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Pfingston Dancing Like A Bear After Winning National Award

Bear Dance Head Professional Named Public Merchandiser of the Year | 7/15/2017

It may have been the impressive percentage of increase in retail merchandising that won Mark Pfingston, PGA, head professional at The Golf Club at Bear Dance, the 2017 PGA of America's Public Merchandiser of the Year Award but the real story of his success is better understood when one appreciates the extreme passion he has for his calling.


Members Learn Adaptive Teaching from One of the Best

Judy Alvarez, PGA/LPGA Highlights Seminar

The Colorado PGA was thrilled to welcome PGA National Trainer and PGA/LPGA Master Professional, Judy Alvarez to Castle Rock this past month to train PGA Professionals on the finer points of adaptive golf instruction. 


“Hands down, this was the best seminar I've ever been to.  It exceeded my expectations by a ton,” noted Kyle Voska, PGA Instructor at The Links Golf Course in Highlands Ranch, CO. 


Teaching and Coaching Workshop Set for Sept. 21, 2017

Join this Hand-on Session | 7/172017

The Education Committee is happy to announce the creation of the Colorado PGA Fall Teaching and Coaching Workshop. This one-day, hands-on workshop will feature some of the best instructors in the Colorado Section sharing their insights into the game in a 30 minute Ted-Talks style presentation.


Colorado PGA REACH Foundation Scholarships Announced

Seven Earn Scholarships - 05/25/2017

A week after the PGA of America announced their 2017 PGA Scholarship winners, our Colorado PGA REACH Foundation would like to announce that seven candidates of earned local scholarships.   Two students earned Marion Pfluger Scholarships while five students earned Colorado PGA REACH Scholarships.


Colorado and Utah PGA Sections Get New Employment Consultant

Soriano Assumed Role on June 27 | 6/27/2017

Keith Soriano, PGA, on Tuesday, June 27, began his new role as an Employment Consultant for the PGA of America. In this newly created position, he will serve as an employment resource for PGA Professionals in the Colorado and Utah Sections of the PGA. With the addition of this position, the PGA of America now has 13 employment consultants.


Bryant, Schalk Win CO Junior PGA Championship


Two teenage kids whose fathers are Colorado PGA general managers earned the titles Wednesday in the Colorado Junior PGA Championship, the first major of the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado's 2017 season.


Eight Colorado PGA Professionals to Compete at PGA Professional Championship

Centennial State Well Represented | 6/15/2017

Colorado will be well represented at the 50th PGA Professional Championship next week with eight players via for top spots. Representing the Centennial State will be Eric Bradley, Parker; Joseph Carlton, Golden; Caine Fitzgerald, Parker; Geoff Keffer, Lakewood; Mike Northern, Colorado Springs; Ari Papadopoulos, Eagle-Vail; Dale Smigelsky, Fort Collins; and Kirk Trowbridge, Castle Rock.


Smigelsky Places 27th in PGA Pro Championship

Just Misses Berth in PGA Championship | 6/22/2017

Dale Smigelsky of Fort Collins came up just short of a PGA Championship berth after rallying early in the final round, but finished 27th out of 312 players at the 50th national PGA Professional Championship in Sunriver, Ore.


Colorado PGA REACH Partners to Donate Home to Hero

Sergeant Chris Hardesty Receives Keys to New Home - 6/29/2017

The opening ceremonies of the 2017 Colorado PGA REACH Invitational held great pomp and circumstance with a backdrop of the majestic Pikes Peak, the presentation of the colors by the Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard, the singing of the national anthem and the awarding of a mortgage-free home to a deserving wounded veteran. 



2017 PGA of America Scholarship Winners Announced

Eight Awarded from Colorado PGA

The PGA of America recently announced its 2017 PGA Scholarship winners and we’re thrilled to announce that eight Colorado PGA member-affiliated students were selected to receive scholarships just one year after only one Colorado PGA member affiliated student earned the scholarship. The PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program was established in 1986 to provide college scholarships for graduating high school seniors and college students who are the children or grandchildren of a PGA member.


Colorado to Host One of Eight PGA Junior League Golf Regional Competitions

PGA Junior League Golf Announces Eight Regional Competition Sites

Eight facilities have been named host sites of the 2017 PGA Junior League Golf Regional competitions, set to begin in September. Colorado will host a Regional competition for the first time when the Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills (Blue Course) in Westminster, Colorado host the event September 9-10, 2017.



Modified Knuth Points System to be Implemented in 2017 Pro Ams

System Designed to Give Teams an Equitable Chance to Compete | 03/27/2017

The Tournament Committee and the Board of Directors have approved the Modified Knuth Tournament Points System to be implemented in the 2017 season.


The system to be implemented is based on assigning points to Amateurs finishing in the top 5 places of the team competition, including ties in Colorado PGA Pro-Am events (excluding shamble formats.)   The points will be assessed to all Amateurs finishing in the top 5 places of the team competition. 


Welsh Named West Chapter Golf Professional of the Year

Winners to be Recognized at West Chapter Spring Business Meeting | 3/28/2017

Ben Welsh, PGA Head Professional at Frost Creek Golf Club was recognized as the 2017 West Chapter Golf Professional of the Year at the recent Spring Business Meeting.  Welsh, along with the other 13 award winners, will also be recognized at the upcoming West Chapter Spring Business Meeting.


Colorado PGA to Allow Professionals to Wear Shorts in Select Events

Shorts Eligible Events Will Take Place in June, July and August | 3/27/2017

On the heels of the European Tour and the PGA of America, we will allow our member professionals to wear shorts during a limited number of “shorts eligible” Pro Am’s during the months of June, July and August.