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 …

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 …

Kent Canine named 2014 Champions Tour Volunteer of the Year

Kent Canine named 2014 Champions Tour Volunteer of the Year Chairperson of Player Hospitality at 3M Championship PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The Champions Tour announced today that Kent Canine has been named the 2014 Champions Tour Volunteer of the Year for his loyal service to the Champions Tour. As the recipient …

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp named PGA TOUR Charity of the Year

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp named PGA TOUR Charity of the Year; Travelers Championship’s charity beneficiary awarded $30,000 grant from PGA TOUR PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The PGA TOUR announced today that The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a Connecticut-based beneficiary of the Travelers Championship, has been …

Ten tournaments honored with “Best Of” awards at PGA TOUR Tournament Meetings

Ten tournaments honored with “Best Of” awards at PGA TOUR Tournament Meetings; BMW Championship and Waste Management Phoenix Open share Tournament of the Year honors PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Ten tournaments were honored with “Best Of” awards by the PGA TOUR at the TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on Thursday, November …

USGA PARTNERS WITH LPGA TO IMPROVE PACE OF PLAY

Employing science-driven solutions to support a healthier game, the United States Golf Association and the LPGA have announced initial results from a joint partnership to improve competitive pace of play. Based on USGA analysis of data and with the support of officials and players, the LPGA reduced its average …

2nd Stage of Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament begins this week

(Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) – The Second Stage of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament begins this week (Nov. 11-14) at three qualifying sites, one in Florida and two in Texas. Second Stage resumes and concludes next week (Nov. 18-21) at two more sites in Florida and one in California. The 469 contestants will be …

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Second-Round Notes – The McGladrey Classic 2014 Weather: Partly cloudy. High of 73. Winds NE 7-12 mph. Second-Round Leaderboard Russell Henley 68-63—131 (-9) (pictured by Getty Images) Brendon de Jonge 68-64—132 (-8) Brian Harman 65-67—132 (-8) Andrew Svoboda 66-66—132 (-8) 36-Hole Cut Eighty-eight players …