BOYLSTON, Mass. — A man who has held and won many titles within the New England PGA headlines the list of 2020 NEGPA Massachusetts Chapter Award Winners as the MA Chapter Golf Professional of the Year.

Chip Johnson grew up in Pembroke, Mass., and went on to graduate from Limestone College where he was a two-time NAIA All-American, the 1984 NAIA National Individual Champion and a member of the National Champion Limestone golf team. Chip played competitive golf in mini tour events in Florida, the Canadian Tour and the Sunshine Tour in South Africa. He became Head Professional at Pembroke CC in 1993. In 1996, Chip joined Hatherly GC in Scituate, Mass., as Head Professional where he has provided members and guests with the most enjoyable golf experience possible for the past 23 seasons. Chip is a PGA Quarter Century Member and a PGA Certified Professional in the areas of Teaching & Coaching, Golf Operations and General Management. Chip was recognized as NEPGA Teacher of the year in 2003. Chip has served on the NEPGA Educational Committee, Tournament Committee and for the last year, the Tournament Committee’s Co-Chairman.

Some of list of Chips Accomplishments are as follows:

  • Competed in 2014 Senior PGA Championship
  • One of Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in the State 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Competed in 2005 PGA Championship
  • 2003 New England PGA Teacher of the Year
  • 2002 NEPGA Champion
  • Competed in 1988 U.S. Open (made 36-hole cut)

The complete list of the five talented golf professionals Massachusetts Chapter Award Winners includes:

Golf Professional of the Year: Chip Johnson, PGA (Hatherly CC)
Teacher of the Year:  Matt Zdon, PGA (Belmont CC)
Merchandiser of the Year: Chris Young, PGA (Thomson CC)
Assistant Golf Professional of the Year: Alec Vozzella, PGA (Marshfield CC)
Youth Player Development Award: TJ Valentine, PGA (Harmon Golf)

Congratulations to all of our 2020 MA Chapter Award Winners!