PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (April 10, 2018) - The historic state capital city of Hartford, Connecticut, will play host to the 104th PGA Annual Meeting at the Connecticut Convention Center, Oct. 25-30, 2020.
The 2020 PGA Annual Meeting will focus on the PGA Member and growing the game of golf. Delegates will gather at the Convention Center to plan the path for the Association's future and conduct a scheduled election for the offices of PGA President, Vice President, Secretary and Honorary President.
Approximately, 750-800 PGA of America officers, board members, delegates, staff and special guests are expected to attend.
Current PGA Vice President and Connecticut PGA Section Member Suzy Whaley, of Cromwell, is in line to preside over the 2020 PGA Annual Meeting. She is the first woman and first Connecticut PGA Section Member to ever serve as an Officer of the PGA of America.
"It is exciting to see a city growing in its revitalization like Hartford host the PGA Annual Meeting in 2020," said Whaley. "We look forward to our PGA Membership enjoying everything Hartford has to offer."
The Marriott Hartford Downtown is designated as the Official Hotel. Located in the progressive Front Street District of Hartford, the hotel overlooks the Connecticut River and is interconnected with the Connecticut Convention Center. The nearby Hilton Hartford will be reserved for any additional rooms or space needed.
The Connecticut PGA Section, which comprises both Connecticut and Western-Central Massachusetts, will serve as Host PGA Section. This is the first major PGA of America event scheduled for within the Section's footprint. The Connecticut PGA Section is comprised of 355 PGA Professionals-including 297 PGA Members and 58 PGA Associates.
"We are looking forward to hosting the Association's Annual Meeting for the first time ever," says Ian Marshall, Connecticut PGA Section President. "It's always an honor and a privilege to attend an Annual Meeting, and I'm excited that many more of our Members will have that opportunity in 2020."
Starting in 2014, the Section partnered and consulted with the City of Hartford to revitalize two municipal golf courses in diverse areas - Goodwin Park Golf Course and the award-winning Keney Park Golf Course. Today, the courses represent a proud part of Hartford's renewal efforts.