The PGA of America has announced that Golf Pride and SkyGolf have been named presenting sponsors of the 9th PGA Jones Cup, Oct. 19-20 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
The PGA Jones Cup, a 36-hole tournament featuring the top five players from each of the 20 PGA Golf Management University programs, is named for the first PGA Golf Management University Program Director at Mississippi State University, Dr. Roland S. Jones. Dr. Jones held the position at the University from 1985 until his passing in 1997.
The event, contested for the third consecutive year at PGA Golf Club, provides a platform whereby participants can display professionalism, integrity, character and camaraderie; all characteristics Dr. Jones instilled in PGA Golf Management students.
"The PGA of America is proud to partner with Golf Pride and SkyGolf for an event that honors the memory of Dr. Jones and features our Association's future members," said PGA of America President Jim Remy. "Both Golf Pride and SkyGolf are well-respected in the golf industry and provide quality products to many of our members."
SkyGolf, maker of SkyCaddie, the #1 rangefinder in golf, is providing the use of their new SkyCaddie SGX for the competition, along with training and a technology seminar on the future of GPS and digital applications.
"At SkyGolf, our mission, just like The PGA of America, is to grow the game by helping golfers play better and have more fun," said SkyGolf President & COO Rich Stamper. "SkyGolf is honored to serve as a co-sponsor of the 9th PGA Jones Cup, and we wish all of the participants the best of luck."
Golf Pride, the global leader in golf grip innovation and technology, is providing a closest-to-the-pin contest.
"Golf Pride is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the PGA Jones Cup as part of our ongoing efforts to support PGA Golf Management University programs," said Dan Koehler, director of sales and marketing for Eaton's Golf Grip Division. "We look forward to an exciting tournament."
All participating universities in the PGA Jones Cup are schools accredited by The PGA of America to offer the four-and-one half to five-year PGA Golf Management University Program for aspiring PGA Professionals. The college curriculum provides extensive classroom studies, internship experience and player development, and affords students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills to succeed in the golf industry as a PGA Professional.
Students in the PGA Golf Management University Program study a combination of golf and business-related subjects, as well as serve a minimum of 16 months in on-course internships within the golf industry.
About The PGA of America
Since 1916, The PGA of America's mission has been twofold: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.
By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, the Association enables PGA Professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and the multi-billion dollar golf industry.
By creating and delivering dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable golf promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.
About Golf Pride
For the last six decades, Golf Pride has been the global leader in golf grip innovation and technology, from the invention of the slip-on grip to groundbreaking advancements in cord with new Brushed Cotton Technology (BCT) to the introduction of the hybrid category of grips.
Today, Golf Pride has laid claim to more major wins than any other grip company. More than 80% of Tour professionals choose to play their grips and not one is paid to do so. In this age of multi-million dollar endorsement deals, that's the strongest endorsement of all. So, whether you're a Tour pro playing a major, a rising amateur, or an everyday golfer, you can rest assured knowing you're playing the #1 Grip in Golf.
SkyGolf is a private company specializing in the development of innovative positioning systems and technology products specifically designed for personal use on a golf course. SkyGolf is leading a revolution that is improving the way golfers play the game. The mission of SkyGolf is to respect the long-standing traditions of the game, use technology responsibly and within the spirit and rules of golf, and to provide golfers of all skill levels with better and more rewarding golf experiences.
SkyGolf, makers of SkyCaddie®, the #1 rangefinder in golf, is committed to providing the same reliable information a professional caddie provides to PGA Tour professionals. This unmatched reliability is created by walking the course just like a Tour Caddie does for a professional golfer, recording critical target information using the only method trusted in professional golf. To date, SkyGolf is the only company that has recorded approximately 80 million points on up to 30,000 golf courses worldwide using their highly reliable TOUR Caddie ground-mapping methodology, while updating thousands of courses annually to ensure that golfers receive the most accurate information in the game. SkyGolf believes every amateur deserves the same complete information with the same reliability professional golfers receive and would never play without.
The SkyCaddie is the Official Rangefinder of The PGA of America, Canadian PGA, PGA of Great Britain and Ireland, the PGA of New Zealand, PGA of Germany, the PGA of Spain, the Swedish PGA and a Technology Partner of the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance.