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November 13, 2012

Bishop is new president of PGA of America

BALTIMORE — Logansport native Ted Bishop was elected the 38th President of the PGA of America on Saturday at the Association’s 96th annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. Bishop previously served as Secretary of the Association from 2008-2010 and Vice President from 2010-2012.

Bishop, 56, succeeds Allen Wronowski of Phoenix, Md., who will serve on the PGA Board of Directors as Honorary President. Succeeding Bishop as Vice President is Derek Sprague of Malone, N.Y., who served the past two years as Secretary.

Paul Levy, 52, of Indian Wells, Calif., was elected Secretary. In addition, six new members of the PGA Board of Directors were sworn into office.

Bishop is the PGA general manager and director of golf at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Ind., a facility where he oversaw the construction and development of the 45-hole complex. The Legends Golf Club is home of the Indiana PGA Section and Indiana Golf Association.

Bishop played a key role in the organization of the Indiana Golf Foundation. His efforts in the early 1990s helped establish the Indiana Golf Academy and the expansion of the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame.

After graduating from Purdue University with a bachelor’s in agronomy in 1976, Bishop began his professional career as a PGA Professional and superintendent at the Phil Harris Golf Course in Linton. He was elected to PGA membership in September 1985, and has served in a leadership capacity at either the Section of National levels since 1989. From 1997-98, Bishop served as president of the Indiana PGA Section.

Bishop served as District 6 Director on the PGA Board of Directors, and since 1991 has worked as general manager and PGA director of golf at The Legends of Indiana Golf Club in Franklin, Ind. He served as PGA Secretary from 2008 to this month.

Bishop has served on the PGA Board of Directors since 2006, and served on the PGA Board of Control from 2002-05. As PGA Vice President, he oversees the finances of The PGA of America. He also was chair of both the PGA Budget and Finance Committees and is a past chair of the PGA Code of Ethics Task Force.

Bishop was elected to PGA membership in September 1985, and has served in a leadership capacity at either the Section or National levels since 1989. From 1997-98, Bishop served as president of the Indiana PGA Section, and was the 1998 Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year. He also is a two-time (1996-97) Section Bill Strausbaugh Award recipient and was the Section 1991 Horton Smith Award winner.

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