Sept. 21st, 2020



Tentative plans to honor Doug will be calling hours and a service here in New York on Thursday/Friday or Friday/Saturday of this week and will take place at Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home in Latham, NY. Followed by a memorial in Michigan at a later date.

An official obituary and details will be confirmed in the next few days and will be shared immediately once known.

Condolences can be sent to:
Mr. Hillman Evans (Father): 1808 Parkdale Ave, Manistee, MI 49660
Cyndi Osborne & Family (Sister): 1410 W. Coleman Rd, Farwell, MI 48622

NENY PGA Membership Marketing - Communication Tool Changing SOON!


We want to inform everyone that the E-Marketing Tool the NENY PGA Section currently utilizes (for example our E-News notices like this and all our other email notices) will be changing. Currently we use an E-Marketing Tool called Act-On which will no longer be supported by the PGA of America and a transition to MailChimp is being made.

The new platform of MailChimp should be seemless for E-services for our database of varying distribution groups we manage from our section members, committees/board, partners, junior members, etc.. There should be no need to "opt in" for anyone in our database and our E-marketing emails should not end up in your spam/junk folder either for our audience members.

This change-over will be beginning in the next few weeks as the the older Act-On platform will be eliminated as of October 31st.

Should you have any questions, or feel like you see a reduction in email communications in the coming weeks, please don't hesitate to contact Tracie Warner at


An official congratulations to Joe Wirmusky, who officially registered into the PGA PGM Program last month and is a PGA Associate. Joe has been working in the industry for quite some time and as part of the staff at The Edison Club as an Assistant Professional the last few years. Congratulations Joe!

Congratulations to Chris Sanger, PGA Head Professional at Woodstock GC and his wife on the recent birth of their third child, daughter Abigail Ann Sanger. She was born 9lbs, 13oz and 20 1/4 inches. Mother and Abby are doing well. Congratulations Sanger family.



NENY PGA Associates Presidents Cup
Monday, Sept. 28th

From NENY PGA Assistant's Board Representative
We have an exciting day planned. We will be exploring various brands of golf simulators at Precision Sports Simulators in Colonie. That will be followed by lunch and a two person team event at the Town of Colonie Golf Course. GUARANTEED PRIZE PURSE!! All participants will receive two hours of simulator knowledge, lunch, a tee gift and eighteen holes of golf. I hope to see you on Monday September 28th and if you have any questions please contact Kevin at

Agenda Timeline:
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM-11:00 AM Education at Top Indoor Golf
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Lunch
*11:45 AM - 12:20 PM Golf Starting Times
Golf will be held at Town of Colonie Golf Course (White & Blue nines)

Format will be 18 hole Triple Play format (Holes 1-6 - Scramble, Holes 7-12 - Chapman Alternate Shot, Holes 13-18 - Four Ball Stroke Play).

Register For Event HERE

**Site Change Announcement**

The Tour Championship site has changed from the originally scheduled CC of Pittsfield and will now be hosted by Wyantenuck CC.
This is due to a major bunker renovation that unfortunately will not be completed by the event date. We are however, looking forward to bringing our NENY PGA professionals to visit CC of Pittsfield and see the end product in 2021 as a host site of a section event.

Tues, Oct. 6-Wed, Oct. 7 at Wyantenuck CC

*The top 20 NENY PGA Professionals from the Player of the Year list (after Match Play concludes) earn free entry into the Tour Championship. Other NENY PGA professionals (Class A) can register to compete in the final event for the $200.

View Tour Championship Details & Registration HERE

NENY Fall PGA Junior League Under Way

The NENY PGA Section's Fall Jr. League kicked off Sunday.

116 juniors ages 8-17 have signed up and started a 5 week session of golf matches that will be held over the next 5 weekends at various host facilities. A big thank you to the Capital Region Golf Course Owners Association facilities who make up the majority of our host event sites.

Each junior will receive their Team Kit consistent of a home and away jersey along with a PGA Jr. League pullover, bag tag and hat.

The following teams will make up the league:

U13 League U17 League
Dragons Tigers
Bears Lions

Ribbons for Doug

Doug Evans was such a large part of the NENY PGA Junior Golf Program, Membership & Tour Events and made a tremendous impact on the lives and development of the hundreds and hundreds and juniors and families he served over the last 17 years in the section.

One of our NENY PGA Junior members made these ribbons to wear during Sunday's match in remembrance of Doug.

NENY PGA Section Fall Meeting Delayed 1 Month & Will Be Virtual!

The NENY PGA Section Board of Directors voted at their last meeting (Tuesday, September 15) to push the 2020 Secton's Fall Membership Meeting back one month to the date of Monday, November 16th and it will be held on a virtual platform.

More details to come on the time frame and the following parameters will be in place:
* Members must be logged into the meeting on a device to earn MSR Credits & for eligibility to vote in the board election

More info and details to come, but PLEASE mark your calendars for November 16th - morning time frame.

PGA Annual Dues Billing -
Deadline is Approaching

The PGA of America will began dues billing on May 1, 2020 for all PGA Professionals and extended the deadline to October 31st, 2020
due to COVID.

Click HERE to View Your 2 Options & Pay Dues Now