We're pleased to welcome Lucas Cohen, PGA back to the NENY PGA Section. Lucas is a NENY PGA Member and owns and operates NY Golf Park in Hudson, NY but seasonally travels south to the South Florida PGA Section and teaches at Grand Palms Hotel & Resort in Pembroke Pines, Fl.
We're so happy to share some great news and that is the recent election to PGA membership earned by Thomas Sennett, PGA. Thomas is an Assistant Professional at CC of PIttsfield who completed the PGA PGM Program and earned his election to Membership on April 1st! Congrats Thomas!
We would also like to take notice of a long-time NENY PGA member, Thomas Falotico, PGA who just earned Quarter Century status. Thomas has been a PGA member for 25 years all with the NENY PGA Section. Congratulations Tom on an incredible feat!
Next Scheduled ** NENY PGA Section Member to Member Share & Section & National Updates **
Wednesday, April 8th 10am-11am
NENY PGA Section Tournament/Event Updates
NENY PGA Board Review Updates
NENY PGA Junior Events Updates & Communication Plan from Section
Known PGA of America Updates - PGA & Section Dues; CARES Act details
Best Practice/Open Forum Share - one on one lesson/instructions; golf ops, etc.
NENY PGA Section will send out email invitations for our 3rd Town Hall Video Conference directly to our members. You are encouraged to log in via the link provided so that we can track our members who attend the webinar. We will provide 1 MSR Credit for the Webinars but the only method to do this is to "know and track" if a member uses the Google Meet link provided. Calling in via telephone will not allow for MSR Credit.
*Google Hangouts Meet does require a Google/G-mail account. Simply set one up if you don't have one. The video conference can be done via a computer or other hand held device (phone, tablet, IPAD, etc.) but needs a camera. If you are using a hand held device, you are asked to download the "Hangouts Meet" App - as the video conferencing works far better in the app.
*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
Stephanie Lowe, Obituary Notification
Stephanie Lowe (wife of Brian Lowe, PGA Head Professional at Catskill Golf Club) passed away on Saturday, March 28th after a courageous battle with cancer. Our hearts and prayers go out to Brian and family members and we would ask that you continue to keep them in your thoughts. To view the full obituary notification please click the link below.
Condolences may be sent to Brian at: 7 Locust Park, Catskill, NY 12414
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Dates: Starting April 1st through June 30th
NENY PGA Spot Light INFO
NENY PGA Staff is excited to announce some new efforts to highlight our 2019 NENY PGA Special Award Winners. It's a fun-bio type of piece to help share some info and learn more about our Special Award Winners. We're looking forward to rolling it out. We plan to promote on our NENY PGA Facebook page as well as in our weekly E-News!
Also -- if you're doing any special social media efforts or other "out of the box" type events, please be sure to reach out to Section staff and share with us! We're happy to promote on our channels and mediums and spread the word!
#GolfatHomeChallenge - Operation36 and it's Absolutely FREE
Looking for ways to stay relevant and connected with your membership. This is brilliant and ready to go! Continue to offer up resources to keep your members/customers/students engaged and still working on their golf game! Join the #GolfAtHome Challenge to get multiple 1 Hour Golf Classes for a family that can be easily setup and done at home together. These Challenges mirror an Operation 36 Program Class in case you missed one and have to do a makeup. You can setup the activities with common household items.
PGA of America announced a few days ago the cancellation of the 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, that was scheduled for Harbor Shores Resort in Benton Harbor, Michigan from May 19-24 in light of the stay-at-home orders and COVID-19 situation. The 2021 Championship will be played at Southern Hills CC in Tulsa, Oklahoma from May 25-30 and return to Harbor Shores Resort in 2022.