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									                                                                           Metropolitan PGA
                                                                           November 1, 2011
                          Joe Felder Era Ends – Brad Worthington Elected                   METROPOLITAN PGA
                          President at Fall Meeting
                            The gavel was ceremoniously passed from Joe Felder to Brad        Elected October 24, 2011
                            Worthington during the recent Met PGA Fall Meeting at Lake
                            Success Golf Club. In addition to the election of Officers     OFFICERS
                            and installation of a new Board, the seven-man Nominating      Brad Worthington, Brooklawn CC
                            Committee for 2011-2012 was also voted on by the mem-          President
                            bership attending the meeting. Brad Sullivan of the PGA of     John Hines, Baiting Hollow Club
                            America presented an eye-opening report about Golf 2.0           Secretary
(slide presentation is included on the web site). The Meeting included the presentation    Brian Crowell, GlenArbor Club
of many of our 2011 Special Awards (see accompanying article) and then Dr. Rick Jen-         Treasurer
sen captivated the audience with his presentation based on his newest book, Easier Said    Heath Wassem , Fenway GC
                                                                                             First Vice President
Than Done.
                                                                                           Mike Diffley, Pelham CC
                                                                                             Second Vice President
                  Angela Aulenti Named LPGA Professional of the Year                       BOARD OF DIRECTORS
             One of our own, Angela Aulenti of Sterling Farms Golf Course was recent-      Carl Alexander, GC of Purchase
             ly named the LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Division’s Golf Profes-        Shawn Baker, Greens at Half Hollow
             sional of the Year. Obviously this is the highest honor for the LPGA’s club   Len Bush, Brookville CC
             professionals and very well deserved. Angela has been a leader of their
                                                                                           Sean Farren, Creek Club
             organization (President of the Northeast Region), an outstanding player,
                                                                                           Andy Fellows, Greenwich CC
respected teacher, celebrated merchandiser and one of the finest golf facility operators
                                                                                           Robert Gick, Sand Point GC
and head professionals in the Met area. Congratulations to Angela for this well de-
served recognition. Click Here for more!                                                   David Jones, Silver Spring CC
                                                                                           John Schmoll, Otterkill CC
                Jack Mallon Pro-Am Rescheduled for Nov. 2nd
                            Pro-                                                           Michael Shank, North Shore CC
                                                                                           Stuart Waack, Silvermine GC
Will the 3rd time be the charm? Our Met PGA tournament season is extending into No-        NOMINATING COMMITTEE
vember for the playing of the Jack Mallon Pro-Am Championship at Montauk Downs
on Nov. 2nd. A special thanks to Kevin Smith, the PGA Head Professional and Charlie        Michael Breed, Sunningdale CC
Reidlinger, their Superintendent, who have worked tirelessly rearranging schedules to      Bobby Heins, Old Oaks CC
accommodate these changes. Montauk Downs is worth the trip, especially with our            Tom Henderson, Round Hill Club
long-range forecast of 58 degrees and sunny for a perfect fall event.                      Greg Hurd, North Hempstead
                                                                                           John Kennedy, Westchester CC
         The Saint Andrews Golf Club and Garden City Golf Club                             Rod Loesch, Connecticut
                         Get us Half Way There                                             Jim Smoot, Huntington CC
                                                                                           Staff Members
Two of the legendary golf clubs in the Met Section, steeped in history and tradition
have risen above and beyond the call of duty to top the $50,000.00 mark between the-       Charles Robson, Executive Director
se two clubs in our 2011 Met PGA Junior Golf Fund-Raising goal of $100,000.00.             Kelli Clayton, Membership Director
Monies are still being collected and final tallies will be announced in our December       Jeff Voorheis, Tournament Director
Newsletter but the tandem of Greg Bisconti and Ambry Bishop along with over 90             Jennifer Sanchez, Controller
members at St. Andrew’s GC raised over $32,000.00 while Bob Rittberger teamed with
                                                                                           Bart Rickard, Tournament Administrator
his three assistants (Jesse Fitzgerald, Pat McCarthy and Alex Smith) to raise over
$18,000.00 with almost 100 members of Garden City Golf Club contributing.                  Dan Frankel, Tournament Administrator

                                          Assistants Committee Board Elected

Congratulations to the new Assistants Committee Board that was elected at the recent Assistants Fall Meeting at Garden City
Country Club. The five officers elected were: Phil Cardwell, President; Ryan Kalista, Vice President, Andrew Bostrom, 2nd Vice
President; Ambry Bishop, Treasurer; Mario Guerra, Secretary.
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                         NOVEMBER 1 , 2011 ~ PAGE 2

