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Edition-Friday. March 19th, 2021

Spring Membership Meeting

Monday, March 29

The 2021 Spring Membership Meeting will be held virtually via a Google MEET. The Board of Directors and any at-large members who wish to attend in person can do so. Just be sure to note during registration in-person or virtual.

Host: Saratoga Golf & Polo Club
Time: 9am-11:30am
No Cost 
3 MSR Required Credits
*ONLY PGA Members Who LOG IN Virtually (Not via Telephone) will receive MSR Credits).

A direct Google MEET invitation will be sent to each registered attendee a few days prior to the meeting. Meeting will include Section & PGA of America updates including discussion with PGA of America Secretary, Don Rea. 

Deadline for Registration: Friday, March 26th 
Register for Spring Meeting
Tournament Players - Get Signed Up for the NENY Rolex POY Eligibility
With the PGA of America's expansive agreement with Rolex inclusive is Presenting Partner of the PGA of America's and all PGA Section's Player of the Year Awards.  Click HERE for more on PGA-Rolex announcement.

Registration for the NENY PGA Section ROLEX Champions Cup allows PGA Members to compete for NENY PGA Player of the Year. The Top 20 following the Match Play Championship will be eligible to compete in the Tour Championship with no entry fee. Players outside of the top 20 will be able to compete in the Tour Championship with a $200 entry fee.

Champions Cup Fee: $50 prior to June 22 (Pro Classic #2) - $100 after June 22 to prior to the beginning of the Pro Classic #4 on July 20.
Register For Champions Cup


PGA Career Services announced this week the release of the newly updated Compensation and Benefits survey.  Let’s put our Section among the top in the country in terms of participation. This is your way of impacting compensation for PGA Members and Associates across all job titles. 

The updated survey is a more profile-based data collection system that will allow us to capture more accurate data in real time throughout the year.  Your data will be kept purely confidential and live within your PGA.org profile, allowing you to update your profile any time during the year., This new system will allow us to have no “deadline” for completion and you will only have to “edit” what you have previously entered.  Call PGA Career Consultant Chris Kulinski, PGA at 561-366-2791 or email him at ckulinski@pgahq.com if you have any questions.    

Each participant will earn 1 MSR for completing the profile.  

Thank you for your contribution to this important tool used to impact compensation for you and your peers!

Complete PGA Compensation Profile Now

Captain Registrations!!! 

March marks the beginning of the PGA Jr. League season and the earlier you get registered = the more benefit and successful program. That point was discussed earlier this week on a Webinar about "ROI on Junior Golf" -  Listen to it HERE to pick up some tips! 

PGAJL Captains & Coaches

.Members on the Move 

Chris Bentrovato will be moving from his former Assistant Professional position he held at Schenectady Municipal to GC to Pinehaven CC

Michael Bell, PGA has been named the new Head Professional at Oneonta Country Club. Michael transfers in from the South Florida PGA Section. Please be sure to welcome him and he can be reached at mikebellpga@gmail.com 

NENY PGA Education Series 
Be a Better Merchandiser & Online Pro Shop

Who: Conversation led by Eric Mabee (CC of Pittsfield); Jason Ballard (Oak Hill CC) 
What:Free Education Offering Discussing Merchandising Tactics and building your own virtual pro shop for online sales  
Where: Virtual - via Google Meets platform
When:Tuesday, March 23th from 9am-9:45am
1 MSR Required Education Credit for Class A PGA Members attending

Deadline to Register: TONIGHT! - Friday, March 19 at midnight

NENY PGA Education Series 
Benefits of Speed Training

Who: Conversation led by Dr. Luke Benoit, PGA Director of Instruction Interlachen CC in Medina, MN 
What:Free Education Offering Discussing Speed Training and the benefits on your increased swing speed for increased distance. 
Where: Virtual - via Google Meets platform
When:Tuesday, April 6 from 10am-10:45am
1 MSR Required Education Credit for Class A PGA Members attending

Deadline to Register: Friday, April 2 at midnight

Register Now!

NENY PGA Education Series 
Addressing Staffing Issues

Who: Conversation led by Chris Kulinski joined by local area PGA Professionals TBA
What:Free Education Offering Discussing staffing, recruiting, hiring, maintaining, mentoring, etc.  
Where: Virtual - via Google Meets platform
When:Tuesday, April 20 from 9am-9:45am
1 MSR Required Education Credit for Class A PGA Members attending

Deadline to Register: Friday, April 16 at midnight

Register Now

Proposed Amateur Rules Changes for Prizes 

Rule 3: Prizes An amateur is allowed to accept any prize, including money or other currency, up to a limit of [$750 USD] in value, per competition, unless the national governing body has set a lower limit. For a non-monetary prize, the value of that prize is the price that the item is generally available to purchase from a retail source at the time the prize is accepted.

Each NENY PGA Member is urged to direct your own input to the USGA on the proposed cash prize ruling change with the deadline of March 26th for the open comment period. 

Submit Your Feedback Now

Associate's Presidents Cup

Monday, April 12-Tuesday, April 13

Education, networking, and golf!
If you're a registered Associate you will NOT want to miss this!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 7th at midnight
Find Out More Details & Register
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