Trenham Golf History

A Chronicle of The Philadelphia Section PGA
and Golf in the Philadelphia Area


The Philadelphia Section of the PGA of America was formed on December 2, 1921. On June 2, 1922 the Section members held their first Section Championship at the Tredyffrin Country Club in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

The above photograph was taken that day at the course, at the conclusion of the one-day 36 hole tournament. Charlie Hoffner and Jack Campbell, the two professionals in the center holding the tournament cup, ended the day in a tie for the title. Two days later Hoffner won an 18 hole playoff to become the first Philadelphia PGA champion.

Peter C. “Pete” Trenham
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