Transit Valley Country Club head pro Tim Fries, a member of the PGA of America board of directors, is playing an integral and visible role at at this week's PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.
Fries was tasked Thursday with announcing the players before they teed off at No. 1. On Sunday, he'll be announcing the groups as they arrive at the 18th green.
Three weeks ago Fries won on the WNYPGA championship for a seventh time. Last year he had the distinction of playing in the PGA Senior Championship against some of golf's great legends. Jay Skurski wrote about that here.
Fries is one of 14 district representatives on the PGA's national board, which includes two independent directors and a member of the PGA Tour.