Monthly E-Newsletters

After feedback over the course of 2018, we will no longer be sending out Newsletters each month. Instead, we will be publishing quarterly E-Magazines and sending you E-Newsletters each week. We will be testing out different dates for these weekly emails, and you will be able to find them all here after they launch!
Your weekly update from the Met Section. Events, News, Updates, and More!

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Monday, February 25, 2019

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Prestwick Golf Group

Prestwick Golf Group is a new Partner as of 2018! View their Golf Course Property Furnishing Here! Please feel free to contact the Met Section Sales Rep Derek Wathke at dwathke@prestwickgolfgroup.com | 715-533-1444

Save the Date for Spring Events 

April 15th   Assistant's Spring Meeting @ The Hamlet G&CC

April 18th   Met PGA Spring Meeting @ Bethpage State Park

April 23rd   Educational Forum @ Westchester Country Club

Secure your Team in the National Car Rental Charity Pro Am!

Registration is now open for the 2019 National Car Rental Charity Pro-Am on Monday, April 29th at Bethpage State Park Black Course.

Come out on the last possible day to play the Black before the PGA Championship!

This exclusive field is limited to 24 teams consisting of four players and one PGA Professional.

The $5,000 team entry includes the following for each player:

  • Playing spot in the 18-hole event
  • Coverage of all Caddie fees
    • **Bethpage Black is a walking course only**
  • Food and Beverage throughout the day
  • Charity Pro-Am gift package
  • Framed photo with the Wanamaker Trophy
  • Prizes for top finishing teams

Proceeds benefit the Metropolitan PGA Foundation and PGA REACH.

Click here for the Event Flyer
Click here to Register!

Don't Forget to Sign Up for Winter Education Series

Next week we will be at Sleepy Hollow Country Club with Iain Highfield. This presentation will provide golf coaches practical training strategies that they can adapt to players of all abilities in order to help the golfer transfer skills from the golf range to the golf course. The presentation covers what is golf’s mental game and how golfers learn new movements. Sign up below!

Date Event  
Feb 28 Retention and Transfer of Golfing Skill
Sleepy Hollow Country Club - Upper
Register
Mar 13 Stat Tracking & Strokes Gained
Innis Arden Golf Club
Register
Mar 20

PING Fitting & Golf Science w Marty Jertsen
Westchester CC

Register
Mar 27 Teaching Program Development at Your Club
The Apawamis Club
Register

PGA Pro-pourri

Going for the Green Pro Am

Mike Midgette has started a nonprofit called ‘Going for the Green’ and he is hosting a Pro Am at the PGA National Champ Course on April 13th. Shotgun at 1:30pm, 2 Best Ball Modified Scramble (Choose best tee shot and two best scores from there).

There will be a $150 appearance fee for pros, a skins game, and a small purse for the top 3 teams' professionals. It's $500 an amateur to play which includes Golf, Cart, Caddie, Lunch, & Awards Dinner.

PGA of America News & Updates

Attend PGA, USGA, PGA Tour World Golf and LPGA Events for Free

Do you love attending golf events as much as you love teaching the game and bringing golfers to your facility? If so, be sure to take advantage of the complimentary tickets offered by our industry partners.

Note: Complimentary access to the Masters, the Open Championship, USGA, PGA Tour and LPGA tournaments is determined by their respective organizations on an annual basis.

More Details Here

Prepare for Annual Dues Billing

Met PGA Members and Associates are reminded to review your PGA.org profile and update any changes to employment, classification, section affiliation, preferred mailing and information, email/phone contact, beneficiary changes and the like.

PGA & LPGA Scholarship Opportunities

The PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program provides college scholarships for children and grandchildren of PGA Members. It encourages and promotes the attainment of higher educational goals for the children and grandchildren of PGA Members, based on evidence of a high level of academic achievement during high school or college.

PGA

The LPGA Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships and grant funding for high school students and eligible LPGA-USGA Girls Golf programs to continue their mission of impowering and inspiring girls through the game of golf. 

LPGA

Deadline to apply is March 4th!

