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Webinar Engagement

To stay engaged with its Membership, the Colorado Section initiated weekly webinars to communicate top priorities during the coronavirus pandemic. Wednesday, May 20, the Colorado Section hosted its last Weekly Webinar. However, all of the session were recorded and can be viewed below.

Wednesday, May 20 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  • Back2Golf
    • Joining are:
      • Colorado PGA President, Ben Welsh, PGA
      • Chief Membership Officer of the PGA, John Easterbrook, PGA
      • District 9 Director, Ron Rawls, PGA – Head Professional at Crane Creek Country Club in Boise, Idaho
      • Incoming District 9 Director, Jared Barnes, PGA – Head Professional at Cedar Ridge Golf Course in Cedar City, Utah


Watch the Webinar here.

Wednesday, May 13 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  • Golf Operations
    • Joining are:
      • Jim Hajek, Colorado PGA Vice President and Head Professional at Fossil Trace
      • Cathy Matthews-Kane,PGA, Colorado PGA Secretary and General Manager at the Country Club of Colorado
      • Mark Pfingston, PGA, Head Professional at The Golf Club at Bear Dance
      • Jason Murphy, PGA, General Manager at Pinehurst Country Club
      • Bryan Heim, PGA, Head Golf Professional at Columbine Country Club


Watch the Webinar here.

Wednesday, May 6, 1:00  – 2:00 p.m. The agenda is as follows:

  • Teaching and Coaching Chat
    • Co-hosting are Josh Miller, PGA, Chair of the Education Committee and GOLFTEC Facilities Manager, and Holly Champion, PGA, Colorado PGA Player Development Director
      • Joining are Colorado Teacher of the Year Award Winners:
        • Ed Oldham, PGA, Director of Instruction at The Ranch Country Club
        • Dan Sniffin, PGA, Director of Instruction at Omni Interlocken
        • Nate Mead, PGA, Head Professional at Vail Golf Club


Watch the Webinar here.

Wednesday, April 29, 1:00  – 2:00 p.m. The agenda is as follows:

  • World Handicap System
    • Joining is Aaron Guereca, Colorado Golf Association Manager of Club and Facility Services


Watch the Webinar recording.

Monday, April 27, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

  • The Science of Overspeed Training
    • Presented by SuperSpeed Golf
    • Presenter Mike Napoleon, PGA


Wednesday, April 22, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. The agenda is as follows:

  • PGA Jr. League
    • Joining is Anthony Vitale, PGA – PGA Jr. League Regional Manager
  • JGAC Update
  • Open Forum


Watch the Webinar recording.

Wednesday, April 15, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. The agenda is as follows:


Watch the Webinar recording.

Guest Speakers from InTANDEM Human Resources – Monica Denler, CEO and President, and Stacy Jensen, HR Director
View the presentation.
Watch the Webinar recording.
View the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Covid-19 Leadership Checklist – Mitigating Team Stress. 

View the links discussed during the Webinar on the COVID-19 Legislative Updates page.

Note 1: Clarification on 501(c)3 and other non-profits: A nonprofit organization generally may participate in the Payment Protection Program only if it:

  • was in existence on March 1, 2020,
  • is either (a) an organization that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code) or (b) a war veterans’ organization exempt under section 501(c)(19) of the Code, and
  • has 500 or fewer full and/or part-time employees (there are exceptions to this cap). (Nonprofit Guide to the CARES Act)


Note 2: Gig workers and freelancers: Typically, self-employed people, freelancers and contractors can’t apply for unemployment. This bill creates a new, temporary Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program through the end of this year to help people who lose work as a direct result of the public health emergency. (What’s Inside the Senate $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package)

President Ben Welsh, PGA, and CEO Eddie Ainsworth, PGA
Watch the Webinar recording.