Golf News for Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | People

PGA National's Jane Broderick earns honor of LPGA's 'Professional of the Year'

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- PGA National Resort & Spa Director of Golf Jane Broderick has been named "Professional of the Year" by the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership.

This acclaim follows Broderick being honored in 2011 as a "LPGA Master Professional," marking the first time a dual member has held both the LPGA and PGA Master Professional titles.

Broderick was elected to membership in the PGA of America in 1990 and attained PGA Master Professional status. She was elected into the LPGA in 1994 with recognition over the years as its 1998 "National LPGA Professional of the Year" as well as the "LPGA Southeast Section Professional of The Year" in 1998, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012. She is certified in tournament operations with the PGA of America and currently serves on the faculty of the PGA Master Professional Program.

In addition to her LPGA and PGA responsibilities, Broderick is on the Advisory Board of the Golf Association of Florida, is a Board Member of the Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, and sits on the Tournament Committee for the Leta Lindley Prader Willi Classic held at PGA National.

"Jane is one of the major reasons PGA National is widely known as one the premier golf operations in the U.S.," says Joel Paige, vice president and managing director. "In addition to her superlative professionalism and expertise, she's a highly admired member of our PGA National family."

"Being recognized by ones' peers is the highest of honors one can receive," says Broderick. "I am extremely fortunate to work at a world-class facility, with a group of incredibly talented people and with very supportive owners here at PGA National."

For more information about PGA National visit www.pgaresort.com or call (800) 533.9386.

About PGA National Resort & Spa
PGA National Resort & Spa is a premier golf, vacation and meeting destination. The South Florida locale offers 90 holes of championship golf on five courses, including the famed Champion course, home to the PGA TOUR Honda Classic and past host of the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and a litany of other prized professional golf tournaments.

Other distinguishing features include a world-class 33,000 square-foot health-and-racquet club with 19 Har Tru tennis courts, 40,000 square feet of self-contained conference space and nine on-site restaurants and lounges.

PGA National Resort & Spa's myriad accolades include:
• AAA--Four Diamond Resort (2011)
• Golfweek -- Best You Can Play State by State (No. 5, 2012)
• Golfweek -- Best Tour Courses You Can Play (No. 28, 2011)
• Golfing Magazine - "World's Top 5 Multi-Course Venues" (2011)
• About.com -- "No. 1 Golf Resort in Florida" (2011)
• GOLF Magazine -- Top 100 Premier Resorts -- Silver Award Winner (2011)
• GOLF Magazine -- Premier Resorts Green Award Winner (2011)
• Golf World -- Top 50 Resorts (2010)
• Successful Meetings -- Pinnacle Award Winner (2011)
• The Knot -- Best of Weddings (2012)

Conveniently located within easy driving distances of major Florida population centers, the AAA Four Diamond resort is a 15-minute drive from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), one hour from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and 90 minutes from Miami International Airport (MIA).

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Shane Sharp
Buffalo Communications
704.519.8381
ssharp@buffalocommunications.com

David Wood
Buffalo Communications
703.635.0577 (cell)
dwood@buffalocommunications.com