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Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
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Your Passion resurrect you.
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your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
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PARTNER PLACE – Partners Renew for 2014
NEWS YOU CAN USE– PGALinks & SMS Down In Evening Hours Jan. 7-9; Final Reminder! Holly Hills Education Seminar; Youth & Family Golf Summit @ PGA Show; PGA Financial Assistance Scholarship Fund
EDUCATION CORNER – VSGA-MAPGA Rules of Golf Workshops
TOURNAMENT TEMPO – Save the Dates!
JUNIOR GOLF JUNCTION – College Golf Seminar –
PARTNERS RENEW FOR 2014 SEASON
We are excited to announce that the following Partners have renewed their support of MAPGA events in 2014. Please take a moment to thank the company representatives in your area and give them an opportunity to show you their products.
Club Car - Diamond Level - Title sponsor of Pro-President, Head Pro Championship, and MAPGA Directory; Bonus pool sponsor for Pro-President, Head Pro, and Section PC.
Sunice - Gold Level - Title sponsor of Southern Fall Meeting
Bridgestone - Gold Level - Title sponsor of Northern Fall Meeting
Bushnell - tentative - Silver Level - Supporting sponsor of Scramble
Callaway Golf - Silver Level - Presenting sponsor of Central Spring Meeting
Chase54 - Silver Level - Supporting sponsor of Players Cup
Haas-Jordan - Silver Level - Supporting sponsor of Players Cup
Hole-in-One USA - Silver Level – Supporting sponsor of Scramble
PiMac Sales - Silver Level - Presenting sponsor of Section Spring Meeting
WeatherBug – Silver Level – Supporting sponsor of Pro-President
NEWS YOU CAN USE – SECTION & ASSOCIATION NEWS
PGALINKS & SMS REGISTRATION DOWN DURING EVENING HOURS – JAN. 7-9
All pages in PGALinks and registration through the Section Management System (SMS) will be unavailable during the hours of 8:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m. from January 7-9, 2014. Please be sure to access these websites and/or register for events outside of the down period.
FINAL REMINDER FOR HOLLY HILLS EDUCATION SEMINAR ON JAN. 9th
Please join your fellow MAPGA Professionals for a very versatile and informative education session at Holly Hills CC on Thursday, January 9, 2014. Presenters will deliver on topics like teaching with state-of-the-art technology, using your instincts in teaching, and developing into a high-level instructor. 1973 Walker Cup team member and special guest presenter Doug Ballenger will also be on-hand to discuss the role that PGA Professionals played in his success. PGA Members attending the seminar will receive 4 PGA required MSR credits. CLICK HERE for more information and to access registration.
SPACES FILLING UP FOR YOUTH & FAMILY GOLF SUMMIT AT PGA SHOW
You still have time to sign up for the inaugural Youth & Family Golf Summit on January 20th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Speakers will include our own Allen Wronowski, PGA and former LPGA Tour stand-out Dottie Pepper. CLICK HERE for the event agenda. To register visit the Youth & Family Golf Summit page in PGALinks.
PGA FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Children and grandchildren of PGA members who are planning to attend college in the fall of 2014 are encouraged to submit an application for financial assistance through the PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program. Applications can only be submitted online and students should wait until they have their most current grade report (first semester) or transcript before applying. The deadline to subm it an application is March 17, 2014. CLICK HERE for complete details.
VSGA-MAPGA RULES OF GOLF WORKSHOPS
Need a brush-up on your Rules of Golf? Consider attending a full-day or half-day workshop hosted by the VSGA and the MAPGA. Full-day workshops begin in February and Half-day workshops start in March. Visit the Rules of Golf Workshop area on VSGA.org for more information and to register.
SAVE THE DATES!
Mark your calendars for these events coming up in the Spring of 2014:
March 31st – Central Chapter Spring Meeting @ Belmont CC
April 7th – Scramble @ Kingsmill Resort
April 28th – Senior-Junior @ Westwood CC
May 5th – Pro-President @ Caves Valley GC
JUNIOR GOLF JUNCTION
COLLEGE GOLF SEMINAR – FEBRUARY 8, 2014
ATTENTION MAPGA PROFESSIONALS!! Registration is open for the 2014 College Golf Seminar at Congressional Country Club on February 8th. Please notify your prospective college golfers about this helpful and informative seminar. College Coaches from Towson, George Mason, Delaware, University of Maryland, and several others will be on-site to discuss recruiting, resume submissions, coaches’ expectations, and much more. The seminar cost is $50 and will run from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (lunch included). Click here for additional information.
Stephanie Jennings, PGA
540-720-7420, x. 116
"PGA Professionals -The Experts in the Game and Business of Golf"