ALBUQUERQUE — Longtime Sun Country PGA golf professional, Crae Fields of New Mexico Military Institute Golf Course and the First Tee of Southeastern New Mexico in Roswell has been named the 2017 Sun Country PGA Youth Player Development Award winner. The award is one of the top honors that a PGA member can receive from his peers of the Sun Country PGA Section.
“I couldn’t think of anybody who is more worthy of this honor,” said Sun Country PGA Executive Director, Dana Lehner. “Crae and his wife, Adrienne, have really built an amazing program in Roswell that has turned into a junior golf empire spanning all of southeastern New Mexico. The lives that they are affecting on a daily basis is something that I hope all PGA members will look up to and aspire towards.”
Through their work at their facility and with the First Tee of Southeastern New Mexico chapter that they have built, Crae and his team have provided youth oriented golf programming to an enviable amount of kids. Their operation through their love of golf and their association with the First Tee have reached thousands of children with a message of “core values” that not only show them how to be good people, but also have an amazing track record of creating lifetime golfers.
Fields was recognized at the year-end Sun Country PGA Awards Banquet along with the other selected winners for 2017.