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					                                                                                      Metropolitan PGA
                                                                                         Newsletter
                                                                                        March 1, 2012
           Great Variety for Met PGA March Educational Offerings                                       METROPOLITAN PGA
We are excited about the unique educational programs on tap for March as we transition from            OFFICERS
our Winter Education Series into our spring schedule. Being able to work with our Head Profes-         Brad Worthington, Brooklawn CC
sional Championship sponsor and taking a group to the home of the USGA are two opportunities           President
we hope our professionals will appreciate and take advantage of. We have limited openings for          John Hines, Baiting Hollow Club
our trip to POLO on March 7th and the USGA Museum and Testing Center on March 22nd. The                  Secretary
Glen Head seminar on March 14th with Scott Hawkins, Mark Brown and Mark Mielke is also
                                                                                                       Brian Crowell, GlenArbor Club
nearing capacity. Then on March 27th we join with the MGA in offering our 25th Annual Rules of
Golf Seminar at Brae Burn Country Club. There are several significant changes and new deci-              Treasurer
sions that will be covered at this year’s seminar.                                                     Heath Wassem , Fenway GC
                                                                                                         First Vice President
                 Spring Meeting Returns to Wykagyl on April 5                   th                     Mike Diffley, Pelham CC
                                                                                                         Second Vice President
After a record turnout last year and another success bringing our Partners and Sponsors together
with our membership for networking, business, lunch and golf, we are excited about the return to       BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                                                                                                       Carl Alexander, GC of Purchase
Wykagyl for our 3rd year in a row. Prior to the start of the business meeting on Thursday, April
                                                                                                       Shawn Baker, Greens at Half Hollow
5th, we will welcome our Partners and Sponsors to help greet our attending professionals during
                                                                                                       Len Bush, Brookville CC
the registration and continental breakfast. After introducing our supporters, we then turn to the
                                                                                                       Sean Farren, Creek Club
business reports up until lunch. There will be an early afternoon shotgun followed by a closing        Andy Fellows, Greenwich CC
awards reception as the official opening of our 2012 season. Our field for golf will be limited        Robert Gick, Sand Point GC
and registration for the meeting and golf is now online. Professionals are reminded that attend-       David Jones, Silver Spring CC
ance at the Spring Meeting provides 6 MSR Credits in the meeting category (starting in July of this    John Schmoll, Otterkill CC
year, that will change to 3 MSR credits with the new recertification requirements). Click here to      Michael Shank, North Shore CC
Register                                                                                               Stuart Waack, Silvermine GC
                                                                                                       NOMINATING COMMITTEE
                                                                                 th
                     Brad Faxon and Jimmy Roberts Headline 50 Annual Met                               Michael Breed, Sunningdale CC
                                 PGA Spring Educational Forum                                          Bobby Heins, Old Oaks CC
                                                                                                       Tom Henderson, Round Hill Club
                                 Presented by Titleist on April 10th                                   Greg Hurd, North Hempstead CC
                                                                                                       John Kennedy, Westchester CC
                       It is incredible to think that on April 10th at the Westchester Dinner Thea-    Rod Loesch, Connecticut GC
                       tre, we will celebrate our 50th year of offering our annual Spring Education-   Jim Smoot, Huntington CC
al Forum. This year’s Forum will be very special with Brad Faxon our featured speaker in a pro-        Staff Members
gram moderated by NBC’s Jimmy Roberts and Presented by Titleist. Faxon, one of the great put-          Charles Robson, Executive Director
ters will not only share his short game knowledge but his experiences competing at the highest         Kelli Clayton, Membership Director
levels, through good times and challenges. A panel of Section Teachers & Players will also be          Jeff Voorheis, Tournament Director
assembled. More details on the agenda will be forthcoming but we are excited about this special        Jennifer Sanchez, Controller
celebratory event and educational offering. Six (6) MSR Credits will be awarded in the education       Bart Rickard, Tournament Administrator
category. Registration is now open for the Spring Forum. Click Here to register.                       Dan Frankel, Tournament Administrator

       Sam Snead Award Recipient Robert L. Watson Joins Professional of the Year Tom Henderson and
                       Player of the Year Danny Balin at Annual Awards Luncheon
After the educational program, we will be presenting our three major awards during the Awards Luncheon on April 10th and will celebrate the
accomplishments of three great professionals. Tom Henderson, a finalist for the 2011 National Award will be presented the Section’s highest
honor, the 2011 Professional of the Year. Danny Balin of Burning Tree fashioned an outstanding repeat performance to again win the 2011
Met PGA Player of the Year Award and the coveted OMEGA watch signifying his competitive excellence We will also use the Awards Program
luncheon to acknowledge our 2011 National PGA Award honoree, John Hines.

