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									                                                                            Metropolitan PGA
                                                                            February 1, 2012
   Michael Hebron Seminar at Wanderer’s Club on Feb. 13th and 14th                          METROPOLITAN PGA
Few professionals and teachers have devoted as much time and study to the “Art of
                                                                                            Brad Worthington, Brooklawn CC
Learning” as Master Professional and the Met PGA’s own former National Teacher of
the Year, Michael Hebron. He will offer a unique opportunity for either 1 or 2 days of
                                                                                            John Hines, Baiting Hollow Club
instruction on Feb. 13th and Feb. 14th at his home course in Florida, The Wanderer’s
Club in Wellington. The topic will be “Modernizing Instruction” and will provide in-
                                                                                            Brian Crowell, GlenArbor Club
sight collected from some of the great minds and studies in both the golf and academic
worlds. Registration is online and for more information and a description of Michael’s
passion for learning and instruction, please click here.
                                                   here                                     Heath Wassem , Fenway GC
                                                                                              First Vice President
                                                                                            Mike Diffley, Pelham CC
                     Winter Championship at Turtle Creek
                                                                                              Second Vice President
Our final field for Friday’s Met PGA Winter Championship at Turtle Creek will be ap-        BOARD OF DIRECTORS
proximately 52 players. Our thanks to Joe Bostic, former Met PGA Professional at Roll-      Carl Alexander, GC of Purchase
ing Hills who has once again helped arrange this event at his facility in Tequesta. This    Shawn Baker, Greens at Half Hollow
has become a popular stop for our members and apprentices to enjoy some competi-            Len Bush, Brookville CC
tion and camaraderie following the PGA Show and in between the Stroke Play and              Sean Farren, Creek Club
Match Play PGA Winter Championships.                                                        Andy Fellows, Greenwich CC
                                                                                            Robert Gick, Sand Point GC
                                                                                            David Jones, Silver Spring CC
                        2nd Survey Deadline is Extended to Feb. 6th                         John Schmoll, Otterkill CC
                                                                                            Michael Shank, North Shore CC
             We had an incredible response from 328 of our professionals with the first     Stuart Waack, Silvermine GC
             Membership Survey that was launched in December. Our 2nd survey has
                                                                                            NOMINATING COMMITTEE
             also received nearly 300 PGA Members participating and the feedback has
been excellent. We have decided to extend the deadline until Monday, Feb. 6th to al-        Michael Breed, Sunningdale CC
low for one last promotion in both the Newsletter and E-Update. We are hoping to            Bobby Heins, Old Oaks CC
surpass the responses we received in the initial survey. Results from the original survey   Tom Henderson, Round Hill Club
                                                                                            Greg Hurd, North Hempstead
are posted on Pro’s Corner (our member-only site that will require your name and pass-
                                                                                            John Kennedy, Westchester CC
word) and once everything is tabulated after next Monday, the results from the 2nd sur-     Rod Loesch, Connecticut
vey will also be included on Pro’s Corner. If you have not yet participated in the 2nd      Jim Smoot, Huntington CC
Survey (focusing on Employment & Club Relations, Tournaments and Player Develop-
                                                                                            Staff Members
ment, please click here
                                                                                            Charles Robson, Executive Director
                                                                                            Kelli Clayton, Membership Director
                                           Partners and Sponsors Are                        Jeff Voorheis, Tournament Director
                                           Center Stage at PGA Show                         Jennifer Sanchez, Controller
                                                                                            Bart Rickard, Tournament Administrator
To those members of the Section who took the time to visit with and thank our Partners      Dan Frankel, Tournament Administrator
and Sponsors, we appreciate your effort and cooperation. We expect to provide a fairly
detailed account of our 2012 Partners and Sponsors in the March Newsletter as we are        TENTATIVE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
still in the midst of negotiations and finalizing the commitments of both our “old” and     Please note this schedule is TENTATIVE
“new” supporters. It is rewarding that the top companies and most important members         and subject to change. Met PGA Events
of the golf industry are almost universally involved with our Partners and Sponsor Pro-     are in black, other events of interest are in
gram.                                                                                       green. Click Here

                       Deadline for Completion of PGA Compensation Survey is March 16th

Now is the time to complete the 2012 PGA Golf Professional Compensation Survey Your participation ensures that your Sec-
tion's compensation information is valid and meaningful. Members who complete the survey by March 16, 2012, can receive up
to two (2) MSR credits.(maximum 5 survey credits per MSR cycle). Your participation assists your fellow members and your own
efforts to make sure the information shared with employers and professionals is accurate and significant. All individual responses
are completely confidential. Click Here for survey.
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                         FEBRUARY 1, 2012 ~ PAGE 2

                                            PGA Annual Meeting Promotes Golf 2.0 - Two Resolutions Provide
                                            for Constitutional Changes and PGA Board Adopts New MSR Policy

                                            So much of the emphasis in Orlando and throughout the day and a half of the PGA
                                            Annual Meeting promoted the commitment to Golf 2.0 and the promotion of Player
                                            Development programs and initiatives. Our Section will wholeheartedly support
                                            this commitment as it is so important to the future of the game, the business and to
the employment and success of our PGA Professionals. Stay tuned for lots of suggestions, details and opportunities in the
coming weeks. Player development has also been added to the category of Meetings and Education and the new MSR policy
will require a total of 36 credits in those combined categories and a total requirement of 54 credits. The complete program
will be outlined in our March Newsletter.
Delegates also debated three Resolutions put before them at the 95th PGA Annual Meeting in Orlando, on January 24, 2012.
One Resolution passed, one Resolution passed as amended, and the other Resolution failed.
Resolution 1, proposed by the Connecticut PGA Section, would have allowed college/university golf coaches to be eligible for
registration into the PGA Professional Golf Management Program and earn credits with or without a PGA member supervisor.
The Met Section was opposed and this Resolution failed.
Resolution 2, proposed by the Southern Ohio Section, passed as amended. The amended Resolution removes the one Section
transfer per fiscal year restriction for all member classifications. The Met Section supported this resolution.
Finally, the passage of Resolution 3 that the Northern California PGA Section proposed, allows members the ability to remain
affiliated with the Association in name only, to "wear the crest" until they are deceased, provided they qualify for Life Member
"Century" status based on the following qualifications:

