Alan Flashner elected to North Florida PGA Hall of Fame
Mar 31, 2017
Golf Academy of America is proud to announce that Alan Flashner, director of career development at Golf Academy of America in Orlando, was inducted into the North Florida PGA Hall of Fame. Affectionately known as “Flash”, he follows a long line of accomplished golfers who received this honor, including Arnold Palmer and Gene Smith.
The awards ceremony took place on Friday, March 17. As the 2017 Hall of Fame inductee, Flashner is the 31st member in the North Florida PGA Hall of Fame. He accepted his award with a short speech in which he took the audience on a journey through his experiences with golf.
Flash took the microphone at the awards ceremony, sharing that his love of golf began at a young age.
“By the time I was seven, I was hooked,” he said.
Throughout his illustrious career, Flashner has worked in various roles in the golf industry. After becoming a PGA member in 1972, Flashner attained Master Professional status in 1995. He also sits on the North Florida PGA Foundation Committee.
Flashner joined the Golf Academy of America team in 1996, serving as career services director on the Orlando campus.
“Flash has been an integral part of the Golf Academy of America team for many years, and I cannot think of anyone who deserves this honor more,” said Brad Turner, Campus President of Golf Academy of America in Orlando. “He is beloved by all our graduates, and we are thrilled that he has been recognized for his lifetime dedication to the game.”
In addition to being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Flashner received the local PGA Chapter Bill Strausbaugh Award in 2000 and 2001 and the North Florida PGA Section Bill Strausbaugh Award in 2000.