A full schedule of educational programming has been announced for the 2019 PGA Fashion and Demo Experience in Las Vegas, Aug. 13-14. Industry experts will present topics ranging from instruction methods, the latest technology advancements and retail strategies to career growth initiatives and golf facility business solutions. Click here for the full schedule.
Montreal’s Claude Brousseau, a PGA Master professional now living in Hawaii and working at Ko Olina Golf Club on Oahu, has announced he has been named Teacher of the Year for the Aloha section of the PGA of America. 2015 Teacher of the Year. What an honor! I am very grateful! I keep learning. Thx […]
If you’re somebody of my vintage, did you ever think at any time back in the 1970s, marijuana use at golf clubs would even be considered an issue at golf clubs? Of course, the attitude towards wacky tabacky back then was quite different than today, when the thought of a joint being pulled out on […]
Unless you’ve been out of the country on vacation or in hibernation the past week-and-a-half, you’ve heard all about the social media comments by PGA of America president Ted Bishop that led to his ouster from the role. If not, you can catch up here. Following that story, you’ve likely read or heard several opinions […]
With Halloween coming up, the PGA of America website has this story by Andrew Prezioso about some of the ghosts who call golf courses home, including one known to inhabit the Victoria Golf Club … The Golf Channel reports that former PGA of America president Ted Bishop has issued a letter of apology to section […]
We’ve received an update on the condition of PGA of Canada honourary director Keith Tucker, who took ill while visiting Montreal last week and was admitted to Lakeshore General Hospital in Pointe-Claire. He was moved out of the intensive care unit and into a private room on Tuesday evening and the hope is to have […]
It’s not fair to characterize GNN blogger Tiffany Gordon as “old school” in her preference to talk face-to-face or on the phone when discussing the issues of the day. As Tiff writes in her most recent blog, she’s still not a proponent of social media, even if she does understand that it is a useful […]
If you were to phone Ted Bishop now and ask him if he shouldn’t have said what he did last week, I have no doubt that he would say yes. Social media has allowed people to say what’s on their minds at the time and I’ve never been a fan of it. Personally, I don’t […]
Former PGA of America president Ted Bishop was on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive Tuesday morning and chatted about several topics in the aftermath his infamous “Lil girl” comment about Ian Poulter. It’s a two-part interview that you can see here and here.
The PGA of America has clarified its statement after removing Ted Bishop as president last week for what it calls insensitive gender-based statements on social media. The association says Bishop will continue to be recognized as its 38th president and his record during that time will remain intact. For the complete statement, click here.