|PGA of America Announces New PGA Championship Logo to Enhance the Symbol of the Season's Final Major|
|The new PGA Championship logo, that features the Wanamaker Trophy and four pennants representing golf's four major championships, will first be used for the 95th PGA Championship in August 2013 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.|
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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The PGA of America announced the launch of a new official logo for the PGA Championship, which showcases the Season's Final Major while also supporting its host venues and its worldwide golf appeal.
The PGA of America engaged PS212 of New York City as design consultant, to support its objective to capture the significance of a Championship that originated in 1916, the spirit of golf and enthusiasm of unscripted entertainment that is live sports. The first usage of the new logo begins with the 95th PGA Championship in August 2013 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.
"For more than 95 years, golf enthusiasts around this country have embraced a world-class PGA Championship field that competes for the Rodman Wanamaker Trophy," said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. "That sparkling trophy and The PGA of America brand also have connected with many of the finest venues in our sport. The new PGA Championship logo reflects a proud, distinctive history while also paying tribute to magnificent hosts."
David Gaglione, PS212's founder, said that the new PGA Championship logo, with its centerpiece Wanamaker Trophy, features four pennants representing golf's four major championships and captures the celebratory spirit that the Championship delivers. The branding of the PGA Championship logo was a six-month endeavor that, Gaglione said, "combined the teamwork of future host sites."
"The banner and circle are familiar visual references in golf. The shading, color, and effects used in the creation of the PGA Championship logo deliver a strong reinterpretation of these classic elements," said Gaglione. "The rich blue used for the logo emanates from The PGA of America's core colors that are found in The PGA's seal."
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