Monday, November 10, 2008

Bishop Elected

Ted Bishop, the Director of Golf at The Legends of Indiana Golf Course in Franklin, Ind., was elected as Secretary of the PGA of America at the 92nd PGA of America Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bishop becomes the first PGA of America officer from the Indiana Section PGA since Mickey Powell served as President in 1986.
Bishop defeated Ted O’Rourke from the New Jersey Section. He will become the 38th President of the PGA of America in four years, making him only the third person from Indiana to hold that position. Powell and Don Padgett were the other Indiana Section members to serve as President.
Bishop is a Past President of the Indiana Section and was the 1998 Indiana PGA Professional of the Year. He has also served on the Indiana Golf Foundation and IGA-PGA Board of Directors. In addition to the Golf Professional of the Year award, he has also won the Indiana Section PGA Horton Smith award and the Bill Strausbaugh award.
Nationally, Bishop has served the last two years on the PGA of America’s Board of Directors representing District 6 which includes Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. Bishop has also served on the National Membership Committee, on the PGA’s Code of Ethics Task Force and was one of only four people to serve on the PGA’s Budget Committee. In addition, he served four years on the PGA Board of Control.
Bishop’s campaign platform focused on membership and employment issues, two things that are on the forefront of the minds of all PGA Members. He believes strongly in the National Committee system and wants to involve as many PGA Members as possible in the National governance process. Bishop will serve under newly elected PGA President Jim Remy. Remy is the head golf professional at Okemo Valley Resort in Ludlow, Vermont. Alan Wronowski, from the Middle Atlantic Section, will serve the next two years as Vice President of the PGA. Remy becomes the first person from the New England Section PGA to become the President of the PGA.
The PGA is the world’s largest sports organization and encompasses over 28,000 PGA Members and Apprentices nationwide.