March 22, 2018
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Colorado PGA News
Growth of the Game Grant Winners Announced

A number of recipients were awarded Growth of the Game Grants at the recent Spring Business Meeting. The grants are given to facilities to provide financial assistance within the geographic boundaries of the Colorado Section PGA to develop and/or significantly enhance Growth of the Game programs that will attract and retain new golfers.
 
Twelve facilities were recognized during the meeting. Click here to see who they are.
Pillar Awards Presented

Recipients of the Colorado PGA REACH Foundation Pillar Awards were recognized during the Spring Business Meeting earlier this week. Receiving the honors were:
  • Paul Hebinick, PGA - Supporting Our Military Pillar
  • Erin Diegel, PGA - Diversity and Inclusion Pillar
  • Mike Zaremba, PGA - Youth Development Pillar
These PGA Professionals showed great leadership and commitment to the mission of Colorado PGA REACH in 2017.
One Week Remains to Complete Compensation Survey
Colorado PGA Ranks 25th in PGA of America

The deadline to complete this year's PGA Golf Professional Compensation Survey is March 31, 2018. Completing this survey helps to ensure that one of our Association's most powerful employment tools remains effective for PGA Professionals. PGA Members who complete the survey by the deadline can receive up to two (2) Member Service Requirement (MSR) credits .

Morning Cup of Golf 2018 Opening Show Airs Saturday
Tune In to Hear Guest Scott Wellington

The third season of Morning Cup of Golf tees off on Saturday, March 24, with national guest Scott Wellington, the former Director of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and good friend of Mr. Palmer.

PGA Professionals Stan Fenn and Doug Perry will also be talking with local guests, as well as their listeners.  Tune in to 600KCOL or iHeartRadio.com  on Saturday from 7:00am-9:00am for some informative conversation, some laughs and even win some great prizes!
West Chapter News
West Chapter Spring Meeting Right Around the Corner
Registration Is Open Until April 13

The West Chapter Spring Meeting will be here before you know it! The event, set for Thursday, April 19, 2018, will return to Bookcliff Country Club. 

Click here for more information and to register
Tournament News
Columbine and Blackstone CC Next Up on Tournament Schedule

Registration for most Colorado PGA tournaments is now open and some events are filling up fast! Click here to check out the details of this year's schedule.

Upcoming Events:

 

Stroke Play #2 | April 2

Columbine Country Club

Registration Deadline: March 28, 5:00pm | $105/member, $75/associate

 

Blackstone CC Pro-Am | April 9

Blackstone Country Club

Registration Deadline: April 4, 5:00pm | $380/team

Click here to register. 

Board Approves Shorts for Season Long Events

In addition to the current shorts policy allowing Professionals to wear shorts during selected Pro-Am events (June-August), the Board has approved Season Long Events as "shorts eligible" upon approval of the host facility. Season Long Events include: Match Play Championship, Senior Match Play Championship, Four-Ball Match Play Championship and Assistant Match Play Championship. 

Click here to view the shorts policy.
Match Play Championship; New & Improved Seeding

One of the goals of the Tournament Committee was to create a better way of seeding players that represents their playing ability for the Match Play Championship. It has been noted that the previous Player of the Year rankings sometimes do not accurately portray the players ability. Therefore, the Tournament Committee recommended and the Board approved the creation of a sub-committee to rank players after the registration deadline. The goal of this committee is to have an A, B, C and D player in each POD of the Match Play Championship.   

Player of the Year Points Distribution Scale Updated for Pro-Am and Stroke Play Events

The Player of the Year Points Distribution Scale for Pro-Am and Stroke Play events has been adjusted for 2018. Two point distribution scales have been added to the previous Pro-Am distribution while also adjusting the participation numbers of each scale. Moving forward, Pro-Am and Stroke Play events will be awarded points on a scale of 50-600 points dependent upon participation. 
 
For more information on Playing Performance Points, click here.
Partner of the Week
LevelWear was a supporting sponsor at the 2018 Spring Meeting on Monday where they show-cased new items and new types of logos. 

Get ready for Spring by checking out the 2018 collections or contact Kelly for more information.


Contact Info
Kelly Deimund, PGA
LevelWear Sales Rep.
C: 970.376.3945 |  LevelWear.com
Email: KellyDeimund@hotmail.com
Junior Golf News
Ever-Increasing Numbers
www.juniorgolfcolorado.com

At roughly the midway point of the college season, seven golfers who grew up in Colorado were ranked among the top 200 men's or women's college players in the nation, according to Golfstat or Golfweek.

On the men's side, there's AJ Ott and Jake Staiano of Colorado State, Chris Korte of the University of Denver and Spencer Painton of the University of Colorado.

Click here to check out more about this story
Update Your Junior Golf Clinics Today!

The Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado website receives numerous requests for information about instructors in the area. Take a moment to update your information on the site so we can point them in your direction!

Click here to submit your program information.
Have You Signed Up for Youth on Course?
JGAC Set to Subsidize Rounds at Your Facility!

We are excited to share a new partnership between the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado and Youth on Course that is designed to bring affordable golf to junior golfers throughout Colorado. The core of the program subsidizes rounds of golf for Juniors at your facility. Our juniors get access to a sport they love, and your course fills up unused tee times without a loss of revenue.

More program information is available by contacting Holly Champion, PGA, at hchampion@pgahq.com or 303-996-1591.
Need Help Marketing Your PGA Jr. League Programs?
PGA Jr. League Marketing Materials and Resources

The PGA is providing PGA Jr. League Captains with marketing materials, including those you can customize, to promote your program to your community and customers.

Click here then go to #4 Recruit Players and select Download Marketing Materials.
PGA of America News
View Candidate Presentations and Q&A from the Super Regionals 

The four candidates for PGA Secretary presented their platforms and took part in a Q&A at four PGA Super Regionals. Watch the presentations and Q&A from each location.

Click here to watch the presentations.
Watch Presentations from the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show

If you need PGA Education MSR credits, here is an opportunity to watch videos recorded at the Member Business Center during the 2017 and 2018 PGA Merchandise Shows. All you need to do is watch a video  and successfully complete an assessment at its conclusion.

Click here to access the videos.
Industry News
Golf's Olympic Format, Qualifying Process Remain the Same

Potential Olympic golfers for the 2020 Games in Tokyo were informed on Monday that the qualification process for both the men's and women's competitions will remain unchanged. 

Click here to read the full story.
2nd Annual Community Service Project Set For April 24 Ahead Of National Golf Day
Golf course superintendents, industry leaders lead National Mall beautification

WE ARE GOLF - a coalition of the game's leading associations and industry partners - will host the 2nd annual Community Service Project on Tuesday, April 24, from 8:00am to 12 Noon EST in advance of National Golf Day with activities focused on beautification and preservation of the National Mall. 

Click here for the full story.
Davis Love III will Compete in First Senior Major at this Year's U.S. Senior Open

There's no doubt Davis Love III still has game. As recently as 2015, the 21-time PGA Tour winner and World Golf Hall of Famer earned the title at the Wyndham Championship, becoming the third-oldest golfer ever to win a PGA Tour event. Love, who has returned to action after a November hip-replacement surgery, will make his debut at the 2018 U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor. 

Click here to read the full story.
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