January 12, 2017
Colorado PGA Chip Shots
Colorado PGA REACH Foundation News
Volunteer Today for Denver VA Hospital Visit

The Colorado PGA REACH Foundation will host our annual Denver VA Hospital visit on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 10am to 12pm.  PGA Professionals will hand out hats (provided by the Colorado PGA) and will meet and greet with veterans as a way to say thanks during National Salute to Veteran Patients week.

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Growth of the Game Grant Applications Available for 2017

Colorado PGA REACH Grant Applications are designed to provide financial assistance to facilities within the geographic boundaries of the Colorado Section PGA, that employ PGA members or apprentices in good standing, to develop and/or significantly enhance Growth of the Game programs that will attract and retain new golfers.

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PGA of America and Colorado PGA Scholarships Available

The PGA of America and Colorado PGA Scholarship programs provide college scholarships for children and grandchildren of PGA Members. It encourages and promotes the attainment of higher educational goals for the children and grandchildren of PGA Members, based on evidence of a high level of academic achievement during high school or college.

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Colorado PGA News
Run for the Board of Directors

The process to submit your name for consideration for the Colorado PGA Board of Directors is now open. The membership in attendance at the March 27, 2017 Spring Membership Meeting will be electing three (3) new Colorado PGA Members to replace our outgoing Board of Directors this coming October. Each newly elected Board Member will serve a three (3) year term beginning this October 16th, 2017 at the Section's Fall Membership Meeting and ending three (3) years later at the same meeting.
 
If you would like to submit your name or one of your fellow Colorado PGA Members as a candidate for the upcoming election please email Jim Hajek, PGA at  jhajek@cityofgolden.net and copy Executive Director Eddie Ainsworth, PGA at  eainsworth@pgahq.com.
Nominate a Deserving Colorado PGA Professional Today!

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

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Education News
2-Day Teaching and Coaching Certified Professional Program Coming to Bear Dance

The 2-day Teaching and Coaching CPP Program will be held January 30-31, 2017 at the Golf Club at Bear Dance.  The two-day (16 hour) program will cover all courses within the career path except the Revenue Management and Simulation course work in a workshop setting.  

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Legacy Ridge GC Hosting 2-Day Golf Operations CPP Class

Legacy Ridge Golf Course will host the Golf Operations CPP program February 1-2, 2017.  The two-day (16 hour) program will cover all courses within the career path except the Revenue Management and Simulation course work in a workshop setting.  

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Phipps to Present First Green Foundation program at G4 Summit

David Phipps, the Northwest Region Field Staff Representative for the GCSAA will be one of the featured speakers at the G4 Summit.  Phipps will present on on the First Green Foundation,  an innovative environmental education outreach program using golf courses as environmental learning labs - the only program of its kind in the world. 

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USGA's Hirshland to present Growing Engagement with ALL GOLFERS and the Facilities at Which They Play

Sarah Hirshland has been the United States Golf Association's senior managing director of business affairs and a member of the executive team since 2011. In her role, she oversees the global distribution of USGA-owned content through the association's broadcast and digital media functions. 

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Two-Day Rules Workshop to Offer Discounts for Groups

The Colorado Golf Association, with support from the Allied Golf Associations of Colorado, will be hosting a two-day Rules Workshop concurrent with the 2017 Denver Golf Expo.

The more guests you register, the more discounted registrations fees will be.  The following golf themed pricing structure will be utilized: Single: $75, Twosome: $100,  Threesome: $125, Foursome: $150.
Tournament News
PAT Sites Needed for 2017 Season

The Colorado PGA is looking for courses interested in hosting a Playing Ability Test in 2017.  The schedule runs from April through October and facilities must host the 36-hole test in one-day.

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Tournament Schedule Available Tomorrow in BlueGolf

The 2017 Colorado PGA Tournament schedule will be available to view in BlueGolf beginning tomorrow, Friday, January 13, 2017.  Registration will open beginning on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado News
2017 JGAC Membership Registration Now Available

Membership registration for the 2017 JGAC season is now open! Juniors may sign up for membership today to access 2017 playing opportunities, off-season education information, and other member benefits. 

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Drive, Chip & Putt Championship Announces 2018 Qualifying Schedule

On Tuesday, the USGA, Masters Tournament and the PGA of America officially launched the 2018 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship by announcing the local qualifying schedule for the program's fifth year. 

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Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Schedule Announced

The 2017 tournament schedule for the JGAC has been posted. With more than 80 tournaments on the schedule, we encourage juniors to start planning for 2017 now! 

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Employment News
Complete the 2017 Compensation Survey
 
Earn up to two Member Service Requirement (MSR) credits for completing the Survey by the March 31 deadline.

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O'Shaughnessy Takes Over at Meadow Hills GC

Dan O'Shaugnessy has taken over as the Head Professional at Meadow Hills Golf Course.  O'Shaughnessy spent the last 15.5 years as the Head Professional at Fitzsimons Golf Course.  Dan takes over for Brian Brown who recently retired from the City of Aurora golf course.

Sales Rep News
Sales Reps to be Listed on Colorado PGA App

Beginning next week, Sales Reps will be able to list their name and facilities in the Colorado PGA Directory on the Colorado PGA App.  Look for more reps to be listed as we confirm partnerships and reps sign up for the service.

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Updated Contact Information - Glenn Dunleavy 

Glenn Dunleavy, who carries Antigua, Sunice, American Dry Goods and Lorente has changed his email address.  His new email address is grdunleavy@gmail.com. 
PGA of America News
Time Running Out to Register for the PGA Merchandise Show

Join us at the golf industry's leading event, where PGA Professionals & Golf Industry Professionals gather to discover the latest trends in golf equipment & technology, apparel & accessories.

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Jim Furyk Named 2018 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain

Ryder Cup veteran will lead U.S. in pursuit of victory in France next year; Davis Love III to serve as U.S. Vice-Captain

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State and Regional News
Reunion of CGA Vets

LPGA Tour rules official Pete Lis joins former Colorado co-workers Mate, Pagel on powerful USGA Rules of Golf Committee

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