The Professional Putters Association
“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 and The Professional Putters Association.
2018 PPA National Tour Tournaments
The 2018 PPA season begins in White Lake, NC with the Eastern Open on May 4-6. This is the first visit for the national tour at White Lake. Players and their families have enjoyed White Lake for many years on the Southern Putting Tour. Eight rounds for both PPA and APA will determine the champions in 2018.
Due to the expected turnout and the course layout, there are two special provisions.
- APA will play at 6pm on Friday and Saturday once the pro field clears the course.
- Pro will play Saturday and Sunday with an early morning tee off time.
Course and motel are on the same property – many SPT players park for the duration of their visit. The course and motel are closed during the winter so arrangements are being made for players to call and make motel reservations. Look for a future post with a phone number to call for reservations. We hope everyone will support the course owner by staying at the motel.
Kingsport, TN will host its first-ever PPA national event June 23-24 with the $15,000 Tournament Players Championship. Situated in the beautiful Appalachian mountains the Kingsport Putt Putt hosts one of the largest weekly tournament programs in the nation. Expect a great turnout and very competitive field as players compete for eight rounds to crown the 2018 TPC winners.
September 10 is the start of the 2018 PPA National Championship in Webster, TX. Webster last hosted the national championship in 2007 where Rick Baird clutched his first National Championship with a four stroke victory over Brad Lebo in a dramatic last-round battle. Randy Reeves will look to win back to back national championships after his 2017 championship.
The week starts with the player-favorite national doubles championship on Monday. Players compete Tuesday for the $12,000 Western Open. The national championship and seniors national championship begin on Wednesday. The seniors champion will be crowned on Thursday after eight rounds. Twelve rounds will determine the winner of the $25,000 PPA national championship.
2018 PPA National Championship Week September 10, 2018
The 2018 PPA Nationals will be held the week of September 10, 2018. Arrangements are currently being made and we hope the site can be announced soon. Other dates and sites will be announced as they are organized.
2017 PPA National Championship Week
Fort Wayne, Indiana welcomes the 2017 PPA National Championship with PPA players from around the country competing. Results are available at: 2017 PPA National Championship
Kevin Lacey Wins the Eastern Open
PPA competitors from around the country arrived to the impeccable Richmond, VA Putt-Putt Fun Center on Saturday July 29th and Sunday July 30th. Kevin Lacey proved too much for the other competitors, winning the Eastern Open. Scores and more information is available at 2017 Eastern Open.
Jeff Spainhour is the 2017 National Match Play champion. Results are available here: 2017 National Match Play Invitational
YouTube Visits Matt Bellner
A film crew from YouTube came to Longview, TX and filmed Matt Bellner and his 77 year old dad. Matt tells the story of why he moved from Los Angeles to Texas and how he started playing Professional Putt-Putt. Excellent video!
2017 Western Open
On April 22 – 23 the PPA descended on the enormous Putt Putt facility in Memphis, TN. Greg Ward won pro proving the master of the wet course conditions. Terry Sanner won APA with a late charge in the final round. Details about the tournament along with scores can be found here.
$25,000 Match Play Invitational
Information about the 2017 Match Play Invitational in Augusta, GA, including current automatic qualifiers and current points, is available at: 2017 Match Play Invitational.
2017 PPA Virginia Putting Tour Letter
The Virginia Putting Tour letter is available at: 2017 Virginia Tour letter. Tour finals will be held in Roanoke, VA on August 27. Payouts for the Virginia Tour are available here: 2017 Virginia Tour Payouts.
2017 PPA Southern Putting Tour Letter
The Southern Putting Tour letter is available here: 2017 SPT Tour Letter. Tour finals will be in Hope Mills, NC on October 8.
2017 PPA National Tournament Dates and Sites Announced
North, south, east, and west are covered in the 2017 PPA National Tournaments. Tournaments are spread from Fort Wayne, IN, to Augusta, GA, to Richmond, VA, to Memphis, TN.
We would like to say thank you to our generous sponsors for their continued support of the PPA. Putt-Putt franchise owners across the country who welcome PPA players with courses that are competition-ready, David McCollister of Southern Key Investments, the Putt-Putt Board of Directors and SafePark USA who have each made commitments to continue our search to find the World’s Greatest Putter. Their support allows the PPA to continue to conduct the high-level tournaments that we all enjoy.
Please be sure to support them the same way they support us.
Thanks to all of the putters that come out and play. Without your participation the PPA could not exist. We look forward to seeing you at the national, regional, and local PPA events this year.
The 2017 PPA National Tournament Schedule provides top-level competition over a wide geographical area. Additional information can be found on the 2017 PPA National Tournament Schedule page.