The Ferris State University Bulldog Men's Golf Invitational will undergo a special change this fall as the annual athletics event will now be the "Ferris State Matt Pinter Invitational" named in honor of FSU Professional Golf Management (PGM) Coordinator Matthew D. Pinter.
Pinter is currently midst his 16th year as the PGM Coordinator at FSU and the director of FSU's 18-hole Katke Golf Course. Pinter, a current registered Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) Class A Professional (1981-present), is also involved in the PGA National Education Steering Committee (1990-present), the PGA Membership Committee/Michigan Section (1994-present), and has been a certified PGA of America PAT Administrator since 1995. He also was a member of the PGA National Education Committee from 1985-89 and is currently a Golf Professional Training Program Curriculum Development Committee and Faculty Member (1994-present).
The FSU PGM program was established in 1975 and is the first of its kind in the nation sanctioned by the prestigious Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA).
"Matt Pinter has had a huge impact on our men's and women's golf programs as PGM Coordinator at Ferris State," said Ferris State men's and women's golf head coach Mike Mignano. "With his leadership at FSU, Katke Golf Course, the PGM program, and both golf programs have experienced tremendous improvements in both academic curriculum and athletic facilities. Matt and his staff are the reason Ferris State's PGM program has remained the top one in the country. We are proud to host a tournament in his honor and we look forward to an outstanding weekend of golf."
The 2009 Ferris State Matt Pinter Invitational is scheduled for next weekend, Sept. 26-27, at the Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids, Mich. Starting tee times are set for 2 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, Sept. 26, with final-round action commencing at 8 a.m. (EDT) on Sunday, Sept. 27.