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Monday, February 13, 2023

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New and Noteworthy
PGA of America Introduces Member Deferred Compensation Program
PGA of America has created a plan whereby PGA Members that participate in programs that meet specified performance objectives can earn a contribution towards a deferred compensation fund. This is now an accessible vehicle to accumulate wealth towards a more comfortable retirement. click the button below to learn more on the program and to sign up!
Deferred Compensation Sign Up
Looking the Metropolitan PGA
by Steve Elias, PGA   Met PGA Historian
In the middle of the 1950’s, the world of golf was on the brink of tremendous growth and change: A young second generation Professional out of Western Pennsylvania had won his first two PGA Tour events, there was a popular President in the White House who loved the game, and three major television networks were jousting to see who would beam these contests into the nation's baby boom living rooms. Among that growth and change, three PGA professionals with strong ties to the Met Section would have a dramatic impact on the 1956 season. 

Read more on 1950's PGA Professionals, Jack Burke Jr., Ted Kroll, and Mike Fetchick!
Looking Back...At The Metropolitan PGA - Feature Column
Callaway is excited to announce a new position within Callaway Golf to manage the fitting events and fitting teams in your area. Please welcome your Performance RepresentativesDominick Ferrante to the Long Island, Staten Island, NYC region as well as James Chung to the Westcheser, NY, Fairfield County, CT region. Along with Bryce Fearon and Ted Swartwood, as the Outside Sales Representatives, Dominick and James will be an asset to your business while we focus on elevating our fitting event experiences, support level, professionalism, and overall performance.
NAME: Dominick Ferrante
TITLE: Performance Representative, Long Island, Staten Island, NYC
PHONE: (704) 420-9548
BIO: Dominick comes to Callaway full time, as the Performance Rep, from working as the Callaway Master Fitter for the 22’ season and showing huge success.  Dominick started playing golf at age12 and was a participant in the First Tee program which fostered his passion for the game.  Dominick has a vast professional Fitting knowledge from working in a similar role with a competitor as well as in retail with PGATSS.  Dominick’s professionalism and attention to detail will ensure that all members & consumers will have the best fitting experience in the industry.
NAME: James Chung
TITLE: Performance Representative, Westchester, Fairfield County, CT
PHONE: (973) 476-7142
BIO: James comes to Callaway full time, as the Performance Rep, from working as a fitter at PGATSS since 2012.  James has been in the golf industry since 2000 and impressively qualified for and played in the 2022 US Senior Open. James is excited to bring his extensive golf knowledge and fitting expertise to provide “best in class” fitting experience to all members & consumers.
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
Educational Opportunities
Fitting and Performance at PING Golf
Thursday, February 23rd at 10:00AM 

Marty Jertsen from Ping Golf will present on the Stack System data and how it can be effective in fitting.
Challenges of a First Year Head Professional
Thursday, March 2nd at 10:00AM 

Joe Condomitti, PGA, John DiPilato, PGA and Patrick Massi, PGA will present the challenges of their first year as a Head Golf Professional at their respective clubs.
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
Click the button below to view the tentative 2023 Tournament Schedule. Tournaments will be added to the schedule as dates are confirmed. 
2023 Tournament Schedule
Keep In Mind
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. As you will see, we are also gathering data about golf operations budget and total rounds to create some comparables regarding service levels.

PGA Members earn 1 PDR for completing the survey and an additional 1 PDR for opting into the PGA of America survey.
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. 

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Students must have at least a 3.4 cumulative GPA, be a child or grandchild of a PGA Member in good standing, and who hasn’t exceeded the limit of two scholarships during undergraduate studies. Scholarships are not available for graduate students.
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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