Metropolitan PGA Newsletter May 1, 2011 Lincoln/Club Car Met PGA Pro-President METROPOLITAN PGA at Brae Burn CC on May 26th OFFICERS Our Lincoln/Club Car Westchester Pro-President will be hosted by Brae Burn Coun- try Club on Thursday, May 26th. We are anxious to be able to enjoy their new club- Joe Felder, Griff Harris GC house facilities and to preview the golf course in advance of this summer’s West- President chester Open Championship. The tournament is also presented by JJT Energy, Sky- Brian Crowell, GlenArbor GC Golf and Mohegan Sun. This is an outstanding event, open to PGA Member head Secretary Heath Wassem , Fenway GC professionals and their Club President or delegate from Westchester/CT/ Treasurer Upstate New York. We encourage professionals to arrange their own pairing Brad Worthington, Brooklawn or if they do not have a pairing, we will arrange one for you. First Vice President Carl Alexander, GC of Purchase May 31st and June 1st are dates for the Second Vice President POLO Met PGA Head Pro Championship BOARD OF DIRECTORS Presented by Callaway Golf and Club Car at Fairview CC Len Bush, Brookville CC Chris Carter, Hamlet G&CC The 2011 Polo Met PGA Head Pro Championship presented by Callaway Golf and Peter Cowan, North Fork CC Club Car promises to be another outstanding event. Polo’s involvement as title spon- Mike Diffley, Pelham CC sor has allowed us to elevate the purse and to provide product to all the competitors. Sean Farren, Creek Club Callaway Golf has retained the presenting sponsor position (a nice compliment to Ralph Garofano John Hines, Baiting Hollow Club their sponsorship of the National and Section Assistants Championship) and they are Kammy Maxfeldt, Birchwood CC again joining with our great friends and supporters from Club Car. Fairview Country John Schmoll, Otterkill CC Club is one of the area’s best and should prove to be a great test for our head profes- Stuart Waack, Silvermine GC sionals. NOMINATING COMMITTEE Jim Bender, Ardsley CC Michael Breed, Sunningdale CC Andy Fellows, Greenwich CC Bobby Heins, Old Oaks CC Greg Hurd, North Hempstead Lenox Advisors NY State Open Entry is Online Rod Loesch, Connecticut Jim Smoot, Huntington CC We have now put the Lenox Advisors New York State Open Championship entry Staff Members online which should facilitate the entry process for all players. Players are reminded Charles Robson, Executive Director that filing an entry acknowledges acceptance of the rules and regulations and that Kelli Clayton, Membership/Jr.Golf Director eligibility for all players is in accordance with the championship rules. Please note the entry deadline of May 27th and make sure the qualifying site selected will avoid Jeff Voorheis, Tournament Director any possible conflicts. Qualifyings in our Section will be at Brookville (June 13th), Jennifer Sanchez, Controller Hamlet Willow Creek (June 16th), Anglebrook (June 21st) and at Otterkill (June 23rd). Bart Rickard, Tournament Administrator The Championship proper is at The Black Course at Bethpage on July 19-21. Dan Frankel, Tournament Administrator 2011 Met PGA Special Awards Selections Announced The Metropolitan PGA’s Special Awards Committee is pleased to announce the following award recipients for 2011. We will be honoring all but the Professional of the Year at our Fall Meeting and Forum. The Profes- sional of the Year will be part of the Spring Forum ceremonies. We congratulate all of the following: Professional of the Year Tom Henderson, Round Hill Club Additional Nominations include: Horton Smith Award Ryan George, Siwanoy CC Carl Alexander, GC of Purchase Bill Strausbaugh Award Rick Vershure, Quaker Ridge GC Horton Smith Award Junior Golf Leader Joe Malloy, LM at Sumpwam’s Creek Michael Breed, Sunningdale CC Teacher of the Year Joe Laurentino, Indian Hills CC Teacher of the Year President’s Plaque Nick Maselli, Old Oaks CC Patriot Award Larry Refvik, Hempstead G & CC John Hines, Baiting Hollow CC Merchandiser of the Year (Private) Jack Powers, Aspetuck Valley CC Patriot Award Merchandiser of the Year (Public) Angela Aulenti, Sterling Farms GC Rich Jones, Gull Haven Merchandiser of the Year (Resort) John Forster, Hamlet Wind Watch Junior Golf Leader Award METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER MAY 1 , 2011 ~ PAGE 2 May Offers Five New Lincoln Pro-Am Sites As we have promoted all spring, the Pro-Am schedule is an important part of our activities. Not only do these events provide professionals with an opportunity to play on a number of terrific area courses, but it is also a great networking tool for assis- tants and all our professionals. The Pro-Ams also provide Lincoln with the exposure they seek in addition to their major sponsorship of our events (Met PGA, Women’s Met Open plus our Pro-Presidents and Pro-Ams). We are excited to have five sites representing almost every geographic area of the Section that are either new to our schedule or have not hosted a Pro- Am in many years. These include: May 9th at Patterson Club May 12th at Whippoorwill Club May 16th at Hampton Hills G & CC May 19th at Burning Tree CC rd May 23 at Tam O’Shanter Club (afternoon shotgun) Play Golf America Day at Eisenhower Park on May 7th For the last several years we have helped kick-off spring with our Play Golf America Day at Eisenhower Park. From 10 am to 2 pm on May 7th, we will again be offering 10 minute lessons from PGA Profes- sionals, a major “demo day” featuring most of the major manufacturers and a chance to learn more about the golf programs and opportunities of the Met PGA and The First Tee. Eisenhower Park will also host the Family Golf Challenge on Saturday afternoon. We have over 20 volunteer teachers already lined up but would love to add about 10 more for the day. A special thanks to all the Life Members who have already volunteered their time to be part of the 10 minute lesson campaign. Met PGA Met PGA Heads to Kiawah on Nov. 6th – 9th Directory and to Preview the 2012 PGA Championship Magazine are We are now accepting entries for the 2011 Met PGA Pro-Am at Kiawah. We are thrilled to be mak- Now Online ing a return to Kiawah after successful Met PGA Travel Pro-Ams when the Ryder Cup was played at this famed resort. Now with a “major” coming there in 2012, we anticipate that this will be a very Check out the links to popular event. Our travel plans also include a 2012 event at Kiawah (site of the 2012 PGA Champi- these publications on onship), followed by a return to Pinehurst in 2013 and 2014 to coincide with the excitement of the our web site. The 2014 US Open and US Women’s Open. We feel like these are special playing opportunities for Magazine is available professionals and amateurs alike to play the courses where the greatest players in the world will to all and the Direc- compete. Our Nov. 6-9 Pro-Am includes 2 rounds at The Ocean Course plus rounds at two other tory is password pro- great courses, Cassique and River Course. Entry forms faxed to the section must be accompanied tected on our Pro’s with credit cards. At minimum, a $1000 deposit per amateur will be charged upon receipt of entry Corner of the website. form. Directory Correction Directories and Magazines Have Been Distributed Please note that the email address for Throughout the first month we have been handing out our 2011 Met PGA Golf Di- John Sanges on Page 121 is incorrect. rectory as well as our Met PGA Magazine featuring the 2010 Year in Review. Pro- The correct email address is fessionals who would like additional copies of either publication are asked to please email@example.com contact the Met PGA Office. Head Professional Updates – Met PGA Club Association and Assistants Contribution Fund Mailings are Coming Soon In early May we will be sending out two important mailings for our Head Professionals. The first will be a renewal or mem- bership application form for our Met PGA Club Association. This $300.00 fee funded by our area clubs and courses contrib- utes to many of the key activities we take great pride in. The Club Association funds help support our Educational programs, our Employment & Club Relations initiatives, our Communications vehicles as well as our growth of the game priorities. Each year we have been fortunate to have between 120 and 150 clubs and courses join our Met PGA Club Association. Our thanks to our head professionals who promote the Met PGA Club Association with their GM, President and/or facility lead- ers. We also will once again be asking our Head Professionals to support the Met PGA Assistants Contribution Fund. This