Page Hero Image

Scott Kmiec

  • 2015
Scott Kmiec

Scott Kmiec, longtime Executive Director of the New Jersey PGA was honored as recipient of the New Jersey Golf Distinguished Service Award Winner.

“Part of my job is sharing what the professionals here are doing so successfully in the areas of Youth Development of golf, helping the military and in diversity and translating that to the other sections in the rest of the country,” Kmiec said at the event.

“Receiving this award is humbling for me. It’s an honor to have you name put alongside those who have previously won the Distinguished Service Award,” Kmiec added. “We make sure golf is accessible for all. The game has impact no matter what the individual’s background. We make sure we bring it to all. Those were the principles the PGA was founded upon.”

A graduate of Rutgers University and former baseball captain for the Scarlet Knights, Kmiec started with the NJPGA as a collegiate intern in January of 1995. In just two short years, he was promoted to the role of Executive Director, in December of 1997. During his 17-year stint as Section ED, Kmiec was responsible for managing the daily activities of the Section’s nearly 500 PGA Professionals, operating more than 100 member-based tournaments, and elevating the Association’s junior golf programs, among other responsibilities. One of the highlights of Kmiec’s tenure was the creation of the New Jersey Golf Foundation (NJGF), the charitable arm of the NJPGA Section, which was established in 2004 with a mission to positively impact lives and communities through the game of golf.

His passion for the game and instilling the life enhancing values it can bring was paramount and he continues to share that passion in his roles with the PGA of America and their efforts to grow the game of golf throughout the PGA of America’s 41 Sections.

This website requires javascript. Please enable it or visit to find a modern browser.