“A Season of Glory, the 2012 PGA of America Year in Review,” Showcases Significant Moments, Performers Dec. 17, on Golf Channel

The hour-long show airs at 9:00 p.m. ET and features highlights from the PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid and Ryder Cup. The program also features a segment on how PGA Professionals have made significant strides to bring more players into the game through “Get Golf Ready.”

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Storybook performances by PGA Champion Rory McIlroy and Senior PGA Champion Roger Chapman; a Ryder Cup thriller to the end, and an award-winning roster of PGA Professionals fill the script for “A Season of Glory, The 2012 PGA of America Year in Review,” featuring events and personalities that shaped the 96th anniversary year of the world’s largest sports organization.

Championship moments along with growth of the game endeavors that touch thousands fill an hour-long Golf Channel special that debuts Monday, Dec. 17, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. The PGA of America is composed of 27,000 men and women professionals who serve as ambassadors to the 26 million Americans who play the game of golf.

Narrated by NBC Sports commentator Jimmy Roberts, “The PGA of America Year in Review” will have additional airings Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET. Golf Channel has a viewership of 84 million domestic households.

The program reflects The PGA’s championship year beginning with McIlroy’s remarkable march to the PGA Championship at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C., a performance that would lead to his taking over the No. 1 world ranking and ultimately capturing his first PGA Player of the Year and Vardon Trophy.

As remarkable as McIlroy was, his story was preceded by a stunning chapter written by England’s Roger Chapman nearly three months earlier in the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid. Chapman, winner of only one Tour event a dozen years ago in Brazil, put on a shotmaking clinic at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich., finishing with a two-stroke triumph in senior golf’s most prestigious and historic event.

The year’s crowning weekend of drama in golf was reserved for a Sunday in September in Medinah Country Club outside Chicago, where Europe staged a record-matching comeback to stun the U.S. and retained the Ryder Cup.

The “PGA’s Year in Review” also features a segment on how PGA Professionals have made significant strides to bring more players into the game through the “Get Golf Ready” program. PGA of America President Ted Bishop highlights the success along with PGA Director Instruction Katherine Marren of Pacific Grove, Calif.

The program also includes HLN “Morning Express” host Robin Meade, who took advantage of Get Golf Ready instruction with PGA Professional Suzy Whaley of Farmington, Conn. Also featured is PGA Past President Will Mann of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., now an instructor at Coastal Carolina University of Conway, S.C., one of 20 accredited PGA Professional Golf Management Universities throughout the country.

The PGA’s Year in Review also features:

PGA Merchandisers of the Year –
Amy Pendergast, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore. – Resort Facilities