The Gulf States PGA section is comprised of Mississippi and Louisiana. The Gulf States PGA “Professional of the Year” honor is awarded to a PGA member for overall performance as a golf professional at his/her facility, level of service to the Section and Association, leadership ability, image and the ability to inspire fellow professionals, and the promotion of golf.
“Tim was nominated and selected by his peers for this award,” said Casey Smith, general manager, Reunion Golf & Country Club. “We could not be more proud of Tim for winning this well-deserved award. His tireless dedication and service to the game of golf and our members and guests at Reunion Golf & Country Club is much appreciated. We are fortunate to have Tim as our head golf professional.
Basel is a graduate of Mississippi State University’s Professional Golf Management (PGM) program in 1998 and has been a member of the PGA since 2000. He has been a Gulf States PGA board member since 2014 and served as president of the Gulf States PGA Mississippi Chapter in 2016/2017. Throughout his 19-plus year career in the golf industry, Basel has received numerous PGA Section and Chapter awards, including:
- 2003 GSPGA Assistant of the Year
- 2008 GSPGA MS Chapter Assistant of the Year
- 2010 GSPGA MS Chapter Assistant of the Year
- 2015 GSPGA MS Chapter Golf Professional of the Year
- 2016 GSPGA MS Chapter Golf Professional of the Year
“Congratulations to Tim on being awarded the ‘Golf Professional of the Year’ by the Gulf States Section of the PGA,” said Bob Barrett, chief executive officer, Honours Golf. “This is an outstanding achievement and well deserved. All of us at Honours Golf are extremely proud and thank Tim for his dedication in leading the golf operations at Reunion.”