Jeffrey M. Hintz of West Palm Beach, Fla., has been named Championship Director of the 73rd and 75th Senior PGA Championships. The Senior PGA Championship, the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf, will be played in 2012 and 2014 at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich.
Hintz will lead efforts for The PGA of America for both Senior PGA Championships and will be responsible for facilitating the day-to-day business relationship between The PGA and KitchenAid. In May, Whirlpool Corporation, with headquarters in Benton Harbor, signed a four-year agreement with its KitchenAid brand to be the presenting sponsor of the Senior PGA Championship.
Hintz, 32, has been employed by The PGA of America throughout his career, beginning as an Operations Assistant at the 2001 PGA Championship at The Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga. He later served as Championship Coordinator for the 2003 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., and as Championship Manager for the 2005 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.
Most recently, Hintz has worked in the Championship Department at PGA of America Headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He has been a part of the planning for and completion of 16 championships over the past five years, including the Senior PGA Championship, PGA Championship, PGA Grand Slam of Golf and Ryder Cup.
A native of Indianapolis, Hintz graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Marketing and Management.
Since 1937, golf's best professionals ages 50 and over have competed for the Senior PGA Championship's coveted Alfred S. Bourne Trophy. Past Champions include Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino, as well as Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin, Gary Player and Tom Watson. Tom Lehman captured the 71st Senior PGA Championship in May at Colorado Golf Club.