We are also proud to announce the selection of Robert L. Watson as the Sam Snead Award recipient. The ultimate “club golf professional,”
Bob Watson had it all. He was a fine player, a talented teacher, an enthusiastic mentor, a wonderful communicator and an outstanding leader.
Watson served several of the area clubs, including Metropolis, Fairview, Ardsley, Wykagyl and Westchester Country Club. It was during his
tenure at Wykagyl that Watson helped shape the Met Section’s more modern history. He became the President of the Metropolitan PGA in
1970 and served a 3-year term. During that time, the Section established an office, hired full-time staff and started its own Trade Show. Wat-
son was instrumental also in helping engineer the election of Frank Cardi as a National Officer. Watson was a proponent of the importance of
playing and teaching, skills he demonstrated as a winner of the Met Open in 1958, the Westchester Open, the Westchester PGA and the Met
PGA Seniors (twice). He also played internationally and claimed victories in both the Panama Open and Colombian Open and in fact won
professional events in an incredible 8 consecutive decades. Watson was the Metropolitan PGA Professional of the Year in 1970 and was recog-
nized for his educational contributions with the Section’s Horton Smith Award in 1977.
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                           MARCH 1, 2012 ~ PAGE 2

                Assistants Spring Meeting and Opening Tournament at Brae Burn on April 10th

Our opening meeting and tournament for our Assistants Association will take place on Monday, April 10th at Brae Burn Country
Club in Purchase. The annual gathering provides a great opportunity to meet new additions to the Section and share plans for
the upcoming season. This will be the first meeting under the leadership of Phil Cardwell (Quaker Ridge) along with the Offic-
ers Board consisting of Ryan Kalista (Innis Arden), Andrew Bostrom (Southward Ho), Ambry Bishop (St. Andrew’s) and Mario
Guerra (Sunningdale). After considering a change to a team format, it was finally decided that for 2012 we will keep the event
as an individual Assistants Tour stroke play format. PGA Members are also reminded that attending this meeting does provide
for 4 MSR Meeting Credits. Registration for the Assistants Spring Meeting and the Assistant Playing Privileges will begin on
March 15th. Tournament registration will be limited to 108 players and playing privilege fees must be paid in order to sign-up.

                                   No Increase in Playing Privilege Fees for 2012

Metropolitan PGA Members will not have any increase in their Playing Privilege Fees for the coming season. The registration
and payment for 2012 Playing Privileges will begin on March 15th. Tournament Dues will be $250.00 for PGA Members who
play in 3 events or more for the calendar year. Those who play in two events pay only $125.00 for the annual fees. Tourna-
ment dues has to be paid in order to register for Section tournaments.


                                                                                        Pro-
                                                     North Hills Opens the 2012 Lincoln Pro-Am Series

                                    This year’s mild winter will hopefully provide a great jumpstart to the season and noth-
                                    ing is more welcoming than our annual opening Lincoln Pro-Am at North Hills Coun-
                                    try Club. This traditional start up on the Pro-Am tour will be on April 19th. We are still
working on the 2012 Lincoln Pro-Am schedule and are so appreciative of the continued support of title sponsor Lincoln and
Presenting Sponsors Mohegan Sun, MasterCard and Anheuser-Busch. PGA Members may enter with multiple teams 30 days
in advance of each Pro-Am.