•   Member must have 25 years as a PGA member and a minimum of 75 years old (100=Century)
•   Member cannot be working in any capacity eligible to retain an "Active" status
•   One-time transfer only -- Member or power of attorney to sign agreement as such
•   Limit the amount of dues: National $25; Life Insurance, $26; Section, $25 (Maximum, per the Bylaws)

                                    Educational Series Schedule is Set for February

We have gotten rave reviews again this off-season for the Winter Education Series and the very successful programs hosted thus
far at Old Oaks and North Shore. All the programs will be from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and our March schedule will likely
include a program at Glen Head as well as a seminar at POLO in New York City and a visit to the Museum and Testing Center
at the USGA’s Golf House. Registration is online and there is no cost for the February Series programs. Those who attend re-
ceive 3 MSR Credits. The upcoming schedule for February includes the following:

Pelham at 10 am – 12:30 on Feb. 9th- "Approaching Golf from the Mental Side".
Along with Mike Diffley the program will include Dave Fusco of Patriot Hills a 2-Time Westchester Open Champ & Ryan
McCormick of St. John’s, the 2011 NY City Amateur Champion. The program will begin in the clubhouse, but Mike will also
discuss and show what he has created for an indoor set-up in his Golf Shop. This will provide professionals with an idea of
what can be done with a very limited budget and a small space. Click Here to register
Golf Club of Purchase at 10 am – 12:30 on Feb. 16th - “Putter Fitting & Technology”
Carl Alexander and Tom Henderson will discuss the importance of Putter Fitting and how technology can be used as a tool for
both fitting and instruction. Tom will also spend time discussing how to fit the “Long Putter or Belly Putter,” a phenomenon
that will very likely reach down into the amateur ranks with so much attention to this equipment on the PGA and Champions
Tours. Click Here to register

Fresh Meadow at 10 am – 12:30 on Feb. 23rd - “Creating an Environment for Winter Golf”
Matt Dobyns will lead a discussion about the changes he helped engineer at Fresh Meadow to improve the winter teaching
facility. In his short tenure, Matt has already established a busy off-season teaching program and introduced the use of Track-
man and other teaching tools to the facility. Click Here to register
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                          FEBRUARY 1, 2012 ~ PAGE 3

                     Frank Bensel’s Senior-Junior Win is Highlight of Winter Championships

The Senior-Junior Championship always attracts strong fields and the Met PGA is generally very much in contention and this
year was no exception as Century’s Frank Bensel teamed with one of his mentors and former Westchester Hills head profes-
sional, Kevin Morris to win the Championship in dramatic come from behind fashion. Their closing better ball score of 61
enabled them to post a 1 shot margin of victory. The new format of 54 holes and then a cut seemed to be popular as 11 Met
Section players made the cut and enjoyed a payday. Mike Laudien of Philip J. Rotella (paired with Dave Laudien) and Peter
Serafimoff of Millbrook (with Jeff Sorenson) tied for 7th. Ryan Kalista of Innis Arden (with Peter Oakley) tied for 11th and four
other Met Section teams including Charlie Bolling and Metropolis’ Colin Amaral (T-18th), Glen Oaks’ Tom Joyce and Nassau’s
Matt Sita (T-22nd), the tandem of Dan Tzivanis of Rolling Hills and Craig Thomas of Metropolis (T-34th) and the North Hills duo
of Mike Caporale and Scott Ford (T-37th) rounded out the Met Section cut-making contingent.

In the Senior Stroke Play, Sonny Skinner was the overall winner in Groups 1 & 2 while four Met PGA professionals cashed
checks including Mike Diffley of Pelham and Peter Serafimoff (T-15th) and Peter Procops of Lawrence(T-19th) in Group 1 and
Larry Furey of New Paltz (T-10th) in Group 2. In Groups 3-9, former Met Section head professional Ed Sabo won the overall
title while six Met PGA professionals cashed checks. Bobby Heins of Old Oaks was tied for 15th in group 3 (60-64), Marty
Bohen (7th place) and Rockville Links’ Mike Turnesa was tied for 9th in the 65-69 age group. In Group 5 (age 70-74), Tom
Joyce tied for 4th and Mal Galletta tied for 7th while Bob Joyce was runner-up in Group 6 (ages 75-79) to close out the Met Sec-
tion representation.

The season began with the Quarter Century Championship, also contested in age groups but it seemed that the Met Section
members weren’t quite ready for the new year. Only one professional, Bobby Heins made a check in Groups A-3, as he fin-
ished T-3rd in the Group 3 (60-64 age group). Two players, Tom Joyce in Group 5 (T-5th in the 70-74 group) and brother Bob
(T-3rd in the 75-79 Group 6) earned paydays with their finishes.

The Women’s Stroke Play concluded on Feb. 1st with Birchwood’s Kammy Maxfeldt our Section’s lone representative among
the players who cashed a check. Kammy finished just four strokes behind winner Joy Bonhurst, in spite of an opening round
85. The Birchwood CC head professional recovered with rounds of 71-73, the best score of the final 36 holes by an incredible
5 strokes. Congratulations to Kammy on her performance.

