Gary Wiren, Ph.D.


Gary Wiren, Ph.D., has taught golf in 32 countries, including 17 years in Japan, and written over 200 published articles and 14 books, including the “PGA Teaching Manual,” a 619-page work that has arguably had more influence on golf instruction than any such book in history. He served the PGA of America in several capacities over 13 years as Education Director, Director of Club Relations and Director of Learning and Research.

He was a founder of the Professional Golf Management program now in 19 universities, as well as a founding member of The Golf Collectors Society. He created the PGA World Junior Golf Academy, PGA Golf Discovery Schools, PGA/USGA Rules Workshops, and the Colonel R. Otto Probst Historical Golf Library. Wiren has played and made the cut in the U.S. Senior Open Championship, was a collegiate conference golf champion, played professionally in Europe and Japan, and won the South Florida Long Drive Championship at 381 yards with a wooden headed driver, winning by 50 yards. He is in nine golf halls of fame.

He attended high school at the Jesuit Creighton Prep School in Omaha, Nebraska and college at Huron University in South Dakota. He earned a master’s degree at the University of Michigan, where he also coached football, and a Ph.D. at the University of Oregon in sports science.

He has been married for 58 years to Ione Southworth Wiren from Traverse City, Michigan and has four children. The Wirens live in North Palm Beach, FL while he serves as Senior Director of Instruction for Trump Golf properties.

Fascinating Stories of the Hidden Values in Playing the Game of Golf

It may seem to an “outsider” that the royal and ancient game of golf is a rather silly, useless pastime. And that is understandable if that person has never experienced it. But that very game of striking and chasing a ball around what seems to be a pasture has many elements that are worth celebrating. The following values can all be found in playing the game and are regularly experienced by participants: confidence, judgment, courtesy, honesty, integrity, respect, perseverance, responsibility and sportsmanship. In this presentation, true stories and examples of these values will be shared, some amusing and some quite moving. As a bonus, the greatest gift that the game offers will be saved for a strong ending.
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # F1T3 — One Time Event
Place:Room 151 (Annex), Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Tuesday, October 22 2019
Time:6 - 7:30 PM
Fee:$30 / member; $35 / non-member

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