Friday, August 28th: E-News Update

NENY PGA Member News

Saratoga Golf & Polo Named to Top Courses

Saratoga Golf & Polo Club has been named to the top 50 Stand Alone 9-Hole Courses in the world, making it into to a ranking of #11! Congrats to the PGA Professionals, Ron Ireland, PGA General Manager, Kevin Hughes, PGA Head Professional and Brandon Risler, PGA Associate, their maintenance staff and their club leaders!

PGA Pay-By-Phone Process is Changing

The PGA is changing how they handle payments by telephone. Members will still be able to call the PGA Membership Services Department, but a new automated platform will be used to help ensure security and privacy for credit/debit card information.

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2020 NENY Tourney Schedule

Tournament News

Durcan Claims NENY PGA OMEGA Legends Division Player of the Year Title

The last points event for the Legends Division POY was the Senior Stroke Play Championship contested this week during a wet day at Hiland Golf Course. Steve Vatter, PGA Head Professional at Capital Hills at Albany won the Championship while Willie King, PGA Owner of Plattsburgh Golf won the Legends Division with a score of one under par 71. Harvey Bostic Sr. captured the Super Senior Division in the event.

The highlight of the day was King shooting his age for the first time in his career. John Durcan, PGA Life Member finished in second place with a score of 2 over par 74. However, with his second place finish, Durcan wrapped up the NENY PGA OMEGA Legends Division Player of the Year Award by 0.5 points over King. Way to go Willie & John!

Berliners Finishes In Top 10 of the New York State Open

View Complete Leaderboard HERE

NENY PGA Board Elections & Fall Meeting Reminder

The Board is currently in the process of reviewing the plans for the Fall Membership Meeting but with the current gathering restrictions still in place it is very likely to be moved to a virtual platform.

Board & Officer elections are part of the scheduled meeting.Secretary and 3 Director spots are open and in the coming weeks, a timeline and plans for the Fall Meeting & Board Elections hope to be announced soon to the membership.

Are you interested in running for any the NENY PGA Secretary position or a Board of Directors at Large position? If so, please contact Executive Director, Tracie Warner or NENY PGA President, Mike Behan to discuss in more detail or find out more information.

Special Thanks to our Board Members ending their terms in their positions for their service and expertise offered in a volunteer position to help lead the section, especially in such a turbulent year.

Tom Oppedisano, PGA - Men's Golf Coach, Skidmore College - Completing 2nd term
* Tom Sullivan, PGA - Head Professional at Wyantenuck CC - Completing 1st term
Rick Wolcott PGA - PGA Professional at Mohawk GC - Completing 2nd term
*Eligible for an additional term

Ron Ireland, PGA - General Manager at Saratoga Golf & Polo - will be moving from Past President to Honorary President
Mike Behan, PGA - Sales Representative of W&B Golf Cars - will be moving from President to Past President
Rich Scott, PGA - completing his Vice President term
Marc Levesque, PGA - completing his Secretary term

View the Complete Board of Directors Here

Sept. 14

National Car Rental Assistant's Championship
DEADLINE coming up for the Assistant's Championship on Wed, Sept. 9 and event will be hosted on Schenectady Municipal GC. Register HERE

Sept 16

NENY PGA Match Play Qualifier

Deadline for the Match Play Qualifier is September 11th for the Match Play Qualifier hosted by Normanside CC.

Oct. 31

PGA Section Dues Deadline

Dues invoices are now available with an extended due date of October 31, 2020. PGA Professionals have two payment options to choose from. Please click here for more information on PGA dues procedure