PGA of America:
The Official Centennial Commemorative Book
Celebrating the History of the Golf Professional
Honoring the Past ~ Inspiring the Future
Introduction by Jack Nicklaus, PGA
Afterword by Annika Sörenstam, PGA
No other game engenders so much passion as golf, and no golfers are as passionate about the game as the dedicated men and women of the PGA of America.
In recognition of the Association’s centennial anniversary, this special edition coffee table book chronicles and celebrates the history of the golf professional, past and present.
Exhaustively researched and featuring photos from the very first meeting organized by PGA visionary Rodman Wanamaker, this volume spans centuries and oceans—from the first golf professional, Allan Robertson in St. Andrews, Scotland, to today and the 28,000 members that make the PGA of America the largest working sports organization in the world.
Touring pros play in the limelight, but few would be where they are today without the teaching pros who committed their life’s work to educating golfers, honoring the game’s traditions, preserving the etiquette, and instilling a love of golf that crosses generations, genders, races, and skill levels.
On the 100th birthday of the PGA of America, this distinctive keepsake book is a heartfelt thank you gift from everyone who loves the game of golf to those that love it enough to make it their legacy..
Written by Billy Dettlaff, PGA Master Professional and golf historian
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Edited by John Steinbreder, award-winning golf journalist, author of 20 books,
and Senior Writer for Global Golf Post
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