Ridley Given PGA Distinguished Service Award

Fred Ridley, whose wallet is a shade lighter without the Citation Vector JetCard that helped him overcome the burdens of USGA presidential travel, follows Titleist CEO Wally Uihlein as winner of the PGA of America Distinguished Service Award.

Hey, hey hey hey...I hear you giggling. Stop that! This is a very, very important award.

Ridley's duties with the USGA include serving as chairman of the Championship Committee from 2000-2003, the group responsible for the conduct of all USGA competitions. He also has chaired the Amateur Status and Conduct, as well as the International Team Selection Committees.

"Fred Ridley's contributions to the administration of golf have had a direct impact on the millions of amateur players throughout this country that enjoy this game," said PGA of America President Roger Warren. "His leadership also has enabled an even stronger bond to develop between the USGA and The PGA of America which has resulted in enhancing our respective programs that drive participation in golf. We are most proud to present Fred Ridley with the PGA Distinguished Service Award."