Southwest PGA Section and Its Special Olympics Arizona Golf Games to be Spotlighted Feb. 3 on Golf Channel in Celebration of the PGA of America’s Centennial


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2016) – The Southwest PGA Section and its Special Olympics Arizona Golf Games will be spotlighted on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive program on Wed., Feb. 3, in celebration of the PGA of America’s Centennial.


In 2003, the Southwest PGA Section partnered with Special Olympics Arizona to fund and host the annual state golf games. More than 40 Southwest PGA Section Professionals volunteer their time to run the two-day event that hosts over 200 Special Olympics athletes annually, held this year at Sun City Country Club in November.


In celebration of its Centennial, the PGA of America has partnered with Golf Channel to shine a spotlight on all 41 PGA Sections, and their featured programs and initiatives nationwide, led by PGA Professionals. The PGA Section Spotlights are scheduled to air on Golf Channel from Jan. 27–May 4, spanning 100 days in honor of the Centennial.


“In celebrating our Centennial, we want to honor our 28,000 men and women PGA Professionals in all PGA Sections across the country,” said PGA President Derek Sprague. “Each day, they’re growing the game and using golf to better lives in their communities, as evidenced by programs like that of the Southwest PGA Section. We’re very proud of these PGA Professionals and look forward to highlighting their efforts this year.”


The spotlights will run in conjunction with the #ThxPGAPro Centennial celebration social media campaign, where golfers everywhere can post videos, photos and messages in support of their favorite PGA Professionals on or through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Section Spotlights also will be featured prominently on

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