                                        Off-Season Educational Schedule Kicks Off with
                                             Player of the Year Seminar at Deepdale
Darrell Kestner has rounded up almost every active Met PGA Player of the Year to participate in an interactive seminar at
Deepdale on Nov. 1st. There is no charge but pre-registration is requested for this 2 pm – 5 pm program followed by a short
cocktail party, compliments of Deepdale.
Our Roundtables will take on a different format and tone but are still geared for professionals from nearby facilities to share
their thoughts and concerns. The #1 theme will be discussions about how to promote more play and build rounds back up to
the pre-2008 levels. There will be five programs overall (one in each suburban County plus the Hudson Valley region) and
professionals are encouraged to use these dates to also schedule smaller meetings in conjunction with the Roundtables for
more specific agenda items. The 2011-2012 Head Professional Compensation Surveys are also attached with this Newsletter.
Roundtables are scheduled as follows and registration is requested by clicking on the appropriate program on the web site  site.

                                   •   Nov. 3rd at Powelton from 9 am – Noon
                                   •   Nov. 8th at Baiting Hollow from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
                                   •   Nov. 15th at Garden City CC from 2 pm – 5 pm
                                   •   Nov. 16th at Round Hill Club from 9 am – Noon
                                   •   Nov. 16th at Fenway GC from 1 pm – 4 pm

The Central New York Section is offering Michael Breed of The Golf Fix for a seminar that is open to our members and ap-
prentices. Deadline for registration is Nov. 4th. The seminar will take place on Tuesday November 8th at the Golf Dome at
Turning Stone Resort and Casino. The program will run from 10 am to 2:30 pm, with a lunch break from 12 pm to 12:30
pm. The program is open to PGA members and apprentices only, and is worth 4 MSR credits. Click here to register.

We strongly suggest that the Rules of Golf Workshops are one of the most valuable investments any professional can make in
their current jobs or for future opportunities. There are few skills that set a professional apart more than the ability to handle
the always difficult and important decisions on the Rules of Golf. Register now for a 2011-2012 USGA/PGA Rules of Golf

                                                       2012 Scheduling is Underway

                 Thanks to the many professionals who have already contacted the Met PGA Office with offers to host a 2012
                 event on our Section, Assistants and/or Junior Tour schedules. Now is the time to let us know if you can help
                 out as the Tournament Committee will be trying to get as much scheduled for next year by the end of this
                 month. We are especially thankful to those who continue to support the 90+ events on our Junior Tour.

                                                                          Callaway PGA Assistants Championship
                                                                Best wishes to the Met PGA contingent traveling to Port St.
                                                                Lucie for the 2011 Callaway Golf PGA Assistant Professional
                                                                Championship. Our Section will be represented by defending
champion, Frank Bensel of Century along with Anthony Aruta (Mill River), Matt Belizze (Westchester Hills), Greg Bisconti (St.
Andrew’s), Nick Bova (Friar’s Head), Anthony Casalino (Willow Ridge), Joe Christianson (Tamarack), Keith Dicciani
(Metropolis), Ryan Kalista (Innis Arden), Nick Maselli (Old Oaks), James Ondo (Winged Foot), Tim Puetz (Hamlet). Click Here
for the PGA Press Release.

                          Peluso and Kestner Notch Major Championship Berths in 2012

Congratulations to Sunningdale’s Julie Peluso who won the LPGA T&CP Northeast Championship edging Lynn Valentine of
Fresh Meadow to earn the coveted spot at the 2012 Wegman’s LPGA Championship. Meanwhile, Darrell Kestner tied for 3rd
in the Southworth Senior PGA Professional Championship. That earned him a spot in the Champions Tour Qualifying final
field (which he will not participate in) and more importantly a berth in the 2012 Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbors
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                                NOVEMBER 1, 2011 ~ PAGE 3

