Read the NENYPGA E-News September 6th Update

Sept. 6th, 2019



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

Pro & 3 Amateur Scratch Entry

Match Play Champ & Qualifier INFO

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!

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

Click HERE to view BOCES Approved - Golf In Schools Program Details

PLEASE call Christian at 518-438-8645 or
to discuss your initital interest or to answer any questions

2019 PGA Hall of Fame Inductees

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

For complete viewing on the bio's of the 2019 PGA Hall of Fame Inductees

Membership Updates

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

Junior Fall Events Registration

Junior Programs

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

Contact Info - PGA Career Services

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 Career Resources