The PGA of America is shining a spotlight on Wisconsin this month, with the Ryder Cup scheduled Sept. 24-26 at Whistling Straits on the shore of Lake Michigan. It’s not a bad time to shine a light on the organization that operates the biennial matches, as well.
The PGA of America gains much attention for the Ryder Cup and its PGA Championship, but the heart of the organization is nearly 29,000 golf professionals who teach the game, operate courses, conduct thousands of local charitable and fundraising events each year, and basically make the game more inviting and fun for members of private clubs and public-access facilities.
Golfweek spoke with PGA president Jim Richerson, as well as Northern Ohio PGA Section president Steve Parker, to highlight their enthusiasm.
Jim Richerson, president of the PGA of America (Courtesy of the PGA of America)
Richerson, the senior vice president of golf operations for course-management company Troon, was elected
Title: Why should clubs, private or public, hire a PGA professional? PGA of America president Jim Richerson explains in this Q&A.
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Published Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 19:35:12 +0000
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