Today is October 5, 2015

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Avidia Cup and Player-of-the-Year Races Coming Down to the Wire

The PGA Tour has the FedEx Cup, and now Thanks to our friends at Avidia Bank, the New England PGA will have its own event to reward players who have played consistently well throughout the season. The Avidia Cup Finals will be contested at the Weston Golf Club on Monday, October 5th.

This event is the end of a year long competition and includes the top seventy-five point earners who have secured their spots based on results from New England PGA Stroke Play Series events as well as their performance in events conducted in the five Chapters of the New England Section; Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The elite 75 will come together with a chance to win the Avidia Cup Finals, a one-day shoot-out that has previously been known as the NEPGA Stroke Play Series Final.

However, with Avidia Bank coming on board as a sponsor, the Avidia Cup Finals will also determine the first NEPGA Professional whose name will be inscribed on the Avidia Cup trophy.

The inaugural winner of the Avidia Cup will be the player who, based on their year long play, has proven they are not only an exceptional player, but one who can sustain a high level of play throughout the entire season.

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Regional Drive, Chip, & Putt Results

The Regional Drive, Chip, & Putt Championship took place earlier today at The Country Club in Chestnut Hill, MA.  Below you will find Qualifiers for each division who are moving on to Augusta National.  Thank you to The Country Club for hosting and congratulations to all participants!

The Country Club
Name City State Division
Gianna Papa Foster Rhode Island F 7 - 9
Nicole Criscone Clifton Park New York F 10 - 11
Tiya Chowdary Belle Mead New Jersey F 12 - 13
Kyra Cox South Salem New York F 14 - 15
Jack St Ledger Little Falls New Jersey M 7 - 9
Sam O'Hara New York New York M 10 - 11
Michael DeRienzo Southbury Connecticut M 12 - 13
Michael Thorbjornsen Wellesley Massachusetts  M 14 - 15



Home Sweet Home

Driscoll returns to New England, Captures Title at Quechee

Quechee, VT,


James Driscoll of Brookline, MA has captured the 2015 New England Open title with a score of 10-under par 134, besting Ryan Zylstra of Richmond, VA by four shots, and Rich Berberian, PGA of Windham, NH by five.  After firing an opening round of 4-under par 68 which left him one shot back of Berberian and Zylstra, Driscoll played flawless golf in the final round and carded a 6-under par 66 which included a back nine 5-under par 31.  Driscoll, the longtime PGA TOUR and TOUR player who dominated amateur golf in New England throughout the 90's, also captured the New England Amateur at Quechee 20 years ago, and is now two for two at the riverside course in central Vermont.


Driscoll takes home the $8,000 first place check, and heads to the second stage of Q School later this fall with a needed confidence boost after finishing 115 on the TOUR money list this season.


Driscoll (Center) pictured with Executive Director Mike Higgins (L) and President Larry Kelley, PGA

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NEPGA Avidia Cup Finals

Weston GC- October 5th

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