Terrific Twenty ready for the big stage

The PGA of America
Twenty PGA Club Professionals will be competing in the 94th PGA Championship.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 | 11:37 a.m.


One of the great storylines at any PGA Championship are the stories behind the 20 PGA Club Professionals who will be leaving their golf shops and teaching academies to tee it up alongside the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy.  
But more than mere representatives of the association that will be conducting the championship, these 20 are world-class players who have already proven their talent and skill through a rigorous qualifying process, culminating in a top 20 finish at the PGA Professional National Championship (held this past June in Seaside, Calif.)
Earlier this week, the 20 PGA Club Professionals came together to pose for a photo.
Pictured ar: From Left to Right: Marty Jertson, Phoenix, Ariz.; Alan Morin, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; Rod Perry, Port Orange, Fla.; Danny Balin, Rockville, Md.; Brian Gaffney, Monmouth Beach, N.J.; Frank Bensel, Greenwich, Conn.; Mike Small, Champaign, Ill.; Darrell Kestner, Glen Cove, N.Y.; Bob Sowards, Dublin, Ohio; Matt Dobyns, Sea Cliff, N.Y.; Jeff Coston, Blaine, Wash.; Mitch Lowe, San Francisco; Brian Cairns, Waterford, Mich.; Paul Scaletta, Jupiter, Fla.; Mark Brown, Oyster Bay, N.Y.; Kelly Mitchum, Southern Pines, N.C.; Michael Frye, Sedona, Ariz.; Doug Wade, Cincinnati, Ohio; Corey Prugh, Spokane, Wash.; and Bill Murchison III, Canton, Ga.   (Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America)