Welcome to the New England PGA
Experts in the Game and Business of Golf
Thank you to the many PGA Professionals who have personally donated to the fund. We also thank the following facilities that have hosted a fundraising event to raise money for The One Fund Boston: The Bay Club at Mattapoisett, Crystal Lake GC (RI), Pinehills GC, Warwick CC, Worcester CC and Gardner Municipal Golf Course.
Father-Son Duo Bill and Griffin Andrews capture Pro-Assistant
The Pro-Assistant has been a staple on the NEPGA calendar for as long as anyone can remember. A celebration of teamwork and a chance to relax amidst the grind of a New England golf season make the event a must play for many Head Golf Professionals and their Assistants throughout the northeast. For many Professionals, it’s a day to play with your Assistant, as many don’t get that opportunity throughout the season. For Bill Andrews, PGA of Portsmouth CC and his son Griffin, it’s more than that.
Griffin and Bill (center), featured (L-R) with Dave Woods, Dave Greblick, Mark Finnerty and Pat Dalton of the Acushnet Company.
On a day where temperatures in the seaside town of Duxbury reached mid 80’s and winds gusted up to 30 mph, two players were left standing for one final shot at the NEPGA Assistant Professionals' first major of 2013, affectionately named for longtime NEPGA employee and former Executive Director Susan Hudson.
With complimentary instruction as its foundation, Welcome to Golf Month highlights PGA Professionals as the experts in instruction. During the month of May, showcase how your facility can embrace golfers of all abilities and make it fun and easy to stay in the game.
PGA/LPGA Professionals can:
Offer complimentary instruction and/or introductory programs, 10-minute free lessons, Welcome to Golf Days, Get Golf Ready clinics, Mother's Day Welcome to Golf Programs and more. Promote programs you currently offer through ACTIVE.
Keys to success:
Plan events in May to promote golf (Click here to download the poster.)
Use social media to promote your programs
Send PR templates and email blasts announcing programs and dates
Cross-promote other instruction programs at your facility to keep golfers coming back
Click here to log into PGALinks.com and learn how to promote your event and facility on ACTIVE.com.
The PGA of America Statement from Ted Bishop
From Ted Bishop, PGA
Over the past few months The PGA of America has taken a vocal and active position which reflected the strong viewpoint of our PGA Professionals in opposing the USGA and R&A's proposed Rule 14-1b that would ban the anchored stroke. Today, the governing bodies indicated that they will proceed with the formal adoption of the rule.
We are disappointed with this outcome. As we have said publicly and repeatedly during the comment period, we do not believe 14-1b is in the best interest of recreational golfers and we are concerned about the negative impact it may have on both the enjoyment and growth of the game. Growing the game is one of the fundamental purposes of The PGA of America.
Although we do not agree with the decision, we applaud the USGA for its willingness to listen to our concerns and engage in meaningful discussions. In our opinion and based on our experience, the USGA treated the comment period for what it was intended to be -- a time to exchange opinions, concerns and potential solutions.