A press conference is scheduled for November 16 at which it is expected to be announced that the major tournament will return to the PGA-owned Louisville, Ky. property, which last hosted the Championship in 2014. This would be the first time Valhalla would host the tournament in May, after the PGA announced earlier this year that it would be moving the Championship from its traditional August dates, starting in 2019.
The former head professional at Edgewood CC was awarded with the Chevalier (Knight) medal and inducted into France’s Order of the Legion of Honor in a special ceremony held October 24th in Florida at the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum. Andreone served as a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and earned three Bronze Stars during his combat experience as part of the first Armored Division to sail from the U.S. direct to the European mainland.
The golf organization will support Topgolf’s hiring efforts, while the golf-oriented entertainment venues will promote PGA of America events and support Junior League Golf. Topgolf was also the subject of a report about a potential partnership with the Ala Wai Golf Course in Hawaii.
The PGA of America is moving its major championship to May for the first time in 70 years when it goes to Bethpage State Park Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y., as part of a major shift in the golf calendar. The catalyst behind the move was golf’s return to the Olympics, along with the desire…
The 88-year-old Phiilipsburg, N.J. property will go out for bids July 11. It was acquired by the owners of nearby Apple Mountain G&CC in 2010 and features a golf course designed by Robert White, the first President of the PGA of America.
The project at the Louisville, Ky., club included a reconfiguration of the 15,000-sq. ft. facility, updating the lobby, dining and bar area, locker rooms, and meeting spaces. The project took six months of work that began last October, and the grand re-opening was held on May 20. Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., has completed…
The Tulsa, Okla., club, which has hosted seven previous majors, with the last being the PGA Championship won by Tiger Woods in 2007, will get its next PGA Championship no later than 2030, the PGA of America announced. It will also host the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.
After 20 years with the management firm, John Easterbrook Jr. will leave his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer to take the new role, which will oversee the core PGA member-focused areas of the organization, including education, employment, member services and section business operations.
The news for the industry isn’t as bad as often portrayed, Paul Levy, who is also the General Manager of Toscana CC in Indian Wells, Calif., told those attending an industry summit. “There are a lot of really great things happening out there and we as an industry, especially the leaders, have to talk positively,” he said.
A group of professionals from the state gathered at the Robert Trent Jones Trail at Highland Oaks in Dothan, Ala. to go through the training for the PGA of America’s national outreach program that uses golf as therapeutic rehabilitation for military veterans.
The executive with the Sunrise Company is also the CEO/General Manager of Toscana CC in Indian Wells, Calif. He will be the organization’s 40th President. Former LPGA Tour player Suzy Whaley is the new Vice President and Jim Richerson, General Manager & Group Director of Golf for Kohler Co.’s Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run properties, is the new Secretary.
Scheduled for September 16-19, festivities at the Port St. Lucie, Fla., property include a members-exclusive cocktail party, happy hour and “Step Aside Scramble.” Greens fees include a bounceback coupon to play the Wanamaker or Ryder courses before October 31 for a special anniversary rate of $19.96.
In 1981, the businessman began to pursue his goal to build a world-class facility that would bring major championships to the Louisville, Ky. region. The club has hosted three PGA championships, two Senior PGAs and the 2008 Ryder Cup on its Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Valhalla GC was sold in 2000 to the PGA of America.
The year counted 24.1 million players in the U.S., after two years at 24.7 million. But positive signs can be found, according to the National Golf Foundation, in strength among committed golfers, beginning golfers and those interested in taking up the game. Attrition in the overall number continues to be confined mainly to those “who never really got into the game,” the organization says.
The PGA of America’s charitable foundation will team with the SVJI Sports Foundation to hold the tournament for the world’s top-ranked junior golfers at the Graniteville, S.C. club in April, two weeks after the Masters.