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2016 is upon us and the offseason has been an active one within the section!

SECTION OFFICERS Heath Wassem, President Brian Crowell, Secretary Stuart Waack, Treasurer Carl Alexander, First Vice President Michael Shank, Second Vice President BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dave Fusco Ben Hoffhine Chris Kenney Jamie Kilmer Adam McDaid Cory Muller Karl Obermeyer James Ondo Sean Quinlivan Steve Scott Brad Worthington, Honorary President EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Jeff Voorheis EDITORS Met PGA Staff DESIGN AND PRODUCTION PRINTCRAFT Mamaroneck, NY 914-698-3453 METROPOLITAN PGA 49 Knollwood Road, Suite 200 Elmsford, NY 10523 Phone: 914-347-2325 Fax: 914-347-2014 Junior Golf: 914-347-2416 Junior Fax: 914-347-1501 Email:

Congratulations to Charles Robson and his amazing 43 year tenure as our Executive Director. He has seen our section grow under his guidance from a 1 room office at Wykagyl with himself as the only employee to a fulltime staff of 20 plus in season. Initiatives such as the New York State Open, The Junior Tour, The Assistants Tour, The Squire Cup, First Tee of Metropolitan NY, Met HOPE are just a few of the programs developed under his guidance. I believe I am speaking for all of us as he has been an incredible mentor and friend to us all. I would like to wish him and his family nothing but the best in this new chapter of life. Thank you Charlie for everything you have done for all of us!! I would like to extend warm congratulations to Jeff Voorheis as he ascends to the Executive Director position from within our own staff. Jeff has chosen Dan Kiley to fill his role as Tournament Director, Kevin Rodine as Assistant Tournament Director, and Kaitlin Sabbagh as our new Player Development Manager. We have an incredible staff of dedicated golf administration professionals! They work tirelessly in season and bring a dedication to supporting the membership and growing the game of golf like no others. We are looking forward to a bright future in The Metropolitan Section with this new group. 2016 is a busy year for golf. The PGA and Section are celebrating our Centennial Anniversary on April 10th. The PGA was founded right here in Manhattan in 1916 with the final formation meeting being held at The Martinique Hotel in lower Manhattan. We then move on to the PGA at nearby Baltrusol, golf in the Olympics, Section Championship at the site of the first PGA Championship Siwanoy CC, to co-hosting the National PGA Annual meeting in Manhattan commemorating President Derek Sprague’s outgoing the first week of November. The Board has also committed to expanding our charitable efforts by changing the name of our fundraising efforts to The Metropolitan Section Foundation, which has several key spokes: Youth Golf, Military and Diversity. All three of which help us fulfill the goals and objectives of our section mission statement. Some of the programming supported via this foundation: First Tee, Junior Tour, Golf in Schools, PGA Hope, Patriot Golf Day and many more. Thank you to all the section members for your invaluable support in raising funds for these great causes! Our section continues to lead the nation and set an amazing example that the other sections look up to. I would like to thank my Officers and Board members for all their hard work during the offseason as well as during our busy season. This group is very diligent in trying to represent every member of the section and implement decisions that are well thought out for betterment of our section as a whole. Wishing everyone a successful 2016!!!

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Special Awards

Left to Right: Michael Laudien, Dave Stevenson, Ray Ford, Chris Kenney, John Hobbins, George Lewis, Michelle Mitchell, Dean Johnson, Peter Procops

METROPOLITAN PGA 2015 AWARD WINNERS Professional of the Year Patriot Award Horton Smith Award Teacher of the Year Player of the Year Bill Strausbaugh Award Gil McNally Award Youth Player Development Award Merchandiser of the Year (Private) Merchandiser of the Year (Public) Player Development Award TaylorMade adidas Assistant of the Year Deacon Palmer Award Ely Callaway Award Sam Snead Award

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Nelson Long, Century CC Ray Ford, Rolling Hills CC Chris Kenney, Patterson Club John Hobbins, Greenside Golf Academy Matt Dobyns, Fresh Meadow CC George Lewis, LM Master Professional Kent St. Charles, Willow Ridge CC Peter Procops, Lawrence Yacht & CC Dean Johnson, Leewood CC Michael Laudien, Philip J. Rotella GC Dave Stevenson, Lake Isle CC Dennis Dungee, Mount Kisco CC William A. Mitchell Heath Wassem, Fenway GC John Kennedy, Westchester CC

