Professional Putters

Over 60 Years of Professional Putt-Putt

National, Regional, and Local Putting Tournaments

Founded with the purpose of finding the world’s greatest putter, to promote Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America and its franchised locations.

– circa 1959 Don Clayton, Founder of Putt-Putt Golf Courses

In Memory of Audrey Taylor

On July 14, 2019, Audrey “Granny” Taylor passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her son, Walter “Daveee” Taylor; and her sisters, Bebe Wallace and Sandy Hall.

Granny is survived by her devoted husband, Walter “Buddy” Taylor; her loving daughter, Kim Taylor and her spouse, Julia “Shortie” Taylor; dear daughter-in-law, Betty Taylor; beloved grandchildren, Rusty Taylor, Justin Taylor, Richie Wallace, Lauren Rost, Heather Dennehy, Tiffany Cammauf, JoJo Cammauf and Tara Bass; cherished great-grandchildren, Mayson, Natalie, Audrina, Connor, Joseph, Nolin, Lily, Camden, Sofia and Quinn; and her dear siblings, Richard Wallace, Rheba Myers, Sidney Wallace and Judy Ledford.

The family will receive visitors at the family-owned Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A., 1 2nd Ave. S.W. (at Crain Hwy), Glen Burnie, on Thurs., July 18th and Fri., July 19th, from 3-5 & 7-9 PM. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, 11 AM, in the funeral home chapel. Interment Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.

2019 PPA National Championship in Kingsport, TN

The 60th annual PPA National Championship will be played the week of September 16-20, 2019 in Kingsport, TN.

The success of the 2018 TPC in Kingsport, the overwhelming positive reaction from those players who participated and the hospitality provided by facility owner Dan Estes and his staff are some of reasons members of the PPA committee selected Kingsport to host the 60th annual event. Rainey Statum will be on hand to defend his national championship title.

“There will be 5 days of events and celebrations as we celebrate this momentous occasion”, PPA Commissioner Joe Aboid said.

Estes looks forward to hosting this year’s event. “We loved having the TPC in Kingsport last year," Estes said. "We are glad that the players who played in 2018 had such a good time and enjoyed the course, and that we were selected to host the PPA’s most prestigious event. This is a tremendous honor, one we do not take lightly."

"We know how to host large events, having been host to many events in Kingsport that have more than 1,200 participants," Estes said. "We know the PPA players will enjoy our facility and enjoy the southern hospitality. I look forward to seeing the players again and welcoming them back”.

The week of the nationals will be as follows:
September 16-20, 2019

Tournament Players Championship
4 rounds
$150 entry

Doubles National Championship
$50 entry

Seniors National Championship
Wednesday and Thursday

PPA National Championship
Wednesday thru Friday
12 rounds

2018 PPA National Championship Week

Players from around the country converged on Webster, Texas for the 59th PPA National Championship week September 10-14, 2018.

Rainey Statum was crowned the 2018 PPA National Champion. Brice Bergesen is the Seniors National Champion. Wade Sahmel and Jeffrey Smith won the crown of Team National Champions. Joey Graybeal is the 2018 Western Open winner.

John Petrie is the 2018 APA National Champion. Alan Sahmel is the winner of the APA Seniors National Championship. Trevor Lewin and Steve Yancey were crowned Team National Champions in APA. Jason Sheffield is the 2018 APA Western Open winner.

Full results are available on 2018 PPA National Championship.

The Sahmels Three National Championships

During the National Championship week in Webster, KTRK-TV of Houston, TX did a nice video and story about Alan, Adam, and Wade. Video below with the full story available at: