May 4, 2017
Colorado PGA Chip Shots
Colorado PGA News
Fall Golf in Schools Requests Available

The deadline to submit a program request for Fall Golf in Schools programs has been extended until Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:59pm.  Member Professionals and Educators are welcome to submit a program request form up until that date.  Once program request forms are submitted, staff will send out applications to finalize the approval of your programs.

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Open Registration Now Available for Inaugural Club Champions Cup!

Registration is open for the Club Champions Cup presented by Massage Envy!  The team event features four players from your club and a $10,000 purse for PGA Professionals. Open registration is now available and will run through the May 19, 2017 deadline. 

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June 7, 2017
Eisenhower Golf Club

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June 14, 2017
Hiwan Golf Club

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July 12, 2017
Keystone Ranch Golf Course
July 19, 2017
Colorado National Golf Club
Tournament News
Deadlines Looming for Match Play Events

The registration deadline for all four match play events is set for tomorrow, Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5:00pm.  Each event is filling up quickly so register today to ensure your spot in the field!

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Spots Remain for Pro-Pro-Pro Championship

Only a select few spots remain open for the Pro-Pro-Pro Championship set for this coming Monday at the Club at Pradera in Parker, CO.  Registration for the event closes this afternoon at 5:00pm.

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Lakewood Country Club Pro Am Postponed
Due to last weekend's winter storm the National Car Rental Pro Am Series event at Lakewood Country Club has been postponed until Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  Spots may become available as teams originally scheduled for the event may have to cancel.  Register today to be placed on the waitlist to secure a spot if one becomes available.
Register Today for the National Car Rental Assistant Professional Championship!

Registration is now open for the National Car Rental Colorado Assistant Professional Championship set for July 31-Aug. 1 at Highlands Ranch Golf Club.   
The event is open to Class A-8 Members and all Apprentices must be eligibly employed and in good standing at the time of entry and their Section's entry deadline date.

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West Chapter News
Pay Your West Chapter Dues Today!

Members of the West Chapter are now able to pay their $75 West Chapter dues online.  These dues go to supporting education opportunities in the Chapter and expanding networking events.

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State and Regional News
Is Flying Horse North Another Castle Pines?

The Club at Flying Horse rides its success into the Black Forest.  

Jeff and Phil Smith  share the same surname but they're not related.
Jeff founded and owns Classic Homes, the prolific Colorado Springs developer of the luxurious 1,200-home community that pivots around The Club at Flying Horse, with its palatial Tuscan-style clubhouse, expansive athletic facility, lodge, guest villas and 7,300-yard Tom Weiskopf Signature golf course. 

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Teaming Up 
CGA Four-Ball Championship at CommonGround features formidable field

It seldom happens this way, but this weekend a CGA championship will be held for the second time in less than seven months.

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Late Rally
DU's Mikalsen plays final 7 holes in 5 under to notch top-10 finish in Summit League Championship 

Earlier this season, the University of Denver's Petter Mikalsen made a splash by winning the inaugural Paintbrush Invitational at Colorado Golf Club in Parker against a field that included defending NCAA champion Oregon.

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Fruits of his Labor 
Coloradan Wyndham Clark named finalist for prestigious Ben Hogan Award

Coloradan Wyndham Clark, fresh off his victory in the Pac-12 Conference Championship Sunday in his home state at Boulder Country Club, on Wednesday was named one of three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award, given annually to the top men's college golfer taking into account all amateur competitions over the past 12 months.

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PGA of America News
Charles Robson Named General Chair of 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black

The PGA of America announced today that Charles Robson of Garden City, New York, who spent 43 years as executive director of the Metropolitan PGA Section, has been named General Chair of the 2019 PGA Championship.

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Industry News
How a 'Millennial National Country Club' could affect future of golf

One way to kick start golf and get the industry going on healthier terms just might just be to change what golf courses and country clubs look like. If Millennials - those variously described as having been born in the 1980s and '90s - really are the demographic wave of the game's future, then how about retrofitting courses to meet their needs and values?

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USGA, R&A 'concerned' About Development of Green-Reading Materials, Will Review Use

The USGA and R&A want the act of green-reading to remain an art form.
Golf's governing bodies on Monday released a joint statement, saying they are "concerned about the rapid development of increasingly detailed materials that players are using to help with reading greens during a round."

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How Adidas is trying to catch Nike in the footwear race

While Adidas is one of the dominant players overseas, it has struggled to gain ground in the United States and the rest of North America. Now it's looking to topple its biggest competitor and corner the U.S. market for footwear.

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