Golf News for Tuesday, March 13, 2007 | Business

PG Professional Golf announces partnership with The First Tee

SUGAR LAND, Texas -- PG Professional Golf, formerly Professional Golf Ball Services, Ltd. (PGSI), the world’s largest recycled golf ball company and leading green grass supplier, announced a two-year partnership agreement with The First Tee.

As a partner, PG Professional Golf becomes a preferred supplier of The First Tee. An industry leader for over 14 years, PG Professional Golf will supply Chapters of The First Tee with a full line of new range balls and green grass products that provide superior quality at a tremendous value.

“We are very excited about being able to create revenue streams for The First Tee,” said Michael Hutchins, PG Professional Golf sales manager. “We all have heroes in golf. However, it is the person who put the club in our hands and taught us the principles and values that come with the great game of golf that has made the difference in our lives. The First Tee exemplifies the lessons of life through golf and we are ecstatic to partner with an organization that makes a difference for so many.”

PG Professional Golf will assist Chapters with fund-raising by asking customers to donate a portion of their retrieval credit to their local Chapter. If there is not a local Chapter in the area, customers will have the option to donate to PG Professional Golf’s Rewarding Excellence Fund, and donations will be distributed to deserving Chapters.

“We are pleased to be partnering with PG Professional Golf and are excited about their enthusiasm for The First Tee,” said Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., The First Tee executive director. “Their support to our Chapter network allows us to continue impacting the lives of young people. We thank PG Professional Golf and our other dedicated industry partners for their contributions to further the mission of The First Tee.”

About The First Tee:
The First Tee ( is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in St. Augustine, FL at World Golf Village, home of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Its mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has opened over 250 golf-learning facilities in 44 states and five international locations, and has introduced the game of golf and its values to over 675,000 participants. The First Tee National School Program ( has reached more than 400,000 students in over 900 elementary schools across the country.

About PG Professional Golf
PG Professional Golf is based in Sugar Land, Texas and is known as the world’s largest recycled golf ball company and leading green grass supplier. The company was started in 1992 as a golf ball retrieval business by four former golf professionals. Today the company provides its customers with consistent quality, lucrative profit margins; reliable on-time delivery; top quality brands and models. And the company has widened its vision of the future to include expanding lines of exciting high-quality golf related products in diverse categories. For more information about the company and its products, call toll-free 888-681-9381 or visit

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