PGA Candidate Super Regional Forum
The NENY PGA Section Officers and ED attended the PGA Candidate Super Regional Forum Thur-Fri, February 20-21 in Atlanta. The meeting provided the opportunity for the Section delegates to meet with the 4 Candidates running for PGA Secretary and listen to their thoughts and platforms and also meet one on one.
The officers are happy to share their thoughts with any members who have questions and members can also contact the Candidates directly. The election will take place at the PGA Annual Meeting in October 2020 in Hartford.
PGA Governance Updates provided at the Meeting from PGA of America Vice President, Jim Richerson:
Career Services Updates
-CareerLinks will be phased out and eliminated as a resource as it is a very antiquated resource
-The PGA Compensation Survey has also been eliminated
-Already in place is the PGA Job Board that can be viewed on PGA.og under the "Jobs" page
-The Job Board will have all open and known jobs posted - incluidng management and non-management so that members will be able to view all jobs from any section/area
-Member's Job Board viewings can be tailored to your own preferences if each member completes their own "Job Preference" Survey
-The Job Preference Survey asks questions about your preferred job type; areas of interest, geographic location, compensation, etc.
-PGA.com will be re-launched with a purpose to connect consumers with PGA Instructors/Teachers
-To help to be identified and increase your own marketing/promotion, PGA members are encouraged to complete the ADM (Athletic Develoment Model) certification and PGA.Coach certification as these members will be highlighted in this area
PGA Reach - PGA Hope-Folds of Honor Combine Efforts for Patriot Golf Day
-Although both programs of PGA HOPE and Folds of Honor do focus on differing missions and fundraising efforts the two organizations have combined efforts together starting this year for Patriot Day
-Patriot Day will be promoted and fundraising efforts will be moved from the traditional Labor Day timeframe for what was the old "Patriot Golf Day" and now will be celebrated on Memorial Day and branded Patriot Day
Golf Propertiees Frisco Update
-Golf course build is under way for the Frisco project with a 2021 date expected for completion
-The hotel property (Omni Resort) will begin construction this summer
-PGA of America Headquarters Office building is expected to be up and operation in 2022