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Doug Evans Junior Tour Memorial Scholarship
In an effort to recognize NENY PGA Junior Tour members and to assist them with their higher academic goals, the PGA Reach NENY has established two (2) scholarships of $2,000 each to high school graduating seniors in the memory of Doug Evans.

Applicants must be members of the NENY Junior Tour for at least two years and will be attending an Educational Institution (University, College, Community College, Technical Program or Certificate Program) in the fall of 2021.

The PGA Reach NENY and the NENY PGA Junior Golf Committee team up to promote the Doug Evans NENY Junior Tour Memorial Scholarship. Doug Evans passed away in the fall of 2020 and served as the NENY PGA Section’s longtime Tournament Director & Assistant Executive Director. He was incredibly well respected among the NENY PGA Member Professionals, the local Capital Region Amateur golf community and from all NENY families and juniors having served the section and local golf body for just under two decades. He worked tirelessly on behalf of his fellow professionals and one of his passions was serving and conducting the Section’s Junior Golf Tour for our local families and junior competitors. He had an incredible way about him to share his knowledge, prowess for the rules of golf and always encouraging message to each junior. in 2021, the NENY PGA Section also established a Special Award to recognize the impact one individual has on our PGA Section also established a Special Award to recognize the impact one individual has on our PGA Section titles the “Doug Evans Distinguished Service Award”

The NENY PGA Section along with Doug’s family, Hilman Evans and his sister, Cyndi Osborn & family join together in hopes to keep the memory of Doug alive with an endowed scholarship fund created from the proceeds of an annual NENY PGA Memorial Family Cup and other contributions.

Eligibility:
– Must be a current NENY Junior Tour member – 2021
– Must have graduated High School during the spring of 2021
– Must have been a member of NENY Junior Tour for 2+ years (current year can be included)
– Must be enrolled/attend an Education Institution in the fall of 2021
– Must have an outstanding personal character, sportsmanship, and leadership qualities

If you need any assistance or have questions about the scholarship application or process please contact Tracie Warner, twarner@pgahq.com or 518-438-8645.

Timeline:
Tuesday, Sept. 28: Applications Open & Graduating Juniors will be notified via email
Friday, Oct. 15: Applications Close
Friday, Oct. 22: Scholarship Applicant Selected & Notified

2021 Application

September 21, 2021

PGA Family Cup: The Perfect Program for a Great Cause

Article by: Vinnie Manginelli, PGA (NENY PGA Section Member)

 

Doug Evans wasn’t a PGA Professional. But Doug was a golf professional who served the PGA well for two decades. He was a man who loved the game of golf and cared deeply for the members he served as Assistant Executive Director and Tournament Director of the Northeastern New York PGA Section. He worked tirelessly for the junior golfers who learn the game every summer in small rural towns and the few mid-sized cities that pepper the 275 miles from Kingston, New York to the New York/Canadian border.

Doug was truly the heart and soul of the NENY PGA Section’s Professional Tournament Program and Junior Golf Association. His impact on the lives of so many is immeasurable. Doug passed away after suffering a heart attack while doing what he loved the most, facilitating a golf event – this one was a PGA Playing Ability Test. It was September 18, 2020 and a long, tiresome, turbulent season was winding down in upstate New York.

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