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About Pete Trenham

A PGA Pro for over 50 years and one of Philadelphiaís most accomplished golfers; Pete Trenham is also a respected historian of the sport. His writing about the game has earned him considerable acclaim, as have his accomplishments in the game across his lifetime.

A 1959 graduate of the University of Florida, Trenham was the captain of the Gatorís golf team during his senior year. While an amateur, Trenham won the Cleveland District Golf Association Championship in 1957. In 1960, Trenham ďturned pro,Ē and started working at the Philadelphia Country Club in 1962 as assistant golf pro. Trenham won the 1963 Homestead Invitational (Hot Springs, Virginia) by five strokes with a score of 135. In 1965, he had his best showing in a PGA Tour event, when he tied for 28th at the 1965 Azalea Open.

Trenhamís next stop was the St. Davidís Golf Club in suburban Philadelphia, where he served as the head professional for 29 years beginning in 1966. In 1995, Trenham left St. Davidís Golf Club to work in Ireland, where he opened the Adare Golf Club. He returned to the states to serve as the Director of Golf and assistant to the owners of Reading Country Club for ten years.

Among his considerable professional accomplishments, Trenham won the PGA Philadelphia Sectionís Senior Championship in 1994 and 1995. He qualified for the PGA Club Professional Championship six times, and played in the Senior Club Professional Championship three times.

Trenham was a member of six Philadelphia PGA Section Challenge Cup teams. Notably, Trenham played in the 1994 PGA Senior Championship and the 1997 U.S. Senior Open.

One of the Philadelphia PGA Sectionís leading lights over the years, he has served on every Section committee, including many years on the tournament committee and the executive committee. In late 1987, Trenham became the Philadelphia Sectionís 27th president, serving for two years in that prestigious role.

In 1979, Trenham was the Philadelphia PGAís Golf Professional of the Year, earned the Philadelphia PGAís Horton Smith Award in 1985, and the Sectionís Bill Strausbaugh Award in 1986. Among his many honors and awards, Trenham was one of the original class of inductees into the Philadelphia PGA Section Hall of Fame in 1992.


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