2010 PGA of America Annual Meeting

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Note: Please check this page throughout the Annual Meeting, as we will post the latest news right here as soon as it becomes available. 2010 Annual Meeting fact sheet Click here to read more. PGA Annual Meeting photo galleries Click here to see gallery of 2010 Annual Meeting. (final photos added Saturday evening) Click here to see gallery of previous Annual Meetings. Wronowski, Bishop and Sprague voted in as PGA's new slate of officers Allen Wronowski of Bel Air, Md., was elected the PGA's 37th President on Saturday. He previously served as Secretary from 2006-2008 and as Vice President from 2008-2010. Succeeding Wronowski as Vice President is Ted Bishop of Franklin, Ind., who served the past two years as Secretary. And Derek Sprague of Malone, N.Y., was elected Secretary. Click here to read more. PGA welcomes seven new members to Association's Board of Directors Seven new members of the PGA of America's Board of Directors were sworn in Saturday. The new PGA District Directors are Mike Ahrnsbrak of Winchester, Va.; Stephen Cox of Bonita Springs, Fla.; Leo De Gisi of Medford, N.J.; Gil Gusweiler of Loveland, Ohio; Michael Haywood of Tucson, Ariz., Suzy Whaley of Farmington, Conn., and independent director John Jacob of Aventura, Fla., who each will serve three-year terms. Click here to read more. Metropolitan PGA Section presented with 2010 Herb Graffis Award The Metropolitan PGA Section, composed of 737 members and apprentices, was presented Saturday with its first Herb Graffis Award, which annually recognizes a PGA Section for extraordinary or exemplary contributions in player development, whether by conducting or supporting Play Golf America initiatives. Click here to read more. Middle Atlantic PGA Professional Jim Estes presented 2010 Patriot Award Jim Estes of Germantown, Md., the PGA director of instruction at Olney Golf Park in Olney, Md., and founder of an innovative program in 2007 that has served the needs of more than 500 members of the nation's armed services, was presented the 2010 Patriot Award Saturday at the 94th PGA Annual Meeting. Estes is a former touring pro, who won a tournament on the Nationwide Tour in 1996. Click here to read more. 2010 Annual Meeting to focus on "Your Future, Your PGA" Four hundred PGA Professionals, representing 41 nationwide Sections, have gathered in Boston for the 94th PGA Annual Meeting. Delegates will elect new officers, discuss changing trends in our society and examine how PGA Professionals can be best prepared to grow the golf industry. The Annual Meeting, which carries the theme of "Your Future, Your PGA," will be conducted at Boston's Westin Copley Place. Click here to read more. PGA Past President Lindsay honored by his peers PGA Past President Ken Lindsay of Jackson, Miss., who became one of the most respected rules officials in golf, will be celebrated by Association members as one of the "Legends of The PGA" during ceremonies Nov. 6 at the 94th PGA Annual Meeting in Boston. Lindsay, 67, who served as the PGA's 30th president from 1997-98, is a PGA Master Professional who spent 31 years as general manager and director of golf at Colonial Country Club in Jackson, Miss. Click here to read more. Fourth Annual Patriot Golf Day hits record numbers With the support of PGA Professionals and USGA Members hosting Patriot Golf Day Weekend events at their facilities, a record amount of more than $2.7 million was raised to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation, bringing the total to more than $8 million since the event began in 2007. Click here to read more.