NENY Fall Membership Meeting Review Virtual - In adaptation to the times and circumstances, the NENY PGA Section Fall Membership Meeting was hosted virtually yesterday on Monday, November 16, 2020. The Board of Directors, staff and Section Board Candidates were gathered as a group at The Edison Club. In total there were nearly 90 attendees present for the meeting including staff, guests and professionals. A big welcome to our new and incoming board members and tremendous thanks to those board members ending their terms and service to section.
Nick Stoner Golf Course, Club House Destroyed in Fire In the early morning hours of Sunday, November 16th a fire engulfed the club house of the Nick Stoner Golf Course located in Caroga Lake, NY. NENY PGA Section member, Steve Jennings has served the facility as it's head professional for more than 30 years and also has a hand in the maintenance/superintendent duties. Thankfully there were no major injuries, but everything in the club house was a complete loss.
Please continue to keep Steve and the entire staff in your thoughts and you can reach out to him via his email if you like.
Membership Updates MSR Meeting Credits have been posted to each Section member's account and we encourage you to check that at PGA.org and should you have any questions regarding attendance/credit contact staff at the section office.
Empire Golf Expo CANCELLED The administrators and owners of the Empire Golf & Travel Expo recently announced that the event will NOT be held this year. With the safety of guests, exhibitors and staff in mind with the COVID circumstances, the show will be post-poned until 2022.
NENY PGA Tournament Director
The NENY PGA Section Board of Director's has completed the employment opportunity and posting for the Section's Tournament Director position. The posting is listed in serveral places including the PGA of America's Job Board, on our own NENY PGA Section Employment Job Board page, and will be distributed and promoted within the other PGA of America Section offices and networking channels.
Tentative Timeline/Process November - Job posting via PGA Job Board, PGA Sections communication, Direct Email to NENY PGA membership and surrounding PGA Sections November 30 - Resume deadline November/December - Interviewing Phases 1 & 2 *Phase 1 - ByNENY PGA Section Staff.Locality dependent (local individuals can be in person, distance-related or out of state will likely require Google Meet/alternatives due to NY State travel restrictions). *Phase 2 - NENY PGA Section staff and Executive Officers for in-person. COVID/NY state related travel restrictions to be factored in appropriately. December/January - Final interviewing/Selection/Offer January 30 - Start Date if not before
PGA Golf Exhibitions, in partnership with the PGA of America, announced today the shift to an all-virtual format for the 2021 PGA Merchandise Show, to be held January 26-29, 2021. The 2021 PGA Merchandise Virtual Experience & Marketplace will take place January 26-29 from the comfort of your own home, facility or office! With health and safety in mind, the golf community will continue to drive business, education and networking opportunities through a cutting-edge, highly interactive virtual platform.
NENY PGA Section Thanksgiving Holiday Office Hours Reminder
Please be remindered that in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday next week, the section office will be closed Thursday, November 26th & Friday, November 27th.
NENY PGA Section - PGA HOPE Review
The NENY PGA Section was able to host 2 PGA HOPE Chapter Programs this year: NY Golf Park led by Lucas Cohen, PGA and Town of Colonie GC led by Noel Gebauer, PGA & Christian Torres. The section was going to have a 3rd Chapter, but unfortunately due to COVID our Leatherstocking GC program led by Tim Quirk, PGA had to be put on hold.
The veterans who took part in the programs were incredibly appreciative of the offering to learn and utilize golf as a means to provide rehabilitation both physically and mentally and genuinely provide a positive impact on their lives and those of their family members. All of our participants were invited to an end of the season outing hosted by Leatherstocking GC on a gorgeous fall day.
If you're interested in supporting a PGA HOPE program financially or through volunteer instruction, starting your own HOPE Chapter please reach out to Christian Torres, firstname.lastname@example.org