PGA of America, Bon Appétit continue "Champions of the Course" partnership

PGA of America, Bon Appétit
PGA of America
The PGA of America and Bon Appétit return to the fairway and the kitchen with second year of the successful “Champions of the Course” partnership.

Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 9:47 a.m.

March 29, 2016 -- NEW YORK -- The PGA of America and Bon Appétit are teeing off with presenting sponsor, Chase Sapphire Preferred®, to bring food and golf together in the kitchen and on the green. The program, “Champions of the Course,” shares tips and personal rituals from top PGA Professionals and world-class chefs Masaharu Moriomoto, Susan Feniger, Jose Garces and Seamus Mullen.

“Golf and food have always gone together, whether you’re grabbing a bite or a drink at the turn, or sitting down for lunch after a hard-won 18 holes,” says Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport. “This partnership takes this delicious tradition to an entirely new level.”

Whether you are looking to improve your backswing or elevate your dinner party game, the “Champions of the Course” program will showcase exclusive instruction advice within custom content in the April, May, June and July issues of Bon Appétit, in anticipation of the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey, July 25-31, 2016.

Among the PGA Professionals to be featured in the monthly issues are:

- 2015 PGA Golf Professional of the Year Tom Henderson, PGA Head Professional at Round Hill Club in Greenwich, Conn.
- 2015 LPGA Teacher of the Year and PGA Master Professional Alison Curdt, PGA Director of Instruction at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, Calif.
- 2015 OMEGA PGA Professional Player of the Year Matt Dobyns, PGA Head Professional, Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, N.Y.
- 2015 PGA Merchandiser of the Year (Resorts) and PGA Master Professional Miles Blundell, PGA Director of Golf Operations, Turning Stone Resort Casino, in Verona, N.Y.
- 2016 PGA Championship Host Professional and New Jersey Golf HOF Member Doug Steffen, PGA Director of Golf at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.
- Derek Gutierrez, PGA Director of Golf/General Manager, Santa Ana Golf Club & Twin Warriors Golf Club in Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M.
- Alice Plain, PGA Director of Golf, Vail (Colo.) Recreation District

“Good food and friends are part of the wonderful ambiance of the game of golf,” said PGA President Derek Sprague. “The PGA of America is proud to once again join with our friends at Bon Appétit and Chase Sapphire Preferred to offer the expertise of some of our top PGA Professionals, as well as deliver a unique, world-class event for golf and food aficionados to enjoy.”

Culminating on July 27th, the partnership comes to life as the PGA of America will host a private, golf-inspired “Champions of the Course” VIP event featuring A-list celebrity chefs during the 98th PGA Championship Week.