PGA ChampionshipJanuary 26, 2016

Baltusrol Golf Club officials accept Golf Digest's 'No Golf' snow challenge

Last week in a Throwback Thursday post, we harkened back to 1966 and the celebration surrounding the 50th anniversary year of the PGA of America in anticipation of the festivities that will occur this year with the association’s Centennial tribute. Included was a photo of PGA of America officials snow-bound in Akron, Ohio, not letting the weather get to them as they met to discuss preparations for that year’s PGA Championship.

Call it inspiration, or just lucky timing, but when two feet of snow blanketed New Jersey’s Baltusrol Golf Club, site of the upcoming PGA Championship, last weekend, local officials decided it was only appropriate to recreate the scene. (OK, so we sort of egged them on to do it in our post.)

Courtesy of James Lum/Baltusrol Golf Club

From left to right are Kevin Vitale, Baltusrol’s GM; Ryan Cannon, championship director for the PGA of America; Doug Steffen, head professional at Baltusrol; and Rick Jenkins, 2016 PGA Championship general chairman.

Well played, gentlemen.