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          The PGA of America has made a three-year, $6M commitment
     to The First Tee initiative and will provide additional
     resources for the planning and development of First Tee
     facilities and curriculum.  The PGA's financial commitment
     includes $1M annually for three years to help fund The First
     Tee, plus $1M annually for three years for a PGA Section
     grant program to apply directly to initiatives (PGA). 
          HALL OF FAME: The World Golf Village opened yesterday,
     with a Hall of Fame ceremony honoring Nick Faldo and Johnny
     Miller.  More than 3,000 spectators watched as 25 of the 37
     living Hall of Famers attended.  In Jacksonville, Gene
     Frenette called the event "reminiscent of the recent Academy
     Awards when nearly every living Oscar-winning actor and
     actress showed up."  One HOFer missing was Jack Nicklaus. 
     World Golf Village Exec Dir Ruffin Beckwith: "I think a lot
     of people were surprised that Jack wasn't here" (FL TIMES-
     UNION, 5/19).  In Ft. Lauderdale, Randall Mell writes that
     the Golf Village is "Disney-esque in its ambitious, all-
     encompassing scope.  The architects of this grand design
     aimed to include every possible aspect of golf" (SUN-
     SENTINEL, 5/19).  In Detroit, Vartan Kupelian writes under
     the header "World Golf Village Is A State-of-the-Art
     Paradise."  PGA Tour Commissioner/World Golf Foundation Chair
     Tim Finchem: "This will be a living, breathing, changing,
     evolving facility.  From the moment we open the doors, we'll
     intrigue golfers of all levels" (DETROIT NEWS, 5/19).  In
     N.Y., Clifton Brown writes that it is "clear that the complex
     was designed not only to celebrate golf's history, but to
     attract a new generation of fans heading into the next
     century" (N.Y. TIMES, 5/19).  The LPGA, which has never had a
     structure for its Hall of Fame, is combined with the men at
     the World Golf Village (USA TODAY, 5/19).