                                                              Congratulations to our 2011 Award Recipients

                                                        The Fall Meeting provided the membership with an opportunity to celebrate the
                                                        achievements of nine of our members honored with the Special Awards recogni-
                                                        tion. The speeches and stories were motivational and definitely defined why these
                                                        outstanding individuals were selected. Congratulations again to Merchandisers of
                                                        the Year Angela Aulenti, John Forster (unfortunately unable to attend) and Jack
                                                        Powers. The Met Section is very proud of John Hines, the 2011 Patriot Award win-
                                                        ner but our Section nominee for this year, Larry Refvik of Hempstead was also a
                                                        finalist. After the success of John Kennedy and Nelson Long in 2010, we followed
                     Front Row (L to R)
                                                        that up with the 2011 recipients Ryan george (Horton Smith nominee) and Rick
        Nick Maselli, Angela Aulenti, Joe Laurentino    Vershure (Bill Strausbaugh nomiee). Finally, in keeping with the Golf 2.0 theme
                     Back Row (L to R)
  Larry Refvik, Jack Powers, Rick Vershure, Ryan George we honored Nick Maselli for the President’s Plaque and his efforts in player devel-
                                                        opment and Joe Malloy, who also could not attend but was recognized as the Jun-
ior Leader recipient, an incredible tribute to a Half-Century PGA Member. John Hines will be honored at the PGA Annual
Meeting in Orlando prior to the PGA Show, while Met PGA Professional of the Year Tom Henderson and Player of the Year,
Danny Balin will receive their awards at the Spring Forum along with the Sam Snead Award winner selected for contributions
to golf, the PGA and the Met Section.

At the Assistants Fall Meeting, Burning Tree’s Danny Balin was recognized for the Assistants Tour Stroke Average Award. The
Treiber Group and their family were on hand to present Silvermine’s Matt Noel with a $2,500.00 check in recognition of be-
ing the most improved player on their tour and winning the Gil McNally Award. This honor was established in 2010 to recog-
nize the former Garden City Golf Club head professional and his commitment to helping others to be the best they could be.

                                   Thank You Club Association Members
APAWAMIS CLUB                                 LAUREL LINKS CC                                ROCKAWAY HUNTING CLUB
ARDSLEY CC                                    LAWRENCE GC                                    ROCKLAND CC
ATLANTIC GC                                   LEEWOOD GC                                     ROCKLAND LAKE STATE PK GC
BAITING HOLLOW CLUB                           MAHOPAC GC                                     ROCKRIMMON CC
BEDFORD G & TC                                MAIDSTONE CLUB                                 ROCKVILLE LINKS CC
BIRCHWOOD CC                                  MANHATTAN WOODS GC                             ROLLING HILLS CC
BONNIE BRIAR CC                               MEADOW BROOK CLUB                              ROUND HILL CLUB
BRAE BURN CC                                  METROPOLIS CC                                  RYE GC
BROOKLAWN CC                                  MIDDLE BAY CC                                  SAINT ANDREW'S GC, THE
BROOKVILLE CC                                 MILBROOK CLUB                                  SANDS POINT GC
CENTENNIAL GC                                 MILL RIVER CLUB, INC.                          SCARSDALE GC
CENTURY CC                                    MILLBROOK G & TC                               SEAWANE CLUB
CHERRY VALLEY CLUB                            MOUNT KISCO CC                                 SEDGEWOOD GC
COLD SPRING CC                                MUTTONTOWN CLUB, THE                           SHINNECOCK HILLS GC
CONNECTICUT GC                                NASSAU CC                                      SILVER SPRING CC
CREEK CLUB                                    NATIONAL GL OF AMERICA                         SIWANOY CC
DUTCHESS G & CC                               NEW CANAAN, CC OF                              SKYDRIVE GOLF CENTER
EAST HAMPTON GC                               NISSEQUOGUE GC                                 SLEEPY HOLLOW CC
FAIRFIELD, CC OF                              NORTH FORK CC                                  SOUTH FORK CC
FAIRVIEW CC                                   NORTH HEMPSTEAD CC                             SOUTHAMPTON GC
FENWAY GC                                     NORTH HILLS CC                                 STANWICH CLUB, THE
FRESH MEADOW CC                               NORTH SHORE CC                                 SUNNINGDALE CC
GARDEN CITY CC                                NOYAC GC                                       TAM O'SHANTER CLUB
GARDEN CITY GC                                OLD OAKS CC                                    TAMARACK CC
GARDINERS BAY CC                              ORANGE COUNTY CC                               TOWERS CC
GARRISON GC                                   OTTERKILL CC                                   TRUMP NATIONAL GC
GLEN OAKS CLUB                                PARAMOUNT CC                                   TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
GLENARBOR GC                                  PATRIOT HILLS GC                               TUXEDO CLUB, THE
GREENS @ HALF HOLLOW GC                       PATTERSON CLUB, THE                            VILLAGE CLUB OF SANDS POINT
GREENWICH CC                                  PELHAM CC                                      WACCABUC CC
GRIFFITH E. HARRIS GC & RANGE                 PINE HOLLOW CC                                 WEE BURN CC
HAMPSHIRE CC                                  PINE RIDGE GC                                  WESTCHESTER CC
HARBOR LINKS GC                               PIPING ROCK CLUB                               WESTCHESTER HILLS GC
HEMPSTEAD G & CC                              PORT JEFFERSON CC                              WHIPPOORWILL CLUB
HOLLOW BROOK GC                               POWELTON CLUB                                  WILLOW RIDGE CC
HUDSON NATIONAL GC                            PURCHASE, THE GC OF                            WOODMERE CLUB, INC.
HUNTINGTON CC                                 QUAKER HILL CC                                 WOODWAY CC
HUNTINGTON CRESCENT CLUB                      QUAKER RIDGE GC                                WYKAGYL CC
INDIAN HILLS CC                               QUOGUE FIELD CLUB
INNIS ARDEN GC                                REDDING CC
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                             NOVEMBER 1, 2011 ~ PAGE 4

