Eight courses will serve as host sites for the September competitions among all-star teams of junior golfers, ages 13 and under who will vie for the opportunity to advance to the championship at Grayhawk GC in Scottsdale, Ariz. in November.
The Pittsford, N.Y., property will play host to the 50-and-over Champions Tour event in May 2019. Between 1995 and through 2023, Oak Hill will have hosted one Ryder Cup (1995), two Senior PGAs (2008, 2019) and three PGA Championships (2003, 2013, 2023).
The new championship golf course in New Orleans’ City Park evoked mentions of top public venues such as Torrey Pines and Bethpage Black when it was officially unveiled on April 21. The course is the centerpiece of a $26 million public-private project that is being hailed as a symbol of the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
The public-access courses in Seaside, Calif., will host the 51st edition of the championship on June 17-20, 2018. The 312-player event was first conducted at Bayonet and Black Horse in 2012, and the venue was also the site of the 2016 Senior PGA Professional Championship.
The organization plans to sell the Port St. Lucie, Fla., property, along with its PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance, “in the near future,” but released no other details. Members of PGA Golf Club, which includes the St. Lucie Trail facility, were told of the impending sale on April 12.
With 36,000 participants across 2,900 teams nationwide last year, The PGA of America’s youth grow-the-game initiative has seen a 300% increase in participants compared to three years ago. The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation has also committed $500,000 to The PGA of America to provide underprivileged kids with the opportunity to play golf.