Match Play Champ & Qualifier INFO *Deadline for Match Play Qualifier Entry - Saturday, Sept. 14
Reminder that per the Match Play Champ policies the top 10 PGA members from the NENY PGA OMEGA Player of the Year following the Professional Championship will earn exemptions into the Match Play and seeded #1-#10.
OMEGA POY Top 10 List Following the Professional Champ
Physical Education - Golf In Schools Instructors Wanted
We have turned our efforts to growing our Golf IIn Schools Programs and after continuouus efforts our NENY PGA Golf In Schools program has been approved by the BOCES Capital Region as a fundable program to schools in the Capital Region who meet their eligibility for it.
With this new opportunity for schools to help off-set this expense we have already had several PE Instructors reach out to schedule their own 2 week Golf In Schools Curriculum. With that, we're seeking PGA Associates & Members who have an interest in being an Instructor in Golf In Schools.
*School program likely to be set for a 2-week time period *Programs can/will be scheduled to accomodate school year months of September - May *PE curriculum already available and ability to "shadow" Christian Torres, PGA Player Development Director for NENY PGA *School class schedule will vary, but typically 8am-3pm, 5 days per week *Often times with school calendars/activities - P.E.time varies *Elementary school age through middle school age *Compensation still to be confirmed but will be approx. $800/week *Goal will be to link a local green grass facility and their junior programming to the Golf In Schools Program
PLEASE call Christian at 518-438-8645 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your initital interest or to answer any questions
PGA of America - Governance Updates & PGA Annual Meeting Info
Bylaw Modification - Independent Director Term At the January 25, 2019 PGA Board Meeting, several amendments to the PGA of America Constitution and Bylaws were adopted including an increase in the number of Independent Directors on the PGA’s Board of Directors from two to three and the establishment of a short term for the individual selected to serve the initial term of the new, third Independent Director position.
The analysis and selection of a candidate to fill the third Independent Director position has been completed and upon further reflection, the PGA Board of Directors determined that a longer initial term be provided. As such, the Board modified Section 4 of Article VII of the Bylaws during its meeting on August 23, 2019, to allow the term of the individual initially serving in the third Independent Director position to commence at the Board meeting immediately following the conclusion of the 2019 PGA Annual Meeting until the 2023 Annual Meeting. This approach establishes the initial term of the third Independent Director position as four (4) years rather than slightly more than one (1) year, but still accomplishes the ultimate goal of having one Independent Director in each class of Directors.
Annual Meeting New Business Items Below, please find the link to the 103rd PGA Annual Meeting New Business Form. Please send in any new business items via the form to the NENY PGA Section office or disscuss with any NENY PGA Section Officer. New Business forms will be submitted by the NENY PGA Section staff by the designated deadline, Monday, October 14, 2019. Click HERE for Form
General Information Please click HERE to find the general information regarding the schedule of events for the 103rd PGA Annual Meeting. A more detailed Agenda, the fiscal year 2018/20199 PGA Financials and 102nd Annual Meeting Minutes will be available for review roughly 30 days prior to the General Session and will be posted to the Annual Meeting page on PGA.org
2020 Candidate for Secretary Election Guidelines The link below contains the Candidate Election Guidelines and Application for PGA Secretary. Please be aware that applications for Secretary may be submitted beginning September 15, 2019. Candidates must have their application and background check submitted and be nominated by a Section no later than December 15, 2019, to be eligible for any Candidate activity at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show and be an eligible Candidate for the 2020 Super Regional Meetings.
*NEW* Indoor Golf Instruction Studio Space Available New facility available for any local professionals to utilize their indoor studio space for a rental fee by the hour ($25) which includes use of their Trackman. Bring your own students/clients in the off-season and scheduling/times can be booked online at their website. Please Click HERE to view more details or inquire directly with the facility for any additional questions.
Fall Membership Meeting
Monday, October, 21 Hosted by: Saratoga National GC - Morning Meeting Time Frame - 3 MSR Required Credits
*Elections for 3 Board of Director Positions (Please feel free to send in any written intention/announcement letters by Mon, Sept. 30)
2019 Silver Dollar Fundraiser & Pro Am
Dear Fellow NENY PGA Members and Apprentices,
The NENY PGA Assistant’s Association will be hosting its annual Silver Dollar Pro-Am to raise money for our sections Associates that participate to provide assistance in paying for their PGA Education costs. The total cost of the educational program is between $8,000 - $10,000 dollars per Associate.
We need your help to minimize the out of pocket cost for our Associates. Let’s show an integral component of every golf operation how much they are appreciated. We would like to invite both Associates & PGA Members to participate in this year’s Silver Dollar Pro-Am on September 30 at Hiland Park Country Club. The event will include a five-person scramble consisting of 1 pro and 4 amateurs, followed by dinner with an awards presentation. The cost of the event is $500 per team. If you cannot attend the event but would like to help out, any raffle donations or donation of rounds to your facility to be used as silent auction prizes would be greatly appreciated.
Please feel free to inquire for any additional information to (518) 765-4103. We look forward to seeing you for a great day of fun. Thank You for your support of the apprentices and the NENY PGA Assistant’s Association.
Kevin Cain, Chair, PGA Assistant, Colonie G&CC Matt McPhillips, PGA Assistant, Pinehaven CC Dan Gaucher, PGA Associate, Saratoga National GC Christian Torres, PGA Associate, NENY PGA Section Todd Trepass, PGA Associate, Schenectady Municipal GC