PGA Member Access to Masters

Complimentary Access to the Masters
Class A PGA Members, Life Members and Master Professionals Members can attend the 2019 Masters tournament, April 8–14, for free.

Retirement Plus Forms

Submit Your Golf Retirement Plus Forms
Have you sent through your Golf Retirement Plus Facility Authorization Agreement for 2019? If not, please submit today and access information about GRP partner programs that can benefit you and your facility.

Complete the 2019 Compensation Survey; Earn MSR Credits
Complete the survey by March 31 and you may earn up to two MSR Credits.

Employment Update

Congratulations to Kevin Christofaro of Wee Burn Country Club on accepting the Head Professional position at the Andover Country Club in Massachusetts.  Sam Wiley is now looking for an Assistant Golf Professional to fill Kevin’s vacancy at Wee Burn.  Please check the employment listing for more details and where to send your cover letter and resume.

Professionals looking to hire staff AND those looking for employment are encouraged to contact the Met PGA office. You may post a job opening on the web site by contacting staff directly or submitting an online form.

The Employment Listing is updated on a continuous basis. Be sure to keep checking back for the latest employment opportunities around the section.

Employment Listing

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Your weekly update from the Met Section. Events, News, Updates, and More!

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Monday, February 18, 2019

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Presented by:

Kirk & Matz

Save the Date for Spring Events 

April 15th   Assistant's Spring Meeting @ The Hamlet G&CC

April 18th   Met PGA Spring Meeting @ Bethpage State Park

April 23rd   Educational Forum @ Westchester Country Club

Frank Bensel Wins Stroke Play Championship!

Frank Bensel

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Frank Bensel made a 15-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole and then made a par two holes later to win the PGA Stroke Play Championship.

Bensel was facing elimination when David Muttitt rolled in a 25-birdie putt on the first playoff hole Tuesday at PGA Golf Club. But Bensel matched that birdie and went on to claim his fifth PGA Winter Championship.

Full Article, Video, and Final Results

Don't Forget to Sign Up for Winter Education Series

Date Event  
Feb 28 Retention and Transfer of Golfing Skill
Sleepy Hollow Country Club - Upper
Register
Mar 13 Stat Tracking & Strokes Gained
TBD
Register
Mar 20

PING Fitting & Golf Science w Marty Jertsen
Westchester CC

Register
Mar 27 Teaching Program Development at Your Club
TBD
Register

PGA Pro-pourri

George Dixon is working with a liquidation company in florida. They will take anything with or without logos and accessories that have original tags on them. No questions asked! If interested in unloading excess merchandise call George at (516) 805-4640 or email gadjrpga@gmail.com

Congratulations to Newly Elected PGA Members

We welcome our six newest additions to the Met Section roster! Newly elected PGA members include, Nick Banks St George’s Golf & Country Club, Sienna Fucci The Patterson Club, Alec Herzfeld The Bridge, Brandon Holden The Apawamis Club, Michael Miller Web.com Tour, Timothy Rothenhoefer The Stanwich Club.

PGA of America News & Updates

Attend PGA, USGA, PGA Tour World Golf and LPGA Events for Free

Do you love attending golf events as much as you love teaching the game and bringing golfers to your facility? If so, be sure to take advantage of the complimentary tickets offerd by our industry partners.

Note: Complimentary access to the Masters, the Open Championship, USGA, PGA Tour and LPGA tournaments is determined by their respective organizations on an annual basis.

More Details Here

Prepare for Annual Dues Billing

Met PGA Members and Associates are reminded to review your PGA.org profile and update any changes to employment, classification, section affiliation, preferred mailing and information, email/phone contact, beneficiary changes and the like.

PGA & LPGA Scholarship Opportunities

The PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program provides college scholarships for children and grandchildren of PGA Members. It encourages and promotes the attainment of higher educational goals for the children and grandchildren of PGA Members, based on evidence of a high level of academic achievement during high school or college.

PGA

The LPGA Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships and grant funding for high school students and eligible LPGA-USGA Girls Golf programs to continue their mission of impowering and inspiring girls through the game of golf. 

