Read the NENYPGA E-News April 12th Update

April 12th, 2019



NYS Club Association Property Tax letter update

UPDATE--*IMPORTANT*--Pending New York State Property Tax Legislation

To All NENY PGA Professionals -

Many of you are likely very aware of the proposed legislation (resurfacing again) regarding golf course property tax in New York. The NENY PGA Section staff and leadership have also been monitoring the issue, along with our national body and allied organizations in the state. As the bill originated around NYC areas, the New York State Club Association has taken the lead on this issue with cousel and lobbyists and we wanted to inform our own NENY PGA membership on the most recent updates to this point.

Latest Update Regarding the NY State Proposed Property Tax Effecting Golf Courses

The letter provides a clear understanding of the issue and current process/updates and we urge all of our professionals and vested parties to continue to be diligent on the issue. For your use, the letter contains concise and easy directions to follow and resources for continued opposition to the bills, including a VERY turnkey internet link that auto populates and submits letters to the respective representatives based on home address. There is also a sample letter included that you can feel free to use the template and modify to your own to share with local government officials.

* There is also a sample written letter that the NYS Club Association has suggested each club submit as well.

New Rules of Golf Education Seminar - Register HERE
Mon, April 29th at CC of Troy

Presentation by Bob Forward, PGA of America Rules Committee Members
8:30am-12:30pm (4 MSR Education Required Credits)
*Includes classroom and on course application

Golf Attire and Please feel free to promote to your club leaders, members and customers!

Deadline before late fees: Wed, April 24th

Rules of Golf Seminar

Monday, April 22nd
Hosted by: Pinehaven CC
Time: 8am
Entry DEADLINE Before Late Fees: Wed, April 17th at Midnight

Pro Classic #1 Entry

Triple Play Pro-Pro REMINDER at Town of Colonie Golf Course
New Date:
Friday, April 29th
*Grab a partner and come play 3 different formats

Supported by: Alex Smith Sales and all professionals will receive a complimentary life style piece!!

Entry Deadline: April 21 at midnight

NENY Tourney Schedule
PGA Merchandise Shop

Members on the Move & Section Updates
Zack Follos is a Pre-Associate classification with the NENY PGA Section and working in an Assistant Professional role at theTown of Colonie Golf Course for PGA Head Professional & General Manager, Noel Gebauer.

Thomas Sennett is making a move from Assistant Professional at Taconic Golf Club and joining up with the golf staff of Country Club of PIttsfield as a new Assistant Professional.

A hearty official welcome to our two most recent PGA Associate members listed below who have entered into the PGA of America's PGA PGM Program and starting their pursuit of PGA membership:

Mike McAllister, is working as an Assistant Professional at Glens Falls Country Club. Mike has worked for a number of years in the golf industry on the golf staff at The Sagamore Resort & GC.
Ray Schott, is a non-head professional at McGregor Links Country Club where he worked as an Assistant Professional previously and is taking over the lead role for the facility.

Leaving the NENY PGA Section and transfering to the Connecticut PGA Section is David Strawn, PGA. Good luck David!

PGA Facilities Operation Survey

PGA Facilities Operation Survey

Known formerly as the PgA Annual Operations Survey, this survey is key to tracking and providing PGA Professionals with key statistics and benchmarking capabilities Your input is needed to make the data as comprehensible as possible and reflectice of an ACCURATE market place to help compare "like facilities" in their operations.

Complete Before June 10th

Complete the PGA Operations Scorecard

*PGA Members will receive up to 3 MSR credits (depending on the level of detail provided)
*Only the highest ranking PGA member at a facility is asked to complete
*All results are confidential, and only shared in a an "aggregate format" and not by individual facility

Empire Golf Expo

Assistant's Association Spring Meeting!

Thursday, April 18th
Hosted by: Colonie G&CC
Time: 9:30am-11:30am (All Class A Members will receive 2 MSR Meeting Required Credits)
Cost: $25/pp (includes lunch)
Entry DEADLINE Before Late Fees: Mon April 15th at Midnight

Dress Attire is business golf casual. We encourage all of our Associates to come gather and meet as a group!

PGA of America & PGA Section updates will be provided and our NENY PGA Career Consultant, Chris Kulinksi will be present to lead an employment based education discussion.

One-On-One Career Wellness Meetings with Chris
*There are 3, 30-minute time slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis if you would like to commit and meet with Chris to discuss your oown career path, recommendations, suggestions of resources, etc.

8:00am ; 8:30am; 9:00am

Please call, email or text Doug Evans at the Section Office to confirm one of these time.

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