Read the NENY PGA E-News January 18th Update

Jan. 18th, 2020



NENY PGA Professional, Lucas Cohen, PGA Earns Accolades

A big congratulations to NENY PGA Section Teaching Professional, Lucas Cohen, PGA, owner and operator of New York Golf Park in Hudson, NY who was named to the Top 50 U.S. Kids Coach list. U.S. Kids Golf has recognized golf's best coaches since 2004, and they are chosen on a variety of factors that grade their contributions to youth golf. Considerations include experience, innovation, creativity, communication, parental engagement, organizaation devotion and growing the game to name a few.

There will be an awards presentation on Wednesday, January 22nd, at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. The ceremony will be live-streamed via the U.S. Kids Golf Facebook page. Congrats again Lucas!

Ticonderoga Golf Course Capital Campaign Is Underway for Club House Replacement

As you may recall, the Ticonderoga Golf Course experienced a devastating fire in May of 2018 that resulted in the complete loss of the club's clubhouse, which contained the pro shop, owned and operated by PGA Head Professional George Mackey for his entire professional career the last 37 years along with losing the facility's restaurant and their locker room facilities.

The club has begun a capital campaign to raise $170,000 which is a gap in funding needed between insurance reimbursement funds and other investments secured to build the plan of the rendered drawing of the new clubhouse that will be a revitalization for the course and meet the needs of the golf course patrons but in addition to the Ticonderoga community residents as well.

Please be sure to check out the link below for more information and share the story within our local golfing community.

Contact George with any questions: 518-744-5066 or via email at

Learn More About the Ticonderoga Golf Course Capital Campaign Or To Donate



New Associate Registered
A hearty congratulations to John Hickey, who recently registered into the PGA PGM Program and is officially a PGA Associate. John isn't new to the business as he has been working at The Ausable Club as an Assistant Professional but he has just begun is journey to PGA Membership this January. Welcome John!

Section Office - Staff Availability During Show Week
Please be advised that the NENY PGA Section Office will essentially be closed next week, Mon, January 20-Friday, January 24th. All staff will be traveling to Orlando and will be attending the PGA Section Business Operations Conference on Monday (1/20) and Tuesday (1/21) and then PGA Show Days for the remainder of the week.

Staff will be able to check email periodically but if you require any immediate assistance please contact us via cell phone.

Tracie Warner, 518-470-7033
Doug Evans, 518-248-1973
Christian Torres, 518-791-6548

PGA Scholarship

PGA Financial Assistance Fund - Scholarship Application Now Open!

The PGA Financial Assistance Fund was established in 1986 and provides college scholarships to children and grandchildren of PGA Members based on evidence of academic achievement during high school or college.

Important Dates:
December 10, 2019 - Application Opens
April 3, 2020 - Application Deadline
April 3, 2020 - Supporting Materials Deadline
May 2020 - Notification of Selection Results
August 2020 - Funds Disbursed
August 2020 - Deadline date for photo submission
October 2020 - PGA Financial Assistance Scholarship recipients will beo n and in PGA Magazine

Click HERE for PGA Scholarship Info & Application

Career Planning - Meetings

Are you attending the PGA Show?? Take a moment and reach out to our NENY PGA Career Consultant, Chris Kulinski, PGA. Just to say hello for a quick face-to-face introduction or to have a deeper conversation regarding your own career planning steps Chris is ready to chat and assist with PGA resources and develop a game plan.

Chris will be at the show all day Wednesday (1/22) and Thursday (1/23) until noon. Please contact and make an appointment in advance.

Chris Kulinski, PGA
Career Consultant & Recruitment Specialist
Click HERE to get to know your Career Consultant
Click HERE to learn more about a Career in Golf
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PGA Show - No Short Game Challenge

Please be advised that the PGA Short Game Challenge has been eliminated from the PGA Show activities. We greatly appreciate all of our professionals who took time in the past to compete in this competition during the show days.

Wishing you all safe travels.