A good time on the course! (PGA Works/Facebook)

On Tuesday, May 17, the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America announced that Shoal Creek Club and Bent Brook Golf Course, both just outside Birmingham, will host the 2023 PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship (PWCC). Keep reading to learn more.


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The most culturally significant college golf tournament. (PGA Works/Facebook)

The championship is a 54-hole stroke play event contested in five divisions of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI), and Other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI).

The PWCC was established in 1986 by the National Black Golf Association when HBCUs did not have the same postseason opportunities as other institutions. Today, the tournament is considered the most culturally significant collegiate golf championship, while maintaining its founding vision of opening doors for HBCU and MSI student-athletes as well as other athletes. from diverse backgrounds.

“The PWCC is an influential championship that goes beyond the golf course, so it’s important to the PGA of America that we have a host site that understands its importance to college golf and its long-term effects on these students- athletes,” PGA CEO Seth Waugh said. “Shoal Creek and Bent Brook fit the bill, and we’re excited to be heading to Alabama where the athletes, championship and venues can be showcased.”

Seth Waugh, CEO, PGA of America

beyond the green

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Inspire generations to come. (PGA Works/Facebook)

In collaboration with the PWCC, PGA WORKS will host beyond the green, a career exploration event designed to educate and inspire talent from historically underrepresented backgrounds to pursue a career in the golf industry and understand the important role golf can play in their overall career. The event will take place on May 7, 2023.

PGA WORKS Beyond the Green strives to make a lasting impact by partnering with local community organizations to provide students with access to industry leaders, executives and influencers to inspire and engage them in the workforce.

Coming to Alabama

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An honor for our city and our state. (Shoal Creek Club)

This opportunity is an honor for the state of Alabama, the state with the most HBCUs in the country. The championship is also a source of pride for the city of Birmingham and its mayor, a graduate of Morehouse College, an HBCU in Atlanta.

“We are proud to host the 2023 PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship here in our city, and we are even prouder that HBCU student-athletes will have the opportunity to compete on one of the finest golf courses in our state. As an HBCU graduate myself, I’m thrilled that the PGA and Shoal Creek are creating more inclusive spaces for minority golfers while providing scholarships for student-athletes. It’s a big step in the right direction. »

Randall Woodfin, Mayor of the City of Birmingham

This is great news not only for Birmingham, but also for the State of Alabama. We can’t wait to see the incredible individuals compete in this historic championship!

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