PGA of America special 'Beyond the Green' to air Saturday on CBS
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- "Beyond the Green," a look at how golf and PGA Professionals have nurtured future leaders and transformed lives, will be presented in a series of documentary-style profiles by CBS Sports, Saturday, May 3, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.
The hour-long special highlights the healing powers of golf in helping people overcome life's challenges as well as featuring PGA Professionals who are committed to growing the game.
"Beyond the Green," produced by the PGA of America and narrated by CBS Sports commentator Bill Macatee, precedes coverage of the Wells Fargo Championship. The opening 30 minutes chronicles "Building Future Leaders," including an in-depth look at a PGA Junior League Golf team through the eyes of PGA Professional Jim Poole of Avon, Ind., and his twin sons Mark and Luke. Other stories include the mentoring by PGA Professional Joe Simpson of Flint (Mich.) Boys & Girls Club member Journei Daniels; the bonding between Lester Bell of Dallas, Texas and the family of PGA Professional Ira McGraw; and overcoming a disability by John Paul George of Juno Beach, Fla., the son of professional Tour caddie Derek George.
The final 30 minutes of "Beyond the Green" presents four compelling segments that include the career transformation of PGA Professional Will Robins of Citrus Heights, Calif., following surviving an unprecedented natural disaster. Also featured are two mothers returning to golf through the Get Golf Ready program while coached by PGA Professional Del Ratcliffe of Charlotte, N.C.
"Beyond the Green" also focuses on the healing powers of the game experienced by Turner Fordham of Dalton, Ga.; finding a new mission as golf ambassador by former Marine Lance Cpl. Tim Lang of Ann Arbor, Mich.; coached by PGA Professional Jim Estes of Olney, Md., co-founder of the Salute Military Golf Association; and the passion golf provides for Olympic decathlon gold medalist Ashton Eaton while guided by PGA Professional Todd O'Neal of Creswell, Ore.
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Sahalee Country Club
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