2021 PGA of America Special: “A Celebration of PGA Professionals”

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (July 13, 2021) – Fifteen PGA Members and one PGA Section – reflecting the best of the PGA of America as innovators, leaders, coaches and achievers – will be featured in an hour-long nationwide special, “A Celebration of PGA Professionals,” airing Sunday, July 18 at 1 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network. Broadcast coverage of the special will also be available to stream on Paramount+ Premium.

Hosted by CBS Sports’ James Brown, the program showcases the PGA Professionals and the Nebraska PGA Section that were honored during the 2020 season. Headlining the list are: PGA Golf Professional of the Year Ronny Glanton, PGA Head Professional at Sherrill Park Golf Course in Richardson, Texas; PGA Teacher & Coach of the Year Mark Blackburn, PGA Director of Instruction at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama; and PGA Golf Executive of the Year Dana Garmany, PGA, Founder and Executive Chairman of Troon in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Nebraska PGA Section – one of 41 Sections in the country – won the Herb Graffis Award for extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in player development and impact on its community.

“These Members are the heartbeat of what we do as PGA Professionals, and they are the people who keep the game growing and thriving, especially during an unprecedented time during this last year,” said PGA of America President Jim Richerson. “The impact each of these recipients has on the people they work with – on and off the golf course – is uniquely remarkable, and this special will showcase exactly how and why that is. I couldn’t be more proud of each of our award winners this year and the way in which they represent our Association.”

Garmany is honored for performing outstanding services in an executive management position while possessing leadership, vision, and a substantial record of service to the Association and the game. With over 35 years of industry experience developing and operating golf facilities worldwide, he has been named as one of the most powerful and influential people in golf by Golf Inc., Golf Digest and Golfweek. He founded Troon in 1990, and today serves as Founder and Executive Chairman of a company that leads the industry in golf course and private club management, operating nearly 600 locations around the world.

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