                                        TaylorMade adidas Golf Met PGA Pro-Assistants on April 16th
                                                                       Pro-

                            Some 400 professionals will gather at our two Pro-Assistants venues on Monday, April 16th for the
                            TaylorMade adidas Golf events at Nissequogue and Knollwood. Both events will offer double shot-
                            guns to allow for our PGA Member head professionals to compete along side their professional staff.
Unfortunately the size of these fields does not allow for staff members who are not professionals to compete.

                 Special Awards Nominations for 2012 – Deadline for Nominations is April 2nd

The Special Awards Committee will review nominations for the 2012 Special Awards the first week in April. Please submit
suggestions and nomination forms no later than April 2nd. Click Here for a form.


                                                 Welcome Newest PGA Members

             Five more PGA Professionals have recently been added to our ranks. Two professionals on the staff of Mark Brown
             were recently elected - Jon Eichner, an A-8 assistant professional at Tam O’Shanter GC and Ken Hublitz, an A-6
             teaching professional at Tam O’Shanter. Justin Koff, an A-6 teaching professional on the staff with Mike Wade of
The First Tee of Metropolitan NY at Eisenhower Park was also elected along with David Park, an A-8 assistant to Mike Laudien
at Philip J. Rotella GC. The final new member elected was Michael Sargenti, an A-8 assistant on the staff of new Paramount
CC head professional Steve Scott. Congratulations and best wishes to all these professionals on their recent election to PGA
Membership.
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                             MARCH 1, 2012 ~ PAGE 3

                                                                 Runner-
       Danny Balin Wins 2012 PGA Stroke Play Championship and is Runner-Up in PGA Match Play

It was a great two weeks of competition for the 2011 Met PGA Player of the Year and Section Champion, Danny Balin of
Burning Tree Country Club. His final round 67 propelled him past Bob Sowards of Dublin, Ohio as Balin lead an impressive
                            .
Met Section showing in the 72 hole test. Three other Section assistants cracked the top 10 including Colin Amaral of Metropo-
lis (4th), Pat Langan of Trump National (T-7th) and Poxabogue’s Rob Corcoran (T-9). In all, more than 25% of the field that
cashed checks were from the Met Section. Others to make the cut and earn a payday included Rob Labritz of GlenArbor (T-
17), Mark Brown of Tam O’Shanter (T-22), Tim Puetz of Huntington and Nick Beddow of Great Rock (T-28), Mill River’s Mark
Mielke, Ryan Kalista of Innis Arden, Kyle Baehler of Apawamis and Century’s Frank Bensel (T-35), Bobby Heins of Old Oaks
and Peter Serafimoff of Millbrook (T-45), Engineer’s Joe Chalmers (T-50), Andrew Bostrom of Southward Ho (53), Winged
Foot’s James Ondo (T-54), Jamie Kilmer of Wheatley Hills (T-58), Shaun Powers of Fairview and Ardsley’s Joe Gothmann (T-
65) and Pat Massi of Griff Harris (T-74).

Sowards exacted some revenge less than a week later as he topped Balin in the finals of the PGA Match Play Championship
on the 20th hole of their nail-biter finale. This time, Balin headlined the Section’s showing where more than 1/3 of the players
to make money were Met Section professionals. Old Oaks’ Brian Giordano and Tim Puetz both won 3 matches and advanced
to the quarterfinals. Bobby Heins won two matches in gaining the round of 16 while Joe Chalmers, Rob Corcoran, Scott Ford
of North Hills, Joe Gothmann, Greenwich’s Kyle Higgins, the only female qualifier, Kammy Maxfeldt of Birchwood and Jim
Wahl of Whippoorwill each won a match before being ousted. Others who qualified and earned a check included Kevin
Ausserlechner of CC of Darien, Andrew Bostrom, Andy Hardiman of Quaker Ridge, North hempstead’s Greg Hurd, Tom Joyce
of Glen Oaks, Tamarack’s Ted Kimmel, Pat Langan, Pat Massi, Greg Pace of Innis Arden, Shaun Powers, Nassau’s Matt Sita
and David Young of Sleepy Hollow.


