Titleist Staff Professional Don "Chip" Essig – a PGA Master Professional and co-owner of Essig Golf Management, operating three Indianapolis-area public golf courses – took center stage at last week's PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.

Inside a theater at the Orange Country Convention Center filled with fellow PGA Professionals from around the country, Essig was honored as the 2011 PGA Professional of the Year, a testament to the overwhelming commitment and compassion he has displayed throughout his career in golf.

 You may have read about Chip recently in the December edition of PGA Magazine, which highlights his work with PGA grow-the-game initiatives, the PGA Rules Committee, Indiana PGA Section board of directors and Special Olympics, not to mention his daily interactions with members, staff and fellow PGA Professionals.

The article also focuses on the relationship with his father (and business partner), Don, also a PGA Master Professional. Chip and Don are the only father-son duo of PGA Master Professionals in the history.

This month, Titleist is celebrating Chip's service to the game in a print ad that will run on the back of PGA Magazine in February.

To learn more about Chip and his career, please watch the video at the top of the page.

For a closer look at Chip's Titleist print ad, click here.