PGA Member Charlie Sifford’s Struggle to Break Barriers Comes Full Circle by Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON –- Dr. Charles L. “Charlie” Sifford, a former caddie who cleared a forest of obstacles a half-century earlier to carve his rightful place in golf, had the best seat in the East Room of the White House Monday afternoon. Wearing a new black suit and a big smile, Sifford sat just a few feet from President …

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A new face heads the long driving stats on the 2014/ 2015 PGA TOUR, and it will be interesting to see if major golf champion, Bubba Watson, will finish top of this category at season end. Former NCAA Collegiate golfer, Morgan Hoffmann, currently leads the 2014/ 2015 golfstats for long driving on The PGA TOUR with …

Alexander Levy of France leads 2014/ 2015 PGA Tour Stats for ‘Greens in Regulation’

Alexander Levy of France leads the 2014/ 2015 PGA Tour Stats for ‘Greens in Regulation’ after seven events played. The French golfer has an outstanding average of 81.48% greens hit in regulation, compared with last year’s winner, Chad Campbell averaging 72.43% at season end. The 2014/ 2015 PGA …

USGA ANNOUNCES THANKSGIVING DAY REBROADCAST OF “1962 U.S. OPEN: JACK’S FIRST MAJOR”

USGA ANNOUNCES THANKSGIVING DAY REBROADCAST OF “1962 U.S. OPEN: JACK’S FIRST MAJOR” What: 60-minute film recounting the 1962 U.S. Open Championship When: 3 p.m. EST Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014 Where: Fox Broadcast Network (see local listings) Details: Produced in 2012 in collaboration with the USGA Museum …

Frank Esposito was the medalist at 2014 Champions Tour National Qualifying

RECENTLY Frank Esposito (Monroe, NJ) was the medalist at the 2014 Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at Orange County National (Panther Lake Course). The club professional from New Jersey posted a four-round total of 11-under 277 to win by four strokes over New Zealand’sGrant Waite. Three other players …

PGA of America Establishes Deacon Palmer Award

PGA of America Establishes Deacon Palmer Award  Arnold Palmer Accepts Inaugural Award Bestowed Posthumously Upon His Father INDIANAPOLIS (November 22, 2014) – The PGA of America has established the Deacon Palmer Award, named after Arnold Palmer’s late father who overcame personal obstacles to succeed as a PGA …

Cesar Monasterio leads 2014 Champions Tour National Qualifying

WINTER GARDEN, FL – Cesar Monasterio (Buenos Aires, Argentina) fired a 6-under-par 66 and opened a two-stroke lead over Frank Esposito (Monroe, NJ) after two rounds of the 2014 Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at Orange County National (Panther Lake Course). Monasterio has a 36-hole total of …

Georgia’s Ray Cutright Heads 2014 PGA of America National Award Recipients

PGA Golf Professional of the Year Ray Cutright of Idle Hour Club in Macon, Georgia, headed the 2014 PGA Golf National Award recipients honored Thursday evening at the 98th PGA Annual Meeting. Cutright, 63 and a resident of Macon, is the 60th recipient of the PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award, the PGA’s …

Jim Hunt named 2014 PGA TOUR Volunteer of the Year for service to the Crowne Plaza Invitational

Jim Hunt named 2014 PGA TOUR Volunteer of the Year for service to the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial; Hunt has served Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial for 42 years PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The PGA TOUR has named Jim Hunt of Fort Worth the 2014 PGA TOUR Volunteer of the Year in recognition of his …

The Champions Tour announce 2014 Tournament Awards

CHAMPIONS TOUR ANNOUNCES 2014 TOURNAMENT AWARDS Shaw Charity Classic Earns Prestigious President’s Award PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The Champions Tour announced today the best tournaments of the 2014 Champions Tour season. Four specific categories are recognized – the President’s Award, the Players Award, the …