February 1, 2018
Colorado PGA Chip Shots
Tournament News
Colorado PGA Women's Championship Headed to The Ranch Country Club

The Colorado PGA Women's Championship will be held August 22-23 at The Ranch Country Club in Westminster. The tournament is open to all female PGA and LPGA members and apprentices in good standing whom reside or work within the Colorado PGA Section boundaries.

Click here for details and to register.
Registration Open for 2018 Colorado Tournaments

The 2018 Colorado Section Tournament Registration opens at noon today, Thursday, February 1. Check out the details of this year's tournaments.

BlueGolf How To

How to Login/Re-set Your BlueGolf Password?
By logging in, a player can view transactions, print receipts, see and compare tournament stats and much more. If you have any questions about logging into BlueGolf and Tournament Registration in general, please contact Justin Limon, Tournament Director, at the Colorado PGA Section Office.
Colorado PGA News
Golf Expo Volunteer Instructors Needed on Friday and Saturday


The Denver Golf Expo will be held Friday through Sunday, February 9-11. Volunteers are still needed to provide 10-minute golf lessons to attendees on Friday and Saturday. Volunteers are asked to fill 2-hour instruction slots. Earn one MSR for each hour of volunteering.

Interested? Contact Holly Champion, PGA, at the Colorado PGA office at 303-996-1591 or email at  hchampion@pgahq.com
UCCS PGA-PGM Hosting Rules Seminar - February 9

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs PGA-PGM Program will be hosting a PGA Rules Seminar on Friday, February 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the University Center Room 302. There is no cost to attend; however, only 40 PGA Professionals can be accommodated. RSVP by end of day Monday, February 5.

Click here to RSVP to Adam Scott, PGA, and to receive additional information.
Two Important Deadlines Approaching on February 16

Two submission deadlines occur on Friday, February 16.
  1. 2018 Colorado PGA Special Awards nominations dueClick here to access the nomination form.
  2. Growth of the Game Grants applications dueClick here for more information and the application.
Adam Scott Wins 2018 PGA Short Game Challenge for Colorado Section

The 2018 PGA Short Game Challenge was again held at this year's PGA Merchandise Show. Colorado's own Adam Scott, Program Director for the UCCS PGA Golf Management Program, won the Friday competition, earning $2,500 for the Colorado Section. Congratulate and thank Adam for his performance.
Don't Miss the G-4 Summit on February 28
Impressive List of Speakers Set to Present

An impressive list of speakers has been assembled to present at the G-4 Summit being held at The Broadmoor on February 28. Speakers include:
  • Dr. Michael Cooper, Director of Diversity, World Golf Foundation
    • Topic - "Diversity in the game of golf"
  • Joe Steranka, Former CEO of the PGA of America
    • Topic - "Why digital media is at the center of golf's future"
  • Ross Iverson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Vail Centre
    • Topic - "Leadership and staff development"
  • Frank Vain, President of the McMahon Group
    • Topic - "Golf club industry trends"
Attendees will earn eight (8) MSRs. See you at the Broadmoor.

Click here to register.
Plummer, Rudy to Headline March 7 Teaching and Coaching Summit

The lineup for the Teaching and Coaching Summit has been finalized and will be held March 7, 2018, at Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club. The featured guests will be Andy Plummer and Matt Rudy. Attendees will receive eight (8) MSRs.

Click here to for more information and to register
Visit Our Vets at Denver VA Hospital on February 14
The Colorado PGA is hosting its annual VA Hospital visit as part of National Salute to Hospitalized Vets Week on February 14 from 1-3 p.m. The Colorado PGA will provide hats and pins to hand out along with good wishes to our heros!

Intrested? Contact Holly Champion, PGA, Junior Golf Director - 303-996-1591 or  hchampion@pgahq.com.
Scholarship Application Deadline is March 1

The PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship provides college scholarships for children and grandchildren of PGA Members. Applicants who apply but do not receive a PGA scholarship are eligible for consideration for the Colorado PGA scholarships.

Junior Golf News
Jr. League Player Registration Opens Today

If you haven't already registered as a PGA Jr. League Captain,  now is the time to join the team! 

Player registration opens nationwide today,  February 1, and it's important that your program is listed as parents begin searching for and signing their children up for PGA Jr. League. 

Click here to register.
Junior Volunteers Needed to Work the 39th U.S. Senior Open Championship At The Broadmoor

Junior volunteers are needed to fill an exciting role during the upcoming 2018 U.S. Senior Open Championship being played at The Broadmoor, June 25-July 1. Junior volunteers, ages 13-17, interested in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be inside the ropes with the best golfers in the world are encouraged to apply.

Click here for details.
Need an Inflatable...Colorado PGA Has It

Whether you are teaching a Golf in Schools Program or planning a club event, the Colorado PGA has birdie-ball inflatables you can reserve to make your event more memorable. There is no charge to use the inflatables for Golf in Schools Programs while there is a minimal fee to use them for summer junior programs or club events.

Reserve your inflatable at least two-week in advance by contacting Holly Champion, PGA, at 303-996-1591 or email at  hchampion@pgahq.com
State and Regional News
12 Colorado Caddies Awarded Evans Scholarships
By Colorado Golf Association

A dozen current Colorado caddies have landed Evans Scholarships and will receive full tuition and housing at the University of Colorado beginning in the fall. A n Evans Scholarship is estimated to be worth $100,000 if renewed for four years.

PGA of America News
Five Take-Aways from the PGA Merchandise Show

The PGA Merchandise Show is annually the largest gathering of PGA Professionals and the world's largest business-to-business golf event. A variety of new marketing campaigns, partnerships and initiatives were unveiled at the Show, as well. Read about the five key take-aways that all PGA Professionals should know.

Click here for the 5 key take-aways.
PGA Professional Compensation Survey

PGA Professionals are asked to complete the 2018 PGA Golf Professional Compensation Survey by submitting results for the 2017 calendar year. You may earn up to two (2) MSR credits by completing this survey no later than March 31, 2018.

Brown-Rackley (44 Points) Win PGA Four-Ball Stableford Team Championship
Colorado Players Zaremba-Rudosky Tie for 15th

Mark Brown (N.Y.) was the least surprised person Tuesday when partner Joshua Rackley (N.C.) made birdie putts on the 15th and 16th holes to help the team win the PGA Four-Ball Stableford Team Championship at PGA Golf Club. Colorado golfers, Michael Zaremba and Micah Rudosky, tied for 15th at +28.

Click here for the results.