Ms Jean Toms, daughter of
Matt McCaslin and Joey Graybeal of Hall of Fame inductee, Mr Howard Loy,
2013 National Champions congratulates our new champion
Welcome to the official site of the
Professional Putters Association
Since 1959, the Professional Putters Association have hosted miniature golf putting tournaments on Putt-Putt Golf Course locations as our effort to find the worlds greatest putters continues. Since our founding, more than $8,000,000 in prize money has been award to putters worldwide.
As you navigate thru this site, the 2013 PPA season is featured.
To visit and explore the 53 year history of the PPA please visit ProPutters.com
1934 - 2013
John Connor, a charter member of the Professional Putters Association, died December 3rd in his hometown of Greenville, SC.He was 79 years old.Connor was the 1964 PPA Player of the Year.He was the seventh player inducted to the PPA Hall of Fame in 1992. He also served as chairman of the Pro’s Player Committee.
Connor was a Putt-Putt Golf Course owner in Forest City, NC and was host of many PPA tour events.Together with his brothers Neil and Charlie, the Connors are perhaps the most titled family in PPA history.
“John Connor will be remembered as one of the true sportsmen of Putt-Putt. Soft spoken and respected by all, John was a fierce competitor throughout his career. The PPA is truly saddened by his passing.”Spoke Bill Baus , current chairman of the Pro’s Player committee.
"John Connor dedicated his life to the betterment of the sport as a longtime chairman of the PPA Pros Players Committee throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. As a member of the Connor family out of Greenville, S.C., he was a franchise owner who promoted the business, the game and the sport without equal. He was gifted with a putter in his hands, but his greater gift was that John Connor always put the sport before himself. We will not see his likes again, but his legacy will be with the Putt-Putt LLC franchise system and the Professional Putters Association each and every time a PPA contestant is called to the first tee. Much of what PPA is today is because John Connor passed our way”, said Bill Kirby, Jr., 1995 PPA National Champion.
Services will be held at the Mackey Mortuary
311 Century Dr.
The Professional Putters Association is committed to making a difference in the communities we visit.
Membership fees for 2013 will be $100 for Pro members and $40 for APA members.
The increase in fees will be earmarked for local charities at each National site.
PPA Pro Membership ($100)
A PPA Pro is eligible to play in national, state and local tournament
Amateur Putters Association Membership ($40)
Amateur Putters Association members are eligible to play in PPA
national, state and all local tournament competitions.
Any member of a
JPA Team (with a letter from the course owner, manager or JPA team
may join the Amateur Putters Association without charge for the
Please send your completed application to the following address:
The Professional Putters Association
8105 Timberlake Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Please do not send your application with a return signature receipt
required as this will significantly delay the delivery of your
application. Please send your application First Class Mail via the US
Postal Service. Applications may also be presented in person at any
official PPA sanctioned tour event.