The West New York Chapter of the PGA of America and its Awards Committee recently honored several local members with various awards. For the first time in the history of the awards, Professional of the Year and Assistant Professional of the Year have been employed by the same establishment, the Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville. Holiday Valley PGA Master Pro Steve Carney was named Professional of the Year. Carney, pictured above left, is completing his 15th season at the resort and has already won this honor in 2015. The award is presented to the active professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the full PGA golf professional. Kyle Benish of Jamestown was named Professional Golf Assistant of the Year. Benish, pictured above right, has been a PGA member since 2010 and a pro assistant at Holiday Valley since 2005. He has won the award three times. The award goes to the pro assistant who has gone beyond the call of duty to promote golf, their workplace and the WNYPGA. Carney was also honored as Dealer of the Year.