                     THANK YOU 2011 PARTNERS & SPONSORS
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METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                           FEBRUARY 1, 2012 ~ PAGE 4

                                            Five PGA Members Elected in January

          Congratulations to the five newest additions to the PGA roster that completed their requirements and were elected in
          January. Kevin Samela, assistant to ben Hoffhine at Wykagyl Country Club was elected to class A-8 status on January
1st. On January 13th, four more professionals were elected to membership. This group included Stephen Duffy, A-8 assistant
on the staff of Philip Eyre and Frank Graniero at Hollow Brook as well as Philip who was elected to A-4 status at Hollow
Brook. Also joining the PGA ranks were Jarod Jenkins, an assistant for Mike Diffley at Pelham Country Club and Daniel Smad-
ing, an assistant on the staff of John Kennedy, Harvey Lannak and Kelley Moser at Westchester Country Club.

                                  Two Professionals Attain Quarter Century Status

Congratulations to PGA Class A-1 head professional, Mark Burrell of Rockland Lake Golf Course and to A-8 professional Bill
Casey of Hampton Hills on their recent installation in the PGA of America’s Quarter Century Club. Both of these professionals
recently completed their 25th year of service and membership in the Association.

                                                       New Arrivals

Congratulations to Century’s Frank and Alynn Bensel on the birth of Wynn Rita Bensel on Jan. 24th at 8 pounds, 1 ounce.
Wynn will have to compete with older brother Hagen for lesson time on the Century teaching tee. Also, our congratulations
to Garden City Golf Club’s Jesse and Bridget Fitzgerald for the birth of their first child, Mary Grace on Feb. 1st. Mary Grace
was 7 ½ pounds. It is great to see our professionals working hard to grow the game of golf for girls. A warm welcome to both
of these young ladies. Congratulations also go out to Julie and Todd Peluso on the arrival of Lyla Brianne on Jan. 24th.

                                Thank You Club Association Members
APAWAMIS CLUB                             INNIS ARDEN GC                             REDDING CC
ARDSLEY CC                                INWOOD CC                                  ROCKAWAY HUNTING CLUB
ATLANTIC GC                               LAUREL LINKS CC                            ROCKLAND CC
BAITING HOLLOW CLUB                       LAWRENCE GC                                ROCKLAND LAKE STATE PK GC
BEDFORD G & TC                            LEEWOOD GC                                 ROCKRIMMON CC
BETHPAGE STATE PARK GC                    MAHOPAC GC                                 ROCKVILLE LINKS CC
BIRCHWOOD CC                              MAIDSTONE CLUB                             ROLLING HILLS CC
BONNIE BRIAR CC                           MANHATTAN WOODS GC                         ROUND HILL CLUB
BRAE BURN CC                              MEADOW BROOK CLUB                          RYE GC
BROOKLAWN CC                              METROPOLIS CC                              SAINT ANDREW'S GC, THE
BROOKVILLE CC                             MIDDLE BAY CC                              SALEM GC
BURNING TREE CC                           MILBROOK CLUB                              SANDS POINT GC
CENTENNIAL GC                             MILL RIVER CLUB, INC.                      SCARSDALE GC
CENTURY CC                                MILLBROOK G & TC                           SEAWANE CLUB
CHERRY VALLEY CLUB                        MONTAUK DOWNS STATE PK                     SEDGEWOOD GC
COLD SPRING CC                            MOUNT KISCO CC                             SHINNECOCK HILLS GC
CONNECTICUT GC                            MUTTONTOWN CLUB, THE                       SILVER SPRING CC
CREEK CLUB                                NASSAU CC                                  SIWANOY CC
DUTCHESS G & CC                           NATIONAL GL OF AMERICA                     SKYDRIVE GOLF CENTER
EAST HAMPTON GC                           NEW CANAAN, CC OF                          SLEEPY HOLLOW CC
FAIRFIELD, CC OF                          NISSEQUOGUE GC                             SOUTH FORK CC
FAIRVIEW CC                               NORTH FORK CC                              SOUTHAMPTON GC
FENWAY GC                                 NORTH HEMPSTEAD CC                         STANWICH CLUB, THE
FRESH MEADOW CC                           NORTH HILLS CC                             SUNNINGDALE CC
GARDEN CITY CC                            NORTH SHORE CC                             TAM O'SHANTER CLUB
GARDEN CITY GC                            NOYAC GC                                   TAMARACK CC
GARDINERS BAY CC                          OLD OAKS CC                                TOWERS CC
GARRISON GC                               ORANGE COUNTY CC                           TRUMP NATIONAL GC
GLEN OAKS CLUB                            OTTERKILL CC                               TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF CLUB
GLENARBOR GC                              PARAMOUNT CC                               TUXEDO CLUB, THE
GREENS @ HALF HOLLOW GC                   PATRIOT HILLS GC                           VILLAGE CLUB OF SANDS POINT
GREENWICH CC                              PATTERSON CLUB, THE                        WACCABUC CC
GRIFFITH E. HARRIS GC & RANGE             PELHAM CC                                  WEE BURN CC
HAMLET WILLOW CREEK G&CC                  PINE HOLLOW CC                             WESTCHESTER CC
HAMPSHIRE CC                              PINE RIDGE GC                              WESTCHESTER HILLS GC
HARBOR LINKS GC                           PIPING ROCK CLUB                           WHIPPOORWILL CLUB
HEMPSTEAD G & CC                          PORT JEFFERSON CC                          WILLOW RIDGE CC
HOLLOW BROOK GC                           POWELTON CLUB                              WOODMERE CLUB, INC.
HUDSON NATIONAL GC                        PURCHASE, THE GC OF                        WOODWAY CC
HUNTINGTON CC                             QUAKER HILL CC                             WYKAGYL CC
INDIAN HILLS CC                           QUOGUE FIELD CLUB
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                              FEBRUARY 1, 2012 ~ PAGE 5

                                                Kalinoski Has Heart Transplant

Wally Kalinoski has been on the transplant list for some time now and his time arrived late last week as he got the call for a trans-
plant at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Wally is doing well but will remain in isolation for a time to avoid the
risk of infection. Our best wishes to Wally and Joan and we hope to see him back on the links this summer with new energy.


             Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Ed Schneider on Tuesday, Jan. 31st at the age of 92. The father of Jean
             Schneider Schob, who worked for the Section for many years, Ed Schneider was the 1993 Met PGA Sam Snead
             Award recipient. His service to golf included chairing the US Open at Winged Foot in both 1974 and 1984. His
             love and dedication for Winged Foot was also exemplified by his tenure as the club’s President. He was a member
             of the Met PGA Advisory Council and a familiar figure in the local golf community. His family has also been long-
time members of Winged Foot where Jean is still one of the premier players and his son John recently chaired the search for a new
superintendent. Ed Schneider is also survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth, three other children (son Tom and daughters Kathy
Szczesniak and Mary Vierengel) and twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for the
spring and donations to Alzheimer’s research would be appreciated in lieu of flowers….. Our deepest sympathies also to Para-
mount Country Club assistant, Terri Migliaccio and her family on the recent passing of Terri’s sister Donna Pratta on January 14th.
Donna was predeceased by her mother and Terri’s sister, Eileen, also to cancer. Contributions in her memory may be made to
South Jersey Healthcare & Hospice Care, PO Box 126, Salem, NJ 08079.

                              Special Awards Committee Requests Nominations for 2012

The Past Presidents are now requesting nominations for consideration of the 2012 Special Awards. Professionals may nominate
themselves or another PGA Member. Click here for the Nomination Form that is reviewed by the Special Awards Committee (it is
also on the web site). Our 2012 selections will be made by the beginning of April and announced in the May Newsletter so it is
important that nominations be received by March 1st. Click Here for form.

                                                                    PerformanceTrak Participation Will be a Priority

It is hard to understand why more of our head professionals are not participating in PGA PerformanceTrak. The information gath-
ered on a monthly basis is critically important to our professionals and to their employers and our facilities. The Met Section will
focus on encouraging our head professionals to sign on to this reporting tool and at the very least submit figures of rounds of golf

                                                         Industry Update

There has been and we anticipate additional changes in the Met Section’s sales rep force for 2012. TaylorMade has added R.J.
Zurak in Westchester joining forces with Jared Hoffman. Brian Overbeck will be handling shoes and apparel for Long Island while
Reva Freshman is still on guard in Westchester. Carl Montanye will have NY City and New Jersey. Callaway’s new Long Island
rep is Jason Turner. John Sanges is now with GolfMax in addition to Cobra Puma. Other changes will likely be announced soon
and of course our Partners and Sponsors listings will have complete staff alignments with our Directory and Spring Meeting infor-

                    Fixtures for Sale
                    John Kennedy has the following fixtures for sale for more information Please contact
                    Dark Wood, 2 hang/fold units (Holds 48 folded unites/36 hanging units) - New - $2,000
                    Sale - $400. Also have 2 fold only units (Holds 60 units) - New - $1,800 Sale - $300

                            PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program Deadline is March 15th

                PGA Members with children (or grandchildren) in their senior year of high school or in college may apply for these
                academic based scholarships from the PGA of America’s Financial Assistance Fund. Students must carry a 3.0 GPA
                as well as including their other activities and their transcript with the Scholarship Application. The deadline date
for receipt of the application and transcripts is March 15th directed to Linda Bennington of the PGA Foundation. For questions or
further information, contact Linda at 561 624-7612 or by email to . Applications are reviewed at the PGA
HQ and recipients are announced in May. Click Here for form.
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                                   FEBRUARY 1, 2012 ~ PAGE 6

                                                Caribbean International Pro-Am II
Casa de Campo and Gilles Gagnon will be conducting their 25th Annual Caribbean International Pro-Am II on Feb. 19th – 26th,
2012. Professionals bringing a team of 3 amateurs receive a complimentary all inclusive package plus a guarantee. This is one of
the great golf resorts in the world. Please see the flyer attached for further info.

The success of the Folds of Honor and Patriot Golf Day effort has opened the door to many more scholarship opportunities. We
have been asked to alert our professionals that their mission is to add 1,000 scholarships this year and if you know of a family that
has been touched by the ongoing war and had a member hurt or killed, we have applications available…………Congratulations to
Colonel Dick “The Skull” Johns who retired as Executive Director of the Middle Atlantic Section this month after a great 17 year
tenure……..Ryan Shaughnessy has made us aware of a series of seminars on “How the Brain Forms New Habits: Why Willpower
is not Enough”. Cost to attend is $79.00 for those who preregister and there are several sites and dates including March 22nd at
Smithtown Landing CC. Other dates include March 14th in Stamford, March 15th in Elmsford, March 16th in Wappingers Falls,
March 19th on Staten Island, March 20th in Manhattan and March 21st in Uniondale, LI. For more info, please call 866 652-7414.

                                                         Employment Update
Congratulations to Ralph Garofano on his selection as the new head professional at Doral Arrowwood We also are pleased to
announce that Larry Scortichini has been elevated to the A-1, head professional position at Willow Creek (the former Hamlet at
Willow Creek). Pat Dill has been selected to replace John Forster at WindWatch Pat was at Wind Watch before moving to Flori-
da where he was the Director of Golf at Orlando's Ritz Carlton at Grande Lakes. We welcome back Pat. We are still awaiting
decisions to be announced at Crab Meadow, Oyster Bay, Stony Ford and Oak Hills Park Park.

West Point GC has contacted us with an opening for a head golf professional. For a detailed description please Click Here Inter-
ested candidates can also call Steve Whipple, Golf Course Superintendent at 845-938-4632. Deadline for applications is February
27th The West Point Civilian Personnel Office should be able to help with applications/resumes if applicants call 845-938-2822.

