The DGA family is extremely proud to share in the honoring of Team DGA member and 2011 Pro Masters Disc Golf World Champion, Jon Baldwin. Last week during the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championship Awards Banquet, Jon received the 2013 PDGA Bob West Memorial Award for Sportsmanship.
Jon is a role model on and off the course. He has mastered the art of sportsmanship and personifies the spirit of the game….. while being an awesome player! As DGA Team Captain, Jon Baldwin demonstrates all the values that Ed Headrick, the father of disc golf and DGA founder, would find important in a person and disc golf ambassador. Congratulations JB! DGA is honored to have you as part of the family!
The Bob West Memorial Award for Sportsmanship is awarded annually to a PDGA member who exemplifies sportsmanship both on and off the disc golf course, observes the rules of play, and wins or loses with grace. Candidates for the award are nominated by the members of the PDGA. There were 10 candidates nominated, and we’re happy to announce the winner of the 2013 Bob West Memorial Award for Sportsmanship went to Jonathan “The Gentleman” Baldwin from Scotts Valley, CA.
Baldwin meets and exceeds all the characteristics needed to be nominated for the award. He’s one of the nicest guys you’ll find on tour and whether he’s in first or last place, he’s always a pleasure to be around. You probably won’t ever see him in last place however. He’s an extremely talented golfer that finished in 5th place this past weekend at the 2014 Pro Worlds in what is likely the most competitive Masters division the sport has ever seen.- For the entire PDGA article including information on other honorees, click here.