February 15, 2018
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Colorado PGA News
Last Chance to Submit Award Nomination Form!

Nominations for the 2018 Colorado PGA Special Awards will close tomorrow, February 16, 2018 at 11:59pm! Take a moment to nominate your peers who are deserving of recognition for their hard work!

Click here to access the nomination form today!
Help us Help You Grow the Game!
Apply for a Growth of the Game Grant Today!
Are you looking to launch new programs at your club in 2018? These grants are intended for golf development programs directed toward juniors, young adults (18-30), seniors, physically and mentally challenged, women and young ladies.

Grant applications are due tomorrow, Friday, February 16, 2018.
For more information and to fill out a request,  please click here.
How Two Trailblazing PGA Professionals Created a Special Bond at 2016 PGA Championship

When Tom Woodard and Wyatt Worthington II met at the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club, it was more than a ceremonial "passing of the torch" between two groundbreaking golfers. It was like a younger brother connecting with his mentor.

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Don't Let Others Pass You By!
G-4 Summit to Provide Industry Leading Education at the Broadmoor

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.

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Founder of Stack and Tilt to Headline 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.

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Ed Oldham named Director of Instruction at The Ranch Country Club in Westminster, CO

The Ranch Country Club announced today (February 1, 2018) that 27 year Head Golf Professional Ed Oldham has been given the role of Director of Instruction at the Westminster Club.
"I am very excited for this opportunity as I will be able to devote more time to what I love which is helping people play better golf" said Oldham. "As teaching is my passion, this seems like a logical transition for my career."
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.

Partner of the Week 
Club Prophet Systems

Club Prophet Systems, a partner the Colorado Section PGA, will be at G4 Summit this coming February, 28, 2018. Club Prophet Systems will be available to explain and discuss their Golf Management System and how they can help your business grow.

Golf Professional, Jeff Furnari, will be available all day during the Summit, as well as March 1st and 2nd, for personal appointments on our software system, and to answer any questions you may have.

During the 17 years Jeff was at a Country Club as Assistant and Head Golf Professional, using Club Prophet during that tenure, he understands the needs and demands of a reliable POS, Tee Sheet and Golf Management System.

To learn more, visit ClubProphetSystems.com
Junior Golf News
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
Springing Forward
CSU's Secor, CU's Choi open spring college schedule with top-3 individual finishes

Two sophomores from Colorado-based schools started the spring portion of the college season in strong fashion by posting top-three individual finishes on Tuesday.
PGA of America News
Submit Your Golf Retirement Plus Forms

In order to receive sponsor contributions for the 2018 calendar year, Golf Retirement Plus forms must be submitted by March 2.
Tony Pancake joins PGA Board of Directors; Michael Henderson named to PGA Board of Control

Tony Pancake, PGA Director of Golf and Club Operations at Crooked Stick Golf Club, in Carmel, Indiana, has joined the PGA Board of Directors as District 6 Director.

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