 Professionals are also reminded that our Employment Resume Listing of candidates for potential positions as assistants or for vari-
ous golf shop personnel is on the member’s side of the web site (Pro’s Corner) and can be accessed with your PGALinks name and
We have the following Assistant Positions available:
• Matt Dobyns, Fresh Meadow CC. (Please send resume and references to Seeking Teaching Assistant,
   LPGA preferred. Looking for professional, outgoing Teaching Assistant. Duties include private & group instruction, managing all
   facets of womens golf program including weekly ladies day and tournaments. Playing with membership and limited golf shop
   hours. Mid April - Mid October. Benefits include salary, meals and 100% of lesson income.
• Rob Gick, Sands Point Golf Club. (Resumes to Robert Gick ( - Seeking 2nd assistant position- Seeking a
   friendly, personable individual who is committed to providing high quality customer service to our membership and guests. Re-
   sponsibilities in all aspects of the golf operation with an emphasis on outside operations. Pro shop duties, tournament opera-
   tions, some teaching with Jr. Clinic. Position is seasonal from April 12- Oct 31. Salary + Outings.
• David Jones, Silver Spring CC (Resumes t0 David at Assistant Professional for 2012. April 1st to Oct
   31st. Duties to include: regular shop hours, merchandising, tournament operations, junior instruction. Housing, meals, medical
   insurance and bonuses included.
• Ed Kelly, Cherry Valley (Resumes to HR Dept, c/o Cherry Valley Club 28 Rockaway Ave, Garden City, NY 11530)- Seeking en-
   trylevel assistant: 40 hour work week. Job responsibilities to consist mainly of golf shop operations including tournaments and
   merchandising, summer junior camp, possibly Monday outing income, and playing with Membership. Will train on Event Man
   software and Microsoft publisher. Golf club experience is preferred but not required. Microsoft excel experience a plus.
• Ron McDougal, Old Westbury G & CC (resumes to - shop assistant/entry level/shop manager position. Primary
    responsibilities are shop operations and tournament administration. Ideal schedule would be March 1st - Thanksgiving.
•   Jamie McFarland, Osiris C.C. (Resumes directed to - Seeking Assistant Golf Professional with
    experience in all areas of golf operations. Must possess strong interpersonal and computer skills. Familiar with TPP software.
    PGA level 1 or higher preferred.
•   Jack McGown, Hampton Hills (Resumes to - Looking for outgoing, eager, entry level assistant to learn
    with equally experienced team, all the aspects of this great game and country club life. Very casual atmosphere provides for
    easy transition into the world of golf. April 1st-November 1st. Adequate compensation, outing income, various other in-
    come perks. Experience preferred but not mandatory, will train all needed computer skills if warranted Tenure based on per-
    formance {2 year limit does not apply here} wonderful place to begin a career.
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                             FEBRUARY 1, 2012 ~ PAGE 7

                                               Employment Update Continued…

Assistant Positions continued :
• Douglas L. Miller, PGA, Gold Coast Golf Center (Resume to or call 516-682-4776) - Immediate
    Openings: Golf Instructors needed for beginner/intermediate golf classes. Mostly weekday evenings, with some weekends. Must
    have group indoor instructional experience with adults and/or juniors. Classes to start March 2012 and run year round, both in-
    door and outdoor classes. Also seeking Golf Shop Associates needed for customer service, sales, merchandising, and marketing.
• Peter Procops, Lawrence Yacht & CC (Resumes to Seeking Assistant Pro/ Shop Manager -
     Candidate will assist the Head Professional in all aspects of the golf operation. Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):
    Pro-shop Merchandising, Daily shop sales, Special orders, Weekend tournament scoring, Re-gripping, Assist with Junior Clinics.
    Candidate must be positive, outgoing and personable. He or she must be detail oriented, organized and have the ability to man-
    age multiple priorities. Excellent customer service skills with a high level of professionalism are important. March 13th - Novem-
    ber 11th. Salary plus outings and jr clinics.
• Victor Romano, Hamlet Golf & Country Club (Please send resume to 1st Assistant Profession-
    al. Seeking a personable, outgoing individual to assist with all facets of the golf operation. Including tournament and league play,
    merchandising and outings. Terrific teaching opportunities for individual instruction, clinics and junior programs.
• Josh Shepard, The Muttontown Club (Resumes to – Seeking Assistant Golf Professional from
    April 1st through October 31st. Job duties include but not limited to golf shop management, tournament operations, merchandis-
    ing, junior golf and instruction
• Bill Smittle, Scarsdale Golf Club (Resumes to – Seeking Assistant professional position. LPGA
    preferred but not required. Responsibilities include - teaching and women's tournaments. Year round or seasonal position in-
    cludes health insurance.
• Edward Wankel, Poxabogue Golf Center (Resumes to Seeking Assistant golf professional from April
    15th to October 15th. Responsibilities to include Teaching individual students, Junior and ladies clinics and some golf
    shop operation. LPGA Preffered.

We have the following shop manager position available:
• Charlie Hicks, The Saint Andrew's Golf Club. (Email resumes to Charlie Hicks at C.C. Greg Bisconti at greg- and Ambry Bishop at - Full time Golf Shop/Retail Manager 40 week season. Experience
    in Golf Shop and Retail Operations at private Golf Clubs preferred. Responsible for all day to day Retail and Golf Shop Opera-
    tions. Position available mid March.
•   Ed Kelly, Cherry Valley Club (Resumes to HR Dept c/o Cherry Valley Club 28 Rockaway Ave, Garden City, NY 11530)- Seeking
    golf shop manager: 40 hour work week with a competitive wage. Retail sales, inventory control, member interaction and service,
    special ordering and lesson scheduling. Golf Club experience preferred but not required. Microsoft excel expertise is a plus.