was started over a decade ago by the head professionals to help encourage their assistants and apprentices by providing financial support that allows for an expanded payout on our Assistants Tour. Through the Contribution Fund, we are able to payout 40% of the field rather than 33%, providing more young men and women with an opportunity to cash a check and gain con- fidence and experience by competing on the Assistants Tour. Met PGA Assistants Contribution Fund will be collected online this year and the mailing will include details on how to contribute. METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER MAY 1, 2011 ~ PAGE 3 Assistants Updates - Season Kicks Off at Muttontown Club Meeting with Election and Great Enthusiasm Over 150 assistants and apprentices attended the Orientation, the 2011 Spring Meeting and the opening Assistants Tour stop at Muttontown Club in early April. Some of the highlights of the meeting and discussions included the following: Eleven professionals ran for office to replace outgoing officers Cory Muller and Darren Goralski, both of whom accepted head professional positions. The biographical information and presentations by each of the candidates was terrific. Andrew Bostrom of Southward Ho and Chris Case of Sunningdale were elected in incredibly close voting. The TaylorMade Assistant of the Year Award was presented to Cory Muller for 2010. The Board has refined the criteria and will once again post the nomination and selection process on the Assistants site later this season. All candidates for the Gene Borek Squire Cup Team will be considered along with any other applicant who supports the Met PGA programs and activi- ties (education, tournament and growth of the game), are involved with fund-raising or community initiatives (such as Junior Golf, Patriot Golf Day, etc.). The Board also seeks representative of the ideals of our Section in promoting the importance of playing and teaching the game. Assistants will also once again be competing for the Gil McNally Most Improved Assistant Player Award (based on performance in 2010 and 2011). The award is sponsored by The Treiber Group in recognition of Gil McNally, long time head professional at Garden City Golf Club and a role model for assistants and head professionals to emulate. Pat McCarthy won the trophy and the $2,500.00 prize last year based on his improvement on the scoring average from the 2009 to 2010 seasons. The Assistants revised their policy to try and combat slow play in their Tour events. In all Assistants Tour shotgun events, players will have 35 minutes from the time the 3rd group’s scorecard is returned to complete play and report to the scoring area. The first offense will provide for a warning and posting of the violators on the web site. Penalties will be assessed for future infractions including ultimately the penalty of disqualification. The policy adopted by the Met PGA Board of Directors to assist with players struggling to be competitive has also been con- tinued. It is felt that the Assistants Tour is meant to not only offer tournament opportunities, but also to help player’s develop with their own games. Unfortunately, there is a concern that some players are just using this as a playing opportunity. Start- ing with the opening Muttontown Assistants Tour event, if a player returns a score of 90 or higher more than once, his em- ployer will be contacted by the Tournament Committee. They will discuss what actions the player is taking to improve his or her game. If that player returns a 3rd score during the season of 90 or higher, he or she will be asked to suspend their play on the Assistants Tour until they have demonstrated their improvement and comfort to regain playing privileges. Assistants and apprentices are encouraged to build their resumes for applying for the 2011 Gene Borek Squire Cup Team. Ask any assistant who has ever participated and they will tell you this is one of the most inspiring and enjoyable opportuni- ties in their golf careers. The Gene Borek Squire Cup recognizes professional performance and just as the Assistant of the Year Award will measure all contributions and activity levels, this team will be a great testimony to those who choose to be involved and to excel. This year’s matches