2018 Drive Chip and Putt Schedule Announced
Qualifying Sites announced for 2018, Registration to Follow
The USGA, Masters Tournament, and the PGA of America announced the Regional qualifying sites for the 2018 Drive, Chip, and Putt on Wednesday. This will be the fifth year of the Drive, Chip and Putt championship both nationally and in New England.
A notable change for New England families in the Drive, Chip, and Putt Regional competition is that the site will shift for the 2017-2018 schedule. Having previously been at The Country Club in Brookline, MA, the Regional competition for New England qualifiers will be held at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, NY on Sunday, October 1, 2018.
The 2018 Drive, Chip and Putt, will feature competitors who qualify in the 2017 season. These participants, in divisional brackets of either boys or girls from ages 7 to 15, compete each year with the hopes of advancing to the national final at Augusta National Golf Club. They must place as one of the the top three overall finishers from their age group in the opening local competition, one of the top two from their group in the sub-regional contests, and the outright winner of their age group from the regional contest. That final winner will participate in the national final at Augusta National in Augusta, GA on the Sunday before the Masters Tournament.
Foundation Takes Flight
All Six Chapters of the NEPGA get involved with the Foundation
-New England, USA
The New England PGA's Chapters have been incredibly active in the community with the launch of the New England PGA Foundation earlier this month. All six of our Chapters have found exciting ways to get out and give back to the community.
The Massachusetts Chapter took part in showing support to the Planting The Seed Foundation in Worcester, Mass. Members Allan Belden, PGA Mark Aldrich, PGA, Shawn Durocher, PGA, and Brian Smith, PGA were at the drive to present the Foundation donation. The non-profit group is dedicated to helping Worcester-area youths who are homeless or about to become homeless. Outside of the annual toy drive, the group helps to provide underprivileged children with school supplies, access to resources, and summer camp activities. Our PGA Professionals showed support and made a generous donation at the group's annual toy drive for the holiday season.