                                                     Welcome New PGA Members

          Our congratulations and best wishes to the three newest PGA Members on our roster. We welcome Chris Dandrow,
          assistant to Nelson Long at Century CC, Michael Daverio, assistant to Andy Fellows at Greenwich CC and Michael
Marvin, assistant on the staff of Theron Harvey and Chris Cavanaugh at Hudson National Golf Club. All three of these A-8 mem-
bers completed their requirements and were elected to membership on Oct. 18th.

             We offer our deepest sympathies to the family of Hudson National’s Theron Harvey on the recent passing of his fa-
             ther and to the family of Country Club of Darien’s Nick Holowiak who also recently lost his Dad. The Met area also
             lost one of the real advocates of the game and the golf professional with the passing of Fairview’s Bob Snyder. Well
             known as a terrific competitor who often shot his age, Snyder also gave unselfishly of his time, especially to the
             Westchester Golf Association.

                                                                          New Arrivals

                               Congratulations to Siwanoy’s Ryan and Joanne George on the birth of Alex Jacob George on Fri-
                               day, Sept. 16th at 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Alex Jacob joins brother Noah in the George home…….On
                               Wednesday, Oct. 26th Seawane’s Jim and Kim Lusk welcomed their third child with the birth of
                               their first son, Jackson James Lusk at 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Jackson will have plenty of love from
                               his big sisters Madison Marie (age 6) and Kallie Nicole (age 5).

                                                               Wedding Belles

             Our congratulations and very best wishes to Woodway Country Club assistant Caleb Blodgett and Catherine Smiga
             on their recent nuptials. The couple were married on Oct. 1st at the Woodway Beach Club in Stamford.

                                                                 On the Mend

             Next time you see Joe Felder he will be running and jumping on his surgically replaced knee. Joe underwent sur-
             gery for the new knee on Oct. 25th, the day after the Fall Meeting. He is feeling great so far but realizes he has a
             rough road of rehab ahead of him.

                                                Winter Pro-Am Opportunities

We hope our members will consider taking their amateurs to the Dec. 7th – 11th Reunion Resort and Club in Orlando for the inau-
gural PGA Magazine Pro-Am. Details are attached and we know our area golfers will enjoy the Reunion resort, one of the Met
PGA’s loyal Partners……… We also have some information from our former member, Jim McLean who is hosting the 2nd Annual
Jim McLean Pro-Am at Doral resort & Spa on Feb. 8th – Saturday, Feb. 11th. For entry information and Pro-Am inclusions for both
events, click here


Sleepy Hollow Teaching Professional, Kevin Sprecher has offered to provide local golf professionals access to his indoor golf facil-
ity at 4 Manhattanville Road in Purchase. The studio consists of a practice net, state-of-the-art Golf Simulator and full service gym
with locker rooms. Email or call 914 595-6598 regarding availability and a free trial round of golf or
visit for more info….. Montauk’s Tom Lupinacci is looking for a mens right and left hand old Wil-
son R-20 or R-90 sand wedge with a brown or grey shaft. Call Tom at 904 233-1023……The Connecticut State Golf Association
has announced that Michael Moragham will succeed Ron Drapeau as the Association’s Executive Director……The Metropolitan
Golfwriters Association has elected Ralph Wimbish of the New York Post as their new President…….PGA Professional Bob Flynt
in the Carolinas Section has established Philanthropic Golf with the goal of generating contributions for the growth of the game,
motivate consumers to play and to present PGA Professionals with innovative opportunities for benefit events. If interested go to is a Swing Science Symposium being held at Rock Hill Golf &CC on December 5th
& 6th featuring Dr. Rob Neal, Dr. Steven Nesbit, Dr. Sasho MacKenzie, Fredrik Tuxen, Dr. Paul Weed, and Dr. Aaron Zick. If
you are interested in attending please contact Mike Jacobs at
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                           NOVEMBER 1, 2011 ~ PAGE 5

