Pro & 3 Amateur Scratch Reminder *Rain date Rescheduled
Hosted by: Waubeeka Golf Links on Mon, Sept. 16 Format: 2 BB of 4 SCRATCH team format & Individual Pro is Stableford Points Starting Times: Beginning at 8:30AM (select your tee time during registration) Lunch will begin following play DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: Wednesday, Sept. 11th
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.
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!
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
Derek Sprague, PGA - Named to 2019 PGA of America Hall of Fame Class Former well known NENY PGA Section Member and Past President of the PGA of America, Derek Sprague part of a class of 6 inductees into the 2019 PGA of America Hall of Fame.
Derek joins the likes of PGA Champions Dave Marr II and Davis Love III; women's golf legend Annika Sorenstam; LPGA co-founder Shirley Spork and Karsten Solheim.
The 2019 class will be honored Tuesday, November 5th at the PGA's 103rd Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Fl.
For complete viewing on the bio's of the 2019 PGA Hall of Fame Inductees
Jim Rossi, PGA has joined the staff of Leatherstocking Golf Course at the end of August as an Assistant Professional. Jim was previously a member of the NENY PGA Sectionw working at a few facilities over the years and we're pleased to welcome him back! Willie King, PGA has transferred to PGA Life Member Retired status. Congrats Will.
Fall Membership Meeting
Monday, October, 21 Hosted by: Saratoga National GC - Morning Meeting Time Frame - 3 MSR Required Credits
PLEASE Help Spread the Word - Fall Junior Series Open Events
*Open to ANY Junior ages 8-18 *All entries have a 5-day advanced entry deadline before late fees *Starting Times for each begin at 1pm *$40/pp includes range balls, golf, and prizes
Sunday, Sept. 8 at Winding Brook GC
Sunday, Sept. 15 at Van Schaick Island CC Deadline is- Tues, Sept. 10 Sunday, Sept. 22 at Town of Colonie GC Deadline is - Tues, Sept. 17
Sunday, Sept. 29 at Saratoga Spa GC - Par 29 Course Deadline is - Tues, Sept. 24
Career - Employment Mindfulness As we tip-toe into the employment season - please be sure to reach out to PGA Career Consultant, Chris Kulinski, PGA and any of our own Section Employment Committee members for assistance and resources. You can also post any non-management job positions you are aware of already to try to get a jump on securing staff!
Chris has access to PGA Career Planning resources and his contact information can be found below
Some beginning preparation that may be helpful is the PGA Career Took Kit Resources wihich have documentaiton on the Job Hunters resources as well as ideas/templates to be pro-active in your position to help you suceeed