We also have the following outside positions available:
• Robert Carmody, GlenArbor GC(Resume and references to Robert Carmody, Outside Services Supervisor at RCARMO-
   DY@GLENARBORCLUB.COM) - multiple seasonal outside services positions available Full & Part time April 1st – November 1st
• Robert Carmody, GlenArbor GC (Resumes and references to: Robert Carmody, Starter/Caddie Master at RCARMO-
   DY@GLENARBORCLUB.COM or call 914-241-0700 extension 223 and leave a detailed message and a number to be reached
   at) - Looking for Professional Caddies for the upcoming season April 1st—November 1st. Golf Background and Previous Caddie
   experience A MUST. Caddies must be friendly, courteous, knowledgeable in golf and well groomed.
• John Gatta, Middle Bay CC, (Resumes & References to: Seeking a Starter/Caddiemaster full time, health ben-
   efits available, good people & computer skills a must April 1st to December 1st. Also, seeking a Ranger for Friday, Saturday &
   Sunday May 15th to October 1st people skills a must. Golf privileges available.
• Paul Glut, Woodside Acres Golf and CC - (Resumes and references to - Assistant Starter - Part time - clos-
   ing starter. Approximately 25-35 hours per week. Responsibilities include supervising outside operations, handling carts, range
   and bagroom operations, managing personnel and caddies. Season length: End of March to about November 1.

We also have the following positions available:
• Callaway Golf has an opening for the E. New York, Long Island and Fairfield County territory in our Soft Goods categories of Ap-
   parel, Footwear, Eyewear, Socks and Accessories. This is an Independent Contractor sales opportunity. If interested please con-
   tact Jim Dougherty, Director of Sales – Soft Goods Callaway Golf Company by email or call
   him at 248-613-2112.
• TaylorMade is looking for a Demo/Fitting Event technician for the 2012 Golf season. TaylorMade Demo Event Technician is re-
   sponsible for executing TaylorMade Demonstration and Promotional events at green grass facilities, driving ranges and off-course
   specialty shops. The Technician is responsible for custom fitting golf clubs and ensures the visibility and quality of TaylorMade
   equipment and products while providing all other related services to satisfy customer requirements and requests. Please email all
   resumes to
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                             FEBRUARY 1, 2012 ~ PAGE 8

                                        Previously Listed Employment

We have the following assistant position available:
•   Andy Carracino, Timber Point GC ( Seeking 2nd Assistant. Responsi-
    bilities include pro shop, merchandising, tournament operations, junior camps and clinics. (DEC)
•   Brian Crowell, GlenArbor (Resumes to Brian Crowell, PGA @ GlenArbor Golf Club, 234 Bedford Ctr.
    Rd., Bedford Hills, NY 10507 or email to – Seeking Full Time Golf Shop
    Manager. Position starts in February. (DEC)
•   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 package is competitive, includes sala-
    ry, commissions, and a benefits package with Health Care Reserve and 401K options. Please e-mail
    your resumes to (DEC)
•   Chris Muldoon, The Tuxedo Club (Resumes and references - Seeking a
    First Assistant Golf Professional from April through November. The position will assist with the man-
    agement of the daily golf operation including 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 appropriate. Experience in
    teaching, junior golf programs, tournament operations, and merchandising are important. (DEC)
•   Phil Tita Tallgrass G.C (Resumes to seeking an all around assistant. Duties include
    Customer service, shop duty, assisting in Jr Program and limited teaching. April 1 to October 31. (DEC)

We also have the following sales rep opportunity:
Page & Tuttle Golf is looking for an aggressive independent sales representative to cover the Metropolitan
section. Page & Tuttle is a unique green grass exclusive brand. This is a commissioned position with bonus
opportunity. Page & Tuttle offers a variety of sales tools for representative to offer their customers including
staff, tournament and dating programs. Section support is a priority with Page & Tuttle. Sales Representa-
tives are invited to attend an annual sales meeting, as well as participation in the PGA Show. The individual
we are seeking should have 5+ years in the territory. Please contact Jim Murphy jmur- or phone 612-963-1159 (DEC)

We also have summer camp teaching positions
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            Membership Matters
                               The Official Publication of Membership Services
                                     Volume 2, Issue 14, February 2012


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The new PGA District Directors are     Newly sworn in Board Members (l-r):                                                 The Player Development
                                       Jim Antkiewicz, District 4; Chris                                                   Playbook is the first tool
Jim Antkiewicz of Aliquippa, Pa.;      Thomson, District 8 and Scott Brandt,
                                                                                                                           developed to help PGA
Scott Brandt of St. George, Utah.;     District 9 at the 95th PGA Annual
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terms.                                                                                                                     resource is designed to
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The PGA Board of Directors is composed of the Association's Presi-                                                         and action-steps in the
dent, Vice President, Secretary, Honorary President and 17 Directors.                                                      quest to make our game
The Directors include representatives from each of The PGA's 14 Dis-                                                       more fun and welcoming
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tricts, two Independent Directors and a member of the PGA Tour.
New District Directors are elected by their local PGA Sections.                The Playbook's Appendix will continue to expand, so check back of-
                                                                               ten. The next update is scheduled for Feb. 10. Click HERE to read
A closer look at the newest members of The PGA of America Board                more.
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                    Panel Discussion: GOLF 2.0 (video)                                                                      Show MSR Credits
                    GOLF 2.0 was center stage for a comprehensive
                    panel discussion featuring PGA Officers Allen                                                        PGA Membership Staff is
                    Wronowski, Ted Bishop and Derek Sprague, CEO                                                         currently awaiting files from
                    Joe Steranka and GOLF 2.0 Senior Director Dar-              Reed Expositions in order to post MSR credit for various activities
                    rell Crall. Click HERE for video.                           in and around the PGA Merchandise Show. Upon receipt of the
                                                                                files and data validation, these postings will be processed on a daily
               The PGA of America Highlights Jobs and
               Employment Services to Kick Off the 11th
               Annual Jobs in Golf Month

                The PGA of America's 11th Annual Jobs in Golf
                Month, which highlights online employment resource
tools and jobs within the industry, kicked off in conjunction with the
59th PGA Merchandise Show, and will continue to promote employ-
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                                                    MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
                                                Volume 2, Issue 14, February 2012
                                         PGA Member Service Requirement Policy
-      Credit requirements will consist of two categories: (a) 54 Total Credits, (b) 36 of which must be from PGA Meeting/Education and/or
       GOLF 2.0/Player Development.

