Today is April 16, 2014

Assistants Spring Meeting
Cherry Valley Club - April 7, 2014


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The Assistants started the new year at Cherry Valley Club with the annual Spring Meeting. Following a restructured morning program where Andrew Bostrom received his second consecutive TaylorMade Assistant Professional of the Year award, the assistants braved the cold temperature to compete in a two best ball of four tournament. The team of Pete Catanzaro, Anthony Corsi, Paul Griffin and Dave Rome took home the victory after firing a round of five under par.

Thank you to all and we look forward to another fantastic season.







Assistant/Assistant Match Play
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club


The Road to Shinnecock begins anew this morning as registration for the yearlong Assistant/Assistant Match Play competition has opened. The competition is a single elimination 18 hole team match play. The field will be limited to the first 64 teams.


Entries must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. Alternatively, if the field reaches 64 teams prior to the date, entries will close. Both assistants must have paid Tournament Dues/Playing Privileges.

Partner 2, please click here to pay your half of the entry fee if your partner did not cover the entire fee.

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Mentor Monday
Saint Andrew's GC - May 19, 2014



After a tremendously successful inaugural event, Mentor Monday returns earlier this year on May 19 at Saint Andrew's Golf Club.


Looking for an opportunity to meet fellow professionals, put your name out there and build your brand? Mentor Monday offers a prime networking event in a educational, fraternal and competitive environment.


Registration is now open to all assistants (PGA Members and Apprentices). The field will be limited to 35 head professionals and 65 assistant professionals. If the field is oversubscribed, priority will be shown in reverse tenure order.


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TaylorMade/adidas Assistant Professional of the Year
Andrew Bostrom


Andrew Bostrom

Quaker Ridge Golf Club

TaylorMade Assistant Professional of the Year



Attend a Metropolitan Section event and chances are you will run into Andrew Bostrom.  Simply put, he is there to learn. To learn to become a better teacher, a better player and a better leader both at work and within the Metropolitan Section. It is this thirst for improvement and effort that is refelected in his second consecutive TaylorMade Assistant Professional of the Year award.


While Andrew's support of the Section is outstanding, it is his devotion to the Metropolitan PGA's Assistants Association that truly sets him apart. Having first joined the Assistants Board as Treasurer (2011), Andrew has gone on to serve as Second Vice President (2012), First Vice President (2013) and was recently elected President for 2014. He brings an excitement and fervor to each post that does not wane after moving on. An avid supporter of junior golf, Andrew has been named a US Kid’s Golf Top 50 Kids Teachers Honorable Mention three times. He has spread his knowledge of the game as a volunteer at Met PGA Night at Citi Field and as a speaker at the Met PGA Winter Teaching Seminar.


Most impressively, Andrew’s playing ability does not lag behind his leadership or professional performance. In 2013, Andrew captured two wins on the Assistants Tour at Sunningdale Country Club in June and at the Tour Championship at Seawane in October. He was the only assistant to win multiple times. Andrew finished ninth on the final Assistant Player of the Year points list, helped the Met Assistants defeat the New Jersey Assistants at Plainfield in the annual cup competition between the two, and punctuated his playing performance with an appearance at the US Open Sectional Qualifier.


Andrew's exemplary commitment to his profession and involvement with the Assistants Association and local community makes him a fully deserving recipient.


Congratulations, Andrew.




Event Sequence:

1) The Met PGA Official on site finishes tournament announcements and carts disperse from staging area.

2) A siren will sound (either the course’s lightning alarm or a horn) after approximately 15 minutes have passed since carts left the staging area.

3) Once siren is heard, all play begins. NO PLAYER IS ALLOWED TO HIT UNTIL SIREN IS HEARD.

4) As soon as each group finishes, they MUST proceed directly to their golf cart, and drive directly to the scoring area without delay. All signing of scorecards and tallying will be done at the scoring area. Completed and attested scorecards are to be given directly to a MET PGA Official.

