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									                                                                             Metropolitan PGA
                                                                                May 1, 2011
                   Lincoln/Club Car Met PGA Pro-President                                  METROPOLITAN PGA
                         at Brae Burn CC on May 26th
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/
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
                                                                                          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
                                            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                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-
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.
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                      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
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

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 ( .

                                                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-

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

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

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

                         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
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                                   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 ( or 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-
                             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 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
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:

                                    Newsday Teaching Tips

       PGA Members from Long Island are reminded to please submit a 50-75 word teaching tip to 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
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

   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: 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

                                                          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 ……….. 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!
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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: 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 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 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

   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

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- - 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,
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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
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                 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
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                                       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
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                            April 25th ~ Rolling Hills CC
              Professional:        Ray Ford                   Rolling Hills CC
              Manager:             Mike Catanzaro             333 Hurlbutt Street
              Superintendent:      Glenn Perry                Wilton, CT 06897
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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
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                    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
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