Mike Bender Named PGA of America’s 2009 National Teacher of the Year

By | September 10, 2009

The PGA of America has announced that its 2009 National Teacher of the Year award recipient is Mike Bender of the Mike Bender Golf Academy, headquartered at Timacuan Golf Club in Lake Mary, Fla. This is the highest singular honor that can be earned by a golf instructor. The PGA’s National Teacher of the Year […]


March Rounds Flat and Revenues Down

By | May 1, 2009

PerformanceTrak, a publication from the PGA of America and the National Golf Course Owners Association, reported that at the nationwide level, March 2009 rounds were nearly flat at -0.2%, and days open were up 6.7% compared to March 2008. During March 2009 there were only 9 weekend days compared to 10 weekend days last year, […]


Industry Responds to Criticism in National Media

By | April 24, 2009

The presidents of GCSAA, the PGA of America and the Club Managers Association of America have sent USA Today a joint response to a recent column attacking golf. “…there’s far more to golf than mere lack of equality. Golf is an environmental nightmare,” the article claimed, “a waste of space, of fertilizer, of water. Think […]


USGA and Seven PGA Sections Form New Junior Partnership

By | April 17, 2009

The United States Golf Association (USGA) and The PGA of America have announced a partnership for a Junior Golf Program in 2009 that focuses on expanding the number of junior golfers while fostering life-long participation in the game. The pilot program will involve PGA Professionals in seven PGA Sections across the country that have demonstrated […]


New PGA Village to Be Developed in the Bahamas

By | August 8, 2008

The PGA of America has entered a licensing agreement for the first-ever PGA Village to be developed outside of the United States, on Cat Island in The Bahamas. The development is the result of an agreement between The PGA of America and Cat Island Partners Ltd., which leads the development of the Cat Island Golf […]