Roswell, GA —Highlighted by his consistent play all year, PGA teaching professional Tim Weinhart of the Tim Weinhart Golf Academy in Tucker recently earned his record-setting 8th Georgia PGA Player of the Year title presented by OMEGA.
Weinhart started the year with a tie for 2nd place in May at the Rivermont Championship conducted at Rivermont Golf Club. He kept up his strong play into the summer months. In June, the 46 year old from Alpharetta tied for 29th at the Yamaha Atlanta Open played at White Columns Country Club in Milton.
In July, Weinhart finished in 3rd place at The Championship at Berkeley Hills, played annually at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Duluth. Rounding out his summer, Weinhart finished in a tie for 25th place at the Georgia Open at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, tied for 3rd at the Georgia PGA Match Play Championship at Peachtree Golf Club in Atlanta, and a runner-up finish at the E-Z-GO Georgia PGA Championship on the Plantation Course at famed Sea Island Golf Club.
In late September, Weinhart placed third at the Georgia PGA Professional Championship at Dunwoody Country Club and secured the Player of the Year honors. By claiming the 2015 Georgia PGA Player of the Year title presented by OMEGA and the coveted Billy Weir Trophy, Weinhart will receive an exemption into the McGladrey Classic PGA Tour event at Sea Island this November.
Weinhart is no stranger to competing in major championships and PGA Tour sanctioned events. This upcoming start will be his 35th career appearance, including 5 PGA Championships (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, & 2009) and the U.S. Open in 2012.
With this year’s title, Weinhart has become one of the most accomplished players in the history of the Georgia PGA, by surpassing Georgia Golf Hall of Fame member Gregg Wolff’s seven Player of the Year titles. He is one of four Georgia PGA members to win the Georgia PGA career “Grand Slam.” The “Grand Slam” consists of four major annual championships since the Section was founded in 1969. The others who have accomplished that feat are Wolff, fellow Georgia Golf Hall of Fame member Dewitt Weaver, Jr., and Matt Peterson of the UGA Golf Course.
The Georgia PGA is one of the 41 Sections of the PGA of America. Its membership includes nearly 850 PGA professionals working at over 260 golf courses, clubs, and ranges throughout the state. Additionally, more than 20 Georgia PGA members compete on one of the PGA Tours. In keeping with the fundamental objectives laid down by its founders, one of the Georgia PGA’s primary goals is promoting the game of golf through clinics, junior and minority golf programs, consumer programs, and print, radio, and television media.