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Monday, March 13, 2023

2023 Partners & Sponsors
Our 2023 Partner & Sponsor list expands as we welcome: StrackaLine!

Keep an eye out for more to come! 
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, Earth Networks, Ernst & Young, Evolve Golf, EZGO, EZUP, Fairway Golf Car, Foresight Sports, 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, 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, Vibe Tumblers, XXIO
Met PGA Directory
New & Noteworthy
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.
Click Here to Register!
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
How to Avoid Wage & Hour Regulation Issues 
Thursday, March 16th at 10:00AM 

Jonathan Gold, PGA, Ben Hoffhine, PGA and Jim McCann, PGA will host a two-part program. The first part will cover wage and hour regulations that golf professionals must abide by according to federal and state law. The second part of the seminar will provide information about the new Deferred Compensation program created by PGA of America that will be implemented on April 1st.
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
Tom Sialiano Appointed Director of Golf at Pleasantville
Tom Sialiano has been appointed Director of Golf at Pleasantville Country Club. Tom has been teaching the game for the past 42 years and continues to improve his methodology of teaching to help all students learn and improve. His simple approach to teaching the fundamentals of the game along with analyzing how a student learns will prove him to be successful in his new role.  

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
Met PGA Tournament Dues Are Now Open!
Click Here to Register for Tournament Dues
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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