                                                            PGA Notes

Set aside the dates of the 2012 PGA Show, Jan. 26th – 28th. The Show will be preceded by the Demo Day and this year the PGA
Annual Meeting will also return to the Orange County Convention Center…..The dates for the PGA Tournament Series have been
announced. The first event is Nov. 27-28 (PGA Golf Club/Dye), followed by Nov. 30 & Dec. 1st (PGA Golf Club/Ryder); Dec. 4-5
(PGA Golf Club/Wanamaker); Dec. 7-8 (PGA CC); Dec. 11-12 (Wanamaker); Dec. 14-15 (Ryder)…….The Winter Championships
are Jan. 4-5 (Quarter Century); Jan. 9-11 (Senior Stroke Play); Jan. 16-19 (Senior-Junior); Jan. 30-Feb. 1 (Women’s Stroke Play); Jan.
30 – Feb. 2 (Stroke Play) and Feb. 6-12 (Match Play)…….. The PGA Financial Assistance Fund will go live on Nov. 15th with appli-
cations for the 2012 PGA Scholarships for children and grandchildren of PGA Professionals. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA
to be eligible………. PGA Trade-In Network is offering highest values now, plus an extra 30% for unhit overstock and free shipping
for batches over $50 plus a special 2 for 1 Airfare offer. Go to …………. Congratulations to St. John’s alum-
nus, Keegan Bradley. The PGA Member also won the 2011 PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda……. Luke Donald is the PGA
Player of the Year…….. The August PerformanceTrak results are included with this Newsletter. We remind our members that this
is an important and helpful source of information and all of our head professionals should participate…… The Credit Union is offer-
ing auto loan rates as low as 2.09% APR. Call 800 873-5100 ext. 7701 for more info.

                                                              For Sale
John Kennedy of Westchester CC has quality golf shop clothing floor fixtures for sale. Pieces include: (4)
Dark Wood fixtures, (2) 3 shelf and hang bars, (2) 3 shelf and flat back. Price $400 Hang/Fold, $300 Fold On-
ly. If interested email John at

Ahead                                                         Center-
                                             Golf Performance Center-Roger                Peter Millar
Anheuser Busch                               Knick                                        PGA National Resort & Spa
Bacardi                                      GolfMax                                      PGA Tour
Bobby Jones                                  Haas Jordan                                  PING
Body Balance for Performance                 Michael Hebron                               Polo
Bridgestone Golf                             JBA Awards                                   Puma/Cobra
Bushnell                                     Jet Blue Challenge                           Reunion Resorts
Callaway                                     JJT Energy                                   SkyCaddie
Carr Golf                                    Kirk & Matz                                  Summit Brands
Club Car                                     Lenox Advisors                               Sun Mountain
Cutter & Buck - Paul McManus                 Lincoln                                      Sunice
Doc James Cigars & Golf                      Mastercard                                   SUNY Delhi
Edward Tobin– Marbas                         Mercedes Benz                                TaylorMade - adidas
Ernst & Young                                Middleton Golf Group                         Terry Murphy -
EZGO                                         Mizuno                                       Fairway & Greene
Fairway Golf Car                             Mohegan Sun                                  Titleist/Footjoy
Family Golf Challenge                        Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday                    Treiber Insurance
Golf Buddy                                   NIKE Golf                                    True Power
Golf Jox - Doug Mauch                        Oakley
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                            NOVEMBER 1, 2011 ~ PAGE 6

                                                        Employment Update

Congratulations to Chris Case, on his selection to succeed Nick Manolios retiring from Mt. Kisco Country Club after 32 years as
their head professional. Chris worked for Michael Breed at Sunningdale this year after stints at Tamarack and Creek Club as an
assistant. We wish him the very best in his new position. Dutchess Golf & Country Club has 5 candidates lined up for interviews
and expects to conduct their interviews in November and hopefully identify their selection by the end of the month. Rockaway
Hunting Club has identified the candidates that they will be interviewing and have started to schedule their first round of inter-
views beginning the first week of November. Fresh Meadow Country Club expects to begin their formal interview process the
week of Nov. 7th.

