Representing the Iowa Section – John Valliere, PGA
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 using #thxpgapro.
The 41 junior participants in the PGA Junior League Golf Program
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