The Ryder Cup Task Force has pulled even in the PGA Of America Task Force Derby.
With just one more meeting of the Ryder Cup group (even a GoToMeeting confab), they will surpass March's newly-formed HackGolf/Millennial Task Force 2-to-1. **Breaking! The grow the game group met at the PGA Championship, retaining a 2-1 lead!
We know of this great mind-melding moment thanks to a Derek Sprague PGA Of America statement that suggests the meeting took place in person:
Ryder Cup Task Force Co-Chairman and PGA President Derek Sprague Statement:
“The Ryder Cup Task Force met today at PGA of America Headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. for more than four hours. It was a very productive meeting where all Task Force members were engaged in thoughtful dialogue. We discussed a wide array of issues including the selection process for Captains and Vice Captains and more. Today was the beginning of a process that is designed to create the conditions for long term Ryder Cup success. We have more work to do and look forward to gathering again to complete the work of the Task Force. Once we have significant news to report from these meetings, we will be happy to share that with you.”
Ryder Cup Task Force Members
Derek Sprague, Co-chair
Pete Bevacqua, Co-chair
Paul Levy, Vice President, PGA of America
Davis Love III
You may recall that I secured the minutes to this meeting long before it even started.
As for the location of the meeting, it sounds like players called in while PGA of America brass stared at a speaker phone, ate Chinese takeout and took sips of Arnold Palmer's everytime someone mentioned Fred Couples over the four hours.
Rex Hoggard reports for GolfChannel.com.