We also have the following assistant and staff positions available in the Met Section for 2012:
•   Andy Carracino, Timber Point GC ( Seeking 2nd Assistant. Responsibilities include pro
    shop, merchandising, tournament operations, junior camps and clinics.
•   Chris Case, Mount Kisco Country Club (Resumes to or call (516) 662-7550 if you have any questions)
    Seeking an assistant golf professional, Class A preferred (must be in the program). Duties to include tournament operations,
    teaching, merchandising, outings, junior golf, club repair, opening and closing the golf shop, and mentoring co-
    workers. March 17th - Nov. 31st. Weekly salary plus additional income potential in teaching, junior golf, and outing gratui-
•   Scott Hawkins , Glen Head CC(Resumes to or call 516-668-1817). Seeking seasonal full time golf
    shop manager- April to November. Responsibilities include merchandising, special orders, service to members, vendor trunk
    shows and seasonal buying.
•   Scott Hawkins, Glen Head CC(Resumes to or call 516-668-1817). Seeking 2nd Assistant golf pro-
    fessional-March 1st to December 23rd. Includes running tournaments, teaching juniors, and managing all hard goods.
•   GolfTEC is seeking Teaching Professionals in the Metropolitan Section who are interested in a full-time year round, 5 day
    work week, with major holidays and one weekend day per week off. Applicants should be a PGA/LPGA Member/
    Apprentice and have a passion for teaching all levels of golfers both indoors and outdoors, be adept at club-
    fitting, be experienced with business development, and have a desire to operate in a team environment. Compensation pack-
    age is competitive, includes salary, commissions, and a benefits package with Health Care Reserve and 401K options. Please
    e-mail your resumes to

•   Charlie Meola (Resumes to - Seeking a teaching assistant with some shop responsibility PGA
    member preferred March 1 - October 31.

•   Mark Mielke, Mill River Club (Resumes to Seeking a Starter. Average of 50 hours a week, health
    benefits available, end of March until mid November.

•   Chris Muldoon, The Tuxedo Club (Resumes and references to - seeking a First Assistant Golf
    Professional from April through November. The position will assist with the management of the daily golf operation includ-
    ing training and supervising staff, inventory management and control, facilitating the tournament program, coordinating the
    junior golf program, teaching lessons and clinics, club fitting, club repair and providing other professional services as appro-
    priate. Experience in teaching, junior golf programs, tournament operations, and merchandising are important.

•   Shaun Powers, Fairview Country Club (Resumes to -Seeking Assistant Professional- (LPGA
    preferred)-the successful candidate will possess a friendly outgoing personality, strong communication and organizational
    skills, the ability to be a integral part of a team atmosphere. Responsibilities to include shop duties (including merchandising),
    teaching (private lessons & clinics), club fitting, playing with the membership, tournament operations. We provide a wonder-
    ful club environment with a supportive membership and staff. Competitive salary, plus lesson income, Health, Dental, Life,
    401 K, PGA Education Reimbursement and meals.

•   Tim Shifflett, Glen Oaks Club (Resumes only to - Seeking entry level assistant, from March 15th -
    Nov. 15th/responsibilities include shop duties, tournament operations, outings and some teaching. Housing is possible.

•   Tom Willson, Bonnie Briar CC- (Resumes to or call 914-834-1627 - Seeking 2nd Assistant Professional.
    April1 thru November 30 Responsibilities to include: tournament operations, merchandising, junior golf, teaching and mem-
    ber services. Possible benefits include tournament allowance, housing, playing, PGA dues, PGA education, tournament uni-
    forms. Interviews in NY until December 1, after that, South Florida.
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                            NOVEMBER 1, 2011 ~ PAGE 7

                                       Employment Continued
We also have the following administrative positions available:

•   The First Tee of Metropolitan New York has created a new position as Manager of Special Projects and
    Outcomes. For a job description, click here Resumes to Mr. Barry McLaughlin, Executive Director, The
    First tee of Metropolitan New York, 3545 Jerome Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467. Tel: 718 655-9164 ext. 113

•   The Middle Atlantic Section PGA is posting a new position, Director of Communications. Click here for
    the job description and resume submission instructions.

                                   Previously Listed Employment
    Employment listings will be automatically removed after two months. If you would like your position re-
                        moved before that please email Kelli at
We also have the following assistant professional position available:
• Kammy Maxfeldt, Birchwood CC (Resumes to Seeking Golf Shop Manager/2nd Asst.
  Responsibilities to include Merchandising & Tournament Operations. Looking for Entry level PGA, LPGA
  or non-PGA. (October 1)
• Dave Patrone – Putnam National Golf Club (Resumes to seeking 1st Assistant, April to
  Oct. 2012. Duties to include: Golf shop management. - Player registration - Oversee outside golf ops. -
  Jr. Clinics & teaching. Candidate must have strong computer skills. (October 1)
• Jim Smoot, -Huntington Country Club ( ) - Seeking seasonal full time golf shop
  manager, April-November. Responsibilities to include merchandising, inventory control, special orders,
  member services, etc. Salary based upon experience and ability. (October)

