The Professional Putters Association

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“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.

A look back and a look ahead.
Welcome to the 2015 season

As we look forward to the 2015 season, first a look back on 2014.

Congratulations to:

Jeffrey Smith and Mike Johnson, Pro and APA National Champions.
Greg Newport and Zach Martin Pro and APA Diamond Jubilee Champions
Jeffrey Smith and Joey Graybeal Pro and APA Hall of Fame Champions
Brice Bergesen and Joe Lea, Sharkey Cox and Alan Sahmel Pro and APA Doubles Champions
Jeffrey Smith and Randal Smith Pro and APA Senior National Champions
Bill Kirby and Randal Smith Pro and APA TPC Champions
Greg Ward for being named the number 1 player for the first 60 years of Putt-Putt
Nate Nichols for being named the 2013 Professional Putter of the Year
Kevin Lacey for earning the 2103 Tracy Moore Stroke Average Award
Lloyd Wood for his Hall of Fame induction

Thank You to:

All players and sponsors of the 2014 PPA Charities.  In 2014 the Professional Putters Association    donated more than $18,000 to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville,
  Care Clinic of Fayetteville and Colors for a Cause of Lake Charles, LA.  
Our Sponsors:  Elder Outreach, Southern Key Investments, Innovative Care and Putt-Putt LLC.
Greg Simpson, Lloyd Wood and Putt-Putt and their teams for hosting our national events.
All Putt-Putt Franchise owners for your continued support of our game and sport.

A look at the highlights of the 2015 season.

$105,000 in prize money for the national program highlighted by a $50,000 eight round 
PPA National Championship with a $10,000 first place prize and a 
$25,000 National Invitational Match Play Championship.  

$50,000 PPA National Championship hosted in Fernandina Beach, FL
$10,000 Tournament Players Championship 
$10,000 PPA Eastern Open hosted in Roanoke, VA 
$10,000 PPA Northern Open hosted in Ft. Wayne, IN.
$25,000 PPA National Invitational Championship hosted in Memphis, TN
Two new members will be inducted into the PPA Hall of Fame.  Induction ceremonies will be held at the
   National Championship in Fernandina Beach, FL.  Who are they?  Stay tune.

The Seniors National Championship will become a stand alone tournament event.  It will be a four round event,    to be played on Tuesday September 22, 2015.

A new format for the doubles national championship.  Better ball, worst ball and combined score.
A new points system to determine the player of the year.  Based on the four national events.  Details to follow.

Membership applications and tournament and location information is now available here.  A new redesigned rule book is still be worked on and will be available soon.

Complete details on the entire 2015 program will be posted as soon as possible.


Enjoy the television history of The Professional Putters Association on PPATV.
Many of the players that are celebrated on these pages have displayed their putting abilities on PPATV shows, which began airing in 1960.
Take a trip back in time with more than 150 videos available to view.  Enjoy the memories.

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