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.
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.
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.
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.
Plain, VanDyke Elected to West Chapter Board of Directors
Kamby Elected to Fill Vacancy - 4/21/2017
Vail Golf Club Director of Golf Alice Plain and Aspen Glen Club Director of Golf Steve VanDyke were elected to full terms on the West Chapter Board of Directors at the recent West Chapter Spring Meeting. Both will begin their three year term at the upcoming West Chapter Fall Meeting.
Joe Kamby, Assistant Professional at Country Club of the Rockies was elected to fill a vacancy on the board and will serve through the Fall Meeting in 2018.
Three Pillar Grants Awarded to Colorado PGA Professionals
Each Earn $500 for Personal Development | 03/27/2017
Colorado PGA REACH Foundation is happy to announce that we have awarded our Colorado PGA REACH Pillar Awards worth five hundred dollars each to three Colorado PGA Professionals. The awards, developed to give back to a PGA Professional who has gone above and beyond in utilizing the programs under a Pillar of Colorado PGA REACH, can be used to pay for your Certified Professional Program, Business Seminar, Education Program or even a personal retreat.
Growth of the Game Grants Awarded
$25,500 Awarded to Colorado PGA Professionals | 03/27/2017
It is the mission of the Colorado PGA REACH Growth of the Game Grant Program to provide financial assistance to facilities within the geographic boundaries of the Colorado Section PGA, that employ PGA members or apprentices in good standing, to develop and/or significantly enhance Growth of the Game programs that will attract and retain new golfers.
This year, fifteen deserving PGA Professionals and their programs were awarded grants.
Cole, Keffer Tie for Valley CC Pro Am Victory
Duo Tie with 3-Under-Par 69 | 04/11/2017
Rick Cole, PGA Head Professional at Eaton Country Club and Geoff Keffer, Instructor at the Greater Golfer Development Center tied for the victory at the Valley Country Club Pro Am on Monday, April 10, 2017. Cole and Keffer fired three-under-par 69's to finish three clear of third place finisher, Chris Johnson who fired an even-par 72.
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.
Miller, Murray and O'Donnell Elected to Board of Directors
Three PGA Professionals were elected to the Colorado PGA Board of Directors at the Spring Business Meeting. Jim Miller, Director of Golf at Sonnenalp Golf Club, Dennis Murray, Instructor at Valley Country Club and Mike O'Donnell, Director of Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation - United States Army Garrison Fort Carson, CO were all elected to terms that will begin at the upcoming Fall Membership Meeting.
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.
Early Registration Open for Colorado PGA REACH Invitational
June 26, 2017 - Colorado Golf Club
Registration is now open for the 2017 Colorado PGA REACH Invitational. The event is set for Monday, June 26, 2017 at Colorado Golf Club.