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Monday, April 3, 2023

Presenting Sponsor
Bushnell has been the industry leader in high-performance sports optics for more than 65 years. Their guiding principle is to provide the highest quality, most reliable and affordable sports optics products on the market. 

For more information on Bushnell products, please contact Met Section Rep, Jerry Shulock at
New & Noteworthy
ONE WEEK AWAY! 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.
Click Here to Register!
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
Looking the Met PGA

by Steve Elias, PGA   Met PGA Historian
The Met PGA and The Masters
All eyes will focus on the cathedral in the pines this week for the first men's major championship of the year and former Met Section product Cameron Young, fresh off his strong runner up finish in the Dell Match Play Championship, may well loom as one of the contenders in his second start at Augusta. Let us go back to the beginnings of this iconic event to highlight some of the best Section players ever.

Click the button below to read more!
Looking the Met PGA - Volume 5

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
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!
Click Here to Register and Learn More
Educational Opportunities
Technology Forum
On Thursday, April 13th, Clippd hosts the 2023 Tech Forum: an exchange of knowledge, information and ideas in person 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
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
We are very excited about Golfzon's $10,000 sponsorship of our first indoor event coming up in two days on Wednesday, April 5th! The inaugural Golfzon Met PGA Virtual Indoor Golf Classic will be held at Golfzon Social in West Nyack, NY. 

Included in your Indoor Classic registration fee is a 1 hour “Practice Round” to hone your skills and play on the simulators. Click the link below to learn more and to register!
Golfzon Virtual Indoor Golf Classic Registration
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
2023 Tournament Schedule!

Click Here to view the tentative 2023 Tournament Schedule. Tournaments will be added to the schedule as dates are confirmed. 
PING Lesson Books
2023 will mark the final edition of the PING Lesson Books. The books WILL NOT be sent automatically as they had been in years past. Anyone wishing to receive a book should call 1-800-474-2776 and request one from the PGA of America Membership Department.
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
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.
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