15 October 2012
Wilson Staff Player Curtis Malm Awarded Illinois PGA Player of the Year
CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2012 – Wilson Staff Advisory Member Curtis Malm became this year’s recipient of the Illinois PGA Sam Bernardi Player of the Year.
This award is presented annually to the Illinois PGA competitor with the greatest amount of player points through the Players Championship. With 473.5 accumulated points and eight out of eleven top-ten finishes in Illinois Section PGA events this season, Malm cleared the runner-up by over fifty player points and qualifies for the 64th Illinois Open Championship and 52nd Radix Cup Matches.
After succeeding at the California Q-School tournament in 2006, Malm earned his Nationwide Tour card and in ensuing tournaments drew the attention of Wilson Golf. He entered into a contract with this Wilson Golf in 2008 and since has put the following Wilson Staff clubs in his bag: FG62 blade irons, DXi Superlight Driver, two FG Tour wedges, and the Vizor putter.
“To win the IPGA Player of the Year award is the highest honor a player can achieve,” commented the professional based out of St. Charles Country Club, where he won an August IPGA event finishing five-under par. “I couldn’t have done it without the help of everyone at Wilson Golf. I am fortunate to have such a knowledgeable, cooperative group of supporters around me during my recent success.”
This prestigious award was named after an accomplished member of the Illinois PGA, Sam Bernardi. Bernardi is a two-time IPGA Section Championship winner, 1961 PGA National Golf Club Champion and seven-time IPGA Senior Championship winner.
“A competitor in the state of Illinois receiving this award definitely deserves recognition,” said Tim Clarke, General Manager of Wilson Golf. “Curtis Malm is a strong player and we feel this is just the beginning of not only more Illinois titles, but success on the national threshold as well.”.