Grand Slam of Golf

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Aloha from The PGA of America.

M.G. Orender

On behalf of The PGA of America’s more than 28,000 men and women PGA Professionals, I would like to welcome you to the 2003 PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

Featuring an exclusive field of golf’s four major champions, the PGA Grand Slam of Golf is the most difficult event in the world to qualify for and one of the most exciting to watch.

It is a privilege for us to be here at Poipu Bay Golf Course and Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa for the 10th consecutive year. PGA Professional Michael Castillo and his staff do an outstanding job every year to make the PGA Grand Slam of Golf a stellar event. With world-class amenities, from the restaurants and spa to their rooms and suites, Poipu Bay Golf Course and Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa make this a unique and memorable experience.

We also thank the TNT broadcast team that brings the excitement of this event to more than 80 million U.S. homes and more than 100 countries worldwide. Golf fans everywhere benefit from their dedication and professionalism.

The PGA Grand Slam of Golf has provided golf fans throughout the world some of the game’s most thrilling moments. This year, PGA Champion Shaun Micheel, Masters Champion Mike Weir, British Open Champion Ben Curtis and U.S. Open Champion Jim Furyk will provide golf fans everywhere with two exciting days of prime time golf.

We hope you enjoy your stay on Kauai and the competition.


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M.G. Orender, President
The PGA of America

Other Items
  • 20 questions (12/1/03) — When was the last time Masters champion Mike Weir paid for a golf ball? Or what's Jim Furyk's favorite golf hole, Ben Curtis' dream foursome, or Shaun Micheel's favorite club? Find out in our exclusive 20 Questions with this year's PGA Grand Slam participants and caddies.
  • Scaling golf's major mountains (12/1/03) — Four times a year golf's best gather to try and climb that final rung to greatness on the ladder that will define their career. Jim Huber, Turner Sports' Emmy Award-winning essayist, examines what separates a major champion from the rest.
  • Left alone to flourish (12/1/03) — When Mike Weir was a promising junior in his native Canada, he wrote a letter to the great Jack Nicklaus asking if a young left-hander should try to learn the game right-handed. The Golden Bear wrote back, and the advice he offered made Weir a Masters champion.
  • Furyk finds home in Hawaii (12/1/03) — Considering the career success he's enjoyed in Hawaii -- two wins and nearly $2 million in winnings since he joined the PGA Tour in 1994 -- it should come as no surprise that U.S. Open champion Jim Furyk and his wife built a second home on the island of Maui.

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