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PGA of America

March 02, 2016 12:20 ET

Indiana PGA Section's Partnership With The First Tee of Indiana Spotlighted on Golf Channel in Celebration of the PGA of America's Centennial

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL--(Marketwired - March 02, 2016) - The Indiana PGA Section's work with The First Tee of Indiana, directed by PGA Professional Roger Lundy, was spotlighted on Golf Channel's Morning Drive program today (click here to view) in celebration of the PGA of America's Centennial.

The Indiana PGA Section became involved with The First Tee of Indiana in 2012 and has since grown the program to 12 markets reaching more than 60,000 kids statewide. The First Tee is an international organization that introduces golf to kids through after- and in-school programming. The program focuses on nine core values -- honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment -- naturally associated with playing golf, as well as promoting and developing healthy habits in kids.

The Indiana PGA Section, led by Executive Director Mike David, employs a dedicated staff to manage the First Tee programming across the state. Lundy, based at Gongaware Junior Golf Academy in Franklin, serves as the statewide program director; PGA Professional Ali Beam leads the chapter's National School Program, offered in more than 200 elementary schools across the state; and Kristtini Hunt serves as operations manager.

In celebration of its Centennial, the PGA of America has partnered with Golf Channel to highlight all 41 PGA Sections and their featured programs and initiatives nationwide. The features are scheduled to air on Golf Channel from Jan. 27-May 4, spanning 100 days in honor of the Centennial.

"In celebrating our Centennial, we honor 28,000 PGA Professionals all across the country," said PGA President Derek Sprague. "Each day, these men and women are growing the game and using golf to better lives in their communities with initiatives like those of the Indiana PGA Section."

The spotlights run in conjunction with the #ThxPGAPro Centennial celebration social media campaign, where golfers everywhere can post videos, photos and messages in support of PGA Professionals on or through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Section Spotlights also will be featured prominently on

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