Philadelphia 1921

June 2017

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Outside the Ropes with Joe Hughes, PGA PGA Professionals are often seen at their respective facility either behind the counter helping a customer or on the range providing a valuable lesson to one of their members.But often times our PGA Professional are also providing invaluable experiences to the organizations and people in their surrounding communities. Joe Hughes, PGA of Penn State University Golf Courses is already faced with the task of maintaining and operating a first class facility and with 36-holes of golf at Penn State those tasks certainly keep him busy. Additionally, Hughes volunteers his time as a member of the Philadelphia PGA Board serving his fellow PGA Professionals as District IV Director. However like many PGA Professional Hughes also sees the value in donating time back to his community. Throughout the year, Hughes and his staff will be a part of various community events all aimed at providing memorable experiences for all participants. These events include family golf events in which Hughes and his staff provided free lessons for entire families. The team at Penn State University GC also worked with the Centre County Special Olympics for a fun day of golf followed by a barbecue which serves as the kick-off to the Special Olympic season in Centre County. Hughes and his staff can also be seen providing lessons at Park Forest Middle School or on the range at PSU for a special community Golf Day featuring games and Golfzilla. "We have an amazing team and dynamic here at Penn State", said Hughes. "With a PGM Program, an active University always looking to do new things like learn golf, to a community who opens its doors daily to allow us to talk or provide golf, it is just awesome! We are very proud of everything we are doing in central PA to grow the great game of golf for our community."

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