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