In a little over a month, more than 300 PGA Professionals will head to Hershey for their national championship, where 20 of them will earn a spot alongside the big boys at the PGA Championship later this summer.

The Hershey Country Club is no stranger to top-level play, having hosted Nike/Nationwide Tour events, the LPGA, and back in the day, the touring PGA Professionals.  In fact, Hershey provided a key moment in Ben Hogan’s early career, and he later became the Head Professional there for a time.   Here’s a fascinating look at the original job offer wired to Hogan.

For the story, we turn to the local professional who has spent years researching Philadelphia PGA history.  This is the Philadelphia Section’s 90th anniversary year, but more on that later.  Today, it is Hogan and Hershey… in this podcast with PGA Professional Pete Trenham:

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Ed Abrams anchors mornings on KYW Newsradio, and you can hear his Golf Reports there on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. He has also created a new website at, a resource for golfers seeking the best bargains on clubs, apparel and everything golf.

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