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Colorado PGA to host Round Table Meetings
Casual Meetings to be Hosted Section Wide
The Membership Engagement Committee is happy to announce the introduction of Colorado PGA Round Tables. These 90-minutes meeting, worth 2 MSR points, will touch on a number of Section programs and are designed to be casual meetings with the goal of engaging the membership. Round table meetings will be held across the Section.
Schedule (more to be added)
August 11, 2016
Murphy Creek Golf Course (Aurora, CO)
August 15, 2016
Indian Peaks Golf Course (Lafayette, CO)
September 8, 2016
Fossil Trace Golf Club (Golden, CO)
September 22, 2016
Country Club of Colorado (Colorado Springs, CO)
October 5, 2016
The Links Golf Course (Highlands Ranch, CO)
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Colorado PGA Professionals Finish Strong at CoBank Colorado Senior Open
There are a number of Colorado PGA Professionals who have their name etched on the Colorado Senior Open trophy. While many played well and made a strong showing, 2016 turned out to be an off year for our member professionals at the newly re-named CoBank Colorado Senior Open.
In the end, Doug Wherry, Director of Instruction at Jake’s Academy finished as the low Colorado PGA Professional after posting a t6 finish at three-under-par 213.
Colorado National Golf Club Hosts First Drive, Chip and Putt
19 Juniors Move On to Sub-Regional Qualifier
Colorado National Golf Club and hosted the first Drive, Chip, and Putt Local Qualifying Championships for the Colorado PGA on June 6, 2016. One hundred and eight players signed up for the event.
The players were competing for a chance to advance to the Drive, Chip, and Putt Sub-Regional Championship scheduled for the end of the summer at CommonGround Golf Course.
There are four age groups in both the boys and girls divisions, with three players from each age group moving on to the Sub-Regional Championship.
Colorado Golf Hall of Fame Honors Finke, Hajek and Others
Ann Finke and Jim Hajek were both honored by the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame at their annual induction dinner on May 14, 2016 at Cherry Hills Country Club. Finke was inducted into the Hall of Fame while Hajek was named Golf Person of the Year.
PGA of America Scholarships Announced
Five Member Affiliated Students Earn Honors
The PGA of America recently selected its 2016 National PGA Scholarship Section winners and we are thrilled to announce that five Colorado PGA member-affiliated students were selected to receive scholarships. 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.