are slated for Friars Head on Oct. 5th. Apprentices preparing for their next Level checkpoint are reminded that the William A. Mitchell Scholarship Fund supports those with financial needs in completing the next requirements enroute to PGA Membership. The Mitchell Scholarship Fund application is generally posted in August with recipients announced at The Mitch Pro-Am at Innis Arden in late September. New PGA Members Six outstanding assistant professionals are the latest graduates of the PGA Professional Golf Management program and are receiving their PGA cards. Our newest additions to the PGA membership rolls include Paul Dickinson, class A-8 assistant to Kevin Smith at Montauk Downs; Dominick Ebert, class A-8 assistant to David Jones at Silver Spring; John Gaeta, A-8 assistant to Mike Caporale at North Hills CC; Damon Price, A-8 assistant to Shelby Lowman at Trump Hudson Valley; Patrick Sams the A-8 assistant for Tim Garvin at South Fork CC and Alex Smith, A-8 assistant for Bob Rittberger at Garden City Golf Club. Our sincere congratulations and best wishes to all six of these professionals on this achievement. METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER MAY 1, 2011 ~ PAGE 4 The 60th MGWA National Awards Dinner to Honor Tim Finchem, Ernie Els, Jim Nantz, the Trump Family, Mary Bea Porter, Nationwide Insurance and Metropolis CC on June 7th One of golf’s best celebrations is the annual Metropolitan Golfwriters Awards Dinner. This year’s event will be June 7th at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. An outstanding lineup of honorees will be on hand to receive the recognition from the area Golfwriters. Tim Finchem, PGA Tour Commissioner will receive the Gold Tee Award. Mary Bea Porter has been named the Distinguished Service Award recipient. Nationwide Insurance will receive the Bing Crosby Sponsor Award and the Donald J. Trump Family will be recognized as Family of the Year. Metropolis Country Club has been named Club of the Year. Also being honored will be Ernie Els for his work with autism with the Winnie Palmer Award and Jim Nantz with the Linc Werden Golf Journalism Award. For ticket information, contact Kate Keller at the MGA at 914 347-4653 (firstname.lastname@example.org) . Joe Malloy Attains Half Century Club Status A current Life Member and long time head professional at Southward Ho Country Club and the recently se- lected Met PGA Junior Golf Leader Award recipient, Joe Malloy was recently elected to membership in a very elite and special group – the PGA’s Half Century Club. Joe has served the association and profession with pride and honor for 50 years. Even today he remains active, spearheading the junior golf programs for the Village of Babylon at their E. Donald Conroy Golf Course and Sumpwams Creek. Congratulations to Joe Malloy on this outstanding honor and achievement. Quarter Century Club Adds Dave Gosiewski Dave Gosiewski of Noyac Golf & Country Club is our newest Met PGA Member to have achieved Quarter Cen- tury Club status. Dave just completed his 25th year of active service to the Association. Congratulations to Dave on joining the Quarter Century Club. 2011-2012 Fiscal Year PGA Dues Everyone with an EMail address in the PGA of America data base will receive an email notification the week of May 2, 2011 that they can view, print and/or pay the FY2011/2012 dues online. Those with an EMail address will not receive a printed invoice. For those individuals whose employer pays their dues, they should log onto PGALinks to print an invoice to submit to their em- ployer for payment processing. Anyone who pays by check should have their member/apprentice number included in the "Note" portion of the check and/or on the check stub. Those individuals without an EMail address (approx 1,400) will be sent a printed invoice the week of May 2, 2011. The due date for this invoice is June 30, 2011 to avoid suspension and late fee assessment. IMPORTANT - Payments by check should be mailed to: PGA of America, PO Box 31089, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420-1089. Town Hall Meetings Scheduled for May 11th at Otterkill and June 8th at Golf Central Our first Town Hall Meeting at Hamlet Wind Watch provided an opportunity for the Officers and membership to exchange