February 2, 2017
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Education News
G4 Summit Shaping Up to be a Can't Miss Opportunity in February

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.

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

"We are fortunate to have two of the best in the business, leaders in golf performance and instruction coming to Colorado for the Colorado PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit. If you teach the game, you should attend this one!" - Ed Oldham, PGA Head Professional at the Ranch Country Club and an attendee at the recent PGA of America Teaching and Coaching Summit where both McCabe and Sieckmann presented

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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
Scott Named Director of UCCS PGA-PGM Program
Welcome Reception Set for February 9, 2017

PGA Professional Adam Scott has been named the Director of the PGA-PGM program at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs.  A welcome reception for Adam and his wife Erika, along with PGA Professional Mark Bacheldor the PGM Internship Coordinator will be held on February 9, 2017 at the Club at Flying Horse from 5p to 7p.

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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.
Spring Apparel Show Set for Merchandise Mart

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Take Advantage of New ColoradoPGATeeTimes.com Offering

An 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-only 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
PGA Junior League Golf Information Sessions Set for February and Early March
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.

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Consumer Registration Now Open for PGA Junior League Golf

Consumer registration is officially open for the 2017 season of PGA Junior League Golf!

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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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PGA of America News
Easterbrook Named PGA of America's First Chief Membership Officer

John Easterbrook Jr., PGA, a former executive from Troon will oversee the core PGA Member-focused areas of the organization, including education, employment, member services and section business operations.

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Help Us Unlock the Keys to Employment
 
One of the key tools the PGA of America Employment Department uses in the Compensation Survey.  The survey is now available for you to fill out.  Earn up to two Member Service Requirement (MSR) credits for completing the Survey by the March 31 deadline.

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Industry News
Colorado Facilities Recognized by AGM as Platinum Award Winners

Colorado was well represented when the Association of Golf Merchandisers announced their 2017 Platinum Award Winners.  In all, ten Colorado facilities were named Platinum Award winners for 2017.

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State and Regional News
Introducing Walnut Creek Golf Preserve
The Heritage at Westmoor Golf Course to Change Names

The Heritage at Westmoor Golf Course is re-branding and will become Walnut Creek Golf Preserve over the next few weeks.  To check out the new logo, visit their booth at the upcoming Denver Golf Expo.
City of Denver Considering Hosting 3-day Concert at Overland Golf Course

Denver's Overland Golf Course, the 120-year-old municipal layout that once staged an exhibition by the legendary Harry Vardon, could soon be welcoming the talents of Beyoncé and scores of other performers if a proposal for a three-day music festival gets approved.

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Fortunate Dozen

12 Colorado caddies earn full tuition and housing Evans Scholarships at CU

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Phoenix Open, Here We Come

Coloradans Michael Schoolcraft, Knous qualify for PGA Tour event in Scottsdale

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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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