Western Golf Association Appoint Dittoe Public Relations as its PR Company

January 23, 2012

The Western Golf Association (WGA), ed which conducts the 2012 BMW Championship, pills has appointed Dittoe Public Relations, Indianapolis’ premier PR agency, to handle its PR.

The BMW Championship is the largest golf event to come to Indianapolis since the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick in 1991.

The third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events for the coveted FedExCup, the BMW Championship features the top 70 players competing for an $8 million purse and the final 30 spots in the Playoff finale.

“For an event of this prominence and magnitude, we need an experienced team of public relations professionals to assist us with generating media interest on a local, statewide and national level,” said Vince Pellegrino, vice president of tournaments for the Western Golf Association. “We are confident in Dittoe Public Relations’ ability to deliver consistent and effective media coverage that will result in increased awareness for the 2012 BMW Championship.”

Headquartered in Golf, Ill., WGA’s championships rank among the oldest and most prestigious in the U.S. The organization has hosted more than 300 championships for professional and amateur golfers from across the U.S. and throughout the world, promotes the use of caddies and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means.

The WGA conducts three national golf championships: The BMW Championship on the PGA Tour, the Western Amateur and the Western Junior. The 2012 BMW Championship will be held Sept. 3-9 at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.

Chris Dittoe, president and co-founder of Dittoe Public Relations, said: “As a sports enthusiast, I am thrilled that we’ll be working with the Western Golf Association, and look forward to exceeding its public relations goals. Our firm is focused on delivering a higher level of service and greater results for our clients, and we do whatever it takes to get the job done.”

Dittoe Public Relations is an Indianapolis-based PR firm with a strong track record of local, trade and national media coverage for companies of all sizes. The firm offers a wide range of services including public relations strategy, media relations, trade show support, award submissions, speaking engagements, writing services, crisis communications and social media support.