PELHAM, Ala. (January 21, 2021) – The Alabama–NW Florida PGA is excited to unveil a new feature aimed to highlight PGA Professionals and Associates across the state of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.  In the News was established to be a one-stop-shop for golf professionals, golf fans and everyday players to read up on all things related to PGA Professionals in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.  We believe PGA Professionals are on the front lines of making this game special for thousands across our Section.  We are excited to partake in this mission by providing this new outlet to share inspiring stories from other major news platforms.

In the News will be updated on a weekly basis every Thursday coinciding with the Section Membership email.  If you have any questions or would like to inquire about / submit a story, please contact Hayden Lewis, PGA at

Thursday, January 21, 2021

In the News presents highlights from sports media every Thursday surrounding PGA Professionals and Associates in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

It’s not always easy, when one door closes, to recognize where the next one might open. PGA Tour coach and GOLF Top 100 Teacher Mark Blackburn remembers a few quite literal doors very well.

Open Door Policy | Dylan Dethier,

A few Alabama State golfers were warming up when they overheard a comment from an opposing team.  “How are schools like that here and playing like that?”

New coach, new van, new outlook: HBCU golf program looks to make a turnaround | Nick Alvarez, Montgomery Advertiser