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Volume 5, Issue 6  

July 2013

Executive Director Report 

What great drama in Sunriver, Oregon at the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship. It really is something to watch over 300 of the best club professionals in the country tee it up for the opportunity to be one of the twenty PGA Professionals invited to the PGA Championship. I want to congratulate our four repJosh Riley, PGA resentatives: JC Anderson, Gideon Smith, Bob Gaus, and Mark Executive Director Faulkner. Getting through the local Gateway PGA Qualifier is hard in its own right and is all the validation needed to be considered amongst the best playing club professionals. I think it is a treat to be able to watch live coverage of the PNC on the Golf Channel. The PGA of America does a terrific job of creating the same atmosphere as the Sr. PGA Champ, PGA Champ, and the Ryder Cup. So with that said two Gateway PGA Professionals rose to the challenge. Bob Gaus was in the Top 15 after each of the first three days. He put himself in great position coming down the homestretch but back to back bogeys on 17 and 18 put him into a six-man playoff for three spots. Gaus answered the bell with a great birdie on the first playoff hole to punch his ticket. JC Anderson had a slightly different track. JC hovered just under par to couple over through the first three rounds. On the final day, all that changed. JC got off to a great start and never let off the accelerator. It was great to see him get it going and record a 67 which was the low round of the day. When all was said and done, Anderson jumped 18 spots – good enough for a tie for fourth. So please join me in wishing Bob Gaus and JC Anderson all of the best as they compete for the 95th PGA Championship in Rochester, NY.

 

This Issue

Growth of the Game

P2

Assistants Corner

P4

Rules Corner

P4

Employment Corner

P5

PGA Expo

P6

2013 PGA Scholarship Winners

P6

Final Checkpoint

P6

A Quick Nine-”Best Golf Jokes:”

P 7-8

Patriot Golf Day-Are you Participating? P Tournament News

9 P 11-13

Upcoming Tournaments

P 15

Fitness-3 Simple Ways to Maintain Summer Fitness

P 16

Member Updates

P 17

Member Benefits

P18-21

Section Officers Joe Schwent, PGA President

Nathan Charnes, PGA Vice-President

Benjiman Kent, PGA

I would also like to take a moment to recognize two great partners of the Section. Sterling Cut Glass has been supporting our Section and tournament program for so many years. As many of you know, they not only provide some of the best crystal and glassware but they have always been a dear friend to the PGA Professional. I ask you to consider Sterling Cut Glass if you do not already use them. Additionally, they are the title sponsor of the Team Championship.

Secretary

A relatively new partner to the Gateway PGA is JaniKing. The folks at JaniKing are committed to providing PGA facilities with some of the best pricing and professional cleaning services that you can find. They have been a pleasure to work with and they are looking forward to networking through the Section to provide you with a no obligation estimate. If you are not using JaniKing, please consider and I assure you that you will not be disappointed. All the best,

Alex Anderson

Gateway PGA Staff Josh Riley, PGA

Executive Director

Steve Finn, PGA

Assistant Executive Director Director or Junior Golf

Ali Wells, PGA

Growth of the Game and Program Director

Lindsay Riley

Foundation Admin Assistant

Susan Bender Membership

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GROWTH OF THE GAME The Growth of the Game Committee is 0 for 2 in its Free Community Events this year! Family Golf Night was postponed due to rain on May 4th. Women’s Golf Day was also postponed due to, yes, MORE RAIN, on June 22nd. When new dates are finalized for each event, we will pass along that information. For now, I hope you’re making it through this crazy weather in style – galoshes are trendy this year!

Ali Wells, PGA Director Foundation Programs & Player Development

The first year of the Junior Development Tour (Mini and Novice 9 Divisions) has been a great success, so far. With eight events completed, the parents have seen great value and the kids have had a ball! The involvement of the host PGA Professional at every event is a huge contributor to this program’s success. Thank you to all golf professionals/facilities who have hosted us so far. The kids are having a blast! Ali Wells, PGA Foundation Operations Director 

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ASSISTANTS CORNER Now that we are into the summer I hope that everyone’s golf season is finally picking up. The Assistants 2-Man Tournament is underway. Quarterfinal matches are being finished up now and the semifinal round should start in a couple of weeks. The team of Roger Welch and Shane Blankenship has advanced to the semifinal round with a win versus Laith Ali and Adam Betz. Also into the semifinal round is Ryan Collom and Loel Fischer who won versus Aaron Coon and Cameron Faulkner.

