January 19, 2017
Colorado PGA Chip Shots
Education News
6 Days Left to Register for 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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January 25, 2017 Deadline Set to Register for Coaching Certified Professional Program 

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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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.
G4 Summit Lineup Finalized
Major General Ryan Gonsalves Added to List of Presenters

Major General Ryan F. Gonsalves, Division Commander, 4th Infantry Division & Fort Carson has been added to the list of presenters for the 2017 G4 Summit.  MG Gonsalves assumed command of 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson May 14, 2015.  He will speak on Mentoring Those Behind Us.

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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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IMPACT360 to Share Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Aubrey McCormick and Gina Rizzi will present on "Learn how to Grow the Game while Promoting Whole Value Sustainability Best Management Practices through Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting."

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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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Colorado PGA News
Submit Your Name as a Candidate 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.

The deadline to submit nominations is March 3, 2017.

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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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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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Tournament News
Tournament Schedule Available BlueGolf; Registration Opens February 1, 2017

The 2017 Colorado PGA Tournament schedule is now available to view in BlueGolf.  Registration will open beginning on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
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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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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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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PGA of America News
PGA Junior League Golf Support to be Available at PGA Merchandise Show

PGA Junior League Golf is excited to announce that they will have a dedicated space in the Member Business Center at the PGA Merchandise Show.  Stop by this area during the show to register for the 2017 season and receive helpful league management training and tips.
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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