March 16, 2017
Colorado PGA Chip Shots
Spring Business Meeting News
Register Today for the 2017 Spring Business Meeting

The 2017 Spring Business Meeting is just over a week 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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Seven Candidates Running for Board of Directors

Seven candidates will be vying for three spots on the Board of Directors at the upcoming Colorado PGA Spring Business Meeting.  The members in the running are as follows:
  1.  Andy Hilts, PGA
  2. Scott Erwin, PGA
  3.  Dennis Murray, PGA
  4. Anthony Vitale, PGA
  5. Mike O'Donnell, PGA
  6. Paul Surniak, PGA
  7. Jim Miller, PGA
Be sure to find out more about each of the candidates in this months issue of Colorado PGA Pro Peaks.

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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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Space Running Out for Spring Meeting Tournament!

Space is available for only eight more teams for the upcoming Spring Meeting Pro-Pro tournament.  Space will surely fill up soon for the two-person scramble event!

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Colorado PGA News
Fill Out Your March Madness Brackets Before It's Too Late!

The 2017 NCAA March Madness brackets are out and we're hosting our own Colorado PGA Bracket Challenge presented by Jani-King!  The top three finishers will earn gifts cards from Jani-King (First - $300, Second - $200, Third -$100)!!!

The entire bracket, including the Final Score Tiebreaker, must be filled-in completely and saved prior to start of the tournament (10:15am on Thursday, March 16, 2017).  The contest is open to Colorado PGA Members and Apprentices.  Two brackets per person will be allowed.

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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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Kahrhoff Earns Quarter Century Recognition

On March 1, 2017, George Kahrhoff, PGA Director of Golf at The Club at Ravenna was elected into the Quarter Century Club of the PGA of America for his twenty-five years of membership.

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Education News
PGA HOPE Training Set for April 12, 2017

The Colorado PGA is teaming up with PGA REACH to provide specialized training to our PGA Professionals on adaptive golf training. PGA/LPGA Master Professional Judy Alvarez (www.judyalvarez.com) for an immersive educational opportunity to help further our members further their teaching and coaching skills.

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Learn Tips for Setting Rates and Price Strategy

Do you know why golf courses are able to charge different prices to different customers for the same round of golf? Complete the course " Differential Pricing and Segmentation" and learn about setting rates and pricing strategies. It's FREE and only takes 20 minutes.

US Kids Golf to Host Seminar April 4, 2017 at Cherry Hills CC

U.S. Kids Golf will present its day-long Certified Coach Seminar in the Colorado Section on Tuesday, April 4th at Cherry Hills Country Club.  PGA Members attending the program receive 8 MSR credits for the day and an additional 2 MSR credits for completing the optional online certification requirements.

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Check Out Online Opportunities to Earn MSR Points

The current MSR cycle will run through June 15, 2018.  There are a number of online opportunities you can take advantage of, most of which are listed on the Colorado PGA Education Schedule.

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Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado News
Parents Are Asking About Junior Programs!  Are Yours Listed?

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 facility 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
Exciting Tournament News Coming at Spring Meeting!

A few big changes are in store for the coming tournament season and will be announced at the upcoming Spring Business Meeting!  Make sure to sign up to find out about what's in store before anyone else does!

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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 PGA.org. 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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Industry News
Masters Shrinks Field for Par-3 Contest

Augusta National has sent letters to its honorary invitees to inform them that the Par 3 Contest, held on the Wednesday before the opening round, will be limited to players in the field and past Masters champions.

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