The NENY PGA Spring Memebership Meeting was held on Monday, March 25th at Saratoga National and special thanks to our partners: Kirk & Matz Awards, PGA National Resort, and Merchant Preferred Credit Card Processing!
We had 83 attendees present with 65 of them making up PGA members and associates who celebrated our 2018 NENYPGA Special Award Winners highlighted by Ron Ireland, PGA General Manager earning the 2018 NENY PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award. If you haven't seen it yet, check out the video that provides a brief glimpse of Ron's impact made thus far on the facilities and membership he has served and to the benefit of the NENY PGA Seciton!
Reports included Section & PGA of Amerrica news updates, a fantstic presentation by Anna Liotta on the impact of Generations and what makes them tick and how you can better manage staff and consumers with this new knowledge and insight.
After the meeting, a cracker barrell education session was met where 17 professionals stayed for a discussion on career paths and planning led by PGA Career Consultant, Chris Kulinski and PGA Professionals, Matt Daley (Schenectady Municipal GC) and Jeremy Kerr (Mohawk GC).
LOCAL SALES REP EARNS ACCOLADES
A big shout out to Bernie Jorgensen, Sales Representative of Satch Sales Inc./Club Car and long time partner and friend to the NENY PGA Section and our professionals on his recent accomplishment of earning the 2019 Industry Service Award from the Northeast Chapter of the the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Congratulations Bernie and thank you for your continued promotion of the game of golf!
MEMBERS ON THE MOVE & UPDATES
Gordie Faulkner, PGA has just accepted the Head Professional position at Onteora Club located in Tannersville, NY. Gordie previously was the Head Proefssional at Shephard Hills Golf Club in Roxbury, NY. Congrats Gordie!
Harold Webb, PGA will be joining the golf staff at Malone Golf Club this season in the role of their Teaching Professional.
PGA OF AMERICA NEWS Pre-Planning of 2019/2020 Annual Dues Billing- PGA HQ is underway for preparations for the annual dues billing process. The NENY PGA Section dues rate will remain unchanged. BUT, please remember to review your profile and update any changes to employment, classification, section affiliations, preferred mailing addresses, email/phone contact information, beneficiary changes etc.!
*Dues invoices will be available the first week of May 2019 and will be done via EMAIL!! Only individuals without an email address on file will receive a mailled copy/printed invoice.
Complimentary Ticket Access - 2019 PGA of America Member Access - 2019 Championships Click HERE to view and download the complete guidelines and eligibility to all 2019 Championships
It was a busy 2 days at the Empire Golf & Travel Show last weekend at the Albany Capital City Center and a special thank you to those NENY PGA Section professionals who helped out at the Section hitting net and provided free swing instruction to the attendees and promoted the game!
*Evan Silkworth, PGA (Columbia G&CC) *Tim Podeswa, PGA (Dick's Sporting Goods) *Kevin Canale, Amsterdam Municipal GC *Steve Plata, Saratoga National Golf Club *Brian Gerowski, Wolferts Roost CC