The Professional Putters Association

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“Founded with the purpose of finding the world’s greatest putter, to promote Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America

and its franchised locations.”

circa 1959 Don Clayton, Founder of Putt-Putt Golf Courses and The Professional Putters Association.

Roanoke, Virginia to host $50,000 PPA National Championship

For the first time since opening their doors in 1959, the Roanoke,VA Putt-Putt Fun Center will host the PPA National Championship the week of September 19, 2016.  Ideal playing conditions have made the Roanoke facility a favorite playing site for PPA Players.  Roanoke hosted the 2015 Eastern Open won by 2008 PPA National Champion Kevin Lacey, the 2010 Eastern Open won by Joel Baker and in 1995 Randy Reeves, the 2012 PPA Hall of Fame inductee, won the Roanoke Open.  
The week of events and tournaments to be played during the 57th annual PPA National Championship will begin with a four round doubles event on Monday September 19th.  A  four round, $10,000 Tournament Players Championship will be played on Tuesday the 20th.  The $50,000 PPA National Championship will be a 
three day - 12 round event to be played Wednesday thru Friday September 21st - 23rd.  Simultaneously, the first eight rounds of the National Championship will determine the 2016 Senior National Champion.  This years senior event will have new guidelines for participation.

Course owner David Mitchell is looking forward to the competition and hosting the PPA's most prestigious events. "What an honor to host the National Championship and a great compliment to know how much the players enjoy playing here".

  Joe Lea and Roby Fuller
Defending PPA National Champions


The Professional Putters Association is pleased to announce KROGER as the named sponsor for the Kroger PPA National Pro/Am Charity Tournament to be held on Monday September 19 at 6:00 pm in Roanoke, Va., in conjunction with the 57th annual Professional Putters Association National Championship.
In our continuing effort to make a difference in the communities in which we play, the PPA along with our sponsors will, during the week of the Nationals, work to raise awareness and contribute to the Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital as our charity for the week.
Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital (CCCH) is the only children’s hospital in southwest Virginia, and the third largest in the Commonwealth. CCCH is devoted exclusively to the health care needs of children and improving their quality of life. No child is ever turned away. Thank you to Kroger and our many other sponsors for supporting the PPA and the Children’s Miracle Network through the Kroger PPA National Charity Pro/Am Charity Tournament to support the Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital.

The Kroger PPA National Pro/Am will be a 36 hole event with two PPA players and one amateur/celebrity per team. Score will be total team score.  Play will be by shotgun start immediately following a 5pm cookout and 6pm presentation.   All hole sponsors and other listed sponsors have an automatic entry or entries into the tournament. Entry fees for other players wishing to play will be $25.  The winning team will receive appropriate recognition. In addition the PPA members will play their own ball for a $1,000 purse. In the event of tie for first place, a sudden death playoff will determine the winning team or individual player.

For information about participating as a hole sponsor or other level of sponsorship contact David Mitchell at


Greg Newport Fires 4th Perfect Game In PPA History


Enjoy the television history of The Professional Putters Association on PPATV.
Many of the players that are celebrated on these pages have displayed their putting abilities on PPATV shows, which began airing in 1960.
Take a trip back in time with more than 150 videos available to view.  Enjoy the memories.

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