March 2, 2017
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Colorado PGA News
Last Chance to Register for Teaching and Coaching Summit

TopGolf Centennial will be the host of the 2017 Teaching and Coaching Summit presented by K-Vest, GolfTEC and the PGA Tour.

The event will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The event will feature two of the brightest minds in the golf industry today; Dr. Bhrett McCabe and PGA Professional James Sieckmann.  

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Register Today for the 2017 Spring Business Meeting

The 2017 Spring Business Meeting is just over a month away!  The meeting will include the election of three new members to the Board of Directors, an update on all of the programs offered by the Colorado PGA and much more!

Registration is currently open and will close on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

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Hear from Steve Watson, former Denver Bronco at Spring Meeting

Steve Watson, a nine-year veteran wide receiver of the Denver Broncos and currently a motivational speaker, will deliver "Go From Underdog to Top Dog by Taking the Unreasonable Path to Success."

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USGA Tournament Management Club (UTMC) powered by Golf Genius Seminar to Follow Spring Meeting

Rory Luck, Regional Account Manager with Golf Genius, will host a 3-hour long USGA Tournament Management Club (UTMC) powered by Golf Genius seminar following the Spring Business Meeting.  The seminar will run from 12:30p to 3:30p on Monday, March 27, 2017.

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One Day Left to Nominate a Deserving Colorado PGA Professional for 2017 Special Awards

The nomination process for 2017 Colorado PGA Special Awards is underway.  Nominations can be made by PGA Professionals for any award.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 3, 2017.

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Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado News
Are Your Junior Camps Listed on

With a wildly successful 2016 launch, the JGAC website continues to grow and attract consumers on a daily basis.  A number of these consumers are looking for programs to enroll their children in.  

Take advantage of this opportunity by listing your facilities on the website.  All it takes is a few minutes to fill out a form about your club and your programs.

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Tournament News
Four Pro-Only Events Set for 2017 Schedule

The 2017 tournament schedule includes four Pro-only events.  These events are meant to provide an additional individual or team opportunities throughout the season and offer a number of different formats.  

If you are interested in participating, click on the links below to check out more information.

April 3, 2017 | Pro-Pro # 1 
Columbine Country Club (Pro-Pro with an Optional Individual Stroke Play)

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April 24, 2017 | Pro-Only # 2 
CommonGround Golf Course (Stroke Play and an Apprentice Division)

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May 4, 2017 | Pro-Only # 3 
Indian Tree Golf Course (Stroke Play with an Optional Team Contest)

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August 17, 2017 | Pro-Only # 4  
Buffalo Run Golf Course (Stroke Play)
West Chapter Tournament Schedule Finalized

The 2017 Colorado PGA West Chapter Tournament Schedule has been finalized and includes a number of great events!  This includes the West Chapter Championship, two Pro-Ams, two Pro Only events and the Spring and Fall Meeting.

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Employment News
Update Your Employment Information Today

If you are changing your employment for 2017, don't forget to make that change at This should be done even if you have left employment and new employment has not been secured yet. You should also update changes to your address, phone, and email. This will also ensure that you are listed correctly in the Member Directory App and receive any email in a timely manner. If you have questions or need assistance, please call the Colorado PGA Section Office at (303) 681-0742.

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State and Regional News
New Topgolf Driving Range Hits A Hazard

A lawsuit has at least temporarily delayed the construction of massive golf driving range in Thornton.

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Turning the Page

As the CWGA embarks on its second century of existence, its Annual Meeting will feature a sprinkling of the past, along with healthy portions of the present and future.

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Industry News
Shorts Allowed During Practice Rounds at PGA Championship

PGA President Paul Levy announced Tuesday (Feb. 28) at PGA of America headquarters that players will be allowed to wear shorts during the practice rounds of PGA of America member and major championships.

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Golf unveils a modern set of rules to make it faster and easier to play

Golf's two governing bodies released a draft of modern rules Wednesday aimed at bringing common sense to what can be a complicated sport.

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Adidas struggling to sell TaylorMade brand

Adidas' lengthy effort to sell its TaylorMade golf-equipment brand has landed deep in the rough.
Last month, Adidas made a splash signing Tiger Woods to an endorsement deal in an attempt at reinvigorating TaylorMade after putting the brand on the block last spring.

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