                    THANK YOU 2012 PARTNERS & SPONSORS
       Adams Golf/Middleton Golf Group                                           Lenox Advisors
                      Ahead                                                          Lincoln
                 Anheuser Busch                                                    Mastercard
                   Bobby Jones                                                   Mercedes Benz
         Body Balance for Performance                                                Mizuno
                     Bushnell                                                     Mohegan Sun
                     Callaway                                                       NIKE Golf
                     Carr Golf                                                       Oakley
                     Club Car                                                      Peter Millar
        Cutter & Buck - Paul McManus                                        PGA National Resort & Spa
                  Ernst & Young                                                     PGA Tour
                      EZGO                                                            PING
                Fairway Golf Car                                                       Polo
                   Golf Buddy                                                       ShipSticks
                         Center-
      Golf Performance Center-Roger Knick                                          SkyCaddie
                     GolfMax                                                        Snag Golf
              Grand Cyprus Resort                                                Summit Brands
                   Haas Jordan                                                    Sun Mountain
                 Michael Hebron                                                       Sunice
             Hole in One Insurance                                             TaylorMade - adidas
                   JBA Awards                                            Terry Murphy - Fairway & Greene
                    JJT Energy                                                   Titleist/Footjoy
                   Kirk & Matz                                                  Treiber Insurance
              Legendary Headwear                                                   True Power
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                                    MARCH 1, 2012 ~ PAGE 4

                                        Other Upcoming Educational Opportunities

TaylorMade-adidas-Ashworth Golf Company is offering their Annual product training Seminar at Fresh Meadow Country Club on
Monday, March 12th from 8 am to 1:30 pm. They will be offering presentations on all three brands and will have demo equip-
ment available on the range as well as covering topics on adjustability, COR in fairway woods, wedge technology, optics in put-
ting and evolution of footwear. Click Here for more info.
Titleist will be offering their spring Titleist Fitting Works Seminars. Westchester’s program will be Tuesday April 3rd at Sleepy Hol-
low CC. Email Brendan Dlouhy Brendan_Dlouhy@AcushnetGolf.com . The Long Island program will be Tuesday April 24th at
The Creek from 9am-1pm. Email or call Paul Deedy or Bill Kent Paul_Deedy@AcushnetGolf.com (774-200-1060) OR
Bill_Kent@AcushnetGolf.com (774-200-1081). Please RSVP for Creek by April 13th.
The MGA also offers a number of other programs including their 2012 Green Chairman Education Series at Alpine on March 15th.
They will hold their Handicap/Rules Seminars at Cherry Valley on March 24th and at Apawamis on April 14th. Click Here for more
info.
The Northeastern New York Section is offering a seminar on May 7th at Wiltwyck, near our Section border. Topics include Mer-
chant Preferred Processing, Utility Cost Savings, Golf 2.0 and *A Teach the Teacher Presentation from PGA Members Kay McMah-
on and Casey Childs.



                            PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Application Deadline is March 15th

                 PGA Members with children or grandchildren who are high school seniors or current college students with a
                 grade point average of 3.0 or better should apply for the 2012 PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarships.
                 Applications can be made online at www.pgalinks.com and students must also supply a sealed official transcript
that includes GPA and ACT/SAT test scores. Scholarships for high school students are awarded based on GPA (60%), Test Scores
(30%) and extracurricular activity (10%). For college students their cumulative GPA counts for 60%, 30% for the current semester
and 10% for extracurricular activities. For further information contact Linda Bennington or lbenning@pgahq.com or Steve Jubb at
sjubb@pgahq.com or call 888 532-6661.

                                2012 PGA Compensation Survey Deadline is March 15th

The PGA’s Annual Compensation Survey is now live on PGALinks. This is a great way to receive 2 MSR Credits and to help your-
self and your fellow professionals by sharing the completely anonymous survey data that can be sorted by Section as well as facili-
ty type and job titles. The deadline for completing the survey is March 15th.

                                New MSR Policy Unveiled and New Resolutions Enacted

Members are no longer restricted to 1 Section Transfer per fiscal year following the adoption of a new resolution at the Annual
Meeting. Members and Apprentices are billed based on their Section and Classification as of May 1st. Later this month, the PGA
will also be reaching out to members eligible for the new Life Member Century Classification (minimum of 75 years of age and 25
years of membership). Professionals who are eligible, however for this classification will not be eligible for Liability Insurance cov-
erage.

