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Maletis Presented 2014 LPGA Patty Berg Award

Tom Maletis, president of Tournament Golf Foundation (TGF), was presented the 2014 LPGA Patty Berg Award at the annual year-end 2014 Rolex LPGA Awards Dinner.

Tom Maletis
Tom Maletis with Judy Rankin at the 2014 Rolex LPGA Awards Dinner. Rankin, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, is a past recipient of the LPGA Patty Berg Award, receiving it in 1999.

President of TGF since 1996, Maletis, a volunteer, has overseen 24 LPGA events returning over $20 million to local charities and paying out over $30 million in tournament purses. “Over the many memorable years it has been a very gratifying experience to be associated with some great players, tournaments and champions all while giving me the opportunity to give back to my community and the many worthwhile local charities that benefit from our efforts,” said Maletis. “I’m very humbled to receive this award and honored to be among the esteemed list of friends and past winners I respect so much.”

TGF is a 501c3 non-profit and the owner and operator of the LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic for 43 years, making the event the longest running non-major on the tour.

The Patty Berg award is given by the LPGA to an individual who “exemplifies diplomacy, sportsmanship, goodwill and contributions to the game of golf.” This prestigious award is not given every year; it is only awarded when the LPGA determines there is a worthy recipient.