. Over the past 10 years, Archer, 65, of Oakwood, Ill., has focused on junior golf programs in the central Illinois area.
has provided junior golf opportunities to over 2000 participants through the East Central Illinois Junior Golf Tour (ECIJG Tour) and Blue Needles Golf Course
junior golf programs.
The programs he
implemented and directed have become feeder programs for other facilities in the Illinois PGA Section and Illinois Junior Golf Association
created and administers the John Drew Memorial Junior Scholarship program which provides collegiate scholarships to area golfers.
In addition to his duties at Blue Needles, Archer serves as the Assistant Golf Coach at Salt Fork High School in Catlin, Ill.
The PGA head golf professional at Blue Needles since 1997, Archer has been previously honored as the Central Illinois Chapter PGA Merchandiser of the Year and Central Illinois Chapter PGA Junior Golf Leader.