LPGA

Deadline to apply is March 4th!

PGA Member Access to Masters

Complimentary Access to the Masters
Class A PGA Members, Life Members and Master Professionals Members can attend the 2019 Masters tournament, April 8–14, for free.

Retirement Plus Forms

Submit Your Golf Retirement Plus Forms
Have you sent through your Golf Retirement Plus Facility Authorization Agreement for 2019? If not, please submit today and access information about GRP partner programs that can benefit you and your facility.

Complete the 2019 Compensation Survey; Earn MSR Credits
Complete the survey by March 31 and you may earn up to two MSR Credits.

Employment Listing

Professionals looking to hire staff AND those looking for employment are encouraged to contact the Met PGA office. You may post a job opening on the web site by contacting staff directly or submitting an online form.

Similarly, job seekers are encouraged to submit their resumes. This info is not broadcast on the website but distributed to employers who are looking to hire. Please send resumes to Amanda McKnight at amcknight@pgahq.com

The Employment Listing is updated on a continuous basis. Be sure to keep checking back for the latest employment opportunities around the section.

Employment Listing

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Your weekly update from the Met Section. Events, News, Updates, and More!

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Presented by:

Earth Networks

Save the Date for Spring Events 

April 15th   Assistant's Spring Meeting @ The Hamlet G&CC

April 18th   Met PGA Spring Meeting @ Bethpage State Park

April 23rd   Educational Forum @ Westchester Country Club

Don't Forget to Sign Up for Winter Education Series

Date Event  
Feb 28 Retention and Transfer of Golfing Skill
Sleepy Hollow Country Club - Upper
Register
Mar 14 Stat Tracking & Strokes Gained
TBD
Register
Mar 20

PING Fitting & Golf Science w Marty Jertsen
Westchester CC

Register
Mar 28 Teaching Program Development at Your Club
TBD
Register

Congratulations to New Head Professional

Manhattan Woods recently announced the selection of Reid Howey as their new PGA Head Professional.  Reid spent the last four years working at Oakmont and Seminole.  Congratulations to Reid and Manhattan Woods!

PGA Pro-pourri

George Dixon is working with a liquidation company in florida. They will take anything with or without logos and accessories that have original tags on them. No questions asked! If interested in unloading excess merchandise call George at (516) 805-4640 or email gadjrpga@gmail.com

Congratulations to Newly Elected PGA Members

We welcome our six newest additions to the Met Section roster! Newly elected PGA members include, Nick Banks St George’s Golf & Country Club, Sienna Fucci The Patterson Club, Alec Herzfeld The Bridge, Brandon Holden The Apawamis Club, Michael Miller Web.com Tour, Timothy Rothenhoefer The Stanwich Club.

PGA of America News & Updates

PGA Member Access to Masters

Complimentary Access to the Masters
Class A PGA Members, Life Members and Master Professionals Members can attend the 2019 Masters tournament, April 8–14, for free.

Retirement Plus Forms

Submit Your Golf Retirement Plus Forms
Have you sent through your Golf Retirement Plus Facility Authorization Agreement for 2019? If not, please submit today and access information about GRP partner programs that can benefit you and your facility.

PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program
The deadline for submitting a scholarship application is March 4. Check out other important deadlines for the PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program.

Complete the 2019 Compensation Survey; Earn MSR Credits
Complete the survey by March 31 and you may earn up to two MSR Credits.

Employment Listing

Professionals looking to hire staff AND those looking for employment are encouraged to contact the Met PGA office. You may post a job opening on the web site by contacting staff directly or submitting an online form.

Similarly, job seekers are encouraged to submit their resumes. This info is not broadcast on the website but distributed to employers who are looking to hire. Please send resumes to Amanda McKnight at amcknight@pgahq.com

The Employment Listing is updated on a continuous basis. Be sure to keep checking back for the latest employment opportunities around the section.

