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August 30 - September 1, 2021, Aronimink G.C. and Applebrook G.C.

2021 Contestant e-Publication

CONTENTS 3 Executive Director’s Message From the desk of Geoffrey Surrette, PGA.

4 Host PGA Members’ Messages

From the desks of PGA Members Jeff Kiddie, Aronimink G.C.; & Dave McNabb, Appblebrook G.C.

6 Championship Week Schedule

The 100th playing of the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship will take place on Aug. 30 - Sept. 1.

7 Contestant Information

Registration, host site information, and more.

8 Championship Pairings

View pairings for the First and Second Rounds.

11 Past Champions

A look back at the rich history of Philadelphia PGA Professional Champions.

12 Championship Partners

A thank you to all of our partners and sponsors. Presented By

Supported By


PHILADELPHIA PGA SECTION

Philadelphia PGA Section 1009 Penllyn Pike Lower Gwynedd Township, Pa. 19002 (215) 886-7742 | PhillyPGA.com Board of Directors President Vice President Secretary / Chapter President Director of Section Affairs Director of Tournaments Honorary President Distrct I Director District II Director District III Director / Chapter Tournament Director District IV Director Distict V Director District VI Director District VI Director

Jeff Kiddie, PGA Patrick Shine, PGA Chip Richter, PGA Bob Hennefer, PGA Eric Kennedy, PGA John Rogers, PGA Kevin Duffy, PGA Anthony Malizia, PGA Jason Gebhart, PGA Dustin McCormick, PGA Brett Nelson, PGA Gerry Davis, PGA Dean Kandle, PGA

Staff Executive Director Assistant Executive Director Tournament Director Communications Director PGA REACH Philadelphia Director Member Services Administrator Tournament Coordinators

Geoffrey Surrette, PGA Barbara Creveling Brian Schulte, PGA Matt Frey, PGA Courtney Curcio Sue Unger Lewis Harry, PGA; Leilyn Nowaczynski


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MESSAGE

Dear Philadelphia PGA Member Professionals,

Welcome to the 100th playing of the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship! With a registered field of 176 players this is setting up to be one of the best Championships in our long history. The event wouldn’t be possible without two fantastic venues. Our thanks go out to PGA Head Professional and Section President Jeff Kiddie and the membership and staff at Aronimink Golf Club along with thanks to PGA Head Professional Dave McNabb and the membership and staff at Applebrook Golf Club for hosting our championship. We know that everyone will enjoy these two wonderful tests of golf and the hospitality that they are providing for us. With our defending champion Alex Knoll attempting the rare three-peat, he will be leading a field of wonderful players and past champions that will be competing for the title. Our event is also supported by a number of great partners, national and local. We would like to thank our Presenting sponsors Club Car & GCI, Cadillac, Rolex and our supporting sponsors Titleist & FootJoy, Nike, TaylorMade, the PGA Tour, Golf Channel, Shipsticks, Destination Delco, and Precise Yardage Books for making the event possible! Best of luck to all of you and thank you for competing in our 100th championship! Sincerely, Geoffrey Surrette, PGA Executive Director Philadelphia PGA Section gsurrette@pgahq.com

Geoffrey Surrette, PGA


Dear Philadelphia PGA Member Professionals,

Jeff Kiddie, PGA

On behalf of Aronimink Golf Club’s Board of Directors, membership, and staff, welcome to the 100th Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship. It is a unique honor to be your Section president and serve as host PGA Professional during our centennial year. It is also exciting that Aronimink will host our Section’s most prestigious tournament for the first time, adding to the club’s repuation of providing a championship golf course to some of the most esteemed events in the world, including the PGA Championship, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, U.S. Amaetur, and U.S. Junior Amateur championships. Together with Applebrook Golf Club, this year’s host facilities are a perfect fit for our Section’s historic year. Aronimink offers some of Donald Ross’ boldest work that has stood the test of time, thanks in part to a recent project by Gil Hanse. From everyone at Aronimink and the Philadelphia PGA Section, best of luck in this year’s championship. We hope you enjoy the club as much as we do. If there is anything I, or my PGA Professional staff, can do you for, please do not hesitate to reach out. Sincerely, Jeff Kiddie, PGA Head Professional Aronimink Golf Club jkiddie@aronimink.org

HOST PGA MEMBER MESSAGE


HOST PGA MEMBER MESSAGE

Dear Philadelphia PGA Member Professionals, On behalf of the Applebrook Board of Directors, membership, and staff, I would like to personally welcome you to the 100th playing of the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship.

