Read the NENY PGA E-News April 3rd Update

April 3rd, 2020



Spring Meeting

Members on the Move

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!

NENY Town Hall

Next Scheduled **
NENY PGA Section Member to Member Share & Section & National Updates **

Wednesday, April 8th

Mark Your CalendarTopic Updates:

  • 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

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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Stay Current with These Resources

  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Expanded Family and Medical Leave
  • Coronavirus Updates from Federal Government
  • Valuable Unemployment Info:
  • Facebook: Golf Professional National Disaster Page:CLICK HERE

  • Online Golf Lessons resources from V1 Golf:
    • CLICK HERE V1 - Supports golf instructors seeking alternatives to in-person lessons

  • For laid off, unemployed (hopefully, temporarily, golf professionals):
    • 1575 Remote and local options from 100+ companies hiring: CLICK HERE
    • Flex Jobs -- Find Remote, Part-Time and Freelance Jobs by Location: CLICK HERE

  • Coronavirus Links:
    • CLICK HERE for updates on
    • CLICK HERE Coronavirus – What clubs need to know from the National Club Association
    • CLICK HERE for GCSAA State-by-State Golf Course – Open/Closed and Restrictions

  • Career Services Links:
    • CLICK HERE for On-Line Career Planning
    • CLICK HERE to Update PGA Job Preferences
    • CLICK HERE for PGA Lifelong Learning Info – Free 90 Day Access
      • Dates: Starting April 1st through June 30th

NENY PGA Spot Light INFO Josh Hillman

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.

Operation 36 #GolfatHomeChallenge INFO

2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship Canceled

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.

Click HERE to view Full Announcement

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