The PGA of America announced that Aronimink Golf Club will be
the host site of the 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and 2027
PGA Championship at a press conference on Nov. 14.
Aronimink is already set to host the BMW Championship in September
2018. A Founding Member Club of the Golf Association of Philadelphia,
Aronimink has held two prior PGA of America Championships: the 1962 PGA Championship (won by
Gary Player) and 2003 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship (John Jacobs).
Upon completion of the KPMG Women’s PGA, Aronimink will be the first venue to have staged each
of the three rotating PGA of America Major Championships.
“The membership of Aronimink welcomes the PGA of America back to the site of Gary Player’s 1962
PGA Championship,” said Joe Fabrizio, Aronimink’s President. “We are very excited to be the host
venue of these two great championship events. Our golf course, recently restored to Donald Ross’
original design, will be a true test of golf for both the women and the men.”
Aronimink was also the site of the PGA TOUR’s AT&T National in 2010 and 2011.
Aronimink GC named site of two
PGA of America Championships
Raven’s Claw Golf Club will serve as host for a newly-created
Symetra Tour event, the Valley Forge Invitational, in 2018. The
three-day event will be played May 24-26 and will feature a
2018 BMW Championship Aronimink Golf Club
2018 Valley Forge Invitational (Symetra Tour) Raven’s Claw Golf Club
2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Aronimink Golf Club
2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship Philadelphia Cricket Club (Wissahickon)
2022 Curtis Cup Merion Golf Club (East)
2022 U.S. Senior Open Championship Saucon Valley Country Club (Old Course)
2027 PGA Championship Aronimink Golf Club
men’s golf receives
GCAA Mark Laesch
THE ROSEMONT COLLEGE MEN’S GOLF TEAM received the Golf Coach- es Association of America’s inaugural
Mark Laesch Award. John Manos, the Golf
Association of Philadelphia’s Director of
Course Rating, is the team’s head coach.
The award is based on improvement in
adjusted stroke average per individual per
round from the 2015-16 to 2016-17 seasons.
Rosemont, with an improvement mark of 24
strokes, earned the Division III honor.
“Our team made some truly remarkable leaps
forward last year,” Manos, 27, of Phoenixville,
Pa., said. “We went from trying not to finish
last in events to trying to win them. We found
ourselves ranked regionally for the first time
in program history and won events for the first
time in several years.”
Laesch, the award’s namesake, founded
Golfstat in 1984. The platform allowed NCAA
coaches and committees alike to advance
college golf in terms of live scoring, statistics
and rankings. Laesch died in March after a
battle with ALS.
Established in 1958, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) is the professional organization of golf coaches. The GCAA’s mission
is to support its member coaches by creating
educational opportunities, providing resources
and promoting its members with the purpose
of enhancing their overall performance as
coaches, mentors and teachers. The GCAA also
recognizes the excellence and achievements
of its members and their student-athletes in
academic, athletic and civic endeavors.
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