Dave McNabb, PGA

As a past champion, hosting our Section’s premier championship has a special place in my heart. With the many world-class venues in our Section, we are proud to partner with Aronimink Golf Club to host you for what we believe will be one of the most memorable championships in our 100-year history! Founded in 1999 and designed by renowned architect Gil Hanse, Applebrook prides itself on firm, fast conditioning, and a golf experience difficult to find elsewhere. We welcome you to Applebrook and look forward to sharing that experience with you. As a relatively young club, Applebrook has played host to many prestigious local events as well as USGA qualifying tournaments. We are proud to add this premier championship to our resume and look forward to providing the best players in the Philadelphia PGA a fair yet demanding test of golf to determine our centennial champion! We wish you the best of luck during the championship. If there is anything we can do to enhance your experience, please do not hesitate to let us know. Sincerely, Dave McNabb, PGA Head Professional Applebrook Golf Club dmcnabb@applebrookgolfclub.com


Monday, August 30, Opening Round 7:00 a.m. Practice facilities open, Aronimink G.C. and Applebrook G.C. 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. No. 1 tees, Aronimink G.C. and Applebrook G.C. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch, Aronimink G.C. and Applebrook G.C. 2:00 p.m. Practice facilities close, Aronimink G.C. Tuesday, August 31, Second Round 7:00 a.m. Practice facilities open, Aronimink G.C. and Applebrook G.C. 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. No. 1 tees, Aronimink G.C. and Applebrook G.C. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch, Aronimink G.C. and Applebrook G.C. 2:00 p.m. Practice facilities close, Applebrook G.C. — Field will be cut to low 60 players and ties following the Second Round — Wednesday, September 1, Final Round 7:00 a.m. Practice facilities open, Aronimink G.C. 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. No. 1 tee, Aronimink G.C. — Lunches will be available for the Final Round — Immediately Following Play: Trophy presentation and light reception, Aronimink G.C. clubhouse

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK SCHEDULE


CONTESTANT INFORMATION

Registration There is no formal registration for competitors. Please report to your starting tee 10 minutes prior to your starting time so the starter can go through any Local Rules and notes for play that day. Course The First and Second Rounds will be played at either Aronimink Golf Club or Applebrook Golf Club with the player alternating courses after the First Round. The Final Round will be played at Aronimink Golf Club. Parking Parking will be available for competitors, caddies, and spectators. Please note that Past Champions have an assigned parking space, designated with a corresponding sign. Please respect these as designated. Groups and Starting Times Groups and starting times for the First and Second Rounds are emailed to all competitors and are also posted on the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship tournament portal and on pages 8-10 of this e-publication. It is the player’s responsibility to verify their starting time and to be in place and ready to play at their assigned time on the teeing ground. Size of Field The total field size will be 176 players, cut to the low 60 and ties for the Final Round. Host Facility Information Aronimink Golf Club and Applebrook Golf Club are the gracious hosts of the 100th Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship. Please extend your appreciation for their hospitality and professionalism in hosting this championship. Aronimink Golf Club Staff

Applebrook Golf Club Staff

Jeff Kiddie, PGA Head Professional jkiddie@aronimink.org

Dave McNabb, PGA Head Professional dmcnabb@applebrookgolfclub.com

John Gosselin, Golf Course Manager jgosselin@aronimink.org

Jared Viarengo, Director of Grounds & Club Operations jviarengo@applebrookgolfclub.com


CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRINGS First Round: Monday, August 30 Second Round: Tuesday, August 31 Disclaimer: Pairings are subject to change. Visit PhillyPGA.com or golfgenius.com/pages/2799544 to confirm your starting times. Round 1 Time

Round 2 Time

Name

Affiliation

Round 1 Time

Round 2 Time

Name

Affiliation


CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRINGS First Round: Monday, August 30 Second Round: Tuesday, August 31 Disclaimer: Pairings are subject to change. Visit PhillyPGA.com or golfgenius.com/pages/2799544 to confirm your starting times. Round 1 Time

Round 2 Time

Name

Affiliation

Round 1 Time

Round 2 Time

Name

Affiliation


CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRINGS First Round: Monday, August 30 Second Round: Tuesday, August 31 Disclaimer: Pairings are subject to change. Visit PhillyPGA.com or golfgenius.com/pages/2799544 to confirm your starting times. Round 1 Time

Round 2 Time

Name

Affiliation


PAST CHAMPIONS 1922 Charles Hoffner 1923 Rob Barnett 1924 Clarence W. Hackney 1925 Bob Barnett 1926 Jack Campbell 1927 Joe Coble 1928 Clarence W. Hackney (2) 1929 George Smith 1930 George Smith (2) 1931 George Griffin, Sr. 1932 George Smith (3) 1933 Charles Schneider 1934 Gene Kunes 1935 Buzz Campbell 1936 Ted Turner 1937 Charles Schneider (2) 1938 Joe Zarhardt 1939 Charles Scheidner (3) 1940 Matt Kowall 1941 George Fazio 1942 Gene Kunes (2) 1943 Bud Lewis 1944 Clarence Ehresman 1945 Charles Sheppard 1946 Sam Davis

