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4 leadership and social media lessons after PGA president fired over tweet
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The big news in the golf industry recently was the rapid ouster of Ted Bishop as president of the PGA of America for sending some inappropriate tweets. Bishop called pro golfer Ian Poulter "Lil Girl" in a tweet in which Bishop was defending Nick Faldo.

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Stars come out to play at Australian Open
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John Senden will make his first appearance on the PGA Tour of Australasia for the summer at the Emirates Australian Open this week. He will be playing alongside Matt Jones who is a member at The Australian and amateur Lucas Herbert. It will be a ...

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New slate of National PGA Officers elected
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Derek Sprague of Malone, New York, was elected the 39th President of the PGA of America today at the Association's 98th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. Sprague is the PGA General Manager and Director of Golf at Malone Golf Club.

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Suzy Whaley's historic PGA election victory thrills LPGA players
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"It's incredible," 2009 Kraft Nabisco champion Brittany Lincicome told Global Golf Post's Steve Eubanks in response to Whaley's victory, which put her on track to become the PGA's first woman president in 2018. "Now the sky's the limit for women in golf.".

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Suzy Whaley Elected PGA of America Secretary, First Female Officer
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The victory puts Whaley in line - four years from now - to become the association's first female president and helps mitigate a derisive chapter in the PGA's history following last month's ouster of president Ted Bishop, following an insensitive tweet ...

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Suzy Whaley Becomes 1st Female Officer at PGA
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Suzy Whaley is taking another crack at golf's old boy's network. More than one decade after becoming the first woman to qualify for a PGA event in 58 years, the 48-year-old Whaley became the first female officer in the PGA of America's history. She's ...

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PGA of America will not move USPGA abroad, to Gary Player's chagrin
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In reports from the United States on Thursday, Pete Bevacqua, the PGA of America's chief executive, said the concept had been shelved after a lack of support from association members. Any disappointment in Portrush over this scenario will be easily ...

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Pete Bevacqua Talks Taking PGA Overseas, Rushed Ending This Year
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PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua began Thursday's annual meeting with a “state of the association” address and explained to his membership that while the concept of sending the PGA Championship on the road is still being vetted there are currently no plans do so ...

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Whaley, Libby, Haywood state cases for PGA secretary
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INDIANAPOLIS – Candidates in what may be a historic vote for the PGA of America made their final pitch to delegates to become secretary of the association on Thursday. Suzy Whaley, who is vying to become the association's first female officer and ...

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