Read the NENYPGA E-News September 13th Update

Sept. 13th, 2019



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

Clikc HERE to view full points list

Hiland Park GC, A-8
13 2,583.75
Woodstock GC, A-1
9 1,118.75
Shaker Ridge CC, A-8
12 1,082.50
Normanside CC, A-8
10 981.66
Cedar View, A-1
6 945.00
The Edison Club, A-6
12 928.33
Eagle Crest GC, A-1
11 829.58
Whiteface Club & Resort, A-8
5 806.25
Saratoga National GC, A-6
9 759.58
Mill Road Acres, A-6
9 758.33

An Open Qualifier will be held for the remaining 6 spots into the Match Play Champ field to round out the field of 16 spots.

Qualifier Hosted by Normanside CC on Wed, Sept. 18th
The first time will be at 8:00 AM!

Register for Match Play Qualifier

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
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.

103rd PGA Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL

Proposed Resolutions
A synopsis version of the two Proposed Resolutions is found within the link below. These will be harmonized and submitted to the Sections in final form no later than 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting's General Session on Friday, November 8th.

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

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.

To View PGA Candidate Election Guidelines

Membership Updates

*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)

Junior Programs

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.

Click HERE to view Event Info & Entry Form

NENY PGA Assistant’s Committee

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