Lower Gwynedd Township, Pa. (April 1, 2021) — The Philadelphia PGA Section is proud to announce a partnership renewal with Workhorse Brewing Company, a King of Prussia-based brewery committed to crafting a top-notch experience in all phases of their operation under the mantra “Beer Made Right.” The company also operates the Workhorse Tour, a competitive amateur golf tour with the unique benefit of flexible scheduling, in which the Section has been named a Supporting Partner for the 2022 season.
As part of the partnership, Workhorse will support Philadelphia PGA and PGA REACH Philadelphia pro-am team events, including:
- Plantation Lakes Pro-Am Championship
Thursday, April 14 at Plantation Lakes Golf & Country Club
- A.C. Team Stableford Championship
Monday, May 11 at Ballamor Golf Club
- Spring Pro-Lady Team Championship
Tuesday, May 24 at Lehigh Country Club
- Indian Valley Team Stableford Pro-Am Championship
Monday, July 18 at Indian Valley Country Club
- Pro-Scratch Championship
Monday, August 8 at Trump National Golf Club Philadelphia
- Summer Pro-Lady Team Championship
Wednesday, August 24 at Sunnybrook Golf Club
- PGA REACH Philadelphia Pro-Am Championship
Tuesday, October 11 at Philadelphia Cricket Club
- Fall Finale Pro-Am Championship
Wednesday, October 26 at Bulle Rock Golf Course
The company and the Workhorse Tour will also support PGA REACH Philadelphia, the Philadelphia PGA’s 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, and its mission to positively impact lives through the game of golf and its programs such as PGA Jr. League, Golf in Schools, PGA HOPE Philadelphia for military veterans, and the Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour Diversity Scholarships.
Additionally, Workhorse will support the one-hour 2022 Haverford Trust Philadelphia PGA Classic television special from Inside Golf, appearing on NBC Sports Philadelphia. The event includes a winner’s check of $100,000 and garners nationwide interest as a premiere PGA Section tournament.
“The Philadelphia PGA is delighted to again partner with Workhorse Brewing Company, an organization that is dedicated to not only brewing great beer, but engaging with golfers in our region.” said Section Executive Director Geoff Surrette, PGA. “Our partnership has encouraged golfers to play more often, benefiting our facilities, and elevating the brands of the Section, PGA REACH Philadelphia, and the Workhorse Brewing Company.”
As part of the agreement, the Philadelphia PGA Section will promote the Workhorse Tour to amateur golfers in the area. The Tour brings the competitive spirit and tournament format of professional golf to recreational players in Greater Philadelphia, with the bonus of flexible scheduling and real-time scoring powered by industry leader Golf Genius. The 2022 Tour schedule features a 7-month event calendar with 40+ week-long tournaments at top public courses in Southeastern PA and Delaware, allowing golfers of all abilities to tee it up at their convenience, earning points to climb the season-long standings and earn a spot in the Tour Championship.
“We couldn’t be happier to renew our partnership with the Philadelphia Section for 2022,” said brewery Co-Founder and Tour General Manager Dan Hershberg. “The Tour concept has grown leaps and bounds in a short period of time, due in no small part to the support we’ve received from Geoff and his team. The Section has encouraged participation, helped introduce our brand to key industry players and broadly speaking, shares our love of bringing people together through the game of golf.”
About the Workhorse Brewing Company
Workhorse is driven by a simple statement: without quality, there cannot be growth. Opened to the public in 2018, Workhorse Brewing has been committed to that mantra from the start, beginning with a substantial investment in a top-of-the-line German brewhouse and a sparkling 70,000 square-foot production facility in King of Prussia. Led by award-winning brewmaster Nate Olewine and an accessible, approachable brand that resonates with its local market, Workhorse has emerged as one of the top craft breweries in the region, quickly scaling distribution throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. Carried by all major grocery chains including Whole Foods, Wegmans, Giant and ACME, as well as hundreds of bars, restaurants and beer distributors–and now more than 60 area golf clubs–Workhorse proudly carries on the craft tradition of a long line of high-quality microbreweries in Pennsylvania.
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.
Matt Frey, PGA, Communications Director, Philadelphia PGA Section, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Hershberg, Co-Founder, Workhorse Brewing Company; General Manager, The Workhorse Tour, email@example.com