Year: 2022

Watch the Make Golf Your Thing Segments on NBC Sports Philadelphia’s “Inside Golf”

This year, “Inside Golf,” the weekly local golf show that airs on NBC Sports Philadelphia, partnered with the Philadelphia PGA Section and Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board to produce golf instruction segments as part of the Make Golf Your Thing initiative, a collaborative effort across the golf industry to ensure the future of golf is open to everyone.

PGA Member Meg Donohue of Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club in Fort Washington, Pa., provided free golf lessons to two beginners, Megan from Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, and Marisa from WMMR, introducing them to the game of golf, teaching them how to swing the club, play the game, and appreciate everything the sport has to offer. The Section also provided both Megan and Marisa with full sets of Cobra Golf clubs with Sun Mountain golf bags to get them started on their journey in golf.

To watch each segment, click here. To learn more about Make Golf Your Thing, click here.

Tune-In Alert: 2022 Women’s PGA Cup Highlight Show

2022 PGA Cup & Women’s PGA Cup Highlight Shows Promo on Golf Channel from PGA of America on Vimeo.

Golf Channel will air the 2022 PGA and Women’s PGA Cup Highlight Shows beginning Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. ET (Men’s) and 7:30 p.m. ET (Women’s). The Highlight Shows will spotlight both victorious United States teams, as well as compelling storylines throughout both competitions.

The U.S. team, captained by 42nd PGA President Suzy Whaley (then PGA Honorary President), captured the 30th PGA Cup 15.5 – 10.5 over Great Britain & Ireland this past September at Foxhills Resort & Club in Surrey, England. It marked the U.S. team’s first overseas victory since 2009, its second consecutive Llandudno International Trophy and the country’s 19th win in the series against Great Britain & Ireland dating back to 1973.

The U.S. Women’s team rallied to win the Women’s PGA Cup by two strokes over Canada in October at Twin Warriors Golf Club in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. The U.S., captained by 43rd PGA President Jim Richerson (current PGA Honorary President), overcame a five-stroke deficit during the final round en route to winning its second consecutive Women’s PGA Cup. The U.S. won the inaugural event in 2019 at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas.


2022 PGA and Women’s PGA Cup Highlight Shows


Monday, Dec. 12

7 p.m. – Men’s

7:30 p.m. – Women’s

  Tuesday, Dec. 13

  11:30 p.m.- Men’s

  12 a.m. – Women’s

  Wednesday., Dec. 14

  9 a.m. – Men’s

  9:30 a.m. – Women’s


Golf Channel

Re-airs will take place Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 11:30 p.m. (Men’s) and 12 a.m. (Women’s), in addition to Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 9 a.m. (Men’s) and 9:30 a.m. (Women’s). All times are ET.

For more information about the PGA of America, visit

Remembering Bernie Haas, PGA

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of PGA Life Member Bernie Haas; he was 88. Haas won the 1961 Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship at Philadelphia Country Club.

There will be no services observed at this time. A memorial service will be held at a future date and will be announced by the Freay Funeral Home. Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point, Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. To read his full obituary, click here.

About the Philadelphia PGA Section
The Philadelphia PGA Section, covering eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, is one of 41 geographical managing entities of the PGA of America. This Section manages nearly 900 PGA Members and Associates who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in our region.

Contact: Matt Frey, PGA, Communications Director, Philadelphia PGA Section,

Webinar: Creating an Inclusive Environment for Golfers with Disabilities

Golf is a game for all and it is a transformative sport for individuals of all abilities. One out of every 10 individuals in the U.S. is disabled.

As part of Make Golf Your Thing’s continued focus on inclusion, the golf industry is hosting a virtual seminar that focuses on how to create welcoming environments for golfers with disabilities. The details are as follows and you’re invited to attend using the registration link below.

Date/Time: November 16, 11 a.m. ET

Topic: Creating an Inclusive Environment for Golfers with Disabilities

Presented by: Make Golf Your Thing and the National Alliance for Accessible Golf


  • Moderator: Michael Williams

  • Panelists: Dave Barton, PGA, National Alliance for Accessible Golf executive director; Dr. Amanda Kloo, National Inclusion Project; David Windsor, PGA, Georgia State Golf Association adaptive golf director; Jordan Thomas, Jordan Thomas Foundation founder


FDS Winter Tour Rebrands Itself as the Johnny C Winter Tour

Lower Gwynedd, Pa. (November 10, 2022) — The FDS Winter Tour has officially rebranded itself as the Johnny C Winter Tour, paying tribute to longtime tour supporter and competitor John “Johnny C” Carpineta, PGA, of Bensalem (Pa.) Township Country Club.

The tour can trace its roots back to 1990 when PGA Members Bob Sheppard and Gary Deetscreek hosted a few events in the fall and winter months. In 1991, Jamie Shaffer, PGA, launched a winter golf tour, ultimately naming it after his parents, Floyd and Dorsey: the FDS Winter Tour.

“Nobody is better than Johnny C,” Shaffer said, following the tour’s rebranding announcement. “We think it is the perfect time to rename the tour for Johnny, as he’s still competing in our events.”

John Carpineta, PGA, was named the 2019 Philadelphia PGA Golf Professional of the Year, the highest annual honor given to a Philadelphia PGA Professional, awarded for qualities of leadership, strong moral character and a substantial record of service to the Philadelphia PGA Section and the game of golf. Carpineta also was awarded the Philadelphia PGA Patriot Award three times, bestowing special recognition on a PGA Professional who personifies patriotism through the game of golf and demonstrates an unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who have valiantly served and protected our country. He is a military veteran himself and earned his PGA Membership in 2003. Along with serving on the Section’s Player Development and PGA REACH Philadelphia Committees, Carpineta co-chairs the PGA HOPE Philadelphia (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program, along with the Wounded Warriors Project and Philly VA Amputee Swing endeavor.

To view the full 2022-23 Johnny C Winter Tour schedule, click here. For more information, contact Jamie Shaffer, PGA, at

Atlantic Winter Golf League Releases 2022-23 Schedule

All events will have 10:00 a.m. shotgun starts

November 11
Valleybrook Country Club

November 18
Shore Gate Golf Club

November 28
White Oaks Country Club

December 2
Blue Heron Pines Golf Club

December 9
Centerton Golf Club

December 16
Avalon Golf Club
Christmas Scramble

January 6
The Shore Club

January 13
Valleybrook Country Club

January 20
Brigantine Golf Links

January 27
Twisted Dune Golf Club

February 3
Shore Gate Golf Club

February 10
Greate Bay Country Club

February 17
Golden Pheasant Golf Club

February 24
Blue Heron Pines Golf Club

March 3
Pitman Golf Course

March 10
Running Deer Golf Club

March 17
Avalon Golf Club

March 24
Avalon Golf Club
Championship rain date