Singer Vince Gill will receive an unusual honour this summer (03) - the 2003 PROFESSIONAL GOLFER'S ASSOCIATION (PGA) Distinguished Service Award.

In 1993, the country star founded the VINNY PRO-CELEBRITY GOLF INVITATIONAL, the primary beneficiary for the TENNESSEE GOLF FOUNDATION.

The event has generated nearly $3 million (GBP2 million) for junior golf, expanding its programmes as well as supporting the sport's future in Tennessee.

The ceremony, to take place on 13 August (03) at the EASTMAN THEATRE in Rochester, New York, is held in conjunction with the 85th PGA CHAMPIONSHIP.

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