-      (a) Total Credits (54): A total of 54 credits must be earned, with at least 36 credits earned from the required category (PGA Meet
       ing/PGA Education/GOLF 2.0/Player Development), while the other means of obtaining credits toward the total requirement remain-
       per the prior program. All credits for any category must be earned via activities that allow for automated crediting through PGA sys-
       tems to streamline the administration of the Professional Development Program.

-      (b) PGA Meeting/Education: The credit category for Meetings and PGA delivered education (Chapter, Section, National) are now
       combined and all will be awarded one (1) credit per hour of participation. Other education provided by sources outside of the PGA will
       apply to the Total. This means that any gathering of Members organized by a Section/Chapter or National, whether for governance, edu
       cation, or both will be treated the same way. Therefore, a Section meeting that had three hours of business meeting and two hours of
       education that would have been credited six Meeting credits and two Education credits in the previous cycle will now be worth 5 Meet
       ing/Education credits in the current proposal.

-      (b) GOLF 2.0/Player Development: The credits for GOLF 2.0/Player Development will be earned via reporting actual creation, ac-
       tivetion and engagement of golfers into the programming that supports GOLF 2.0 Initiatives and/or education and training on the stra-
       tegic plan, its initiatives, and related program administration. Thus both green grass and non-green grass or executive level PGA Mem-
       bers can meet the requirement by becoming knowledgeable about GOLF 2.0, its strategic initiatives, and its programs.

                                           GOLF 2.0 Process for Applying Credits
GOLF 2.0 Conducting and Reporting Program Results                      GOLF 2.0 Online Training
    1) Registering, promoting, conducting and reporting on GOLF 2.0 2) Tutorials and Online Training completed via PGALinks to
       Programs via PGA registration and reporting tools; Examples     achieve full understanding and adoption by all Members re-
       Include:                                                        garding the Association’s Strategic Plan.
       a) Get Golf Ready (2 credits per graduating class, minimum      a) Know Your Customer
            of three students per class)                               b) Deepen Engagement with Current Golfers
        b) Get Golf Ready 2 (3 credits per graduating class, mini-     c) Connecting with Her
            mum of three students per class)                           d) Welcome Back to Golf
        c) Get Golf Ready Outings/Leagues (3 credits per reaching       e) Family Focus
             minimum thresholds)                                        f) Platinum Players
        d) PGA Sports Academy (2 credits per graduating class,          g) Building Blocks
            minimum of three students per class)                        h) Off Course Options
         e) Earning President’s Council Status (1 credit per cycle       i) Drive for Diversity
             year) (To earn this distinction, PGA Professionals will     j) I’m Ready to Play
             need to meet defined minimum performance criteria in        k) Annual Updates
             any of the following programs: PGA Free Fitting &
             Trade-Up Month, PGA Free Lesson Month, Women’s
             Golf Month, Family Golf Month, PGA Junior Leagues
             and local player development programs.)
          f) Future GOLF 2.0 Programs (Credits awarded in a
             manner equitable with a through d above)
Online tutorials and training will be developed by the PGA Education and Player Development Departments. Tutorials and training
online content will include video and written material as well as an assessment to gauge understanding and engagement will take ap-
proximately one hour to complete each tutorial/training session, therefore, earning one credit per completion. Future MSR cycles will
include new opportunities as GOLF 2.0 continues to roll out.
•      The Membership and Play Golf America Committees will continue to evaluate the credit structure.

Member Service Q & A click HERE
                                                       MEMBER SERVICES REQUIREMENT

        Effective Date:                                          June 16, 2012 – June 15, 2015
Rules and Regulations for the Member Service Requirement, (MSR), as defined by the Membership Committee:
1. One credit per hour of service or participation as defined by the chart below.
2. A Section may require that all Section and Chapter activities be approved in advance.
3. Based on previously approved activities, established guidelines and Section recommendations, the National Office will approve the
    credits to be awarded for a certain activity. The Board of Control will determine the number of credits in all disputes and the Board of
    Directors reserves the right to make modifications to the requirements.
4. A participant may receive compensation for an activity.
5. Fifty-four (54) credits are required for a three-year cycle.
                                               Activity                                                                            Credits Earned
#1 (a): PGA MEETING and PGA EDUCATION                                                                 1 credit per hour of attendance
Attending or serving as an instructor or speaker at a National, Section, Chapter or National Allied
Association Meeting or Education program. Any online Education through PGALinks.
(Includes Section committees and Board meetings)
Example – Any Meeting/Education gathering of PGA Members conducted by the National,
Section or Chapter.
#1 (b): GOLF 2.0/PLAYER DEVELOPMENT                                                                   Credits based on the promotion, conducting and reporting Golf 2.0
Promoting, conducting and reporting Golf 2.0 Programs in order to engage and                          Program results. 1 credit for completion of Golf 2.0/
create golfers. Completing Golf 2.0 online tutorials and webinars.                                    Player Development tutorials and training via PGALinks.
Example – Reporting creation and activation of new golfers and completing online tutorials
and trainings via PGALinks
Entered via registration/list or survey completion
#2 Service to the PGA/Industry – applies to the TOTAL CATEGORY                                        1 credit per hour of participation with a maximum of 8 credits per day
Serving the Section, Chapter, National PGA or Allied Association. Participating in advancement
of the game activities such as radio shows, TV shows, speeches, golf promotional non-playing
events, golf clinics and other volunteer activities, such as non-playing tournament official.
Entered via Member online input
#3: Golf Coach – applies to the TOTAL CATEGORY                                                        Maximum of 6 credits per MSR cycle year
Serving as a golf coach or assistant golf coach of a high school or college golf team in a capacity
not considered the Member’s primary employment. (See Rule #4)
Entered via Member online input
#4: Survey Respondent – applies to the TOTAL CATEGORY                                                 1 credit per Section survey
Completing a MSR-designated National or Section survey. The Board of Control must approve             2 credits per National survey
Section surveys.                                                                                      1 credit per six consecutive mos. Performance Trak
Entered by PGA upon survey completion                                                                 Maximum of 5 credits per MSR cycle year