Michael Leotta, PGA

Keep the calendar open for our Assistants Championship coming up on September 3 at Greenbriar Hills. Registration opens up on August 12. Feel free to contact any one of your committee members with any questions or concerns you might have. Your 2013 Assistant Committee Members are: Michael Leotta, PGA Chairman Illini Country Club Brandon Coffey, PGA Vice-Chairman Forest Hills Country Club George Schrage, Secretary Quincy Country Club Gideon Smith, PGA Board Liaison Quincy Country Club Ty Zimmerman, PGA Past-Chairman Westwood Country Club Andrew Jury Winghaven Country Club RJ Villafuerte, PGA Meadowbrook Country Club Richard Niedergerke, PGA Club at Old Hawthrone Austin Waibel Club at Old Hawthrone

RULES CORNER By now many clubs will have started or will be starting match play tournaments. I would suggest looking at Rule 2-5. Remember, The Committee may only consider a claim if it is made in a timely manner. I received a call from Jimmy Bals at Westborough last week. A player came into the shop after a match had gone to sudden death. The opponent questioned whether a player had properly Jesse Barge, PG identified his ball. Jimmy told me nothing was said on the course when the incident Master Professional occurred. I asked if anything was said before the players left the final putting green. Again the answer was no. With these facts we know the claim was not made in a timely manner. The Committee could only consider this later claim if the opponent had not been aware of the facts and the player had given "Wrong Information" as outlined in Rule 9. Thus the outcome of the match stands with the player winning on the 19th hole. Become familiar with Rules 2-5 and Rule 9. Then when a doubt or dispute arises your first question should be "was a claim made". If the answer is yes be sure the claim was made in a timely manner. Then, and only then, you should consider the claim by looking into the facts that raised the doubt or dispute. Gateway Section | 17269 Wild Horse Creek Rd, Ste 110 | Chesterfield, MO 63005-1360 | gateway@pgahq.com | www.gatewaypga.org  4 


E MPLOYMENT C ORNER For Assistants - Improving Your Position in the Industry

Tim Marks, PGA PGA Employment Consultant

Maintaining good relationships has to be a priority today. It is critical in keeping a job as well as getting another step forward in your career. I am often asked “How do I land my first Head Professional position, or how can I help myself to get noticed?” While my initial answer is to craft a powerful and concise resume and update your CareerLinks profile, there is more to it than that. Building a wide array of relationships may be the most important.

Start with your employer. Adjust your work style and communications to mirror those of your boss. Check in to find out how you can assist in reaching other goals or deadlines. Always find ways to take on more and be more helpful. If you are doing a stellar job, he/she will spread the word and that may just land a new opportunity. Reaching out to your customers is critical too. Be as visible as possible. Be open and accommodating. Invite them to play in pro-ams, or just to play. As with your boss, find more ways to be helpful to them. It is often a recommendation from those you serve that creates different opportunities. Being connected in your community can also matter. Word will spread if you have good interpersonal skills. When you get involved by volunteering, it is also a good way to showcase your skills. Lastly, remember to stay connected to your fellow PGA professionals. This can easily be done by picking up the phone now and then to chat. When you visit other facilities, spend a couple of minutes chatting with the host professional. Also attend chapter and Section events. “Work the room” so as to connect with as many as possible. You can also improve your position, or “get noticed” by doing the following; Sit down with your boss and discuss your career plan and your networking needs. Working together on this will be beneficial for both of you.  Become a member of LinkedIn and connect with as many peers and others in the organization as possible. Use this as an addition to your credentials and put your LinkedIn URL in the header of your resume and cover letter. Send me a connection request if you like!  Create your own web site and use it as an “add-on” to your credentials. Highlight your strengths; create a welcome video, etc. to help showcase your talents and accomplishments.  Start everything you do with “Why”. If you need to rediscover the “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” video by Simon Sinek click here. 

