February 9, 2017
Colorado PGA Chip Shots
Education News
Time Running Out to Register for G4 Summit

The 2017 G4 Summit will be held February 21, 2017 at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, CO.  The annual event brings together representatives from across the golf industry in Colorado for a day of networking and learning in a dynamic setting.  This event is a true "can't miss" event on the 2017 calendar.

The deadline to register is Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Commanding General of Ft. Carson to Speak on Leadership Development

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 Leadership Development: Mentoring Those Behind Us.

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

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 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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McCabe and Sieckmann to Highlight Teaching and Coaching Summit

The annual Teaching and Coaching Summit will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in the Denver Metro area.  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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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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Colorado PGA News
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.

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Candidates Needed for the Board of Directors

The process to submit your name for consideration for the Colorado PGA Board of Directors is now open. 

The deadline to submit your name as a candidate is Friday, February 24, 2017.
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.
Take Advantage of New ColoradoPGATeeTimes.com Offering

A new offer for Colorado PGA facilities to join in on ColoradoPGATeeTimes.com is now available.  For facilities not able or willing to implement Quick18, a secondary membership is now available.
$2 Off Discounts for Denver Golf Expo Available for Your Club Members

The 2017 Denver Golf Expo is right around the corner!  The event will be held February 10-12, 2017 at the Denver Merchandise Mart.

All Colorado PGA guests are able to take advantage of a $2 off coupon.  Feel free to share this discount with anyone.

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Tournament News
Tournament Registration Now Open

Registration for most Colorado PGA Tournaments is now open and some events are filling up fast!

Four tournaments will include new registration this year.  The Pro-Pro-Pro, Myran Craig Pro-Pro, the Four-Ball Match Play event and the Pro-Pro event at Columbine Country Club will all be setup for individual registration, not team registration as in years past.

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Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado News
Information Sessions Set for PGA Junior League Golf

As PGA Junior League Golf continues to grow, the Colorado PGA wants to get out in front of any and all questions about the program.  To do so, we will be hosting informational meetings about PGA Junior League Golf during February and March.
Colorado PGA REACH Foundation News
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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PGA of America News
Dicks Sporting Goods Foundation Awards $500,000 Sports Matter Grant to PGA Junior League Golf

The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation and the PGA of America announced today a partnership to bring the game of golf to thousands of underprivileged youth across the country through scholarships to PGA Junior League Golf.

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The PGA and Our Partner Constellation Energy Need Your Feedback

We are reaching out to you for feedback on what the most important sustainability issues are for both your club and the golf industry.

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Employment News
Anderson Promoted to Head Professional at Castle Pines

Zack Anderson, PGA has been promoted to the position of Head Professional at Castle Pines Golf Club.  Anderson spent nearly six years at the club as an Assistant Professional before his promotion.
Industry News
USGA Honors Oakmont's Retiring Golf Pro Bob Ford

Bob Ford's attempt to go quietly into retirement as head golf professional at Oakmont Country Club isn't working.
Make no mistake, he is going out with a bang, not a whimper.

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Years in the Making, a Fundamental Overhaul of the Rules of Golf is Expected to be Revealed in March

The talk at Saturday's USGA Annual Meeting concerned the thing that nobody could talk about.
For five years, modernizing the Rules of Golf has been a primary focus for officials with the governing body, in conjunction with their counterparts at the R&A.

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Golf's Charitable Backbone

Lost amid the bustle of the PGA Merchandise Show last month was the announcement by Golf 20/20 - a collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the US Golf industry - about the game's $3.9 billion annual charitable impact with more golf facilities than ever hosting an event in 2016.

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State and Regional News
Back At It

2-time PGA Tour winner and ex-Buff Kaye set for return to tour golf

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Final Semester

CU's Freeman posts 5th top-10 of season; teammate Jeremy Paul 5th overall as Buffs place 4th against strong field

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Odds and Ends
Ball Washing Machine Available from Pinehurst CC

Pinehurst Country Club has a two-year old Easy Picker double brush ball washer available for sale.  The unit is in good condition and they are asking $500.

Please contact Kevin Vena at (303)985-1559 or kvena@pinehurstcountryclub.com for more details.

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