Read the NENY PGA E-News May 29th Update

May 29th, 2020



Spring Meeting

NENY PGA Tournament Updates

Did you miss the NENY Tourney Info Email and what is happening coming up?

  • NENY PGA - COVID Tournament Protocols in Effect Until Further Notice
    View HERE

  • NENY PGA - Town Hall Forum to Review New Tournament Protocols - Monday, June 1

  • OMEGA Player of the Year - Get Registered
    OMEGA POY Sign Up

  • Hole-In-One Club - Get Registered
    Hole In One Registration

  • Tournament Schedule -
Review Revised Schedule

*All our regular Tourney Rules & Regs are in place and Tournament Registration is open. and all professionals are expected to be familiar with them.

Reminder that each event has the "normal" 5 day advance registration deadline before late fees are applied.

NENY Town Hall

NENY PGA Section - Presentation on New COVID Tournament Protocols

Monday, June 1st
7:15pm - 8:15pm

Email invitation via Google Hangouts Meet has been sent this morning to all NENY PGA Members directly. If you did not receive that email, please contact Tracie.

We will provide 1 MSR Credit to Class A members.

COVID Tournament Protocols for Review

NENY PGA Section Junior Golf Coordinator Welcomed Back

As the NENY PGA Section staff gears up to begin administering both our Professional events our own NENY PGA Junior Tour Series is also in the works and will start up in early to mid June as well. We're extremely pleased to welcome back Laura Rentz into the seasonal role of Junior Golf Coordinator for the 2020 summer season and she will begin work next week. Laura worked in the same position for the Section last year as well as helped out with Instruction in our Kids Play Golf programming.

Laura just finished her junior year at Stevenson University where she is pursuing her degree in nursing. As you may recall, she also competes on her collegiate women's golf team. This season her team was ranked 38th nationally for Division 3 Women's Golf; earned 7 wins in the fall and one 2nd place finish as a team and Laura had 5 top 10 finishes.

Although her focus and primary responsibilities will be with our Junior Program, she will also assist with Professional tournaments so be sure to welcome her back when you see her!.

PGA Career Resources - UPDATES

NENY PGA Job Board & Local Job Opportunties
The NENY PGA Job Board is also updated with a few of our facilities who still have openings and are seeking Assistant Professional and outdoor services positions. So check it out! HERE

Navigate the New Normal with the Aid of PGA Career Services
Improving performance, developing strategies, and creating value for PGA members, industry professionals, and employers are at the core of the Section and Career Services initiatives. We take seriously any opportunity to assist you in navigating towards your goals and long-term success. In accordance with the recommendations in the Back2Golf guidelines and playbook, we are happy to help guide you into the future and solve current challenges. The time to plan your future success is right now! Let us help you identify what you need to do to get on the right track, build strong dynamic teams, and grow both your career and revenue. Contact Chris Kulinksi, PGA today. Career Consultant

Changes to CareerLinks Coming, so Fill Out Your Job Preferences Today!

The PGA Career Services team has collaborated with the Technology Department to update the systems used by both employers and job seekers. As part of that update, we are beginning the transition away from the CareerLinks system and will use the Job Board located on for the posting of all management-level positions.

As part of a multi-step process, we are asking all PGA Members & Associates to provide their “Job Preferences” on By answering 5 simple questions relative to your job search preferences, you will begin to see positions that align with your preferences highlighted on your home page.

We are asking all PGA Members and Associates to complete their profile by
clicking here, even if you are not an active job seeker. The Career Services team sees this change as a necessary evolution which creates a member-focused system by allowing all members to see every position posted by the Career Services team. During a short transition time, the Career Services team will continue to use the CareerLinks notification system to make you aware of positions posted on the PGA Job Board but for only a short while longer. If you have any questions or issues setting your Job Preferences, please contact your PGA Career Consultant.

ADM Certified Coaches Will Highlight the New Focus of’s new mission is to focus on inspiring players with their golf experiences and to support them on their golf journey, whatever it may be. This will include direct engagement from PGA Professionals with content, tools, and services, supported by a number of PGA and partner digital resources. The first step in publishing your PGA Coaching profile is to complete the ADM certification program highlighted on Click here to learn how you can earn your ADM certificate.

Career Services to Survey Was Sent to PGA Members to Gain Feedback
On, Tuesday, May 25th the Career Services team sent a survey to PGA Professionals on how to improve our services. The over 8,000 PGA Members and Associates who interacted with their Career Consultant during the PGA’s last fiscal year, were sent the short survey to gain feedback on their experience and opportunities for both Consultant and Department improvement. Please contact your Career Consultant if you have any questions.

PGA Junior Golf Programming Updates

Junior Golf is coming, and it is going to be the only sport in town! With protocols in place, we will be able to maintain social distancing and create a safe arena for all participants. We urge our members to continue to stay in communication with your junior players and parents!

Why should kids play golf?
1. Golf is safe
2. Golf is a low intensity sport with tons of health benefits and being outdoors!
3. Golf teaches inherent life values - discipline, responsibility, emotional control
4. Golf requires interaction and helps develop communication and social skills
and so much more.

Although many sports and events we're commonly use to have been put on hold or cancelled, please know that we will have some wonderful opportunities for this year's junior programs - so we highly encourage you to invite your friends. Introduce them to this great sport that can be played for a lifetime!

NENY PGA Junior Golf Association Membership Registration Is Open Now

The benefits of being a member include:

  • Eligible to participate in unlimited NENY PGA Junior Golf Tour events at a reduced rate
  • Opportunity to build a playing resume through our Advanced BlueGolf Premium Player Feature ($40 fee)
  • NENY Junior Golf news and emails
  • Text alerts regarding playing opportunities, deadlines, starting times, delays, etc.
  • NENY JGT Points Series eligibility
  • Opportunity to earn playing invitations to NYS Junior PGA Championship and NENY Junior Tour Championship
  • Year-end NENY Junior Review booklet
  • Discounts at NENY PGA Golf Facilities
  • USGA Rules of Golf book
  • Specialty gift item each year
  • Points list updates

    Junior PGA Program INFO & Registration

PGA Annual Dues Payment Reminder

o date, the majority of the dues payments that have been processed are for the full amount of the invoice (both Section and National dues portions).

The due date for full payment of the 2020/2021 annual dues is October 31, 2020.

Your dues invoice will NOT be mailed to you. Hard copy invoices are only mailed to PGA members without an email address on file. o

Log Into Your file to Pay Dues

Golf Emergency Fund - Phase 2 Open For Applications

PGA Professionals, and other eligible golf industry professionals can apply for Phase 2 starting today. This has a longer application process and will distribute grants of up to $3,500 as reviewed and approved by E4E.

Apply HERE

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