Start today by reaching out in ways you haven’t done before. In creating and nurturing relationships, you will also be creating opportunities to improve your position in the industry. Let’s keep the rain away for a while and grow some golf! Happy 4th of July! Tim Marks, PGA | Employment Consultant | 815.630.5196 – Office | tmarks@pgahq.com Gateway Section | 17269 Wild Horse Creek Rd, Ste 110 | Chesterfield, MO 63005-1360 | gateway@pgahq.com | www.gatewaypga.org  5 


Show Information 2013 Show Dates & Hours: PGA Expo Demo Night: Monday, August 19 PGA Expo Exhibits: Tuesday, August 20 PGA Expo Exhibits: Wednesday, August 21

6:00pm – 9:00pm 9:00am – 5:00pm 9:00am – 4:00pm

2013 Conference Dates & Hours: Monday, August 19 CPP 2.0 Player Development FlightScope Certification Session Instructional Workshop

9:00am – 2:30pm 9:00am - 2:30pm 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Tuesday, August 20 Fast Track to Leadership Development 10:15am – 1:00pm 3:00pm – 5:00pm A Symposium on Technology Wednesday, August 21 Realigned Education Programming Peer to Peer Roundtables

8:30am – 11:30am 2:00pm – 3:00pm

S TUDENTS N AMED R ECIPIENTS OF 2013 PGA F INANCIAL A SSISTANCE F UND S CHOLARSHIPS Since 1986, the PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5.4 million to 2,666 students. The PGA of America's Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program, marking its 28th anniversary, received 592 applications this year, with scholarships awarded to 140 students totaling $325,000. Founded in 1986, the PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program has awarded more than $5.4 million to 2,666 students. The program encourages and promotes the attainment of higher education goals for children and grandchildren of PGA members. Funding for these scholarships is made possible through voluntary contributions to the PGA Financial Assistance Fund (a tax deductible 501c3 fund) from PGA members and other donors. The 2013 scholarship recipients follow: Scholarship: John Cox Scholarship, $5,000 Anne M. Christensen daughter of Mark R. Christensen, PGA, Quincy, IL Gretchen I. Grosch daughter of Terry A. Grosch, PGA, Grover, MO Amy A. Pesch daughter of Danny Pesch, PGA, Sherman, IL

PGA PGM 1.0 CHECKPOINT 2 ENDS – CHECKPOINT 3 BEGINS FINAL YEAR COUNTDOWN The final two PGA PGM 1.0 Checkpoint 2’s were held June 10-13, 2013 and June 14-17, 2013. Apprentices who did not complete Level 2 of the PGA PGM 1.0 Program will follow Acceptable Progress policy and be dropped from the apprentice program based on six (6) years from their Level 1 Start Date unless they are dropped for another reason such as unemployment, ineligible employment, non-payment of dues or other. Then, PGA PGM 1.0 Checkpoint 3 begins its final year. Similar communications throughout the next year will be sent to apprentices who remain in Level 3 and have until June 19-20, 2014 to complete the Checkpoint 3 requirements.

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Best Golf Jokes By: T.J. Auclair, Interactive Producer, PGA.com

Who doesn't love a good golf joke? Yeah, that's what we thought. In the mood for some golf humor, we asked our friends in PGA.com Facebook Nation to entertain us this week, asking the question: What's your best golf joke? Of course, we asked you to keep it clean (not everyone could follow those instructions. That doesn't mean your joke wasn't hilarious -- it just wasn't eligible here). Here they are, the best (clean) golf jokes submitted by you: 9. "Bad day at the course," a guy tells his wife. "Charlie had a heart attack on the third hole." "That's terrible!" she says. "You're telling me," the husband replies. "All day long, it was hit the ball, drag Charlie." -- Kevin Kinney 8. Guy gets to a long par 3 over water. A voice from above says, "Hit the new Titleist Pro V." The guy tees up the Titleist and takes a practice swing. The voice comes back, "Never mind, hit a range ball." -- Tom Schipper 7. A U.S. citizen is vacationing on his own in Ireland. He decides to play a round of golf and is paired with three local gents. He takes a few practice swings, steps up to the first tee, and proceeds to hook the ball out of bounds. He shakes his head, reaches in his pocket, and re-tees another ball. He tells his playing partners that he is taking a Mulligan. He pounds one down the center of the fairway about 280 yards out.

