THE PGA THROUGH THE AGES

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BACK WHERE IT ALL BE­GAN IT was at a meet­ing of 15 pro­fes­sional golfers held in Carnegie Clark’s work­shop on the grounds of Royal Syd­ney Golf Club on Septem­ber 19, 1911, that a pro­posal to form a Pro­fes­sional Golfer’s As­so­ci­a­tion was car­ried unan­i­mously. Pro­fes­sion­als com­pet­ing at the 1911 Aus­tralian Open had been dis­sat­is­fied with their treat­ment at the tour­na­ment and with the fa­cil­i­ties pro­vided. It was then pro­posed at that meet­ing by Carnegie Clark and sec­onded by RS Banks, that Dan Souter be elected the first Chair­man of the As­so­ci­a­tion, with the pro­posal car­ried unan­i­mously.

SEC­OND IN LINE AF­FIL­I­A­TION with the Bri­tish PGA was granted in March, 1912. The Bri­tish PGA was the first body of its kind, com­ing into be­ing in 1901, with the Aus­tralian PGA next in 1911, the New Zealand PGA third in 1913 and the United States PGA fourth in 1916.

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