PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The PGA of America has announced Golf Pride as presenting sponsor of the 10th PGA Jones Cup, Nov. 8-9, at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. This will be the first year that Golf Pride will serve as the sole presenting sponsor of the signature event for future PGA Professionals.
The PGA Jones Cup, a 36-hole tournament featuring five players from each of the 20 PGA Golf Management University programs, is named for the first PGA Golf Management University Program Director at Mississippi State University, Dr. Roland S. Jones. Dr. Jones held the position at the University from 1985 until his passing in 1997.
The event, contested for the fourth consecutive year at PGA Golf Club, provides a platform for participants to display professionalism, integrity, character and camaraderie; all characteristics Dr. Jones instilled in PGA Golf Management students.
"The PGA of America is proud to again partner with Golf Pride for an event that honors the memory of Dr. Jones and features many future PGA members," said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. "Golf Pride is an industry leader and we are excited about this extended relationship."
"Golf Pride is proud to support the PGA Golf Management University Program as presenting sponsor of the PGA Jones Cup," said Jeff Fiorini, president for Eaton's Golf Grip Division. "The Jones Cup provides a unique and exciting opportunity for PGM students to compete at the national level. We look forward to being a part of their experience at this event and in the future as they become successful PGA Professionals and influential leaders in the golf industry."
All participating universities in the PGA Jones Cup are schools accredited by The PGA of America to offer the four-and-one half to five-year PGA Golf Management University Program for aspiring PGA Professionals. The college curriculum provides extensive classroom studies, internship experience and player development, and affords students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills to succeed in the golf industry as a PGA Professional.
Students in the PGA Golf Management University Program study a combination of golf and business-related subjects, as well as serve a minimum of 16 months in on-course internships within the golf industry.
About Golf Pride
Eaton's Golf Grip Division is the world's largest manufacturer of golf grips, with manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities on five continents. The division's Golf Pride brand is recognized globally as the number one choice in grips among tour and recreational players, competitive amateur golfers, club manufacturers and club repairmen. For more information, visit www.golfpride.com.
About The PGA of America
Celebrating its 95th year, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission of its founders: 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 a multi-billion dollar golf industry.
By creating and delivering dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, 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. The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.