With a big smile, he asks the others "In the U.S., we call that a Mulligan; was wondering what you called it here in Ireland." After a moment of silence, one of the locals replies, "Hitting three." -- Cathy McCartney Happel 6. A golfer walks off the 18th green, hands his putter to his caddie and says, "Kid, you've got to be the worst caddie in the world." The caddie replies, "Sir, that would be too much of a coincidence." -- John Dorsey 5. A man was addressing the ball when an announcement came over the loud-speaker: "Will the gentleman on hole number one please not hit from the Ladies' tee box." The man backs away, a little distracted, then approaches his ball again. As he does, the same announcement comes over the loud-speaker: "Will the gentleman on hole number one please not hit from the Ladies' tee box." The man is getting irritated now, and after backing away from his shot - approaches his ball one more time. This time the announcement came: "We really need the gentleman on hole number one to move off of the Ladies' tee box!" To which the man turns around and yells: "And I really need the announcer to shut up and let me play my second shot!" -- Derick A. Pindroh 4. A married couple played golf together everyday. One day the man and his wife were on the first tee of Continued on next page

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Best Golf Jokes continued

their local course. He was on the white tee and she was waiting in front of him by the ladies tee.

who had heard the old guys talking about their game went to the pro and said, "I've been playing golf for a long time and thought I knew all the terminology of the game, but what's a rider?"

He teed off and caught the ball perfectly; unfortunately it hit his wife smack in the back of the head killing her instantly.

The pro said, "A rider is when you hit the ball far enough to actually get in the golf cart and ride to it." -- Howard P. Curtis

She fell face down on the tee, didn't know what hit her. They had an inquest on the wife's death, the coroner said it was clear how she died, she was killed by a golf ball, and that there was a perfect imprint of a golf ball on the back of her head. The husband said, "Yes, that was my ball" The coroner then went on to say that he was a bit concerned to find a ball inserted up the woman's backside, and could the husband throw some light on this? The husband said, "Oh that must have been my provisional. I wondered where it went." -- Kris E. Wilson 3. Four old men went into the pro shop after playing 18 holes of golf.

2. Two men ran out to the course for a quick nine after work. They get to the tee and see two ladies playing ahead of them. One of the men complains that the ladies will slow them down and says he is going to ask if they can play through. He goes halfway to the ladies and turns back. The other man asked what was wrong. The man said, "I can't go up there that's my wife and my mistress." So the other man says he will go. He goes halfway and comes back. His partner asked what happened and the man replied, "Small world, huh?" -- Tom Bach 1. A Baptist pastor decides to play hooky on a Sunday to play golf. He's playing the best golf of his life when an angel asks God, "Are you going to let this slide? Do something!" So God says, "Watch this."

The pro asked, "Did you guys have a good game today?"

The pastor hits a 425-yard tee shot and the ball goes in the hole for a double eagle. The angel asks, "Why did you reward him?"

The first old guy said, "Yes, I had three riders today."

God says, "Who is he gonna tell?" -- Jay Jamasey Song.

The second old guy said, "I had the most riders ever. I had five." A QUICK NINE 2013

The third old guy said, "I had seven riders, the same as last time." The last old man said, "I beat my old record. I had 12 riders today." After they went into the locker room, another golfer

Each week, the editors of PGA.com post a question on the PGA.com Facebook fan page to create a discussion for our, 'A Quick Nine,' feature. The best answers we receive from our readers are then used to write the story. Click HERE to read more stories.

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The seventh annual Patriot Golf Day® takes place August 30-September 2, 2013. Golfers nationwide are asked to donate a minimum of $1 to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation® to provide educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation. During the past six years, Patriot Golf Day has raised more than $17 million dollars and the Folds of Honor Foundation has awarded more than 3,500 scholarships. PGA Professional Dan Rooney, a former F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, is the founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation. Major Rooney has served three tours in Iraq. 'We have lost so many soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice. America can come together in the spirit of golf and have a dramatic impact. We have an opportunity to make a difference for the families who have made the ultimate sacrifice.' August 30 - September 2, 2013

OFFICIAL PATRIOT GOLF DAY HOST FACILITIES!

