Annual Awards

Tipper Triumphs With Top CPG John Jacobs Coaching Award

29th Nov 2023

Ryder Cup’s Edward Kitson Honoured With Christer Lindberg Bowl

28th Nov 2023

PGA of Slovakia Make ITC History at Fontana

20th Nov 2023

PGA Holland Announce Technology and Education Partnership With TrackMan

7th Nov 2023

PING Europe Takes Next Steps Towards Sustainable Future

13th Oct 2023

Glenmuir Achieve Record 2023 Ryder Cup Success

12th Oct 2023

Europe seal dominant victory in 2023 Junior Ryder Cup

28th Sep 2023

Europe Complete Clean Sweep On Day Two of 2023 Junior Ryder Cup

27th Sep 2023

Europe and the United States Tied After First Day of 2023 Junior Ryder Cup

26th Sep 2023

2023 Junior Ryder Cup Set For Lift Off in Rome

25th Sep 2023

Marek Siakala Secures Penati Slovak Open 2023 Title

18th Sep 2023

Bond Breaks Bay Record to Win 2023 Aegean Messinia Pro-Am

17th Sep 2023

European Tour group partners with the NEXT Golf Tour Powered by Trackman

30th Aug 2023

PGA of Canada Support CPG to Advance Golf Education Through CPG Learning Institute

23rd Aug 2023

Europe’s Junior Ryder Cup Team Finalised

23rd Aug 2023

CPG Unveils ‘Your Association in a Box’: A Game-Changing Resource Hub for PGAs

8th Aug 2023


2nd Aug 2023

Golf Participation Continues to Surge Worldwide

2nd Aug 2023

Van Hoof Earns International Series Final Invite at Benelux PGA Trophy

1st Aug 2023

Proud Poncelet Takes BlackSeaRama Title at 15th Anniversary Edition

8th Jul 2023
load more

Bernhard Langer Completes Successful 2015 With Lifetime Achievement Award3 min read

Posted on: 21st Dec 2015

Two-time Masters Champion and 2015 Charles Schwab Cup winner, Bernhard Langer, is the recipient of the 2015 Confederation of Professional Golf Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements in golf, topping-off a fantastic year for the German professional.

Langer has been held in legend status for many years since being one of the ‘big five’ of European golf in the 1980s, a figurehead of the sport in his native homeland, and one of the most consistent and resilient professionals to have ever played the game.

“I am so honoured and blessed to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Confederation of Professional Golf,” said Langer during his acceptance speech shown at the Annual Gala Awards Dinner at Gloria Hotels & Resorts in Turkey.  “I also want to congratulate all of the 21,000+ Professionals across the Confederation of Professional Golf’s membership for what [they] do…and I really appreciate what the Confederation of Professional Golf is doing for the game.

Hailing from Bavaria in Germany, Langer turned professional in 1972 – eight years later he became a winner on the European Tour with the Dunlop Masters title, the first of 40 European Tour wins and 98 professional wins in total to date.  His Masters victories came in 1985 and 1993 at Augusta National and became the world’s first number one player shortly after that first major in 1986 when the Official World Golf Rankings were introduced.

More recently Langer has been a record-breaking stalwart of the Champions Tour earning five senior major championship wins since joining the tour in 2007, and earned 13 top-10 finishes in 2015 on his way to his second consecutive Charles Schwab Cup, also becoming the first player to win it three times in their career.

Whilst his individual victories were numerous he has also been a prolific team player representing Team Europe on no less than 10 occasions in the Ryder Cup, and also captained the team to a record 18½-9½ victory over the United States at Oakland Hills Country Club in 2004, receiving world-wide acclaim and an honorary OBE.


The Hall of Famer was also quick to recognise the influence that PGA Professionals have had on his extensive career:

“[PGA Professionals] have been extremely important in my life – I was very fortunate to meet Heinz Fehring at the young age of 15 – he was like a second father to me – and taught me not just golf-related stuff, but also things I needed to learn about life and character.  Then I met Willy Hoffman who has become my swing coach and golf coach over the last 40 years and helped me a great deal.  They both are still very good friends of mine.”

For more information on Bernhard Langer visit

For More Information On All of 2015’s Award Winners Visit


For more information and news visit the Annual Congress Hub Page (, follow @PGAsofEurope on Twitter and search the hashtag ‘#AnnualCongress’ or like the Confederation of Professional Golf Facebook Page.

The 2015 Annual Congress and Gala Awards Dinner are supported by Rolex and the Ryder Cup European Development Trust and hosted by Gloria Hotels & Resorts – for more information on the event partners visit