History at the Hills
Pare & Martin Capture Record 4th Pro-Pro Match Play Title
In the relatively brief yet storied history of the New England PGA Pro-Pro Match Play, there have been 24 different teams to capture the title. Within those 24 teams, there have been 14 Professionals who have won multiple Pro-Pro Match Play titles. There are four Professionals who have won the event four times; Paul Parajeckas (’89, ’94, ’98, ’04), Frank Dully (’98, ’03, ’06, ’14), and the team of Troy Pare & Jeff Martin (’07, ’10, ’12, ’15). And today’s victory for Pare and Martin is just a bit sweeter, as they become the first duo in the 30 year history of the event to capture the trophy four times together.View More
RJ, David & Goliath
Rookies Austin & Jankowski to face 3x Champs Pare & Martin in Pro-Pro Match Play Finals
Over two days at LeBaron Hills, through 18-holes of stroke play by 35 teams, followed by 10 matches played in less than 24 hours, we have our final two teams for the 2015 NEPGA Pro-Pro Match Play. Day two features the top eight teams, and after securing bye’s through qualifying, guarantees seeds 1-4 will play at least one match on day two. Today, each of those seeds showed why they earned those bye’s for a reason.View More
The Wait is Over
Pro-Pro Match Play Kicks Off NEPGA Season
This week on the 2015 calendar seems to be a popular pick for match play, with the best PGA TOUR players participating in the WGC Match Play in California, and our New England Section Professionals competing in the Pro-Pro Match Play at LeBaron Hills. The Qualifying and First Round Matches had a San Francisco feel, as damp and cool weather covered the golf course, which seems to be customary this time of year.
Despite the frigid temperatures for much of the day, 35 teams converged for the qualifying round, in hopes of being one of the top 12 teams that would advance to match
NEPGA Member Bob Beach Wins 2014 Conrad Rehling Award
First presented in 2005, the Rehling Award honors the late PGA Master Professional who followed a successful collegiate coaching career at Florida and Alabama by transforming his retirement into inspiring PGA Professionals to give back to those with intellectual and physical disabilities. Rehling died in April 2007 at age 87. Rehling was the founding father of the Special Olympics Golf movement in 1988, and spearheaded The PGA of America’s efforts to introduce golf to Special Olympics. The Association and its more than 28,000 men and women professionals have dedicated countless hours, services and funding to the growth of Special Olympics Golf.