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Levine has Huge Payday Winning Tower Tee Invitational Dave Levine of Bridgeton Berry Hill GC collected one of the biggest wins of his career, firing a 4-under par 50, to win the 2013 Tower Tee Invitational. Levine made 6 birdies and just 2 bogeys on a tough, windy day, to top the 73 player field. Finishing just a stroke back was Ryan Martin of Bellerive CC who finished the day at 3-under par 51. Rob Sedorcek of St. Albans CC and Jimmy Bals of Westborough CC tied for 3rd at 2-under par 50. In the Amateur Division, top honors were split by Pat Riordan and Skip Berkmeyer who tied at 2under par. Mike Williams was 3rd at 1 over par and 4th place went to Brian Greene. The event was sponsored by Dr. Anthony Guarino as well as Senior Pique Restaurant.

Faulkner & Fogt Take Southern Illinois Open Honors Mark Faulkner endured heat, rain,wind, and a playoff, to top Zach Barlow for the 2013 Southern Illinois Open title at Crab Orchard GC. After 36 holes, the pair was tied at 1-under par 139 and went back to the par 4 1st hole to determine the champion. After Barlow just missed his birdie try and made par, Faulkner rolled in his birdie putt which he had hit his approach to inside 5 feet. The 54 player field was slowed by a 2 plus hour rain delay in between rounds. Britt Pavelonis & Adam Betz tied for 3rd place at 2 over par, while Mike Tucker & Jeff Escott finished tied for 5th at 3-over par. In the Senior Division, Brian Fogt posted a low round of the day of 2-under par 68 to take the Senior Title. Four players finished 2 shots back to tie for 2nd place with rounds of even par 70 included, Steve Heckel, Bill Hall, Mark Faulkner, and Steve Lotz.

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Gaus wins 3rd Consecutive Senior Match Play Championship Bob Gaus is proving to be the man on a mission when it comes to Match Play in the Gateway Section of the PGA. After finishing in the runner-up spot to Mike Suhre in the Regular Match Play last month, Gaus was not to be denied as he swept his matches on the way to his 3rd title in a row at Sunset Hills CC in the Sr. Division. Gaus won his first two matches 5 & 4 over Doug Castellari and Steve Lotz. His final match opponet was JC Anderson, who was coming off 2 hard fought victories, both of which ended on the 18th hole, over Mark Marcuzzo and Brian Fogt. The final match was close all the way to #14 when Gaus powered ahead to win 4 & 3.

Pro-Ladies St. Clair Country Club RESULTS Pos 1

Team Annbriar GC Professional:

T2

Total

-23

F

121

F

124

F

124

-20 David Levine April Collie Ann Allman Cindy Herrin

T2 Greenbriar CC #2 Professional:

Thru

Kevin Schaeffer Andrea Renner Karen Pottoff Gayle Schuessler

Berry Hill GC Professional:

+/-

-20

Nic Bunning Cece Strand Tammy McGrail Barbara Auberry

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Regular Division

Points

1

Mark Faulkner

472.50

Senior Division 1 Bob Gaus

2

Mike Suhre

460.00

2

Brian Fogt

472.50

3

Bob Gaus

405.00

3

JC Anderson

470.00

4

Brian Fogt

317.50

4

Steve Lotz

405.00

5

Nash Haxel

284.50

5

Mark Faulkner

357.50

6

JC Anderson

275.00

6

Doug Castellari

210.00

7

Ryan Roy

215.00

7

Nash Haxel

165.00

8

Jeff Escott

210.00

8

Larry Emery

135.00

9

Shane Blankenship

195.00

9

Mark Marcuzzo

125.00

10

Michael Tucker

192.00

10

David Levine

120.00

Points 510.00

Points

Assistants Division 1 Adam M. Betz

Points 292.50

Ladies Division 1 Barbara Blanchar

300.00

2

Shane J. Blankenship

265.00

2

255.00

3

Brett A. Moomey

245.00

4

Justin D. Auping

212.50

Super Senior Division

Points

T5

Larry W. Emery

170.00

T1

Bill Hall

185.00

T5

Loel B. Fischer

170.00

T1

Steve Heckel

185.00

7

Sam D. Jonell

120.00

3

Scott Bess

100.00

8

Aaron C. Coon

110.00

T9

Myles A. Beckett

90.00

T9

Steve Autry

90.00

Helen Kurtin

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The Gateway Section would like to congratulate our PGA scholarship winners! Anne M. Christensen Gretchen I. Grosch Amy A. Pesch