information, especially with regard to Section initiatives and Growth of the Game promotions. There is no charge for attending these programs but registration is requested. Two (2) MSR Meeting credits are awarded those who attend. Tom Fletcher Attains PGA Certification Congratulations to Tom Fletcher on his recent completion of the requirements for becoming certified in Golf Opera- tions through The PGA Certified Professional Program. Tom is the A-8 assistant to Steve Dougan at Bedford Golf & Tennis Club. METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER MAY 1, 2011 ~ PAGE 5 NIKE Educational Forum Recap We are still getting terrific feedback from those who attended the Nike Met PGA Educational Forum with Sean Foley. Our sincere thanks to NIKE for their support of the program and for their generous gift of NIKE golf shoes to each attendee on their way out at the close of the program. There was also a request for addresses for thank-you’s. They can be directed to any or all of the follow- ing: Mr. Greg Moore Brian Overbeck Kathy Colwell Regional Sales Manager 18 W. Jackson Ave 42 Jensen Farm Rd NIKE Golf Babylon, NY 11702 Oxford, CT 06478 616 Jennings Landing Battle Creek, MI 49015 Carl Montanye Jack Miller 331 Rock Rd 316 Tall Timbers Rd. Glen Rock, NJ 07452 Glastonbury, CT 06033 Education Committee Announces Upcoming Program Opportunities There are a number of educational programs that are going to be available in the coming weeks. Please note the following: Keith Handler, PGA A-8 at Apawamis will be offering an Aimpoint Seminar at Apawamis on May 24th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The AimPoint system is used on every professional Tour in the U.S., while Padraig Harrington, Henrik Stenson, Scott McCarron, and Charlie Wi are among Mark Sweeney's students. Keith Handler has been an AimPoint Certified Instructor for three years, and will introduce some of the AimPoint fundamentals on May 24th from 4pm- 6pm at The Apawamis Club in Rye, NY. Please go to the Education link on the web site for a brief summary of the Aimpoint program. To register contact email@example.com. Bridgestone will be presenting a Product Showcase Seminar at the Saint Andrew’s Golf Club on Tuesday, May 31st in conjunction with the Assistants Tour event. More details will be outlined in the May E-Updates. John Kennedy is offering two programs. One will be 4 sessions as part of an Extraordinary Golf Coaching Series with Evan Schiller. A flyer on this program is on our Education link on the web site. John is also hosting a workshop at Westchester Country Club on Tuesday May 11th from 6:30-8 pm with Life Member Howard Wykoff entitled “How to use the hands in the golf swing.” Cost $20. Email firstname.lastname@example.org THANK YOU 2011 PARTNERS & SPONSORS Ahead Golf Jox - Doug Mauch Peter Millar Anheuser Busch Golf Performance Center-Roger PGA National Resort & Spa Bacardi Knick PGA Tour Body Balance for Performance GolfMax PING Bridgestone Golf Haas Jordan Polo Bushnell Michael Hebron Puma/Cobra Callaway JBA Awards Reunion Resorts Carr Golf Jet Blue Challenge SkyCaddie Club Car Kirk & Matz Sun Mountain Cutter & Buck - Paul McManus Lenox Advisors Sunice Doc James Cigars & Golf Lincoln SUNY Delhi Edward Tobin Mastercard TaylorMade - adidas Ernst & Young Middleton Golf Group Terry Murphy - EZGO Mizuno Fairway & Greene Fairway Golf Car Mohegan Sun Titleist/Footjoy Family Golf Challenge NIKE Golf Treiber Insurance Golf Buddy Oakley METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER MAY 1, 2011 ~ PAGE 6 KidsFest Rescheduled for Mosholu on May 21st Our staff made a great call postponing the Kids Fest at Mosholu (originally scheduled for April 16th) to Saturday, May 21st. The programs will run from noon to 4:00 pm but we really need some volunteers between noon and 2:30. Professionals are asked to please contact Kelli or Dan (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) if they can help out on May 21st. MSR credits are provided and it is a special day that attracted almost 500 kids and parents from our Junior Golf Association and First Tee programs last year. New Arrivals A warm welcome and congratulations to two of our professionals and the newest additions to their families. On April 4th, Friars Head’s Adam and Becky