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It’s official: Bishop is PGA of America president




Daily Journal staff reports

As expected, Ted Bishop was elected the 38th President of The Professional Golfers’ Association of America during the Association’s 96th Annual Meeting on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore.

Bishop, the PGA general manager and director of golf at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin, previously served as secretary of the Association from 2008-2010 and vice president from 2010-2012.

Bishop, 56, succeeds Allen Wronowski of Phoenix, Md., who will serve on The PGA Board of Directors as honorary president. Derek Sprague of Malone, N.Y., who served the past two years as secretary, succeeds Bishop as vice president.

Paul Levy, 52, of Indian Wells, Calif., was elected secretary. In addition, six new members of the PGA Board of Directors were sworn into office.

For his part, Bishop has played a key role in the organization of the Indiana Golf Foundation. His efforts in the early 1990s helped establish the Indiana Golf Academy and the expansion of the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame. The Legends Golf Club is home of the Indiana PGA Section and Indiana Golf Association.

After graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy in 1976, Bishop began his professional career as a PGA Professional and superintendent at the Phil Harris Golf Course in Linton. He was elected to PGA membership in September 1985 and has served in a leadership capacity at either the Section of National levels since 1989.

From 1997-98, Bishop served as president of the Indiana PGA Section.

Bishop served as District 6 Director on the PGA Board of Directors and since 1991 has worked as general manager and PGA director of golf at The Legends.

Bishop has served on the PGA Board of Directors since 2006, and served on the PGA Board of Control from 2002-05. As PGA vice president, he oversaw the finances of The PGA of America. He also was chair of both the PGA Budget and Finance Committees and is a past chair of the PGA Code of Ethics Task Force.

Bishop was elected to PGA membership in September 1985 and has served in a leadership capacity at either the Section or National levels since 1989.

From 1997-98, Bishop served as president of the Indiana PGA Section, and was the 1998 Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year. He also is a two-time (1996-97) Section Bill Strausbaugh Award recipient and was the Section 1991 Horton Smith Award winner.

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