Novato, Calif. (August 3, 2018) – 100-year old, Marin Country Club member CD Madsen will open the PGA Championship Preview Show airing on CBS this Sunday, August 5th at 10 a.m. PST. In celebration of the playing of the 100th PGA Championship, CBS Sports contacted several centenarians across the nation and chose Mr. Madsen to be part of the show.
Mr. Madsen has been a Marin Country Club member for 58 years. In June, Mr. Madsen and the CBS Sports crew filmed the PGA Championship Preview Show segment in-and-around Marin Country Club. The crew interviewed Mr. Madsen in the clubhouse and near the 18th green, and also captured him hitting golf shots around the course.
“Mr. Madsen is a true gentlemen and an inspiration to us all,” said Ken Doherty, director of golf, Marin Country Club. “We’re all excited to watch the preview show this Sunday morning and see CD on television, it’s a well-deserved honor.”
The CBS show appearance isn’t Mr. Madsen’s first brush with stardom. In 2017, at the age of 99, Mr. Madsen received national attention for making his first-ever hole-in-one on Marin Country Club’s 16th hole. A life-long golfer, Mr. Madsen hit a 6-iron from 108 yards for the ace, and went on to shoot 85 for his round.
“To this day, I keep getting better,” jokes Madsen.
The 100th PGA Championship will be played August 9-12 at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri and will air on CBS and TNT. For more information on the PGA Championship, visit www.pga.com. For more information on Marin Country Club, visit www.marincountryclub.com or call 415-382-6700.
About Marin Country Club
A Troon Privé-managed facility, Marin Country Club is private, member-owned club located in the heart of Ignacio Valley, a short drive north of San Francisco. Members enjoy an impressive, well-maintained golf course, four sparkling tennis courts, three pristine pools, a cutting-edge fitness center, and an exceptional social scene. Marin Country Club’s clubhouse features casual and fine dining for members, as well as a stunning ballroom for weddings, banquets and special events. Originally designed by Lawrence Hughes, Marin Country Club first opened in 1957. In 2007, the course underwent a total renovation under the direction of John Harbottle. In 2017, San Rafael-based golf course designer Doug Nickels oversaw a bunker renovation, the addition of new forward tee boxes and the expansion of the club’s short game area