The new MSR policy which requires attaining a total of 54 Credits with a minimum of 36 credits in Meetings, Education and Player
Development will be in effect as of June 15, 2012. The new credit requirements and breakdown along with credits earned since
June 16, 2011 will comprise the recertification period that will conclude on June 15, 2015. For an explanation of the new MSR
Click Here.


                                               Met PGA Needs Tournament Sites

As always at this time of year, we are working on finalizing our schedules for the coming season. We are still in need of host sites
for our Junior Tour, our Assistants Tour and for a couple of Playing Ability Tests. If you can help or if your facility has not hosted a
Met PGA event of any kind in awhile, please contact Bart or Dan at the Met PGA Office.
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                                MARCH      1, 2012 ~ PAGE 5

                                                                Condolences
             We were very sorry to hear of the passing on Feb. 24th of Gerry Mackedon, PGA Life Member in the New England
             Section and father of Port Jefferson Country Club’s Bill Mackedon. Bill’s Dad was the head professional at several
             clubs in New England and a former NEPGA Section Champion. Our sympathies to Bill’s family and his 5 brothers
             and sisters and his Dad’s 13 grandchildren, two sisters and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews…….. Our sin-
             cere condolences also on the recent passing of Gerry Berrigan, father-in-law of former Met Section Tournament Di-
             rector Michael Dolan and father of Mike’s wife, Michele. Gerry Berrigan was a long-time member and former officer
of Westchester Country Club and a close friend of the entire golf community having been involved with the MGA’s club insurance
program for many years. Our sympathies to the Berrigan family and their many friends.


                                                                      For Sale
                    Any golf professional at a public facility who would like to make an extra $500.00 - $2,000.00 selling high
                    quality used golf balls with no investment, contact Tom Lupinacci at 904 233-1023. Tom also has good used
                    range balls at $2.40 per dozen.

John Kennedy has the following fixtures for sale for more information Please contact jkgolfshop@wccclub.org:
Dark Brown Wood - 2-hang/fold units @ $350 each - Hangs 24-36 units & folds 60 units
2-fold only units-Fold 75 pieces - $300-Fold 48 pieces - $200


                                                          PGA Notes

PGALinks launches a new feature called “My Story.” This regular 250 word feature will showcase the varied interests and passions
off the course of PGA Professionals around the country. Brian Crowell will be featured in the March 7th release telling about his
band while Jack Binswanger who sang the national anthem at the Annual Meeting will be next. Hopefully, many of our profes-
sionals will take the time to tell “Their Story.”…….. The PGA’s Credit Union arm (IBM Southeast EFCU) has announced their offer-
ings of Investments and Financial Services through Transamerica. The Credit Union also offers great Auto Loans and Home Equity
Lines of Credit.……..Don’t forget the PGA Trade-In Network that turns excess clubs into cash. Call 1 888-777-3540 for more infor-
mation…….. ……..From golf schools to vacation homes to travel packages, Premier Golf and PGA Golf Village are part of every
PGA Professional’s offerings…..Class A PGA Members, Life Members and Master Professionals all receive complimentary access to
The Masters. No spouse or families and photo id is required………Now is a great time to plan how you and your facility can bene-
fit from the PGA’s Play Golf America programs. Sign up for Get Golf Ready and launch Tee it Forward. Become a Host Site for the
PGA Sports Academy. Register for Free Fitting & Trade-Up Month. Go to PGALinks and download the Player Development Play-
book. Why not contact our new PGA Regional Player Development Manager, Jonathan Gold at jgold@pgahq.com to discuss how
you can create programs and make yourself more valuable to your employer.……… Jani-King has been named “Official Cleaning
Company” of the PGA of America and will be offering their services to clubs and facilities backed by 43 years of experience and
more than 12,500 franchise owners and 120 regional offices. Their support will also benefit PGA Player Development pro-
grams…….. At the Jan. 23, 2012 meeting of the PGA Board of Directors, the Board approved the following item related to Exemp-
tions into the PGA Professional National Championship: Provided they meet eligibility requirements, former Champions through
1996 have a lifetime exemption. Former Champions beginning in 1997 forward are now exempt into the National Championship
until he/she reaches the age of 60 or for a minimum of 10 years from such victory, whichever is the later.



