The 2023 PGA University Championship is coming to Mississippi

The championship will be held at the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

The PGA of America announced Wednesday that Dancing Rabbit Golf Club at the Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Mississippi, will host the 2023 PGA University Championship November 13-15.

The 36-hole championship, sponsored by Srixon/Cleveland Golf, will feature 90 players on 18 teams from PGA Golf Management University programs across the country. Teams compete for the Jones Cup, whose namesake is rooted in Mississippi.

“The 18-team field of the 2023 PGA University Championship will compete for the Jones Cup, named after Mississippi State PGA Golf Management University’s first program director, Dr. S. Roland Jones, who held that position from 1985 until he took office in 1997,” the PGA said. “The event provides a platform for attendees to demonstrate professionalism, integrity, character and camaraderie – all qualities that Dr. Jones taught PGA Golf Management students.”

Dancing Rabbit Golf Club at Pearl River Resort is home to two award-winning par 72 courses – the Azaleas and the Oaks. The club’s golf pro, Sean Racki, said they are proud to work with the PGA of America.

All participating universities in the PGA University Championship are accredited by the PGA of America to offer the PGA Golf Management University Program to prospective PGA professionals. More than 1,600 students are currently enrolled in the program nationwide.

PGA President John Lindert said they look forward to bringing the event to Mississippi’s Dancing Rabbit Golf Club.

“The PGA University Championship is a premier event that showcases our PGA Golf Management students,” said Lindert. “The PGA is extremely proud of its golf management program and our partnership with the 18 universities to develop the next generation of PGA professionals. The PGA University Championship not only gives these students an opportunity to compete on the court, but also to network with their peers from across the country.”

Adam Scott, program director for Mississippi State University’s PGA Golf Management University, said he was honored to welcome fellow PGA students from across the country to Magnolia State for this year’s PGA University Championship.

“This event is always a highlight in our students’ careers and the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club is the perfect setting to demonstrate their professionalism and ability to play,” said Scott.

— Article credit to Anne Summerhays of the Magnolia Tribune —

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