1947 Charles Scheidner (4) 1948 Bud Lewis (2) 1949 Henry Williams, Jr. 1950 Clarence Ehresman 1951 Rod Munday 1952 John Serafin 1953 Henry Williams, Jr. (2) 1954 John Serfin 1955 Stan Dudas 1956 Art Wall, Jr. 1957 Dick Sleichter 1958 Henry Williams, Jr. (3) 1959 Stan Dudas (2) 1960 Al Besselink 1961 Bernie Haas 1962 Art Wall, Jr. (2) 1963 Art Wall, Jr. (3) 1964 Bob Schoener, Jr. 1965 Art Wall, Jr. (4) 1966 Bob Shave 1967 Bob Ross 1968 Stan Dudas (3) 1969 Al Besselink (2) 1970 Marty Furgol 1971 Art Wall, Jr. (5)

1972 Dick Hendrickson 1973 Joe Data 1974 Dick Smith, Sr. 1975 Ed Dougherty 1976 Andy Thompson 1977 Dick Smith, Sr. (2) 1978 Mike Nilon 1979 Ted McKenzie 1980 Ed Dougherty (2) 1981 Dick Smith, Sr. (3) 1982 Dick Smith, Sr. (4) 1983 Dick Smith, Sr. (5) 1984 Jim Masserio 1985 Rick Osberg 1986 Ed Dougherty (3) 1987 Gary Hardin 1988 Miguel Biamon 1989 Rick Osberg (2) 1990 Jim Booros 1991 Miguel Biamon (2) 1992 Rick Osberg (3) 1993 Jim Masserio (2) 1994 Frank Dobbs 1995 Brian Kelly 1996 Gene Fieger

1997 Gene Fieger (2) 1998 Jason Lamp 1999 George Forster 2000 Brian Kelly (2) 2001 Terry Hertzog 2002 Dave Roberts 2003 Terry Hatch 2004 Terry Hertzog (2) 2005 Brian Kelly (3) 2006 David Quinn 2007 Rich Steinmetz 2008 Stu Ingraham 2009 John Pillar 2010 Rich Steinmetz (2) 2011 Rich Steinmetz (3) 2012 Stu Ingraham (2) 2013 Dave Quinn (2) 2014 George Forster (2) 2015 Dave McNabb 2016 Jordan Gibbs 2017 Terry Hertzog (3) 2018 Billy Stewart 2019 Alex Knoll 2020 Alex Knoll (2)


PRESENTING PARTNER

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adillac is a Presenting Partner for the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship and the Official Vehicle of the PGA of America.


PRESENTING PARTNER

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lub Car, Presenting Partner for the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship, develops and markets golf cars for use at golf facilities. They are represented locally by Golf Cars, Incorporated. Please direct your thank you letter to: Mr. Jon Schneider Golf Cars, Incorporated P.O. Box 247 Buckingham, PA 18912 jon.schneider@gcigolf.com


PRESENTING PARTNER

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olex is a Presenting Partner for the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship and the Official Timekeeper of the PGA of America.


SUPPORTING PARTNERS

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itleist and FootJoy, Supporting Partners for the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship, are part the parent company Acushnet Company, one of the industry’s leading golf product manufactures. Please direct your thank you letters to: Jerry McGoey, Titleist jerry_mcgoey@acushnetgolf.com

Bobby Acciardo, Titleist bobby_acciardo@achushnetgolf.com

Brock Neighbors, Titleist brock_neighbors@acushnetgolf.com

Jay Hoyt, FootJoy jay_hoyt@acushnetgolf.com

Brendan Richter, Titleist brendan.richter@acushnetgolf.com

Brendan Mahoney, FootJoy Brendan_Mahoney@AcushnetGolf.com

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aylorMade, Supporting Sponsor for the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship, is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services. Please direct your thank you letter to:

Michael Zupi, TaylorMade Golf michael.zupi@ taylormadegolf.com

Jay Junkin, TaylorMade Golf john.junkin @taylormadegolf.com

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ike, Supporting Sponsor for the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship, is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services. Please direct your thank you letter to:

Kevin Rizzotte, Nike kevin.rizzotte@nike.com

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olf Channel, Supporting Partner for the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship, is the branding used for broadcasts of golf tournaments produced by NBC Sports in conjunction with Golf Channel, on the NBC television network in the United States.

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he PGA TOUR, Supporting Partner for the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship, runs tournaments for it’s membership with the goal of increasing member financial benefits while generating revenue for charity.

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hip Sticks, Supporting Partner for the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship, has a mission to make golf travel simpler, easier, and more affordable. Please direct your thank you letter to: Nick Coleman nick@shipsticks.com

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estination Delco, Supporting Partner for the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship, is the Official Tourism Promotion Agency of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Please direct your thank you letter to: Steve Byrne sbyrne@visitdelcopa.com

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recise Yardage Books, Supporting Partner for the Philadelphia PGA Professional Championship, makes professional, quality yardage book that has everything the competitive golfer needs. Please direct your thank you letter to: Scott Brady preciseyardagebooks@gmail.com

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