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Monday, January 18, 2021

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Met PGA Tournament Staff

The Met PGA is in need of starters, pace of play/Rules officials, and scorers for our Section events. These positions are paid on a per diem basis. Anyone interested should contact Steve Guasco at 914-347-2325 or sguasco@pgahq.com
Crowell Bowl III

Brian Crowell is running a Super Bowl Pool in support of the Met PGA Foundation, formerly know as The Crowell Bowl! His pool is open to Section members, friends, family & the general public. This is a 50/50 pool, which means 50% of the money collected will go straight to the Met PGA Foundation.

Squares will be assigned at random. Participants are welcome to purchase more than 1 square!

How to Purchase Squares:

To purchase squares, Venmo $100 (per square) to @crowellgolfcorp.
Please title the payment "Crowell Bowl 3" and include your name and contact information.

Squares will be available from 1/15/2021 at 3pm - 2/7/2020 at 5pm, at which point Brian will go LIVE on Facebook to randomly draw scoring numbers for AFC and NFC.

On game day (Feb. 7) be sure to tune in to our FaceBook Live winner announcement at the conclusion of each quarter and watch the action unfold!

Click the button below to learn more and stay updated! Thanks for supporting the Met PGA Foundation!

Crowell Bowl III
2021 Tournament Schedule
Below are the events that have been confirmed. There are still many sites and dates being confirmed. We will update this as it develops.
Long Island Pro Assistant – April 19 at Colonial Springs

Westchester Pro Assistant – April 19 at Hollow Brook

Long Island PGA Qualifier - April 26 at Cold Spring 

Westchester PGA Qualifier - April 26 at CC of New Canaan

Long Island PGA Championship - May 3-6 at Cold Spring

Westchester PGA Championship - May 3-6 at CC of New Canaan

Met PGA Women’s Championship – June 1-2 at Rockaway Hunting

Met PGA Head Pro Championship - June 1-2 at Rockaway Hunting

Women’s Met Open – July 5-6 at Apawamis

Pro Am at Quaker Ridge – August 10 at Quaker Ridge

Pro Am at Seawane - August 19 at Seawane

Met PGA Championship – September 21-23 at Old Oaks

Whitey Voight Pro Am - September 27 at Sunningdale

"The Mitch" - September 28 at Innis Arden

Met PGA Team Championship - October 4-5 at Gardiner's Bay/The Bridge

Hoffhine Memorial – October 12-13 at Westchester CC
Tournament Schedule
Educational Opportunities

On January 19th from 10:00am-12:00pm, Dr. Scott Lynn will be at the Golf Performance Center to discuss Ground Reaction Forces on Swing Catalyst.

-Lecture on GRF theory and matching pressure shifts to the dominant ground reaction force.
-Show various drills that can be used to manipulate GRFs, pressure shifts, and the timing of these measures. Show how manipulating GRFs can alter impact conditions and launch monitor numbers.
-Do live practical sessions on the plate to demonstrate these theories

This meeting will be held via Zoom and instructions on how to join the meeting will be sent to registrants prior to the meeting. Attendees will receive PGA MSR Credit

Cick Here to register for the event


Future Educational Opportunities

We want to hear from you! Who or what topics do you want to see for Educational Offerings? Fill out the survey form by Clicking Here and let us know!

For more information on future educational opportunities, Click Here to visit our Education page on our website. 
2021 Special Awards Nominations are OPEN!

Throughout the difficulties of 2020, Metropolitan PGA Professionals continue to achieve greatness worthy of recognition by our annual special awards program. Please take a few minutes to submit a nomination for one the following awards: Professional of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Patriot Award, Horton Smith Award, Bill Strausbaugh Award, Deacon Palmer Award, Merchandiser of the Year (Private), Merchandiser of the Year (Public), Player Development Award, and Youth Player Development Award.

Special Award Descriptions:

2021 Special Awards Form
New Head Professional 

The Creek has announced Tom Cooper, PGA as their new Head Professional. Tom comes to the Met Section from Pine Valley Golf Club in New Jersey, where he most recently served as Assistant Golf Professional.  Tom has also spent the past five seasons at Pine Tree Golf Club in Boynton Beach, Florida, where he has served as First Assistant Professional and interim Head Golf Professional. Congratulations and welcome to the Met Section, Tom!

New Arrivals
James Ondo and wife Kristen have welcomed their second child, a baby girl, into the world! Madison Kate Ondo was born on January 13th at 8lbs 12oz and 20in. Congratulations to James, Kristen and big brother Kevin!
Rob Labritz and wife Kerry have welcomed a baby girl, Logan Joanna Labritz into the world! Logan was born at 8:03am on Saturday, January 16th measuring 7lbs 8oz and 19in. Both Kerry and baby girl Logan are doing great!

PGA Financial Assistance Scholarship Fund

The PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship application is available and open to the children and/or grandchildren of PGA Class A Members or Life Members in good standing.  The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 (unweighted GPA based on a 4.0 scale). The scholarship will apply to the 2021-2022 school year.

A student who is applying for the first time will have to create an account to access the application. After creating the account, they will be asked for a Program Key. The program key is: PGA

• March 23, 2021 – Deadline for submitting Application
• March 23, 2021 – Deadline for submitting Supporting Documents


New Addition of the Met PGA FORECAST

The latest edition of the Met PGA Magazine has arrived!

Contents include:

2021 Board Announced, 2020 Special Awards, Rich Jones: PGA of America, POLO Head Pro and Women’s Championship Recap, Met PGA/Pro Championships, Recaps: Summit Golf Brands Farley Cup, Hoffhine Memorial Pro-Am, Gene Borek Squire Cup, Assistant of the Year, Assistants Corner, Junior Tour Awards Ceremony, Junior Tour Alumni Spotlight, PGA Jr. League Q&A’s

Club Association 

The Club Association helps support the many educational, employment, junior golf, communications, charitable, and tournament related activities of the Metropolitan PGA and our Foundation.

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Calling All PGA Jr. League Captains

Captain Registration for the 2021 Jr. League season is now Open. Click the link below to register. 

Met Section Deadlines:

  • The deadline to register as a Captain is Friday, February 19th. 
  • Leagues will be announced Friday, February 26th. 
*Please register your team before the deadline to ensure your team will be included in a League for the 2021 season.  

Captain Registration

Merchandise Show Goes Virtual

The 2021 PGA Merchandise Show will shift to an all-virtual format, January 26-29. The platform will become available for appointment-scheduling in mid-December, with full content provided live during PGA Show Week.


Employment & Club Update 

Due to the constantly changing environment, there have been many staffing changes at area golf clubs and courses. In addition to browsing our job postings, anyone seeking employment in golf is encouraged to contact Jeff Voorheis jvoorheis@pgahq.com

Be sure to check in on the Employment Listing, we update it almost everyday.

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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