PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. –- Heritage Food Service Equipment, Inc., has reached an agreement with The PGA of America to become the second presenting sponsor of the 2011 Junior PGA Championship, and the 41 Section Junior PGA Championships conducted nationwide.
The 36th Junior PGA Championship will be conducted Aug. 2-5, at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind. The PGA of America founded the Junior PGA Championship 36 years ago to attract the finest junior golfers and since 1976, more than 300,000 juniors have competed on the PGA Section level, in the PGA Junior Series and in select national tournaments to earn a berth in the prestigious Championship.
Past Junior PGA Champions include two-time major winner Cristie Kerr, 2008 U.S. Women’s Open Champion In-Bee Park, 2008 Masters Champion Trevor Immelman, 2001 PGA Champion David Toms and teen phenom Alexis Thompson.
The list of past and current stars that have competed in this championship also includes Solheim Cup stars Christina Kim, Angela Stanford and Michelle Wie as well as Ryder Cup stalwarts Anthony Kim, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
“The PGA of America is very proud that Heritage FSE is supporting one of our premier Championships, the Junior PGA Championship,” said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. “Heritage FSE is a leader in providing quality service and products in the commercial kitchen industry as well as being a lead voice in the Fort Wayne community. We look forward to partnering with them for the summer’s premier junior championship.”
Heritage Food Service Equipment, Inc., based in Fort Wayne, is the national leader in parts distribution for commercial kitchen equipment. In addition to their support of the Junior PGA Championship, Heritage is a proud supporter of many local charities and organizations.
"Heritage is proud to support the Junior PGA Championship, not only locally in Fort Wayne, but nationally at the section level,” said Bruce Dye, President and Owner of Heritage Food Service Equipment, Inc., “We are committed to giving back to PGA Professionals and their facilities for their support of our company over the past years. We see the Junior PGA Championship as the future of golf and are happy to be part of it.”