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Monday, April 4, 2022

Our 2022 Partner & Sponsor list expands as we welcome: Winston Collection
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Mike Ballo Sr. 
We are deeply saddened to share news of the passing of Mike Ballo Sr. on Sunday night. Ballo was the head professional at Woodway Country Club from 1971-2003 mentoring a number of assistants who went on to become head professionals. His sons, Mike Jr. and Peter, are currently assistant professionals at Westchester CC and Connecticut GC, respectively. When Peter won the Connecticut Open last year, the Ballos became the first father-son duo to win the event, Ballo Sr. having won it in 1969 and 1978. Mike also qualified for three U.S. Opens, three PGA Championships and one U.S. Senior Open. Ballo’s wife Page is a 38-year PGA Professional and the Ballos were an easy choice when the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association named them the Family of the Year in 2020. Mike was inducted into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame in 2021.

Memorial services have been scheduled as follows:
Friday, April 8th – Calling Hours
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Leo Gallagher Funeral Home
2900 Summer Street
Stamford, CT

Saturday, April 9th – Celebration of Life
11:00am - 3:00pm
Woodway CC
540 Hoyt Street
Darien, CT
New and Noteworthy
The 2022 Met PGA Assistants Spring Meeting will be held on Monday, April 11th at the Hamlet G&CC!
Register Now!
59th Spring Educational Summit Sponsored by Foresight Sports!
The Metropolitan Section PGA is pleased to announce the 59th Spring Educational Summit sponsored by Foresight Sports! The Summit will be held in person at Westchester Country Club on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The Spring Educational Summit, previously named the Educational Forum, allows our section professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge in the industry. The Educational Summit will feature seminars given by James Leitz, PGA and Rick Sessinghaus, PGA and will conclude with a reception.

The Summit will include a continental breakfast, lunch, cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres for all attendees. 

Jackets and ties are required for the event. 
Register Now!
Looking for Staff?!
In an effort to assist with the difficulty recruiting employees, the Met CMA, Met GCSA, and Met PGA invite all of our Club Managers, Superintendents, and Golf Professionals to take advantage of our Job Fair, showcasing your available opportunities to people interested in working at a club! We will work with all available outlets to promote the opportunity to members of the public interested in working at golf clubs.

There is a nominal fee ($100/club) to cover set up fees, but no additional charges for clubs or job seekers.

All facilities are welcome to participate. With recognition that the location is limiting, we plan to gauge the success of this inaugural event with the potential to conduct events at different (or multiple) locations in the future.

Sign up to reserve a table for your club by clicking the register button below:
Register Today!
Met Job Fair Website
The 2022 Met PGA Spring Meeting and Tournament will be held on Wednesday, April 20th at Brae Burn Country Club!
Register Now!
Answer Your Call of Duty!

Folds of Honor and PGA HOPE are coming together this Memorial Day Weekend creating the most unified way for PGA Sections and Professionals across the country to honor our Veterans and Military families, AND WE NEED YOU!

Click the link below to learn more about Patriot Golf Days and to register your facility!
Learn More
We are thrilled to share the resumption of the PSAL Golf program at New York City Public Schools (high school golf) this fall. Our Foundation is proud to sponsor lessons for the players from our PGA Professionals to any team interested in taking advantage of that opportunity.If you would like to learn more and have not been involved before please contact Dan Frankel  for more information.
Tournament Updates
Met PGA Tournament Dues Are Now Open! 
Tournament dues are now open as well as registration for the following events:
 Assistants Spring Meeting | April 11th | Hamlet G&CC | Register
Long Island Pro Assistant | April 18th | Nissequogue GC | Register
Westchester Pro Assistant | April 18th | Knollwood CC | Register
Spring Meeting | April 20th | Brae Burn CC | Register
LI PGA Qualifier | April 25th | Mill River Club | Register
Westchester PGA Qualifier  | April 25th | Summit Club at Armonk | Register
2022 Tournament Schedule
Winter Education
ClubUp Product Showcase

TOMORROW, April 5th | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Register
Therabody Product Showcase

Thursday, April 7th | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Register
Click the link below to view our education page where you can register for upcoming seminars, view other important educational information, and view past seminar recordings you may have missed! 
Winter Education Page
Member Service Requirements
The end of the MSR cycle is
June 15, 2022. 

Visit our MSR Information page for requirement information and to report MSR Activity and Player Development Credits. 
MSR Information 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
Member Milestones
Congratulations to Victor Romano, PGA on reaching his Quarter Century achievement! 
Keep in Mind!
Met PGA Junior Tour

Membership registration for the 2022 Junior Tour season is now open! Spring Tournaments for Future Series members are available at this time. Click Here to view the Spring Schedule and to register!
PGA Jr. League

PGA Jr. League Player Registration is open! 2022 offers some exciting new experiences for both our PGA Jr. League Coaches and PGA Jr. League players. Now is the time to start planning and registering your team! Check out the brand-new, custom-built website platform by clicking here and register today!
Drive, Chip & Putt
Registration for 2023 Drive, Chip & Putt local qualifiers is OPEN! Click Here to view our qualifier schedule:
Add an Extra Layer of Security to Your Account
Have you heard the news? For additional security, PGA of America is rolling out an optional multi-factor authentication process to your account. This security layer will first be optional and then mandatory for all members in the near future. Stay tuned for more information.
Masters Complimentary Access

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 2022 Masters Tournament. 

Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
PGA Operations Benchmark

The free PGA Operations Benchmark is the only way to understand how your course compares to the market. It's the first interactive online report that benchmarks overall facility performance; giving you the power to make informed decisions. Sign up for the free program today.
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