PGA Professionals, Amateurs Gather to Celebrate the Philadelphia PGA’s Centennial in Pro-Am at Saucon Valley Country Club

Bethlehem, Pa. (October 18, 2021) — Ninety-six PGA Professionals and amateurs gathered to play in a pro-am at Saucon Valley Country Club to celebrate the Philadelphia PGA Section’s centennial, capping a year of looking back on our history and ahead to the future. The Section, one of the PGA of America’s first geographical managing entities, was founded in 1921 and now manages nearly 900 PGA Members and Associates who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, Delaware, and northeastern Maryland.

Two teams tied atop the Net Division, each with 11-under-par 61s: Phoenixville Country Club’s Gregg Gipp, PGA, Dan Hershberg,  Ryan Moyer, and Andrew Brown; and Berkshire Country Club’s Tom Michaels, PGA, Brandon Lynch, Sam Harter, and Pete Pendergast. Finishing one stroke behind the winning teams was Curtis Kirkpatrick, PGA, of Indian Spring Country Club, and amateurs Conrad Radcliffe, Josh Levine, and Doug Disesa.

In the Gross Division, GOLFTEC – Willow Grove (David Milkowski, PGA,  Brian Walsh, Jr., Chris Lawler, and Michael Viscuso) took the top spot with a 6-under-par 66 to win by one stroke over Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort’s Nicholas Lussier, PGA, Jim Gardina, Katrin Wolfe, and Nicole Chinnici.

“Our centennial allows us as a Section to look back at everything we have achieved the last 100 years, but it also allows our Board of Directors, staff, PGA Professionals, and foundation, PGA REACH Philadelphia, to look forward to more successful years to come, beginning with our work this year,” said Section Executive Director Geoff Surrette, PGA. “As a group, with the help of our loyal partners, the Section has helped shepherd the game we love through hard times and good.”

Pro-Am participants were treated to historical tidbits while on the course, featuring some of the Section’s highlights from the past 100 years, including our PGA of America Presidents, championships, awards, and more.

To view the full Philadelphia PGA Centennial Pro-Am Championship leaderboard, click here.

The Philadelphia PGA Centennial Pro-Am Championship is supported by Doc Murphy USA, FootJoy, Hole-in-One USA, Ohana Farm LLC, Titleist, Trinity Flavors, Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board / Montco Golf, and Workhorse Brewing Company / Workhorse Tour. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our partners, Saucon Valley C.C., its membership, management, and host PGA Professionals, and staff, as the event would not be possible without their support.

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,