There are traces of irony sprinkled into Ted Bishop’s forthcoming ascent from vice president of the PGA of America to what will be a two-year stint as president.
“I’ve joked with (current president) Allen Wronowski, who is from Hillendale Country Club (in Phoenix, Md.), that the PGA gavel will be traveling from Baltimore to Indianapolis,” said Bishop, alluding to the controversial migration west of the NFL’s Colts some 28 years ago. “It will take place Nov. 10 at our annual meeting in Baltimore.”
Just don’t anticipate film clips of massive moving trucks rolling slowly through the frigid night air. Or a crestfallen city left behind.
General partner and director of golf at The Legends Golf Club since the first loads of dirt were moved in 1991, Bishop has assisted in rolling out the red carpet for events ranging from the girls and boys high school finals to the Indiana PGA Championship to the Men’s and Women’s State Amateur Championships.