                                                    Sales Rep Movement

Several changes have taken place and we anticipate a couple more announcements soon as several companies have announced
recent changes in their sales force. Nike has added Bryce Fearon to cover Long Island and Peter McFray will be their new rep in
Westchester and Northern New Jersey. Addresses and phone #’s will be forthcoming. John Sanges has taken over the territory for
Bridgestone vacated by Chris Carr. Meanwhile Dirk Zuhlke has added GolfMax to his lines. In addition to his Ahead and Cer-
tiFresh Cigar lines, David Nordmann has joined the P&M Global group who represent Leupold Rangefinders, Spackler Golf Flags
and Golfersskin Sunscreen. Companies and reps who are part of the Met PGA Partners Program are in bold letters.


                                          PGA Junior Golf League Seeks Teams

A fairly new concept that has been piloted in other areas of the country is the development of a PGA Junior Golf League for kids 9
to 13. The concept is to create a springboard for kids that will be fun, social and perhaps prepare them for interclub and other
more competitive opportunities. Click Here to learn more from Jackie Cannizzo, Director of National Team Development as well
as a PGA Junior Golf League Fact Sheet.
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                                   MARCH 1, 2012 ~ PAGE 6

                                                      Employment Update

Several new appointments were announced last month. Willow Creek GC has promoted Larry Scortichini to the A-1 position.
The facility, owned and operated by Club Corp has dropped the reference to Hamlet from its name. Also Wind Watch (also part
of the Club Corp network) has hired Pat Dill as their new A-13 General Manger and Head Professional. Pat was at Wind Watch
                                                                                                                Arrowwood,
going back to its affiliation with Marriott. He has most recently been at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando. At Doral Arrowwood Ralph
Garofano has been selected as their new A-1 head professional with this Billy Casper Golf Managed property. Meanwhile Troon
                                                      Club,
has been selected to manage Westchester Hills Golf Club adding that private facility to their Met Section network that includes
Muttontown and Brynwood. Jason Gobleck remains as their A-1 head professional. The municipality, Orange County, has decid-
ed to have Craig Toth, their professional at Hickory Hills also operate the concession at Stony Ford, following the departure of Ter-
                                                                                      Course.
ence Manziano. We still have not been informed of a selection at Oyster Bay Golf Course

Oak Hills Park GC has begun interviews for their position of head professional and manager. They hope to have a selection with-
in 2 weeks. Also West Point GC will also be moving quickly to fill their position of head professional/assistant manager.

We also have the following assistant positions available in the Met Section
•   Jamie McFarland, Osiris C.C. (Resumes directed to jamiemcfarlandpga@live.com) - 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 themastersjr@aol.com) - 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.
•   Peter Procops, Lawrence Yacht & CC (Resumes to Lawrence.proshop@gmail.com) 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 abil-
    ity to manage multiple priorities. Excellent customer service skills with a high level of professionalism are important. March
    13th - November 11th. Salary plus outings and jr clinics.
•   Victor Romano, Hamlet Golf & Country Club (Please send resume to victor.romano@ourclub.com) 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.
•   Edward Wankel, Poxabogue Golf Center (Resumes to lsagolf@optonline.net) 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 chpro@msn.com. C.C. Greg Bisconti at
    gregbisconti@aol.com and Ambry Bishop at ambry330@aol.com) - Full time Golf Shop/Retail Manager 40 week season. Ex-
    perience in Golf Shop and Retail Operations at private Golf Clubs preferred. Responsible for all day to day Retail and Golf
    Shop Operations. Position available mid March.

We also have the following administrative positions available in the Met Section:
Westchester Golf Association is seeking a part time Caddie Scholarship Fund Program Assistant who will assist the Director of Op-
erations and Scholarships and the Director of Development. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in golf and will also
enjoy working with young people in helping them to achieve their educational goals through our scholarship program. 15-20
hours per week. Please Click Here for more information.

