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Thursday, April 7, 2011
PGA National's Director Of Golf Jane Broderick Named Industry's First PGA And LPGA Master Professional
(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) -- PGA National Resort & Spa Director of Golf Jane Broderick has been named LPGA Master Professional, marking the first time a dual member has held both the LPGA and PGA Master Professional titles.

Broderick was elected to membership in the PGA of America in 1990 and attained PGA Master Professional status. She was elected into the LPGA in 1994 with recognition over the years as its 1998 "National LPGA Professional of the Year" as well as the "LPGA Southeast Section Professional of The Year" in 1998, 2003, 2006 and 2009. She is certified in tournament operations with the PGA of America and currently serves on the faculty of the PGA Master Professional Program.

Originally from upstate New York, Broderick was first hired in the outside operations at PGA National in December 1985. In ensuing years, she succeeded in every aspect of PGA National's noteworthy golf amenities where she worked in the award winning golf shop becoming golf shop manager, Tournament Coordinator, Director of Tournament Operations, Head Professional and her current position as Director of Golf.

"Jane is one of the major reasons we are known as one the best golf operations in the U.S. and we're thrilled she has attained the well deserved honor of LPGA Master Professional," says Joel Paige, Vice President and Managing Director. "In addition to her supreme professionalism and expertise, she's a highly esteemed member of our PGA National family."

"I am very honored to have attained Master Professional Status with the LPGA, but it's really a team effort," says Broderick. "I am fortunate to work at a tremendous facility, with a group of incredibly talented people and with very supportive owners here at PGA National."

For more information about Jane Broderick or PGA National, visit www.pgaresort.com, or call (800) 533.9386.

About PGA National Resort & Spa
PGA National Resort & Spa is a national, premier golf vacation and meeting destination. The legendary 379-room Florida resort recently completed a $65 million comprehensive revitalization, including a new front entrance, outdoor pool and pavilion, new Ironwood Grille and iBAR, as well as enhanced public areas, golf courses and landscaping.

PGA National Resort & Spa offers 90 holes of championship golf on five courses, including the famed Champion course, home to the PGA TOUR's Honda Classic. The resort's storied golf history includes hosting the 1983 Ryder Cup, 1987 PGA Championship, and nearly two decades of the Senior PGA Championship. In addition to The Champion, PGA National's award-winning golf courses are: The Palmer, The Haig, The Squire and The Estates.

Other distinguishing features include a 40,000 square-foot European Spa with 32 treatment areas and the exclusive "Waters of the World" outdoor mineral pools, a world-class 33,000 square-foot health-and-racquet club with 19 Har Tru tennis courts, 40,000 square feet of self-contained conference space and nine on-site restaurants and lounges.
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