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Lance Barrow receives the First Gene Sarazen Spirit Award at Pebble
Mary Ann Sarazen and The World Caddie HQ- PCA Foundation officially announced the First Gene Sarazen Spirit Award Winners for 2007 during the PCA Caddie Hall of Fame ceremony at the 2007 PGA Show in Orlando, Fla. The event took place on the Fashion Show Floor of the PGA Show, Friday, Jan. 26, The PCA Hall of Fame Class of 2006 Hall of fame press release go here: http://www.golfbusinesswire.com:80/releases/111932/
The award recognizes those who have embodied the kinds of life and social skills that Sarazen, a former caddie, embodied during his great career in golf. "Golf and caddying were much more than a game to my dad," said Mary Ann Sarazen, president of the Gene and Mary Sarazen Foundation. "He would say they build character in the heart and soul," she added.
Gene Sarazen, the son of an immigrant, got a modest education through formal schooling but a world-class education through caddying and playing the game of golf. That education allowed him to become an international figure in the sports world as both a competitor and as an ambassador for the game. He was the first professional golfer to win all four modern majors, including the U.S. Open (1922, 1933), PGA (1922-23, 1933), British Open (1932) and Masters (1935). and U.S. He retired to his farm in New York but was enticed to become a television celebrity on Shell's Wonderful World of Golf. All of this because of being introduced to caddying.
The GENE SARAZEN SPIRIT AWARD for notable people who started as caddie will host two divisions: Player and Business In the Business Division, PCA will induct Lance Barrow of CBS SPORTS during the 2007 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am. In the Player Division, PCA will induct ROBERTO DeVICENZO, BYRON NELSON, CHARLIE SIFFORD, BEN HOGAN, LEE ELDER, SAM SNEAD at separate ceremonies in their respective home towns. View all PCA-HOF inductees since 1999 here: www.PCAFhq.org
" We have walked for over 500 years and a along way to get here for the kids and the game " , stated Dennis Cone, founder/CEO of the PCA.
About the PCA:
PCA is an association open to all caddies, working or retired, dedicated to elevating respect for the professional caddie and to paying homage to those who filled a special role in the history of the game. The organization and its Foundation work to provide the youth of the world the opportunity to learn both life and social skills through the game of golf and the profession of caddying, while enhancing their knowledge and interpersonal skills both on and off the course.
In addition, PCA strives to bring back caddies to the golf courses of the world, while preserving the tradition of this greatest of all games. The PCA educational programs are used at more than 55 of the top clubs in the world and maintains offices and alliances in several countries.
Visit PCA at www.PCAworldwide.com and www.PCAFhq.org for more complete details, or call PCA at (386) 446-8721 for information and to schedule an interview.
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The WORLD CADDIEHQ-PCA Foundation is participating at the PGA Merchandise Show (booth 5247) in Orlando FL January 25-27th and will be sharing the mission and products. For more information regarding the 2007 PGA Merchandize Show or to register online, visit www.pgashow.com or call 386-446-8721
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