New At-Large Director is GOLFTEC Franchise Owner who serves on PGA LEAD
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin and FRISCO, Texas (February 1, 2024) – The Wisconsin Section of the PGA of America has selected Brendan Locke, PGA, a Madison native residing in Jackson and owner of four Wisconsin GOLFTEC Instruction and Fitting Centers, to serve as an At-Large Member of the Wisconsin PGA Board of Directors.
Locke, a PGA of America Golf Professional since 2005, joins the Wisconsin PGA Board while serving on PGA LEAD, a PGA of America program committed to diversity in governance and volunteer leadership. Established in 2016, PGA LEAD is the Association’s leadership development program, created to identify, mentor and progress PGA of America Members from diverse backgrounds along a guided path to volunteer leadership roles at the Chapter, Section and National levels of the Association. PGA LEAD also helps Association Members who have a desire to serve and make an impact on nonprofit boards within the communities where they work and live.
“As a member of PGA LEAD and a decorated, accomplished PGA of America Golf Professional, Brendan is the perfect example of the PGA of America bringing a diverse cross section of talented PGA of America Members together as leaders in a host of important positions within the golf industry nationwide,” said Wisconsin PGA President Mark Voeller, PGA. “His role on the Board will help position the Wisconsin PGA for growth and success today and into the future.”
In addition to growing his GOLFTEC instruction and fitting business throughout the region, Locke has enjoyed a rewarding career as a PGA of America Golf Professional, while receiving numerous awards and accolades. Among his biggest accomplishments, Locke was named the 2021 Wisconsin PGA Professional Development Award Recipient, the 2018 Wisconsin PGA Bill Strausbaugh Recipient and the 2012 Wisconsin PGA Teacher of the Year. In addition, he was named to the Golf Digest Top Teachers in America list in 2013-14 and 2017-18.
As part of PGA LEAD, Locke took part in an 18-month leadership-development program that reinforces the PGA of America’s commitment to create a game, workforce and industry supply chain that better mirror America's demographics. More specifically, the PGA of America is committed to inclusive governance, environments, systems and structures that create the opportunity for all PGA of America Golf Professionals to develop, grow and lead.
“I am honored and grateful to be named to the Wisconsin PGA Board of Directors,” said Locke. “Serving in PGA LEAD has provided me with important professional development experience that is needed to serve the Wisconsin PGA at the highest level and help the Section continue to give back to local communities throughout the state. I look forward to working alongside my fellow board members in helping drive the game and business of golf to new heights.”
For more information on the Wisconsin PGA, visit www.wisconsin.pga.com.
About The Wisconsin PGA
The Wisconsin PGA Section is one of the 41 sections that comprise the regional entities of the PGA of America. Over 500 members and associates belong to the Wisconsin Section, stretching from areas in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to almost the entire state of Wisconsin. Annually, the Wisconsin Section conducts over 40 professional events, operates their foundation – PGA Reach Wisconsin, and participates in several growth-of-the-game activities including PGA Junior League, Drive, Chip and Putt and PGA HOPE. The Wisconsin PGA Office is located at 11350 W. Theo Trecker Way in West Allis, Wis.
About the PGA of America
The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations, composed of more than 30,000 PGA of America Golf Professionals who love the game, are expert coaches, operators and business leaders, and work daily to drive interest, inclusion and participation in the sport. The PGA of America owns and operates numerous championships and events, including major championships for men, women, seniors and the Ryder Cup, one of the world’s foremost sporting events. For more information, visit PGA.com and follow us on X, formerly known as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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