ANDOVER, Mass. –Mike Higgins has served the New England PGA in almost every capacity over the last 22 years. From Intern to Junior Tour Manager, to Tournament Director, and now Executive Director. Today, Higgins can add Honorary Life Member of the New England PGA to his list of titles.

The NEGPA Board of Directors recognized Higgins with honorary membership at the annual NEPGA Spring Meeting, honoring his dedication and service to the section’s PGA Professionals.

“Michael Higgins has spent over half of his lifetime dedicated to New England PGA and its golf professionals,” New England PGA President Ron Bibeau, PGA, said. “His tireless service to our 1,000-plus members is second to none and under his continued leadership, our section has blossomed into the nationwide-leader in all sections.”

Higgins, who was surprised to receive the honor at Tuesday’s meeting, recalled calling with his mother as a college student hoping to land his internship with the NEPGA.

“I told her ‘this sounds like a good job, something I’d be excited to do,’” Higgins said. “I never expected it to turn into this. I never expected to be given this great of an honor. There are so many friends in this room, and so many of you that we’ve had professional and personal relationships. I’m very honored and touched.”