The week of events connected to the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club began Monday.
In one event, nearly 60 executive and young professional women from the Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse area gathered at Oak Hill for professional development experience. The day’s message was mentorship—both the value of having a mentor and the value of being a mentor—women helping women elevate personally and professionally and how golf plays a role in these activities.
Also Monday, the PGA of America played host to PGA Sports Academy powered by UnitedHealthcare Youth Clinic for more than 200 young golfers from nearly 25 local organizations at the Genesee Valley Golf Club. The PGA Sports Academy is designed to help youths learn and practice the skills needed to play golf.
The PGA of America announced Sunday tickets are sold out for the 95th PGA Championship. The only tickets remaining for purchase will be daily practice round grounds tickets for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The PGA Championship previously visited the Rochester community in 1980, when Jack Nicklaus raised the Wanamaker Trophy for a record-tying fifth time, and in 2003, when Shaun Micheel earned his first major championship title.
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