Read the NENY PGA E-News April 24thUpdate

April 24th 2020



** COVID-19 - NY & Massachusetts Golf **

There is no new information or response from the collective New York PGA Sections in relation to the clarity of the Guidelines of Golf from the ESD for golf in NY and as of the time of this writing (Friday, April 24th in the late afternoon) - Massachusetts is still on a Pause Order with no golf until May 4th.

NY PGA Sections Advocacy Letter
Spring Meeting

Members on the Move

Dave Lewis, NENY PGA Lifetime Retired member is relocating. Dave and his wife are heading south to be near family and will transfer from the NENY PGA Section to the Maryland PGA Section. Dave worked as the Head Professional at Van Patten Golf Course for 12 years until 2010 when he retired. Wishing you all the best Dave and continue to enjoy your retirement.

Please be sure to share the below opportunity to your own juniors and families seeking information on collegiate golf!

College Recruiting

NENY Town Hall

Next Scheduled **
NENY PGA Section Member Discussion **

Tuesday, April 28th

Mark Your CalendarTopic Updates:

  • Membership Open Forum/Discussion
  • Update on NY & Massachusetts - Golf Restrictions & Understandings
  • Golf Operations/Instruction - Best Practice Panel Presentations

NENY PGA Section will send out email invitations for our 7th Town Hall Video Conference directly to our members.

REMINDER - That you can CALL in listen as well and the NENY PGA Section staff will provide 1 MSR Credit to Class A Members.
*PLEASE be sure to mute your microphone or speaker (if on a phone) as it will be a necessity with a large group to have ZERO background noise

*Please contact any staff member for assistance if you need it to get connected to with the Hangout Meets resource

PGA of America - PGM Associate Virtual Seminar Schedule
Reminder that the PGA has moved the PGA PGM Associate Seminars to Virtual Sessions during this time period. The seminar schedule offerings for the months of April and May dates are set.

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NENY PGA Members: Take a Moment to Sign Up Now

Take a moment now while you have it and take advantage of the the opportunity of utilizing our ACH direct deposit service for any tournament prize checks or payments we send to you.

* Tournament Prize Checks or Refunds that may need issued to you
* Secure and safe
* No waiting - your prize money is deposited within 24 hours of the prize purse being processed

Click HERE to the Portal to Get Registered for Direct Deposit


Rules and Handicapping Guidance During COVID-19 Era

Stay up to date and informed on the USGA Guidance regarding Rules & Handicapping.

The USGA serves in a governance role and to help golf course operators, committees and golfers better understand how the Rules of Golf and Rules of Handicapping apply to the various questions they have received thus far be sure to check out their webapge.

Click HERE to View

NENY PGA Golf at Home Instruction Promotion

Want to increase your exposure and promotion? Send Christian any of your links/social media channels that you're using for your own At-Home Instruction!

We're looking to fill up our page of At-Home golf instruction and tips and thus far we only have a few. Take a peek below and send Christian an email at or call him at 518-791-6548

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Check Out this Week's NENY PGA Special Award Member Spotlight

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Click HERE to Learn More About Gerry & Rick!

Golf Emergency Relief Fund - Phase 2

Based on the thousands of registrants, funds currently allocated to Phase 1 of the Fund are now capped. However, the good news is that Phase 2 was always planned and details of it will be coming as soon as they're made available from E4E. This phase will be a longer applicaiton process and distribute grants of up to $3,500 as reviewed and approved by E4E. Timing is expected to be up and running in the next few weeks.

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NENY PGA Section Staff Continues to Work Remotely:

Tracie Warner, Executive Director,, Cell: 518-470-7033

Doug Evans, Tournament Director/Asst. ED,; Cell 518-248-1973

Christian Torres, Director of Player Development,, 518-791-6548