We also have the following PGA Section opportunity:
The Georgia Section is looking for a Junior Golf Director. The Junior Golf Director will be responsible for managing the Section
and the Georgia PGA Foundation’s programs along with several special projects throughout the year. The successful candidate
must be organized, detail-oriented, hard-working and be able to manage various projects simultaneously. Click Here for more
information.

The South Florida PGA is looking for a Player Development and Communications Coordinator. Click Here for more information.
METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER                                                                       MARCH 1, 2012 ~ PAGE 7

                                                  Previously Listed Employment
We have the following assistant positions available:
• Matt Dobyns, Fresh Meadow CC. (Please send resume and references to mattfmcc@optonline.net) 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. (FEB)
• Rob Gick, Sands Point Golf Club. (Resumes to Robert Gick (rgpga@yahoo.com) - Seeking 2nd assistant position- Seeking a friendly,
   personable individual who is committed to providing high quality customer service to our membership and guests. Responsibilities
   in all aspects of the golf operation with an emphasis on outside operations. Pro shop duties, tournament operations, some teaching
   with Jr. Clinic. Position is seasonal from April 12- Oct 31. Salary + Outings. (FEB)
• Ron McDougal, Old Westbury G & CC (resumes to ronaldmcdougal@aol.com) - shop assistant/entry level/shop manager posi-
   tion. Primary responsibilities are shop operations and tournament administration. Ideal schedule would be March 1st - Thanksgiv-
   ing. (FEB)
• Douglas L. Miller, PGA, Gold Coast Golf Center (Resume to dmiller@goldcoastgolfcenter.com 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 indoor
   and outdoor classes. Also seeking Golf Shop Associates needed for customer service, sales, merchandising, and marketing. (Feb)
• Josh Shepard, The Muttontown Club (Resumes to jshepard@themuttontownclub.com) – Seeking Assistant Golf Professional from
   April 1st through October 31st. Job duties include but not limited to golf shop management, tournament operations, merchandising,
   junior golf and instruction (FEB)
• Bill Smittle, Scarsdale Golf Club (Resumes to bsmittle@scarsdalegolfclub.org) – Seeking Assistant professional position. LPGA pre-
   ferred but not required. Responsibilities include - teaching and women's tournaments. Year round or seasonal position includes
   health insurance. (FEB)

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 experi-
    ence A MUST. Caddies must be friendly, courteous, knowledgeable in golf and well groomed. (FEB)
•   John Gatta, Middle Bay CC, (Resumes & References to: jgattagolf@aol.com) Seeking a Starter/Caddiemaster full time, health benefits
    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. (FEB)
•   Paul Glut, Woodside Acres Golf and CC - (Resumes and references to paulglut@yahoo.com) - Assistant Starter - Part time - closing
    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. (FEB)

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 Appar-
   el, Footwear, Eyewear, Socks and Accessories. This is an Independent Contractor sales opportunity. If interested please contact Jim
   Dougherty, Director of Sales – Soft Goods Callaway Golf Company by email jim.dougherty@callawaygolf.com or call him at 248-
   613-2112. (JAN)
• TaylorMade is looking for a Demo/Fitting Event technician for the 2012 Golf season. TaylorMade Demo Event Technician is respon-
   sible for executing TaylorMade Demonstration and Promotional events at green grass facilities, driving ranges and off-course spe-
   cialty shops. The Technician is responsible for custom fitting golf clubs and ensures the visibility and quality of TaylorMade equip-
   ment and products while providing all other related services to satisfy customer requirements and requests. Please email all re-
   sumes to RJ.Zurak@tmag.com (JAN)

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 & Tut-
tle. Sales Representatives 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 jmurphy@pageandtuttle.com or phone 612-963-1159 (DEC)

We also have summer camp teaching positions
Great summer job opportunity. Residential children’s camps—primarily in the northeast for 8 weeks from mid June to mid au-
gust. Great salaries plus room, board, and transportation assistance. Directors have private quarters and married couples with/without
children are welcome. College students live with campers and receive very nice salaries as well. We are a nation wide recruiting ser-
vice and we can help place you in very nice summer jobs Campcoachrecruiters.com—contact jerryah@optonline.net or call 866 808
2146. (FEB)

				
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