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Edition-Fri Oct. 30, 2020

NENY PGA Fall Meeting 

Virtual Fall Meeting: Monday, Nov. 16th 
MSRs: 2 Required MSR Credits for Class A Members who ARE LOGGED IN DIGITALLY (NOT VIA TELEPHONE)
FREE - No Cost for attendance

REGISTRATION: It is important to Pre-Register for the Meeting via our usual Blue Golf Event registration link per normal by Fri, Nov. 13. 

In-Person Option:  There is an option for anyone who would like to attend "In Person" at The Edison Club. The ball room presents ample room to meet social distancing rules and will be limited to the group size of the first 50 registered for this option. The NENY PGA Section's Board of Directors will be in-person. Simply select this as the option during registration.  

Board Candidate Notices: Please be reminded that any eligible member who wishes to run for a Director-at-Large position or Office of Secretary can do so by sending a written announcement by Monday, November 2nd  There will be 3 Director positions open. Letters are posted at the event info web page. 

Current Candidate Announcements;
Office of Secretary: Matt Daley (Schenectady Municipal GC) & Craig McLean (The Edison Club)
Director-at-Large: Kevin Cain (Colonie G&CC), Jeremy Kerr (Mohawk GC), Matt McPhillips (Pinehaven CC)


Register HERE

Remembering Sully 

Mass Golf Association put a great article together remembering Tom Sullivan, PGA. and did a great job paying tribute to Tom.

Check it out HERE and as a reminder the Go Fund Me is still available for donations to be made and proceeds to be used for Tom's family. The outpouring of care is heartwarming among our membership, profession, and local golf community with a total of funds currently coming up on $65,000. 

Donate HERE


We still have a lengthy list of members who have not paid their PGA Dues in full as of yet. NENY PGA staff has sent separate email campaigns but please be reminded that your invoice is NOT mailed. It can be found at your PGA.org account and the deadline to pay  dues before late fees or being dropped from the active rolls is October 31st. 


2021 PGA Merchandise Announcement To Go Virtual

PGA Golf Exhibitions, in partnership with the PGA of America, announced last week the shift to an all-virtual format for the 2021 PGA Merchandise Show, to be held January 26-29, 2021. Prioritizing the health and well-being of the global golf community during the ongoing pandemic, the decision was made with guidance and feedback from exhibitors, attendees, PGA Professionals, the PGA of America, key industry associations, vendor partners and additional event stakeholders.

View complete announcement HERE

104th PGA Annual Meeting Results  

Delegates virutally attended the 104th PGA Annual Meeting yesterday afternoon on PGA.org  where they voted in the following PGA members into office to serve:
President: Jim Richerson (Southwest PGA Section)
Vice President - John Lindert (Michigan PGA )
*Secretary - Don Rea (Southwest PGA Section) 
*2 voting ballots
View full press release HERE

Supreme Golf Partnership  

The PGA of America and Supreme Golf launched a new tee time booking marketplace: PGA Tee Times, slated to launch in early 2021.

For more information on the unmatched member benefits, please watch our Member Webinar.


NENY PGA Fall Junior League Huge Success!

Below is a small taste of the impact and power of PGAJL programming. One of our parents took the time to share unsolicited their and their son's experience.Such a fantastic program and we encourage ALL of our NENY PGA Professionals and facilities to take the initiative if you haven't yet and start up a PGAJL at your club. Our league had 120 kids and ran 5 weeks of league matches with the help of our host site facilities and our PGA Professionals. These kids are primed and ready this spring to find a PGAJL near them!! 

Good Morning Christian!!!! 
I wanted to share that despite Ben's quiet start yesterday- He had a BALL!!! Oh my!! As Keith and I are learning - he is REALLY REALLY REALLY nervous before a match = not even alittle friendly. Oh dear! It's a bit disconcerting to us (we are people people), but we are learning to understand that this is just him. 

Please don't mistake this for not being thrilled to be there! After that first drive - he comes alive!! Oh my!!! Tic tok dances, rooting for others, laughing, running with cart, etc. He had THE BEST TIME today and what a BEAUTIFUL COURSE! These guys do a GREAT GREAT GREAT JOB with the grass, fairways and greens! WOW!!!!!! BRAVO!!!!

He and Thomas played a great game and were a wonderful match!  Such great families this evening as well!  WHAT A PERFECT EVENING! We truly cannot thank-you and your Team enough for making this happen!!! 

View Our Fall PGAJL Video!
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