THE 2013 PGA Annual Meeting will put forward strategic plans to further advance golf and empower PGA Professionals to grow the game.
The 97th annual gathering, held this week at the San Diego Hotel & Marina, will be attended by over 350 PGA Professional, PGA Board members, Past Presidents and representatives of all 41 PGA sections.
During the "Charting our Course" themed meeting, delegates will be involved in a highly interactive format whereby an app specifically designed for the occasion can be downloaded, while there is to be a live Twitter feed documenting the discussions.
PGA leaders will also be addressed by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, to focus on leadership, and PGA member Lee Trevino, the recipient of the 2013 PGA Distinguished Service Award.
"To be able to glean insight from such notable figures as Mayor Giuliani and Lee Trevino is a rare opportunity for our delegates," said PGA of America President Ted Bishop.
"It's exciting to hear from high-profile figures and I also want our delegates to be heard and know that their input is part of the collaborative effort to better serve our members and the game."
Last year, in an attempt to grow golf in this country, Sport England issued a £13m grant leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympics to help develop the game from the grass roots.