McDaid welcomed Maggie Francis McDaid at 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Maggie is Adam and Becky’s first and everyone is doing great…….Hamlet Willow Creek’s Steve and Jennifer Donnelly also just added to their family with the birth of Tatum Joy Donnelly on April 22nd. Tatum Joy was 7 pounds, 2 ounces and joins her older brother Liam (4 years old). Used Golf Balls for Sale John Kennedy has used Callaway range balls that are non-logoed for sale. He has approximately 1200 dozen he would like to sell for $1 per dozen. Anyone interested can contact John at jkgolf- email@example.com. Any Golf Professional at a public facility who would like to make $1000-$8000 each year with no investment selling high quality used golf balls -Contact Tom Lupinacci @ 631-668-2770 Tom also has hit away golf balls available @ .15ea. (On the hit away balls free delivery in Long Island or Westchester with order OF 3000 balls.) Tournament Opportunities We have three different events that are being run in and around our area that we felt were worth promoting to our members. These events include: 1. The Bambino, hosted by Leewood Golf Club on Tuesday, June 7th. This is a one-day professional event with an entry fee of $300.00 and offering a purse of $26,000.00 and $7,000.00 (both are based on 100 players). Entry deadline is June 3rd. Contact Dean Johnson at Leewood GC (914 793-5821 or firstname.lastname@example.org for entry info. 2. LPGA legend, Betsy King is hosting the Golf Fore Africa Homes for Hope Pro-Am at GlenArbor on May 23rd. Their field is very select (24 players) who will be joining Betsy and other top LPGA players including Jiyai Shin, currently ranked number #2 in the world, American stars Brittany Lincicome and Stacy Lewis, 2010 LPGA rookie of the year Azahara Munoz, and Katherine Hull, winner of the 2010 Navistar LPGA Classic and GFA board member. The day’s agenda in cludes breakfast followed by a short clinic, 18 holes of golf, and lunch with the players. Each amateur will play six holes with three different LPGA pros. The entry fee is $3,000 per player or $12,000 per foursome. For more information your members can contact Betsy King at 480-284-5818 or email@example.com 3. The Connecticut Senior Open returns to Shennecossett GC in Groton, CT on July 11th and 12th. Exempt players have until the deadline to enter and all other senior professionals and amateurs can enter on the following link: http://ctpga.com/tournaments/page_6/ Newsday Teaching Tips PGA Members from Long Island are reminded to please submit a 50-75 word teaching tip to firstname.lastname@example.org. These tips accompany the Golf Columns by Mark Herrmann in both the Thursday and Sunday editions of Newsday. We feel this is a great way to promote our PGA Professionals as well as their facilities. PGA Members do receive MSR credits for their submission. METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER MAY 1 , 2011 ~ PAGE 7 Folds of Honor & LPGA Scholarship Opportunities Folds of Honor Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to May 15 Because of the generosity of PGA Professionals hosting Patriot Golf Day events and helping raise a record of more than $3.3 million in 2010, the Folds of Honor has extended the scholarship application deadline to May 15, in order to award more scholarships to deserving families. Folds of Honor has awarded more than 1,600 scholarships to date, including the new Pa- triot Golf Day PGA Section scholarships where each of the 41 PGA Sections have an opportunity to give a scholarship to a family in their area. If you know of a family that qualifies, please ask them to complete an application at www.foldsofhonor.org/scholarships. The LPGA Foundation is offering scholarship opportunities for female high school seniors who have played golf during high school. Their deadline is May 13th, 2011 Three scholarships are available through The LPGA Foundation for female high school seniors planning on attending an ac- credited college or university and they are: The Marilynn Smith Scholarship, The Dinah Shore Scholarship and The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship. The Marilynn Smith Scholarship will award seven scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each; The Dinah Shore, one