Philadelphia PGA Section Partners with Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

Lower Gwynedd Township, Pa. (March 25, 2021) — The Philadelphia PGA Section today announced a partnership with Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB), a non-profit membership sales and marketing organization which actively promotes the Valley Forge area and Montgomery County, Pa.

As part of the agreement, Valley Forge and Montgomery County becomes a Presenting Partner of the Philadelphia PGA’s Centennial Celebration, Women’s Initiative, and the 2021 PGA REACH Philadelphia Pro-Am.

“The Philadelphia PGA is excited to partner with Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, an organization that promotes all types of businesses in southeastern Pennsylvania, including our PGA Professionals’ golf facilities,” said Section Executive Director Geoff Surrette, PGA. “Having Valley Forge on board to help tell the story of our golf courses will not just be a win for our PGA Professionals and their businesses, but a win for the entire region.”

“It is such an honor to work with the Philadelphia PGA, an organization that represents the class, respect, and integrity of the sport of golf,” said Mike Bowman, President & CEO of the VFTCB. “Supporting such high-quality caliber events that have a positive economic impact on the region only helps to highlight our 50 historic and top-ranked courses as part of our Montco Golf initiative, and puts the spotlight on the county as a true golf destination.”

This partnership is designed to maximize exposure to area golf courses and their PGA Professionals, while stimulating local businesses. A key portion of the agreement centers around the Philadelphia PGA’s centennial celebration, which will highlight the importance of PGA Professionals to the area, both past and present.

Additionally, with the game of golf seeing increased levels of participation, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board will also be working with the Section to support events to nurture an environment for girls, women and PGA Professionals to have fun, grow and find their place in this great game and business of golf. VFTCB will also support PGA REACH Philadelphia, the Section’s 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to positively impacting lives through golf via three key pillars: Youth, Military, and Diversity, via its annual pro-am championship.

For those looking to learn more about the Section’s partnership with Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, please contact Section Communications Director Matt Frey, PGA, at

About Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board is a private, non-profit membership sales and marketing organization which actively promotes the Valley Forge area and Montgomery County as a convention site and leisure visitor destination by promoting patronage of its member hotels, restaurants, attractions and services. The Board represents more than 600 member businesses throughout Southeast Pennsylvania, and is funded from a combination of Pennsylvania grants, membership dues, and a tax imposed on visitors occupying the county’s more than 9,200 hotel rooms. For more information, visit

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,

Justine Garbarino, Senior Director of Marketing & Business Development, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board,

Rachel Riley, Senior Director of Communications, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board,