PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- PGA of America President Ted Bishop breaks new ground in representing The Association via the nationwide airwaves when he opens a weekly segment Feb. 26, on "Fairways of Life with Matt Adams," on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio. The program is carried throughout North America and streamed live on Back9Network.com.
Bishop, the 38th president of The PGA of America and general manager at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Ind., is among the first PGA presidents to be featured in a weekly national radio program. The opening segment, Feb. 26, will air at 7:30 a.m., with re-airing at 12:30 p.m. ET and 7:30 p.m. ET. The program is archived on FairwaysofLife.com and Back9Network.com.
"It is a pleasure to have this opportunity to represent The PGA of America before a national audience and to be associated with a host like Matt Adams, who has been a longtime supporter of PGA Professionals and one of the most respected media members in our industry," said PGA of America President Ted Bishop. "We look forward to this program serving as a voice for the 27,000 men and women professionals who dedicate themselves daily to grow our game."
Adams, who splits residence between Providence, R.I., and Orlando, Fla., has hosted "Fairways of Life" the past seven years, with the program airing daily since 2010. Adams has worked in both golf equipment manufacturing and golf course operations for more than thirty years. Only recently has the demands of golf broadcasting necessitated him devoted his full time efforts to the craft.
"I'm excited about having Ted Bishop and The PGA of America on the program because Ted is a friend, first, and secondly, because I am proud of what he has accomplished to date as president," said Adams. "Todays' golf media is dominated by pundits who have never worked a day in the golf business. Ted has more than 35 years' experience in professional golf, knows the game inside out, and is someone who works each day at his job to help people enjoy the game."
About "Fairways of Life with Matt Adams" – SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio
Best-selling author Matt Adams of Providence, R.I., and Orlando, Fla., has served as a weekly host of "Fairways of Life" on Sirius XM radio for seven years, with the program airing daily since 2010. Adams, an author of eight books, including "Fairways of Life – Golf Wisdom of the Legends" (2011, Morgan James Publishing), brings listeners all the major headlines from The PGA of America, along with the PGA, Champions, European and LPGA tours. The program features conversation with the best players in the world, complemented by exploring the history of the game, golf architecture, equipment, and travel. In addition to SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio and Back9Network, Adams' work has been featured on the BBC, ESPN ITV, European Tour Entertainment, Golf Channel, PGA Tour Productions, Radio Open Golf, and the Ryder Cup, among others. Adams show has the largest golf listening audience in the world, airing or re-airing in both the morning and afternoon drive-time on both coasts in North America and streamed live around the world on Back9Network.com.
About The PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: 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 PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, 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. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.