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Monday, March 20, 2023

Presenting Sponsor
With spring right around the corner, Bluegolf has an exclusive message just for Met PGA members! As the springtime approaches, you may be wary of another season of tournaments and the subsequent stress and expenses involved.

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New & Noteworthy
Introducing Tournament Director Cameron MacGregor
We were sorry to see our Tournament Director Steve Guasco move on, but happy for the wonderful things that lie ahead for him. We dedicated significant time and energy to identifying our next Tournament Director, and are pleased to welcome Cameron MacGregor, PGA member who spent 10 years as the Tournament Director of the Northern California PGA Section. MacGregor, a native Michigander, spent most of his career as a club/teaching professional in California prior to going to work for the Section and will come to our operation prepared to make immediate contributions. Cameron's first day is Monday March 20th and can be reached at and by cell phone at 707-624-6906. 
Brae Burn Country Club will host our Annual Met PGA Spring Meeting on Monday, April 10th to kick off the start of the golf season! 

In addition to conducting association business including plans and goals for the upcoming season, the Spring Meeting is an opportunity for members of the Metropolitan Section to interact with representatives from our Partner and Sponsor companies, whose support fuels our activities and operations. At the conclusion of the membership meeting, the Partner companies will be introduced, and those representatives will enjoy a luncheon among Section members prior to our opening golf event where partner engagement will continue on the golf course.
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The Annual Met PGA Educational Summit is celebrating its 60th year on April 25th at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point. The event, formerly known as the Educational Forum, is the culminating event of our Winter Education Series that includes morning and afternoon presentations from renowned professionals, educators, and teachers in the business. We are thrilled to have launch monitor and golf simulator giant, Foresight Sports, as our presenting sponsor. Foresight will be on site at Trump Ferry Point showcasing their performance data technology to our Professionals, teaching them ways to take their game and their members games to the next level. The day will conclude with a cocktail hour and giveaways presented by Cobra Puma Golf.
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Educational Summit Press Release
PGA HOPE Professional Training Sessions

Thursday, April 27th from 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point 
Judy Alvarez, PGA will provide free training to PGA Members, Assistants, and Associates to better equip them to teach people with all disabilities at their clubs and at our PGA HOPE programs.

The training is on Thursday, April 27th at Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point from 8:30AM - 3:00PM. PGA Professionals attending will be eligible to participate as an instructor for PGA HOPE, and receive an honorarium in return for their time. 6 PDR credits will be given for attending.

The training is open to Professionals looking to receive training for the first time, as well as others who have previously gone through the program who are looking to refine their skills. We hope many will join us and become certified to teach at our PGA HOPE programs. Head Professionals please encourage your assistants to attend this amazing opportunity to expand their teaching knowledge to better serve your members and get engaged in our growth of the game initiatives!
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Teaching & Coaching Summit

The New Jersey PGA is hosting a Teaching & Coaching Summit  their annual Teaching & Coaching Summit at Tee 2 Green Indoor Golf in West Long Branch, NJ on Tuesday, March 28th. This is a great opportunity to hear from top teaching and coaching professionals in the industry on various topics. 

All PGA Members who attend will receive 7 PDR Credits. 

Please contact Christina Paulsen at with any questions. 
Click Here to Register and Learn More
Educational Opportunities
Understanding Golf Equipment
Tuesday, March 21st at 10:00AM 

Kirk Oguri, PGA of Pete’s Golf Shop in Mineola, will demonstrate how to organize and fit various golf club companies. Each manufacturer is unique, and you need to know the nuances of each to be successful with your fitting business. Kirk will also review the 2023 equipment products and share with us his opinion of what to expect this coming golf season.
Technology Forum
On Thursday, April 13th, Clippd hosts the 2023 Tech Forum: an exchange of knowledge, information and ideas at Westchester Country Club.

Join the following panelists for a conversation around key topics for PGA Instructors:

Jon Halpern - Clippd
Tim DeJarlais - Foresight Sports
Nate Hairgrove - OnForm
Heath Wassem - Toptracer
Mike Doyle - Co-Founder & Director of Golf at Five Iron Golf
Mario Guerra - Head Professional at Quaker Ridge GC
Nick Novak - Director of Instruction at The Apawamis Club
Kevin Sprecher - Director of Instruction at Sleepy Hollow CC
Player Engagement Educational Webinars 
Player Engagement Consultant, Mike Smith, will be hosting a webinar series discussing player engagement. Click the button below for the full webinar series schedule and information on how to join the call! 
Webinar Dates and Information
Click the button below to view upcoming seminars happening over the next few months!
Education Page

Employment Listing

Our Employment Listing is updated almost everyday, be sure to check it out. You may post a job opening on the web site by contacting staff directly or submitting an online form by clicking
Employment Listing
Pro Ams

We are still in need of a few Pro Am sites to round out the 2023 schedule. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Jeff Voorheis at
Met PGA Tournament Dues Are Now Open!
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Compete to win your share of the $10,000 prize purse at the inaugural Golfzon Met PGA Virtual Indoor Golf Classic at Golfzon Social in West Nyack, NY on April 5th! 

Included in your Indoor Classic registration fee is a 1 hour “Practice Round” to hone your skills and play on the simulators. Redeemable Monday – Friday before April 5th. In order to redeem, please register and present your membership card upon check in.
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2023 Tournament Schedule!

Click Here to view the tentative 2023 Tournament Schedule. Tournaments will be added to the schedule as dates are confirmed. 
Keep In Mind
PGA Members Enroll in Deferred Compensation Now

Beginning on April 1, PGA Members who are in good standing, living/working in the U.S., can potentially earn up to $1,500 a year to a deferred compensation plan by participating in a combination of 16 activities. Members can directly register by clicking here
Complimentary Access to the 2023 Masters Tournament

As a courtesy extended by Augusta National Golf Club, Class A PGA Members, Life Members and Master Professional Members only may receive complimentary daily access to the 2023 Masters Tournament. Learn more here.
PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship

The deadline to apply for The PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship is April 10, 2023.

VETWORKS is an initiative of the Met PGA Foundation that helps pair military veterans with employment opportunities at Met Section golf courses.

If anyone has any part-time positions consisting of light duty that you are looking to fill for the 2023 season, please send job descriptions to Kelli Clayton at
Met PGA Compensation Survey

We have restructured our Met PGA Compensation Survey to a digital platform for ease of use, updating some of the terminology in the process. PGA Members earn 1 PDR for completing the survey and an additional 1 PDR for opting into the PGA of America survey.
Drive, Chip, & Putt registration is now open! Click here to visit the DCP website and view qualifying sites. 
Player Registration is now OPEN! Now is the perfect time to register as a Coach for the 2023 PGA Jr. League season! Click here to register!
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