We also have information about the following administrative position:
• The MGA is looking for a full search bookkeeper. For job description Click Here (October 1)
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                             NOVEMBER 1, 2011 ~ PAGE 8

                                                    The Farley Cup Matches

John Farley came to work for the Met PGA in 1997 as a tournament administrator. He quickly rose to the ranks of Tournament
Director where his incredible skills helped modernize and improve the systems that were in place for arguably the strongest play-
ing tournament Section in the country. John did not just administer the program, he was one of the top Rules Officials in the area
and his personal concern and commitment to the players was legendary. John died suddenly and unexpectedly in the summer of
2008 but his love and passion for the PGA Professionals and golf now lives on in the Farley Cup Matches.

The competition was initiated in 2010 at Deepdale Golf Club when a number of the top players suggested that a match between
the Long Island district and the Westchester/Fairfield/Upstate district would rekindle the old challenge matches the Section had
conceived of over 30 years ago while honoring the memory of the beloved Farley. Unfortunately those original matches were dis-
continued after a very short run due to a lack of financial support. With the 2011 matches at The Golf Club of Purchase and thanks
to the sponsorship of Summit Brands and their Fairway & Greene, EP Pro and Zero Restriction lines, the Farley Cup Matches en-
joyed a rebirth. In this 2nd edition, the outcome came down to the final two matches where Player of the Year Danny Balin of
Burning Tree swept Matt Dobyns of Deepdale and Greg Bisconti of The Saint Andrew’s Golf Club shutout Tam O’Shanter’s Mark
Brown. These two results provided the Westchester/Fairfield/Upstate team with a 14-10 margin and retention of the Farley Cup.

The matches are not just about competition between top playing club professionals, it is also a day of fraternal networking between
the best of the best. Some of the very best clubs in the country were represented, at one of the finest facilities and golf courses in
the Met Section. These players do not just represent the Met PGA through their playing skills, but they are leaders in educational
pursuits, governance, junior golf and in helping to make the Metropolitan PGA the best Section in the country.

                                                      The Farley Cup Matches
                                                    Sponsored by Summit Brands
                                                       Golf Club of Purchase
                                                           Oct. 26, 2011

                      Westchester/Fairfield/Upstate 14               Long Island 10

Rick Hartmann, Atlantic & Darrell Kestner, Deepdale        df.       Mike Diffley, Pelham & Mike Summa, Stanwich 3-0
Ben Hoffine, Wykagyl & Heath Wassem, Fenway                df.       Jim Farrell, Creek & Matt Sita, Nassau 2-1
Sean Quinlivan, Piping Rock & Bill Van Orman, Meadow Brook df.       John Bushka, Aspetuck Valley & Cory Muller, CC of Darien 2-1
Carl Alexander, Purchase & Craig Thomas, Metropolis        df.       Sean Farren, Creek and Mike Meehan, Pine Hollow 2-1
Frank Bensel, Century                                    halved      Scott Ford, North Hills 11/2 – 11/2
Rob Labritz, GlenArbor                                   halved      Mark Mielke, Mill River 11/2 – 11/2
Greg Bisconti, St. Andrew’s GC                             df.       Mark Brown, Tam O’Shanter 3-0
Danny Balin, Burning Tree                                  df.       Matt Dobyns, Deepdale 3-0
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                NOVEMBER 1, 2011 ~ PAGE 9

                       Met PGA Team Championship
                              Oct 3 - Oct 4, 2011
                                   The Bridge
                           Gardiner's Bay Country Club
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                    Whitey Voight Pro Am Championship
                                  Oct 6, 2011
                            Sunningdale Country Club
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                    Long Island Pro Lady Championship
                                  Oct 6, 2011
                            Cold Spring Country Club
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                    Westchester Pro Lady Championship
                                  Oct 20, 2011
                             Woodway Country Club
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                          Long Island Senior Open
                             October 10, 2011
                                 Noyac GC
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                       Met Senior Open Championship
                            October 17-18, 2011
                          Crestmont Country Club
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PerformanceTrak News – August 2011 Results                                                           September 29, 2011

Executive Summary
August 2011 same store rounds and days open were down 0.9%. For this month, aggregate rounds played at Resort facilities
continue to climb with a 1.6% increase over August 2010. Private, Daily Fee / Semi Private and Municipal / Military / University
facilities showed decreases of -0.3%, -1.1 and -1.3%, respectively for August 2011. August 2011 had 8 weekend days
compared to 9 weekend days in August 2010. The decline in days open coupled with one less weekend day may explain some
of the decrease in rounds played. YTD rounds played performance is continuing to edge up compared to last month’s figures
with progress in rounds played and days open. Approximately 72% of annual rounds played have been played through August
2011. August results are based on responses from 2,619 facilities. Note: The impact of storms in the northeast resulted in fewer
responses than usual for this region of the country.