Employment Listing

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Copyright © 2018 Metropolitan PGA
Our address is 49 Knollwood Rd, Suite 200, Elmsford, NY 10523
 
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Presented by:

Bushnell Golf

PGA Show | Partners & Sponsor

The PGA Show was a huge success for the Met Section! We appreciate those who gave their feedback and helped guide us to the Partners & Sponsors you need this 2019 Season. We will be sending out a new Partner & Sponsor list as soon as we have everyone confirmed. Stay tuned!

Winter Education Series Continues

This week we will be at Sirius XM Studios with fellow PGA professionals Frank Darby & Brian Crowell learning how to improve ones presentation skills and become a more confident public speaker. Following, we will be in in the NYC SiriusXM studios for a “live” episode of their 1-hr radio show, “On Course”. Please see schedule below to sign up for our upcoming events!

Date Event  
Feb 28 Retention and Transfer of Golfing Skill
Sleepy Hollow Country Club - Upper
Register
Mar 14 Stat Tracking & Strokes Gained
TBD
Register
Mar 20

PING Fitting & Golf Science w Marty Jertsen
Westchester CC

Register
Mar 28 Teaching Program Development at Your Club
TBD
Register

Congratulations to New Head Professionals

Indian Hills Golf Club utilized the PGA Merchandise Show in announcing the hiring of new PGA Head Professional Aaron Mueller.  Aaron, formerly an assistant professional, previously spent four seasons each at Nassau Country Club and Huntington Country Club working under PGA Professionals Drew Pohalski and Jim Smoot respectively.

Hudson Hills GC announced that Matt Belizze will be their new PGA Head Professional.  Originally from Westchester County, Matt spent the last five seasons on Long Island working under Dave Preston at Southward Ho.

PGA Pro-pourri

George Dixon is working with a liquidation company in florida. They will take anything with or without logos and accessories that have original tags on them. No questions asked! If interested in unloading excess merchandise call George at (516)805-4640 or email gadjrpga@gmail.com

Employment Listing

Professionals looking to hire staff AND those looking for employment are encouraged to contact the Met PGA office. You may post a job opening on the web site by contacting staff directly or submitting an online form.

Similarly, job seekers are encouraged to submit their resumes. This info is not broadcast on the website but distributed to employers who are looking to hire. Please send resumes to Amanda McKnight at amcknight@pgahq.com

The Employment Listing is updated on a continuous basis. Be sure to keep checking back for the latest employment opportunities around the section.

Employment Listing

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Copyright © 2018 Metropolitan PGA
Our address is 49 Knollwood Rd, Suite 200, Elmsford, NY 10523
 
If you do not wish to receive future email, click here.

Thank you 2018 Partners & Sponsors

1st & 10th Tee Bars
Ahead
Anheuser Busch
Arccos
Associate’s Golf Car Service
Avidia Bank
Birdie Box
Bushnell
Callaway
Carr Golf
Club Car
Cobra/Puma Golf
Columbia Sportswear
Cutter & Buck
Destinations Golf & Leisure
Donald Ross Sportswear
Earth Networks
Empire Casino
Evolve Golf
EY
EZ-GO
Fairway Golf Car


 
Footjoy
Game Golf
Golf Pro Delivered
Haas Jordan
Heritage Creations
Honma
JBA Awards
John Deere
Junior Golf Hub
Kirk & Matz
Lacoste
Lenox Advisors
Levelwear
Lift23
Lincoln
Mastercard
Maui Jim
MGG/Cleveland Srixon XXIO
Michael Hebron’s
Mizuno
Mohegan Sun
Morell Studios
National Car Rental

 

Omega
Parsons Extreme Golf
Peter Millar
PGA Tour
PING
Polo Golf
Precise Yardage Books
Precision Pro Golf
Prestwick Group
Stitch/Fennec by Stitch
Streamsong Resort
Summit Golf Brands

Fairway & Greene, EP Pro, Zero Restriction
Sun Mountain Sports
SuperSpeed Golf
Tagmarshal
Taylormade/adidas/Ashworth/Adams
The Preserve at Boulder Hills
Titleist
Traveling the Fairways
Travis Mathew
Treiber Insurance
UnderArmour
Yamaha


 
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