in the amount of $5,000; and The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship will award one in the amount of $1,250. The Phyllis G. Meekins scholarship will be awarded to a young woman from a recognized minority and this scholarship is need-based. Please click on the link: http://www.lpgafoundation.org/Scholarships/scholarshipgeneral.aspx to access general information and the application materials. New York State Golf Association Promotes Kids on Course Program Attached with the Newsletter is information about the New York State Golf Association’s Kids On Course program which gives affordable access to golf for deserving youth by establishing $1-$5 greens and range fees at local golf facilities during off-peak hours. These junior golfers, ages 10-17, complete an NYSGA administered online certification program about the Rules of Golf, Etiquette and Life Skills and then receive a membership card & bag tag to present to participating golf clubs. The NYSGA will sub- sidize the golf facilities to offer discounted rates to juniors in the program so that the KOC participant pays half and NYSGA will pay half of the cost. More information can also be found at www.nysga.org/foundation/koc PGA Notes CBS Sports presents “Sunrise to Sunset – A PGA Professional’s Life on Sunday, May 1st from 2-3 pm………. Titleist/Foot-Joy, Nike Golf and TaylorMade Golf Company will be joining as supporting sponsors of the 44th PGA Professional National Championship at Hershey CC on June 26-29. The Championship will be presented by Club Car and Mercedes Benz………The PGA Fall Expo is Aug. 22nd -24th at the Venetian resort Hotel in Las Vegas……..If you have questions or concerns about the safety of your Point of Sale terminal, check with PGA Merchant Processing at 888 213-8396…….Start the 2011 season by participating in PGA Perfor- manceTrak. Get the benefit of their data and help the industry by providing information on your facility. Contact 1 800 477-6465 ext. 8574 for their customer service or go to PerformanceTrak@pgahq.com ……….. Remind your more advanced juniors about the 2011 PGA Junior Schedule with 10 events around the country, including the July 11-13 tournament at Penn State. For more info contact Chris Childers or Mike Schanne in the PGA Tournament Department (561 624-8592)……..For info on the PGA Trade-In Network call toll free at 888-777-3540……..We are saddened to report the recent passing of Tom Tatnall, known by many of our professionals who attended Annual Meetings and knew Tom for his service and involvement in the PGA. Additions to our Web Site As we reported at the Spring Meeting, the state of the golf business and the demand for creating new golfers and bringing back former players has never been more important to our Association. The components of We Are Golf promote the values of the sport (economics, jobs, health and fitness, environmental) and need to be understood by professionals and golfers alike as well as our governmental leaders. With this in mind we will be adding some new areas on the web site to promote Get Golf Ready, We Are Golf, Play Golf America, Free Lesson Month and other themes to help try and grow the game. These links will also take you to success stories from our professionals and to promote their efforts and to motivate all of our PGA Members to respond. All of the programs available can be customized to fit your facility and your operation but there is no doubt that now is the time for A Call to Action! METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER MAY 1 , 2011 ~ PAGE 8 Employment We have information on an REO Portfolio Sale of three 18-hole Championship golf courses located along the Philadelphia- Wilmington-Baltimore MSA corridor. The three are currently bank-owned (REO) and can be purchased as a portfolio or as individ- ual one-off assets. The portfolio price is $14,300,000.00. For more information and to download a full Offering Memorandum, please visit their website by clicking this link: http://www.nationalgolfgroup.com/golf-course-listings.cfm. On right side of the page under Customer Log In is Register Here. If you register, which takes 20 seconds, you will immediately be logged onto the web- site. By clicking on the offering memorandum icon, you can electronically sign a