August 2011 marked a decline in monthly golf fee revenue (-2.8%) compared to August 2010 and moved YTD golf fee revenue
down slightly (-1.1%) compared to YTD August 2010. Again, the decline in days open this month explains a portion of the
decreases here. For August and YTD, other Key Performance Indicators (revenue) continue to remain up. YTD F&B made
positive progress this month by a slight increase of +0.2% over July 2011. For the past two months, total facility revenue has
been flat compared to the prior year. The total facility revenue is comprised primarily of Golf, Merchandise, and F&B revenue but
does include a variety of other facility revenues and membership fees.

The Performance Factor for August 2011 was 100.1 indicating that rounds played per days open were consistent. The YTD
Performance Factor of 99.8 stayed the same and indicates rounds played per days open are in step for the year.
YTD August 2011 State by State Performance

State-by-state results below are for Year-To-Date (YTD) rounds played and YTD days open. Also reported is the Performance
Factor which takes into consideration rounds changes compared to the days open changes. 18 states reflected rounds played
increases and of these 16 were supported by a correlated increase in days open as well. Exceptions to this correlation again this
month were Alabama and Rhode Island. The top performing state YTD is Mississippi. 28 States reflect YTD rounds played
declines compared to YTD August 2010.
YTD Rounds Played Percent Change by State
The lower portion of the country continues to show gains in rounds played. The most significant changes occurred in the
southern region of the country with areas such as Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. Some of the changes within the
region may be a result of the impact from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year.

YTD Golf Fee Revenue Percent Change by State
In revenue spotlight is one state that went from negative YTD percent changes to positive YTD percent changes in one month.
This is Iowa which went from -2.6% YTD to 0.5% YTD. The state of Oklahoma has the largest YTD increase of all states at
11.5% with Mississippi not too far behind (11.1%). Other examples pointing out the impact of good monthly performance on YTD
results are Washington (+6.5%) and Oregon (+4.4%) for August rounds played while golf fee revenues were up as well
Washington (+3.9%) and Oregon (+15.5%) for the sample of respondents who provided both rounds and golf fee revenue data.
That August performance improved YTD rounds played and YTD golf fee revenue in both states.
August Weather Analysis

Statewide, the month of August was the second warmest on record. States in the Southwest and Southern Plains had the
warmest August ever on record (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana). Louisiana is the only state
out of these 6 that had an increase in August rounds played this year. Approximately 26% of the country experienced severe to
extreme drought and 29% of the country were severely to extremely wet by the end of the month. Due to Hurricane Irene at the
end of August New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire had their wettest August on record. Other states in the
northeast were in the top ten wettest for August. Rhode Island was the only state in the area that had a slight increase in rounds
played (+0.6%) compared to last August. The Midwest, Southwest and Texas experienced extreme dry conditions leading to the
continuation of severe drought and driest summers on record. The state of Georgia has also been affected by extreme drought
however it has not affected the rounds played for August (up 5.9%) or for YTD figures (up 8.5%) compared to last year. See
diagram below for an overview of August and Summer 2011 weather events.
YTD August 2011 Rounds Played by Facility Type
The PerformanceTrak rounds played comparison report for Year-To-Date (YTD) August 2011 is below with statistics by facility
type including average rounds played, same month year-to-year comparison, days open, and days open change.
Municipal/Military/University facilities are slowly improving in rounds YTD (June 2011 at -4.9% and now August 2011 at -3.9%).
Resort facility types continue to strengthen over the summer compared to last year’s figures in rounds played while days open
are practically flat. Overall, the days open decline explains a portion of the rounds played decreases for all other facility types.

YTD August 2011 Golf Fee Revenue by Facility Type
YTD median gross golf fee revenue and golf fee revenue per round played is reported below. Those facilities that did report both
rounds played and golf fee revenue are a subset of those that reported rounds only. For Daily Fee facility types there has been
some progress over the summer for gross golf fee revenue YTD (June 2011 at -1.7% and now August 2011 at -0.8%). YTD golf
fee revenue per round (RevPur) nationwide is up for all facility types except for private, with the increases ranging from 1.1% to
2.3% as shown below.

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