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Judy Alvarez Receives Patriot Award

January 13th, 2020


Camp directors for PGA Junior Golf Camps have been honored with many accolades, and another national award has been bestowed on one of them. Judy Alvarez received the Patriot Award from the PGA of America at the most recent edition of the PGA Annual Meeting. This award is presented each year to a PGA Professional who personifies patriotism through the game of golf and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who served and protected the United States of America.

Alvarez, PGA Head Professional at Sunken Meadow Golf Course in Kings Park, New York, has worked tirelessly over the years with veterans. She established six PGA HOPE programs in South Florida and has led seminars and free clinics for local military organizations. Traveling across the country, her work has impacted thousands of veterans and PGA Professionals. Additionally, she has been involved with Folds of Honor and Salute Military Golf Association. Her work over the years has had profound impacts on the lives of veterans.

In a video from the PGA of America, these veterans share what Alvarez has meant to them. One shared:

"She didn't realize the impact she has on a veteran; how much she gives, and how I'm proud to call her my friend, I'm proud to call her my teacher, my mentor. To me, she's my angel."

With the amount of work she has done with military veterans, the Patriot Award was well deserved. Watch the video below from the PGA of America to learn even more about her great work. 

Judy Alvarez - 2019 Patriot Award from PGA of America on Vimeo.