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.
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.
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.
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.
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.