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PGA of America's Centennial Tees Off in Style at Demo Day
Author: PGA of America
January 26th 2016 -

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – The PGA of America  officially opened the celebration of its Centennial Tuesday with a ceremonial  tee shot featuring representatives from the Association’s 41 nationwide PGA Sections. The PGA members were joined by 41 junior participants in the PGA Junior League Golf program from Greater Orlando.

 

The group tee shot took place at the annual PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day, hosted at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge in Winter Garden, Florida. Thousands of attendees reviewed and tested the industry’s latest golf equipment, which will be displayed at the 63rd PGA Merchandise Show, opening Wednesday at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

 

The ceremonial tee shot reflected the PGA’s year-long campaign, “ThxPGAPro,” which pays tribute to the impact of PGA Professionals and their students. Golfers and employers everywhere are invited to upload videos, photos and messages throughout the year to tell their story in support of their favorite PGA Professional at ThxPGAPro.com or on their social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) using #thxpgapro.

 

Representing the PGA’s 41 Sections were:

Section

Professional

Aloha

Scott Ashworth

Carolinas

Paige Cribb

Central New York

Steve Nacewicz

Colorado

Leslie Core-Drevecky

Connecticut

Ron Dellostritto

Dixie

Jason Polk

Gateway

Benjamin Kent

Georgia

Lauren Cousart

Gulf States

Jabir Bilal

Illinois

Don Wegrzyn

Indiana

Keith Clark

Iowa

John Valliere

Kentucky

Ralph Landrum

Metropolitan

Tom Henderson

Michigan

Ron Osbourne

Middle Atlantic

John Madden

Midwest

Sean Dougherty

Minnesota

Lori Money

Nebraska

Nathan Kalin

New England

Allan Belden

New Jersey

Andy Brock

North Florida

Mike Lynch

Northeastern New York

Anders Mattson

Northern California

Brant Wilson

Northern Ohio

Ronald L. DeJacimo

Northern Texas

Tony Martinez

Pacific Northwest

Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen

Philadelphia

Elizabeth Granahan

Rocky Mountain

Ron Rawls

South Central

Barry Howard

South Florida

Nevin Phillips

Southern California

Tony Letendre

Southern Ohio

Brett Slater

Southern Texas

Matt Marino

Southwest

DK Kim

Sun Country

Josh Salmon

Tennessee

Vikki Vanderpool

Tri-State

Michael Papson

Utah

Ryan Kartchner

Western New York

Chris Kulinski

Wisconsin

Paul LoCicero


Editors: To view Centennial group photo, click here
 

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