WELCOME to The PGA! Jake Dylan Bevacqua Born Saturday, June 22, 2013 6:22 pm Proud parents Tiffany and Pete Bevacqua, PGA CEO

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Gateway PGA Professional Championship Persimmon Woods - Weldon Spring, MO July 22-23, 2013 Entry deadline is 5:00 p.m., EDT Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Gateway PGA Senior Professional Championship Lake Forest - Lake St. Louis, MO August 19-20, 2013 Entry deadline is 5:00 p.m., EDT Tuesday, July 16, 2013 National Car Rental Assistants Championship Greenbriar Hills - Kirkwood, MO September 3, 2013 Entry deadline is 5:00 p.m., EDT Tuesday, July 23, 2013

2013 Playing Ability Test Schedule The following Playing Ability Tests are scheduled within the Gateway PGA on the following dates: Tuesday, July 16th Stonewolf GC Thursday, August 1st Stone Creek GC Thursday, August 29th Eagle Springs GC Thursday, September 19th Arlington Greens GC Thursday, October 10th Arlington Greens GC Registration is available at www.pgalinks.com

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Simple Ways to Maintain Summer Fitness Looking for some easy ways to maintain or improve your fitness this summer? Three words: move, hydrate, breathe. Add a consistent plan and you’ll stay on track.

MOVE

Make sure you get some daily activity in your life—by walking, swimming, biking, yoga, gardening, or some other movement that gets your heart rate up. More helpful: Include some weight training and stretching movements.

HYDRATE

Along with drinking plenty of water and other healthful drinks, eating nutritional foods will help you stay hydrated. Foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and proteins work to keep your energy up and help you maintain focus. More helpful: Plan to drink eight glasses of liquid a day, primarily water. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. If you drink alcohol, have a glass of water, too.

BREATHE

Breathing keeps oxygen moving in your body and helps you maintain energy. It also improves focus, relaxes muscles, and reduces stress. And obviously, being relaxed and focused is a big plus for your golf game, right? More helpful: One way to practice breathing is by inhaling slowly through the nose—Then exhaling slowly either through the nose or mouth. Begin to follow the breath in and out of your body. Put a rhythm to your breath and match that rhythm in your pre-swing routine. Notice how the rhythm of your breath relaxes your body, mind and spirit. Following this simple, yet important three-step plan for your summer fitness will keep you conditioned and ready for golf.

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As of July 1, 2013

NEW

TO THE

S E CT I O N

Name David Taylor, PGA

Class A-8

Current Section Gateway

Former Section Illinois

CLASS CHANGES Name Ronald Kosmatka, PGA

Current Facility Turkey Creek Golf Center

Current Class A-6

Previous Class A-13

OPENED-May 15, 2013 CLOSED-June 15, 2013

OPENED-May 29, 2013 CLOSED-July 29, 2013

Certified Personal Coach GolfTEC - Chesterfield Missouri $34,000.00 - $44,000.00 per Year

Golf Professional Golf Galaxy-3027-Chesterfield, MO Missouri $37,000.00 - $49,000.00 per Year

Michael Day, PGA Jeffrey Kent, PGA Dan Breslin, PGA Dave Stone, PGA Michael Anderson, PGA Jeffrey Schmid, PGA Mike Suhre, PGA Jeff Mullican, PGA David Pearce, PGA Jon DePriest, PGA Steve Sebastian, PGA

7/2 7/3 7/5 7/5 7/9 7/9 7/12 7/15 7/15 7/17 7/17

Kevin Wood Richard Poe, PGA Stephen Loeber, PGA Matt Ruehling, PGA Helen Kurtin, PGA John Dickey, PGA Ryan Johnson, PGA Jarrod Mckay Brian Fogt, PGA Rob Sedorcek, PGA

7/18 7/19 7/20 7/20 7/21 7/22 7/22 7/23 7/24 7/30

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