View this email in your browser
Previous E-Newsletters

Tuesday, May 2 , 2023

Presenting Sponsor
Introducing Metropolitan PGA Pale Ale
We are excited to announce a groundbreaking new partnership with Equilibrium Brewery. Together, we are launching a co-branded Equilibrium/Metropolitan PGA Pale Ale starting May 9th. Through this new partnership, PGA Professionals, their clubs, and members will be able to purchase this iconic beer either through a local distributor or a personal sale can be made online at www.eqbrew.comClick here for more info.

For every purchase made, Equilibrium Brewery will donate a portion of the proceeds, supporting the Metropolitan Section Professional’s mission to grow the game of golf.
This partnership provides an exclusive opportunity to celebrate the PGA brand and bring attention to our Professionals who are the true ambassadors of the game. We hope you are as excited as us about this new opportunity, and we ask you to be our champion in making this new collaboration successful. This week’s Club Association mailing will include information on this new initiative and will be sent to you, your manager, and your club President. We appreciate your support and look forward to sharing a Metropolitan PGA Pale Ale together at an upcoming event!
About Equilibrium
Equilibrium Brewery is based in Middletown, NY and opened its doors in 2016 to create craft beer developed by M.I.T-trained scientific principles with a focus on balancing drinkability and massive flavor.
New & Noteworthy
Nominations Open!
Deadline to submit : Friday, May 19th
Please consider nominating a fellow member for recognition as part of our Section Special Awards Program. Descriptions of each award and a link to submit a nomination are available by clicking here.

PGA HOPE classes are back this spring and we need your help! Please sign up to teach below at one of our three sites this spring. Professionals can sign up for one or more of the dates at any of the sites. Thank you in advance for your support of our veterans!

Bronx PGA HOPE - Mosholu GC
Tuesdays: May 16th, 23rd, June 6th, 13th, 27th
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign Up

Hudson Valley PGA HOPE - Spook Rock GC
Wednesdays: May 17th, 24th, June 7th, 14th, 28th
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sign Up

Long Island PGA HOPE - Sunken Meadow GC
Tuesdays: May 16th, 23rd, June 6th, 13th, 27th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sign Up
Angela Aulenti and Keith Handler Appointed Director of Golf and Head Professional at Sterling Farms
Angela Aulenti, PGA has been appointed Director of Golf and Keith Handler, PGA has been announced as Head Golf Professional at Sterling Farms Golf Course. Indicative of her dedication to the profession is Angela’s appointment as the first female Head Professional in Connecticut.  She is a PGA and LPGA Member and recently voted one of the Top 50 Instructors in the country by Golf for Women Magazine. Angela is a dedicated, articulate and incisive teacher with a following of many students. 

Since 2013, Keith Handler has been the Golf Professional and PGA Teaching Professional at Sterling Farms Golf Course. Prior to Sterling Farms he was a Master Fitter for Edel Golf and Assistant Golf Professional at prestigious golf clubs in Florida, New York, and Massachusetts. 

Congratulations to both Angela and Keith on their new appointments as they enter the 2023 season!

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
Rob Beynard Wins Opening Assistants Tour Event
Rob Beynard of Westchester Country Club topped the leaderboard at the first Assistants Tour event of the season at Rockville Links Club! Beynard was tied for the top spot with Pat Clark of Wee Burn Country Club after 18 holes. Beynard would go on to make a clutch par on the first playoff hole to win the event. 
Next Assistants Tour Event :
AT Spring Major at The Saint Andrew's Golf Club
Click Here to Register
Pro Am at Pelham Celebrates
100th Anniversary of PGA Championship
On Monday, May 15th, the 2021 Met PGA Professional of the Year Mike Diffley and Pelham Country Club will host a Met PGA Pro Am on their recently renovated golf course in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 1923 PGA Championship. Then, a 36-hole match play event, it took champion Gene Sarazen 38-holes to take the title from runner-up Walter Hagen.

PGA members are encouraged to bring three amateurs for lunch, 1:00 pm shotgun golf, and cocktails on Monday May 15th at Pelham Country Club.
Assistant Professional's Meeting in Conjunction
with Saint Andrew's Tournament
There will be an early season, informational meeting for Assistant Golf Professionals held at Saint Andrew’s Golf Club on Tuesday, May 30th, prior to the tournament shotgun start. The meeting will be an opportunity to elect a Second Vice President, promote upcoming Section activities, and discuss issues.

While nominations from the floor will be accepted, anyone interested in running for Second Vice President is encouraged to contact Chris Chao in advance. Dress code for this meeting is golf attire.
Congratulations to David Preston, PGA and Timothy Panzanaro, PGA on their Quarter Century milestone achievement!
Keep In Mind
Register Your Location 

Starting this season, Women’s Golf Day is now a weeklong celebration! Golf courses, driving ranges, retail locations or golf facilities can host an official event any day for 7 days from May 30th to June 6th. You choose the day that works best for you. 
To participate as an official location for Women’s Golf Day, click here to register and learn more! You will receive a digital marketing kit and materials once you register to help ensure you have an easy, turnkey event. 
2023 US Open PGA Member Access

Practice Rounds: PGA Members will be admitted on a daily basis for practice round access and may obtain 1 gallery ticket on site at the ticket office upon presentation of PGA membership card for the current year and photo ID. This incudes the following classifications only: 
Class A PGA Members, Life Members and Master Professional Members only; this offer is extended to other Member classifications, Associates or PGA Golf Management University Students. No spouse or family members. 

Competition Rounds: An advance online registration and verification process for Class A PGA Members, Life Members and Master Professional Members only, to apply for access to a limited quantity of complimentary Championship round gallery tickets (limit one ticket for member only per qualifying member per day), will be made available by PGA in May of 2023. (Registration does not guarantee a ticket due to limited quantity)
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

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.
Adidas Golf, Ahead, American Brick Bourbon, Anheuser Busch, Associate's Golf Car Service, BirdieBox, BlueGolf, Bushnell, Callaway Golf, Cleveland/Srixon, Clippd, Club Car, ClubUP, Cobra Puma, Connecticut Business Systems, Corona Premier, Donald Ross, Dormie, Earth Networks, Equilibrium Brewery, Ernst & Young, Evolve Golf, EZGO, EZUP, Fairway Golf Car, Foresight Sports, Galvin Green, Golfforever, GolfMax, Golfzon, Heritage Creations, Holderness & Bourne, Imperial, Jack Jolly, JBA Awards, Kirk & Matz, Lenox Advisors, Maui Jim, Michael Hebron, Middleton Golf Group, Mizuno, Mohegan Sun, National Car Rental, Next Round, OnForm, Paul McManus-Cutter/Pukka/Garb, PGA TOUR, PING, POLO Golf, Prize Possessions, PROTAG, PXG, Radmor, Rolex, Signature Golf, Signs by the Sea, Silvercrest Asset Management, The Skins App, STITCH, StrackaLine, Straight Down, Summit Brands, TagMarshal, TaylorMade, Titleist/FootJoy, Tom Viola, TopTracer, Travelling the Fairways, Turtleson, UpperHandGolf, Uswing, Vibe Tumblers, XXIO
Met PGA Directory
Like, Comment, and Share YOUR Stories

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
PGA of America · 49 KNOLLWOOD RD · Suite 200 · Elmsford, NY 10523 · USA