Connecticut Section PGA Spring Meeting Kicks Off the 2018 Season
Take Ownership and Diversity and Inclusion were the Themes of the Day
By Bruce Berlet
LONGMEADOW, Mass. – Taking ownership and leading as diverse and inclusive an organization as possible can be vital to the success of any business.
That was the overriding theme during the Connecticut Section PGA Spring Meeting at Twin Hills Country Club on Tuesday.
PGA of America Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion Sandy Cross was the keynote speaker and focused on one of the eight pillars of the organization’s strategic plan to help club professionals understand the benefits and to be thought provoking.
“Golf is a game for all, so those playing the game and working in the business need to invite others in because that’s how the sport is going to grow,” said Cross, who works at PGA of America headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. “The invitation is unbelievably powerful so we must reach out as much as possible. There are companies that are diverse, but that does not mean they’re inclusive. Having both is the optimum situation.”
PGA of America to Hold 2020 PGA Annual Meeting in Hartford
Connecticut PGA Section to Serve as Host PGA Section, Connecticut Convention Center as Host Venue
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (April 10, 2018) – The historic state capital city of Hartford, Connecticut, will play host to the 104th PGA Annual Meeting at the Connecticut Convention Center, Oct. 25-30, 2020.
The 2020 PGA Annual Meeting will focus on the PGA Member and growing the game of golf. Delegates will gather at the Convention Center to plan the path for the Association’s future and conduct a scheduled election for the offices of PGA President, Vice President, Secretary and Honorary President. Approximately, 750-800 PGA of America officers, board members, delegates, staff and special guests are expected to attend.
Current PGA Vice President and Connecticut PGA Section Member Suzy Whaley, of Cromwell, is in line to preside over the 2020 PGA Annual Meeting. She is the first woman and first Connecticut PGA Section Member to ever serve as an Officer of the PGA of America.
“It is exciting to see a city growing in its revitalization like Hartford host the PGA Annual Meeting in 2020,” said Whaley. “We look forward to our PGA Membership enjoying everything Hartford has to offer.”