Confidentiality Agreement and instantaneously view the package. This eliminates the hassle of faxing or emailing agreements back and forth to expedite the process. We have the following assistant/staff positions available in the Met Section: Jeff Warne, The Bridge. (Resumes to Roger via email to email@example.com) Seeking Locker Room Attendant Position primarily involves shoe care, locker room upkeep cleaning and serving refreshments. Position is now through October, 35 to 50 hours per week. Daily hours are variable by day of week and include Saturdays and Sundays. Previous experience is desirable. Compensation is hourly salary based on experience plus tips. John Gatta, Middle Bay GC (Contact John J. Gatta at firstname.lastname@example.org or call John at (516) 766-1880 ext.202) - Ranger posi- tion available ASAP. Must be able to work Friday, Saturday, Sunday thru Labor Day. Must be golf knowledgeable, reliable, have good people skills. Preferably retired. GolfTec is looking for a golf professional full time at their Lake Grove facility. If interested, contact Brad Bayer at email@example.com Josh Shepard, The Muttontown Club, seeking Assistant Professional/Teaching Professional to manage golf instruction opera- tion and assist in staff management, tournament operations, retail and all other facets of the golf operation. PGA Members are preferred for this position that will assume a leadership role. ASAP start date. Resumes can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have the following teaching positions available in the Met Section: Ken Casamento, Gilbert Farm Recreation Center, Hyde Park NY (Call Ken at 845-632-6464 or email him primerecrea- email@example.com) - Seeking PGA Teaching professional We also have the following sales rep opportunities: The Antigua Group and Slazenger Golf - Looking for a rep for the Westchester/ Long Island/ NYC area - established customer base with great upside potential. An independent rep position with a thriving GOLF COMPANY. To join this rep friendly, family oriented sales force, please contact Gary Chittenden @ firstname.lastname@example.org, 585-924-9035. KARTEL (www.kartel.ie), Europe’s leading Golf apparel Brand, is looking for Independent representatives in the North- east. Please contact Mike Obzud: 914.764.0841 or email@example.com. METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER MAY 1 , 2011 ~ PAGE 19 April Tournament Results Thank you notes to: Mary Beth Childs 3 Stacey Court Millington, NJ 07652 Pro Am Series Thursday April 14 ~ Lincoln ProAm at North Hills Professional: Mike Caporale, PGA North Hills CC Manager: Mike Bomengo North Service Road Superintendent: Peter Nystrom Manhasset, NY 11050 Click Here for Results Monday April 25 ~ Lincoln ProAm at Brookville Professional: Len Bush, PGA Brookville CC Manager: Chris Bell 210 Chicken Valley Rd. Superintendent: Mike Keohan Old Brookville, NY 11545 Click Here for Results Presented By Thank you notes to: Mitchell Etess, Tracey Wilson, Marc Provost Mohegan Sun 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT 06382 2011 Assistants Spring Meeting April 13th ~ Muttontown Club Professional: Josh Shepard, PGA Muttontown Club Manager: DJ Flanders, PGA Rt. 25A, PO Box 9 Superintendent: Ken Lochridge East Norwich, NY 11732 Click Here for Results April 25th ~ Rolling Hills CC Professional: Ray Ford Rolling Hills CC Manager: Mike Catanzaro 333 Hurlbutt Street Superintendent: Glenn Perry Wilton, CT 06897 Click Here for Results METROPOLITAN SECTION NEWSLETTER MAY 1 , 2011 ~ PAGE 10 April Tournament Results Continued 2011 Pro-Assistants Thursday April 18 ~ Harbor Links GC Professional: Guna Kunjan, PGA Harbor Links GC Manager: Darren Stane, PGAk 1 Fairway Drive Superintendent: Peter Cash Port Washington, NY 11050 Click Here for Results Thursday April 18 ~ Hollow Brook Club Professional: Frank Graniero, PGA Hollow Brook Club Manager: Lawrence Bates 1060 Oregon Road Superintendent: Tim Hetrick Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 Click Here for Results LOOK WHO’S NEW FOR 2011 IN GOLF RETIREMENT PLUS™ Learn how you can be saving your facility money and also take advantage of these and the more than 35 additional Golf Retirement Plus Sponsor Programs. 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