#5: PGA Tournament Participation – applies to the TOTAL CATEGORY                                      2 credits per Section event
Participation in Section sanctioned golf tournaments or tournaments conducted by the PGA of           4 credits per National event
America National Office.                                                                              Maximum of 8 credits per MSR cycle year
Entered via registration/list

#6: Merchandise Show Attendee – applies to the TOTAL CATEGORY                                         2 credits per show.
Attending a National, Section or Allied Association Merchandise Show.                                 Maximum of 4 credits per MSR cycle year
Entered via registration/list
#7: Media Related Articles – applies to the TOTAL CATEGORY                                            1 credit per article
PGA approved news, media, magazine articles or published book.                                        Maximum of 6 credits per MSR cycle year
Entered via Member online input
#8 Other Education – applies to the TOTAL CATEGORY                                                    1 credit per hour of attendance with a maximum of eight (8) credits for
Attending non-PGA conducted Education or Seminars, completing online education not offered            any one online course.
by the National, Section or Chapter.
Example – College course, CPR, non-PGA conducted Education.|
Entered via list or by the Member online

         Total MSR requirement per cycle = 54.
         Required Meeting/Education/Golf 2.0/Player Development Category = 36.

         •    Section sanctioned = Approved by the Section Office/Section Board
         •    Nationally sanctioned = Approved by the PGA of America Membership Department, with
              counsel from the Board of Control as needed.
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PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program
Graduating high school seniors and college students who are the children or grandchildren of PGA members are invited to apply online at the
home page (before you log in) of to be considered for financial support for college through the PGA Financial Assistance
Fund Scholarship Program.

The scholarship program is an academic based scholarship program that takes into account the following depending on the class level of the

High School Graduating Senior
         -   High School Cumulative Grade Point Average – must be at least 3.0 (60% of the scholarship weighting scale). This number is to
             be an unweighted GPA based on a 4.0 scale.
         -   ACT and/or SAT test scores (30% of the scholarship weighting scale)
         -   Extracurricular activities in high school such as sports, clubs, student government, community service, part time employment, etc.
             (10% of the scholarship weighting scale).

Current College Student (has not reached their senior year in college)
         -   College Cumulative Grade Point Average – must be at least 3.0 (60% of the scholarship weighting scale)
         -   Most recently completed college semester or quarter GPA (30% of the scholarship weighting scale)
         -   Extracurricular activities in college such as sports, clubs, student government, community service, part time employment, etc.
             (10% of the scholarship weighting scale)

The amount and number of scholarships is determined by the availability of funds, and may vary from year to year based on these factors and
IRS guidelines. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the PGA Scholarship Committee.

The application process will be live online between November 15, 2011 and March 15, 2012 of each year, and students are asked to wait
until they are in possession of their most current grade report (first semester) or transcript before applying. The applicant must enter the stu-
dents Social Security number and the PGA affiliated parent or grandparents PGA ID number to gain access to the application.

After submitting the online application, the applicant must send by March 15 to the below address a sealed official school grade transcript that
shows their GPA information and ACT/SAT test scores (if a high school applicant) to:

PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program
Attention: Linda Bennington
Grant and Scholarship Specialist
100 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418

888.532.6661; 561.624.7612 or e-mail:

Members can check out the Scholarship Search Tips and additional listed websites to help with your child or grandchild’s scholarship search
by signing in to and under Benefits/Personal you’ll see PGA Scholarships.

                         Attention Past Scholarship Recipients
                         PGA Magazine wants to do some profiles on past scholarship winners beginning in April. Please contact Linda
                         Bennington, Grant and Scholarship Specialist ( or 561.624.7612) for more information.

                                                 MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
                                             Volume 2, Issue 14, February 2012
                                         Scheduled Membership Elections
                  February 14, 2012         March 6, 2012

                  April 4, 2012             May 8, 2012                * Schedule subject to revision

The Launch of the PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0 (CPP 2.0)
PGA Education has formally unveiled the first component of a new, multi-million dollar investment in
the professional development of PGA members, with the launch of the PGA Certified Professional Pro-
gram 2.0 (CPP 2.0) as the centerpiece of The PGA of America’s advanced training and education cur-
riculum. PGA CPP 2.0 is designed with direct input from employers and industry experts to immedi-
ately enhance PGA members’ expertise and performance in the workplace, the all-digital PGA CPP 2.0
is an intuitive program available on that will offer four certifications – Golf Operations
(now live); General Management (now live); Player Development (a new certification scheduled to
debut in Spring 2012); and Instruction (Summer 2012). The library consists of 3,000 course offerings.
Click HERE to read article. For more information, PGA members are encouraged to contact the PGA
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  PGA Education has approved the following new
  Pre-Approved Providers of education:

             1)     Reynolds Golf Academy

  For a list of all Pre-Approved Providers of education access:
*Level 1 apprentices who did not attend a checkpoint, by December 12-15, 2011, will be required to trans-
fer to the PGM 2.0 program to pursue PGA membership. Failure to transfer to the PGM 2.0 program by
June 30, 2012, will result in them being terminated as of June 30, 2012

                        PGA-PGM 1.0 Checkpoint Schedule July 2011 - June 2012

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