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Manchester to host ’19 New England PGA

Manchester Country Club Selected to Host 2019 NEPGA Section Championship

Bedford, N.H. (July 23, 2018) – The New England Professional Golfers' Association (New England PGA) recently announced the host sites for its Section Championship in 2019. Manchester Country Club in Bedford, New Hampshire was selected as the host site for the 99th playing of the New England PGA Championship, the pinnacle event on the New England PGA calendar scheduled for August 5-7, 2019. The first two rounds of the Section Championship are traditionally played at two courses to accommodate the more than 160 PGA Professionals battling for the crown; the co-host facility is Concord Country Club in Concord, New Hampshire.

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Other than the local PGA TOUR events, the New England PGA Championship will boast the largest professional purse in New England next year. 2019 will mark only the third time in the event’s 98-year history that it will visit New Hampshire, and the first time since 2014, when it was played at The Golf Club of New England and Portsmouth Country Club.

“The New England Section is very excited to bring our major championship to New Hampshire in 2019 and to conduct our event at two of the Granite State’s premier facilities is going to be very special for our PGA Professionals,” said New England PGA President, Ron Bibeau, “I am already looking forward to next year.”

Manchester Country Club is an historic Donald Ross-layout. The par-71 course recently underwent a renovation project and played host to the 2017 New Hampshire Open. Co-host Concord Country Club was established in 1930 and is recognized as one of the finest courses in the state.

"This is the first time Manchester Country Club will be hosting the NEPGA Section Championship," said MCC General Manager, Brian Kelley. “On behalf of our members and staff, we are honored to be one of the selected sites alongside Concord, and we look forward to hosting a professional, competitive and exciting major event for the New England PGA.”

This year’s New England PGA Championship will be contested in late August at Warwick Country Club and Quidnesset Golf Club in Rhode Island.

About New England Professional Golfers’ Associate
The New England Professional Golfers' Association (New England PGA) is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting the game of golf, and is one of the 41 sections that comprise the PGA of America. The New England PGA consists of over 750 PGA class A golf professionals and over 240 PGA apprentices at over 450 golf facilities in five states -- Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. These facilities include public, private and resort golf courses, teaching centers, and driving ranges. For more information, visit nepga.com.

About Manchester Country Club
Manchester Country Club (MCC) is a private, member-owned club committed to a tradition of superior hospitality, amenities and playing surfaces. Its historic par 71, 18-hole golf course was originally designed by Donald Ross and built in 1923. Also a premier wedding and event venue, MCC has been providing event space and services to the community (members and non-members alike) for almost 100 years. Manchester Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club division of Troon, the world's largest golf management company. For more information, please visit manchestercountryclub.com.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 330 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

Media Contacts:
Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com

Joelle Creamer
Manchester Country Club
603.624.4096 ext. 313
jcreamer@manchestercountryclub.com