Ted Bishop, a 1976 Purdue University graduate and one of the most accomplished PGA professionals from the state of Indiana, is serving as the 38th president of the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA).

The PGA of America is the world’s largest working sports organization, consisting of 27,000 men and women dedicated to growing the game of golf.

Over the last several years, Bishop has served as the PGA of America’s national spokesperson for all player development programs, creating and supporting programs that introduce the game to men, women and children of all ages, backgrounds and physical abilities.

Born in Logansport, Ind., he began his professional career as a PGA professional and superintendent at the Phil Harris Golf Course in Linton, Ind. This fall, he will become the third PGA of America president to be inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame.

On the course, Bishop was a four-time Indiana Open qualifier, with three holesin- one to his credit. Bishop is regularly published by the likes of SI.com, PGA. com and several Indiana newspapers. He has twice been awarded the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash by the governor of Indiana.

He and his wife, Cindy, live in Franklin, Ind., and have two daughters.