|PGA of America Establishes Deacon Palmer Award
Arnold Palmer accepted the inaugural award, bestowed posthumously upon his father. | more | Photo Link
|Georgia's Ray Cutright Heads 2014 PGA of America National Award Recipients at 98th PGA Annual Meeting
PGA Golf Professional of the Year Ray Cutright (left) headed the 2014 PGA Golf National Award recipients who were honored at a Special Gala during the PGA of America Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. | more | Photo Link
|98th PGA Annual Meeting to Focus on Driving the Game Forward
More than 500 PGA Professionals are expected to gather this week (Nov. 20-22) in Indianapolis for the 98th PGA Annual Meeting. Following the theme of "Driving the Game Forward," PGA Leadership will review details of the Association’s new Long-Term Strategic Plan. Delegates will elect a new slate of National PGA Officers, honor the 2014 National PGA Award recipients and celebrate a new National Award. | more
|Legendary Golfer Dr. Charles L. Sifford to Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom|
Dr. Charles L. Sifford, the first African-American PGA member to successfully break through racial barriers and compete professionally on the PGA Tour, will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 24 by President Barack Obama. | more
September 2014 rounds played were down 2.4% nationwide and the days open were down 1.1% from September 2013. Due to ongoing weather conditions throughout this year, YTD rounds played continue to lag behind 2013 with facilities reporting a slight decrease of -1.4% through September.
From a revenue perspective, two of the four key facility revenue indicators showed increases through YTD September compared to 2013. These include food and beverage revenue (up 3.9%) and total facility revenue (up 1.3%).
A total of 19 states reported rounds played increases for the month of September. South Dakota, Washington and Indiana increased play with fewer days open. Also, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine and Vermont increased play with no change in days open when compared to September 2013.
Click here to access PerformanceTrak News which provides rounds played and revenue results for September and YTD 2014.