2014 - Harold achieves PGA Certified Professional status in Player Development. The National PGA Certification program is a career-enhancing educational curriculum that supports the goals of PGA Professionals who are committed to continuously improving their business and teaching skills to meet the increasing demands of the golf industry.
Harold's certification project was to write and publish the well received book "Welcome to Golf: A Handbook for New and Returning Players". More than 1500 copies of this publication have been distributed to professionals and amateurs throughout the Pacific Northwest. It has become a template for assisting new players as they learn to play golf.
2013 – A Finalist for the National PGA of America Bill Strausbaugh Award, Harold was honored for his “distinguished service in mentoring other professionals, integrity and character reflecting positively upon the profession and outstanding involvement in charitable and community activities”.