PGA Winter Championships get under way this week

By
Craig Dolch
Special to the PGA of America

Series: PGA

Published: Monday, January 04, 2016 | 4:07 p.m.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The PGA Winter Championships begin their 62nd season this week with the PGA Quarter Century Championship being held Wednesday and Thursday at PGA Golf Club.

The 36-hole event is held for those who have been members of the PGA of America for at least 25 years. Last year’s champions were Lonnie Nielsen (64 and under) and Bob Dickson (65 and older).

The six-tournament championships continue next week with the PGA Senior Stroke Play Championship on Jan. 12-14 (Rod Perry is defending champion); followed by the PGA Senior-Junior Championship (Lee Rinker and Colin Amaral) Jan. 19-22; the PGA Women’s Stroke Play Championship (Sue Ginter) Feb. 2-4; the PGA Stroke Play Championship (Gene Fieger under 60 and Roy Vucinich 60 and older) Feb. 2-5; and the PGA Match Play Championship (Adam Rainaud) Feb. 9-12.

The PGA Winter Championships are presented by Premier Golf and Golf Advisor.