Read the NENY PGA E-News February 21st Update

Feb. 22nd, 2020



PGA Super Regional

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. Re-Launch 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


  • As many of you know, PGA REACH and Folds of Honor are joining forces to expand and grow annual fundraising efforts for both Patriot Golf Day and PGA HOPE, to better serve the needs of Veterans and their families through the game of golf. With this partnership,
  • Patriot Golf Day will move to its rightful home over Memorial Day Weekend to honor the sacrifice of America's heroes.
  • Additionally, this partnership will offer broader opportunities and services directly benefiting Veterans through PGA HOPE and their f amilies through educational scholarships funded by Patriot Golf Day and Folds of Honor.
  • While the delivery of Patriot G olf Day will largely remain unchanged for the PGA Professionals who execute fundraisers at the green grass facility level, there are naturally some questions regarding this partnership. Please see the below FAQ document to provide more detail
FAQ SHEET for PGA HOPE/Folds of Honor


Distance Insight Report

Over the last two years, the USGA and R&A embarked on a joint distance study in the game. They recently released a summary of their report and findings.

In the coming weeks, the PGA of America will be asking for your feedback on all aspects of the report. Until we can collectively review the data and assess the overall implications on the industry, the PGA of America will refrain from public comments.

We look forward to hearing from all of you to better serve our purpose to “elevate and advance the member, profession and game.

Access the summary of report found on PGA.og


As mentioned above the PGA Job Board can be found on and contains a listing of ALL PGA jobs in any PGA Section both of management level (Head Professional/Director of Golf/GM) and non-management from Assistant Professional, Outside Operation, Pro Shop, etc.

View Your PGA Job Board HERE (Log in with Your profile)


Also mentioned above, the Compensation Survey will no longer be utilized. PGA members are all asked to take a few moments and complete the 6 questions for your PERSONAL JOB PREFRENCES. This will replace the Comp Survey and will also be a tool and resource that will be used to help tailor your own PGA Job Board when you log in at to view employment opportunities.

Complete Your Job Preference Survey - Log into and find it under "My Account"

REMEMBER: Currently PGA CareerLinks and the Job Board are both being utilized. So any job posted via CareerLInks is also being posted on the Job Board for any member to view the opportunity. CareerLinks will eventually be eliminated and YOU MUST BEGIN to be actively engaged in your employment and GO TO THE JOB BOARD (as email notifications will stop coming for CareerLinks notices)

Membership Meeting

Monday, March 23rd


4 MSR Required Credits

Saratoga National Golf Club

Register HERE