5) As soon as the THIRD group of the day hands in their scorecards, a stopwatch will begin and time will be supervised by the slow play liaison (most likely a board member who is participating in the event). That person will be in charge of enforcing the slow play policy for that event. This person will NOT be the present MET PGA official.

6) Any player or group of players that hand their scorecard to the MET PGA official after that stopwatch has reached the 35 MINUTE MARK will be considered in “Violation of Slow Play.”

Slow Play Penalties

-Any player or group of players that violate Point #6 above will be subject to the following “Slow Play Penalties” immediately:

1st Offense - Verbal warning and full name or names to be publicized on the MET PGA Website as slow play violators.

2nd Offense - 1 Shot Penalty

3rd Offense - 2 Shot Penalty

4th Offense and any further offense - Disqualification from Event


Players who score 90 and higher in an event for the first time, will receive a letter identifying their first breach of the policy. The hope is that prior to the next event, players will be better prepared and will make every effort to be as competitive as possible.

If a player returns a score of 90 or above a second time this season , our Tournament Chairmen will reach out to your head professional or someone who you might consider a mentor and see if there might be ways to help with your game or preparations for competition.

A third score of 90 or above will result in a suspension of playing privileges on the Assistants Tour until a documented plan is in place that everyone is comfortable with.
Staff will also report on collected cards that are not posted (no cards) to try and document their scores. If a player simply does not return a scorecard, it will be assumed they shot a score of 90 or above and will be included in the policy as set forth.

The Deadline for signing up for an Assistants Tour Event is the Thursday prior to the event at 5:00 PM. Any player who does not enter prior to the deadline has the option of entering as a Post Entry/Stand-by on site.
The field will be determined by a blind draw with random pairings. Pairing requests will not be granted. Pairings will be posted by noon on Friday.
18 Hole Individual Stroke Play with possible Optional Cash Skins and optional supplemental purse. Supplemental purse will be paid out to 1/4 of those who enter. If no skins are claimed the skin money will be added to the purse. All one day assistant events will be shotgun starts unless otherwise indicated. Hole assignments will be available at check-in. If necessary, the winner will be determined by a Sudden Death Playoff. Holes played in the playoff will be determined by the committee.
Players are required to use the locker room if it is available. If not, the parking lot is acceptable. Visit the event information page to see if locker room will be open.
Professional golf attire (no shorts for men).
Entry fees are to be paid by online registration only. The entry fee is $90.00 for A-8's and Registered Apprentices. The entry fee is $100.00 for Non-Registered Assistants. The stand-by and post entry fee will be $105.00.

* All players must have paid playing privilege fees or tournament dues.
* Non-registered assistants must pay an insurance surcharge as well as a Section administrative fee. This makes their total entry fee $100.00.
* Wait-listed professionals will be subject to the above entry fees.
* All post entrants will pay $105.00.

Players may post enter or stand-by on the day of an event. Withdrawals prior to 5:00 on Thursday will be replaced until noon on Friday according to the order on the wait list. One hour prior to tee off we will establish a waiting list to fill last minute withdrawals. All entries which were wait-listed plus any post entries will be eligible to fill open spots. Check-in for these openings must be with Met PGA staff. Entry fee for Post Entry/Stand-by procedure is $105. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to limit the number of post entries by any individual player.
You must cancel your registration before 5 PM on the Thursday prior to the tournament. As a professional courtesy we ask that any cancellation after that be directed to the host assistant, Met PGA office , or (no later than 10:00 am on the morning of the event). Withdrawals made before 5 PM Thursday will be charged a $5 Cancellation Fee. Any withdrawals after 5 pm on Thursday will be charged the tournament entry fee.
Assistants who fail to notify the Met PGA office, host assistant, or that they will not be competing in the tournament are subject to a loss of tournament privileges. In addition, they must forfeit the entry fee. Appeals for a waiver of entry fees or loss of playing privileges may be made in writing to the Assistants' Board via email no later than 4 days after the close of competition. Supporting documentation must be received no later than 14 days after the close of competition.



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