PGA Golf Channel Extend Agreement

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The PGA of America and The Golf Channel have extended their partnership for five years through 2007, officials at the two organizations have announced.
 
The agreement features continued four-round live coverage of The PGA Club Professional Championship, the promotion of PGA Professionals on Golf Channel Academy Live, annual airing of public service announcements and commercials promoting The PGA of America and its members; and partnering with The PGA in this Mays Play Golf America campaign.
 
The Golf Channel also will continue airing the Westfield Junior PGA Championship, one of the nations premier junior events; continue coverage of the PGA Champions Clinic and Ryder Cup Matches opening and closing ceremonies; PGA highlight programs and continue coverage of PGA Expositions and the biennial PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit.
 
The Golf Channel is one of the prime communicators of the messages, the members and the mission of The PGA of America, said PGA of America President M. G. Orender. We value our partnership with The Golf Channel and salute their staff this month as they head into its ninth consecutive year of broadcasting the world of golf.
 
Since its launch on Jan. 17, 1995, The Golf Channel has featured more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, with a domestic home audience of some 52 million homes and is viewed worldwide in more than 57 million homes, including Canada and Asia through cable, satellite and wireless television providers.
 
Since our launch, one of The Golf Channels strongest supporters and partners has been The PGA of America, so we are thrilled to be continuing our relationship, said Bob Greenway, senior vice president of programming and production. That constant support from the organization and all its members has been an important part of our growth and success.