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PGA Hall of Fame dinner speaker


Featured speaker PGA Hall of Fame member Dr. Gary Wiren whose talk will be funny, entertaining, and interesting – a few snippets of his interesting background in golf include: 


  • PhD University of Oregon – dissertation The Human Factors Influencing the Golf Drive for Distance
  • Author of The PGA TEACHING MANUAL, history's most influential text on the science of teaching the game - was required reading or all prospective PGA members
  • Member of the Golf Writers Association of America for 39 yrs.
  • Member of the GOLF DIGEST professional panel composed (at the time) of Cary Middlecoff, Sam Snead,  Davis Love II, Bob Toski, Jim Flick, and Wiren
  • PGA of America Teacher of the Year in 1987.
  • Inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame in 2007 along with Jack Nicklaus.
  • Winner of the National Golf Foundation's Joe Graffis Award for "Contribution to the Game of Golf:" Selected along with Arnold Palmer in 1978
  • Author of fourteen books on golf that received national publication.
  •  Interestingly, was Senior Director of Instruction for all Trump Golf Properties for fifteen years