When the Carolinas Section of the PGA started a new award this year to honor a Carolinas golf professional who has given back to the community, the choice was pretty clear.
This week the Carolinas Section of the PGA announced that its recipient of the inaugural Community Impact Award is Fletcher’s Brett Miller, who is the former managing partner and professional at Broadmoor Golf Links. He is now owner of Miller Management Associates, a consulting firm for golf facility operations and brokerage of golf properties.
Miller, who is a 30-year veteran of the PGA, has conducted several community-related golf programs, and one he is particularly proud of is one that he founded, Asheville’s PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere). It’s a program for integration of veterans returning back to society through golf.
Miller is now looking to start programs in Johnson City, Tenn., and Roanoke, Va., near Veterans Administration facilities.
Miller has received awards in the past from the Carolinas PGA, including the 2009 Award of Commitment to the Game and also the 2000 Mountains Chapter Professional of the Year. He said he was surprised when he learned he received the very first Community Impact Award.
“I was quite surprised with the accolade,” Miller said on Tuesday. “We have some very dedicated professionals in their communities throughout the Carolinas doing great things inside and outside the game itself.”
Miller has an extensive golf career, having served on the Board of Directors with local Kiwanis Clubs, Brevard College, Western Carolina University, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, as well as the Carolinas PGA and the Boys and Girls Club. He also served on the Skyview Golf Association and helped with several women’s collegiate golf programs in the Carolinas.