PGA helping America’s veterans at Congressional Country Club

For the past two years, Congressional Country Club has welcomed America’s combat veterans to its world-class facilities and championship golf courses for two months of instruction, free of charge. The goal: helping America’s heroes heal through the game of golf. It’s all possible thanks to the PGA of America’s HOPE program, which stands for Helping Our Patriots Everywhere. “PGA HOPE is amazing,” said former Maj. Pierre Larkin, originally from the south side of Chicago, who served in three services – the Army, Air Force, and Marines – over his 32-military…

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Suzy Whaley makes history as first female president of the PGA of America [Video]

The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest working sports organizations. Golf in the U.S. is an $84 billion industry, made up of 29,000 PGA professionals who teach, play and compete at golf courses across the country. The PGA started a new chapter Friday night, with a new leader at the helm. Suzy Whaley was sworn in as the first female president in the organization’s 102-year history. Dana Jacobson sits down with Whaley to talk about fighting for her place in the male-dominated sport. Source link

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Jordan Spieth’s last PGA Tour start of 2018 ends in disappointment

One last chance to earn a spot in the Tournament of Champions. That’s what an optimistic Jordan Spieth was gunning for at this week’s Mayakoba Golf Classic. But in his final PGA Tour event before saying “I do” to fiancée Annie Verret later this month, Spieth frustratingly posted a MC rather than a W. Spieth arrived in Mexico off a T-55 finish in Las Vegas the previous week, but put his old driver and 3-wood into his bag in hopes of providing a spark. Instead, he posted a middling even-par…

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Suzy Whaley set to become the first female president of the PGA of America today

Suzy Whaley, the first woman to serve as the president of the PGA of America. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America via Getty Images) Montana Pritchard/PGA of America More INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Suzy Whaley joined the PGA of America in search of more competitive playing opportunities, a modest ambition that 17 years later has morphed into her becoming the first female president of the 102-year-old association. Whaley, 51, who for the last two years has served as its vice president, will formally be elected to a two-year term…

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When PGA Champions Tour players try to do the Fortnite dances

Most of the players on the PGA Tour Champions — that would be the 50-and-older crowd — have probably never heard of the game Fortnite. The rest of the world has, but probably not this crowd. Yet, somehow, a few players — beginning with Bernhard Langer — were convinced to try some of the moves. Somebody at the PGA Tour deserves a raise for talking the players into this. When the legends of golf take on Fortnite dances… Everyone wins. pic.twitter.com/KOEEhi55dv — PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) November 7, 2018 Source…

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Howard Milstein Named PGA REACH Trustee

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Philanthropist and golf entrepreneur Howard Milstein has been named a Trustee for PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) foundation of the PGA of America. Milstein, Chairman of 8AM Golf, has pledged $1 million to PGA REACH in honor of legendary PGA Member and five-time PGA Champion Jack Nicklaus. The gift is designed to inspire others to contribute to PGA REACH, as well as convey his belief in golf and the mission of PGA REACH.  The donation was announced at the 102nd PGA Annual Meeting in Indian…

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LOOK: PGA Senior Tour pros attempt to do ‘Fortnite’ dances, achieve varying levels of success

Someone in charge of the PGA Tour Champions social media account recently had the wonderful idea of making some elder statesmen of the game take a crack at dances that can be found in “Fortnite.” This was a good idea, as evidenced by the results documented on video. I’d be willing to bet that most of these fellas have never actually played the popular video game or attempted these wacky dances before, which explains the general sense of confusion, bewilderment and tentativeness exuding from this video. We have some familiar…

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PGA REACH Celebrates Military Veterans with 2nd Annual PGA National Day of HOPE on Nov. 11th

PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) Lineup of Special Events to Honor and Recognize Veterans INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America, has announced that Sunday, Nov. 11—Veterans Day— will serve as the 2nd Annual PGA National Day of HOPE. PGA National Day of HOPE | Helping Our Patriots Everywhere | PGAREACH.org | Sunday, Nov. 11 More PGA National Day of HOPE has two goals: Celebrate our nation’s heroes who protect our freedom; and raise awareness and support for…

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For Rickie Fowler, his legacy is more than just PGA Tour wins

Rickie Fowler plays his shot from the seventh tee during the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on Sept. 28.(Photo: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports) After a stellar amateur career, and then finishing in ties for seventh and second in his first two events on the PGA Tour as a professional in 2009, Rickie Fowler has been dogged by lofty expectations. Critics eventually pounced when his win total paled in comparison to his celebrity and role as one of the Tour’s leading men, his appearances on golf magazine covers and in…

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Old PGA Golfers Butcher Fortnite Dance Moves

Old PGA Golfers Butcher Fortnite Dance Moves 11/7/2018 9:36 AM PST Breaking News Buncha old PGA golfers trying to do young people stuff — this time, they’re recreating the celebration dances from Fortnite. Are they terrible at it? Yes.  Are they trying really hard? Yeah, sure.  When the legends of golf take on Fortnite dances… Everyone wins. pic.twitter.com/KOEEhi55dv — PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) November 7, 2018 Guys like 59-year-old Tom Lehman and 61-year-old Bernhard Langer gave it their best shot before heading into the final event of the PGA Tour…

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