Philadelphia PGA Section Announces New Invitational Golf Tournament: The Hutch

Lower Gwynedd Township, Pa. (February 28, 2023) — The Philadelphia PGA Section is excited to announce the creation of a new invitational golf tournament: The Hutch. The event will be hosted by Section partners Scott and Karen Hutchinson, and is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 13 at Berkshire Country Club in Reading, Pa.

The Hutch will be a limited field event with the Hutchinsons extending invitations to 24 PGA Professionals. Participating PGA Professionals will team with one amateur golfer of their choice in the Better Ball format to compete for a purse of at least $10,000.

“Our Philadelphia PGA Professionals are grateful to Scott and Karen Hutchinson for their past generosity, and now have something to be even more excited about,” said Section Executive Director Geoffrey Surrette, PGA. “Not every PGA Section is as fortunate as we are to have the support of the Hutchinsons, and we are proud to expand our relationship with them, ultimately providing another opportunity to our members.”

The Hutchinsons have been longtime supporters of the Philadelphia PGA Section and PGA REACH Philadelphia, and also support the Philadelphia Players Championship at Lookaway Golf Club. The Hutch was established by the Hutchinsons to provide an additional playing and compensation opportunity to PGA Professionals who prioritize competitive golf while also successfully balancing their careers and partner relationships.

“Partnering with the Philadelphia PGA Section for the past decade has provided many playing opportunities outside of Lookaway Golf Club. The Hutch was created as a way to thank the PGA Professionals at those facilities,” said Scott Hutchinson “I want to also thank the Philadelphia PGA Section staff and Berkshire Country Club for making this event possible.”

Invitations for PGA Professionals will be distributed on March 1 via email.

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,