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Global Golf Post announces 2020 All-Pro Team

Venerable Illinois pro Jim Sobb selected as the 2020 'Pro’s Pro'

Glenview, Illinois (January 21, 2020)Global Golf Post, the leading golf news brand in the world, has unveiled its sixth annual PGA of America All-Pro Teams.

The awards are a salute to the extraordinary club professionals who perform all the tasks that working at a golf course entails, and yet continue to compete in tournament golf at a high level. The 86 players, representing 36 PGA Sections, are the PGA golf professionals selected by Global Golf Post for outstanding achievement.

“They are the backbone of American golf – teachers, small businessmen, tournament administrators, rules officials, employers, mentors, and knowledgeable golf equipment ambassadors,” said Jim Nugent, Founder and Publisher of Global Golf Post. “They oversee the golf car fleet and golf bag storage area and occasionally they even function as unlicensed psychologists to counsel struggling amateur golfers.”

Jim Sobb

Jim Sobb, director of golf at The Ivanhoe Club in Mundelein, Ill., has been selected as the 2020 “Pro’s Pro.” Global Golf Post designates one professional each year who embodies the spirit of the All-Pro Team concept. A member of the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame, Sobb has twice been named the Illinois PGA Professional of the Year. As a player, Sobb has participated in three PGA Championships, three U.S. Senior Opens and two Senior PGA Championships.

Sobb joins a prestigious list of “Pro’s Pro” honorees including Bob Ford, head golf professional at both Seminole Golf Club in Florida and Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania (2015), Dave Podas, director of golf at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles (2016), Rob Labritz, director of golf at Glen Arbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, N.Y. (2017), Rod Perry, head professional at Crane Lakes Golf and Country Club in Port Orange, Fla. (2018), and Cary Cozby, head professional at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. (2019).

“Despite a heavy workload, many of these pros play at an extremely high level, but they don’t get the recognition they deserve, Nugent said. “Our All-Pro feature is designed to do just that—recognize the best playing golf professionals in America.”

Click to see the current issue and view the All-Pro selections.

About Global Golf Post:
Founded in 2010, Global Golf Post is the leading weekly golf news brand in the world. It’s digital only magazine is delivered overnight Sunday, 50 weeks per year, to a global audience of nearly 2.0 million avid golfers. Global Golf Post is a fully interactive digital publication that incorporates rich media applications and offers golf consumers a remarkable online experience, much like reading a traditional magazine or newspaper.

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