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Tri-State PGA Tournament Comes to Mercer County

The Mercer County Tourism Pro-AM conducted by the Tri-State PGA will come to Mercer County on May 16th and 17th. The Tri-State PGA is a section of the Professional Golfers Association of America.

Founded in 1921, the 390 PGA members and apprentices at over 200 facilities in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Western Maryland have served the golf community with a variety of services and programs that have been designed to enhance the enjoyment of the game of golf.

On May 16th, the first round of the Mercer County Tourism Pro-AM will be held at the Grove City Country Club, with a 10:00 am tee time.  This 18-hole course, located in Grove City, was established in 1917 and designed by architects Tim Bendelow and John Ponko.

The second round of the Tri-State PGA tournament will be held on May 17th at Tam O’ Shanter Golf Course with a 9:00 am tee time. Tam O’ Shanter is an 18-hole public golf course located in Hermitage. They are a family-owned and operated business that has been providing a quality golf experience to the area for over 80 years.

Tam O’ Shanter is a member of the Tri-State PGA, a local section of the PGA. “We thought it would be a great avenue to generate interest in the area as a golf destination and also highlight overnight stays, restaurants, and shops,” said John Kerins, co-owner of Tam O’Shanter and PGA Director of Golf.

The event is open to the public and free of charge for those wishing to watch the tournament. Anyone wishing to play in the tournament must contact their local PGA Professional.

For more information on this event contact Peggy Mazyck or Carmen Aiello at (724) 346-3771.

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