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The Year Ahead 100 years and going strong! The architects of the PGA of America could not have imagined what the game of golf would look like in 2016, but they would surely be proud to have formed an association that would be 28,000 strong and have such an impact on so many lives. PGA Professionals are, of course, the keepers of the game of golf but they are much more than that. Metropolitan PGA members teach, coach, mentor, inspire and heal. Often unsung, they are selfless pillars of the facilities they manage and the communities they live in. Although the game has dramatically evolved over the last 100 years, the character and integrity of the PGA of America’s members hasn’t changed one bit. 2016 will be a yearlong Centennial celebration for the PGA of America and the Met Section. A few days after the Spring Meeting at Wykagyl, Butch Harmon will visit the Met Section at the annual Spring Educational Forum at Westchester Dinner Theatre. Along with Harmon, the day will feature 2015 Award Winners: Professional of the Year, Nelson Long, Player of the Year, Matt Dobyns and Sam Snead Award Winner, John Kennedy. The Centennial party will travel to Bronxville in September. Siwanoy Country Club will play host to the Lincoln Met PGA Championship, 100 years after hosting the inaugural PGA Championship. In between, other past PGA Championship venues like Eisenhower Park (formerly Salisbury), Inwood, Pelham, Fresh Meadow and Engineers have agreed to host events to help us keep the celebration going. Our relationships with many of our sponsors mirror the longevity of the association. Lincoln’s sponsorships of the Section Championship, Women’s Met Open and Pro-Ams have been mainstays. MasterCard is a priceless partner in sponsoring the Match Play Championships as well as player development initiatives. Lenox Advisors passion for golf shines brightly as they fill the field for the NY State Open Pro-Am and manage the $100,000.00 plus purse for the tournament proper. Mohegan Sun, National Car Rental and Empire City Casino add fun to the Pro-Am offerings while OMEGA and the Treiber Group help reward our Players of the Year at the season-ending stableford Treiber Memorial. Our golf industry partners also jump on board and support almost every other event on the agenda. Celebrating one hundred years in 2016 will also afford us a great opportunity to look to the future. Player Development is and will continue to be a daily charge for everyone associated with this great game. Our repositioned Met PGA Foundation will steam ahead based on its three pillars: Junior Golf, Military, and Diversity. The robust Met PGA Junior Golf Tour has been the cornerstone for years, most recently growing to 1,300 plus members and over 120 tournaments. The Met PGA’s commitment to the First Tee is well documented and we have a renewed vigor for identifying and bringing golf to those previously underserved in our communities. Finally, perhaps one of the most impactful programs we have ever administered, Met PGA HOPE allows us to physically connect with and thank members of our military through the game of golf. When you think about our centennial in a historical context, you can’t help but reflect on the common thread of freedom that we have enjoyed since day one. Met PGA HOPE truly allows us to celebrate the providers of our freedom, and during our hundredth year that might feel a little extra special. Saving the best for last, 2016 will afford us a number of opportunities to celebrate and thank Charlie Robson for his service to the Metropolitan PGA and its members. Charlie’s wisdom, guidance and perseverance are the cornerstone on which the association was built. Every member has been touched or helped directly or indirectly by his tireless efforts and many, many members have “Charlie stories” that they remember, cherish, and appreciate. There aren’t enough words to describe Charlie and what he means to the Met PGA, so we simply say “Thanks Charlie – you are the absolute best.”

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Education The Met PGA professional’s ability to innovate doesn’t stop at their jobs. Over the last several years, the Education Committee has developed and refined the delivery of its programs to maximize efficiency and participation. Bookended by the “majors” (the spring and fall forums), the Winter Series seminars have opened unlimited opportunities for range of material, presenters and venues at a time of year conducive to grabbing the section members attention. In 2015 the Spring Forum offered Chuck Cook, teacher to Keegan Bradley, Jason Chuck Cook Dufner, Luke Donald and Joe Ogilvie. Cook was followed by Dr. Sasho MacKenzie. Dr. MacKenzie had put together a scientific study to demonstrate the corollary between the mental game and its connection to biomechanics. The Fall Forum was highly popular thanks to the appearance by Cameron McCormick. McCormick’s relationship and tutelage of Jordan Spieth was impressive and powerful.

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While the spring and fall are headliners, the rest of the schedule provides incredible variety, relevant topics and unexpected treats. Programs involving health and wellness, marketing, social media, technology, junior golf development, product knowledge, Aimpoint Putting instruction, financial planning and the annual Met PGA/MGA Rules of Golf seminar help provided

a well-rounded offering, while appearances by Stan Utley with PING, Johnny Miller representing Zero Friction, and Callaway Golf’s Wedgeducation with Roger Cleveland added some extra pizazz. In all, more than 50 hours of education (mostly free) are offered to a captive audience of PGA Professionals.

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Champions Spotlight The first win in Westchester belonged to Bobby Heins and Adam Larkin of Old Oaks. The duo shot a 6 under par 64 to win the TaylorMade Westchester Pro Assistant Championship at Leewood The season opening MasterCard Long Island PGA Championship lived up to its billing. Glen Oak’s Scott Ford and Huntington’s Matt Noel, the host assistant professional, engaged in a spirited back and forth final. It took 21 holes, but Scott’s experience and steady play earned him a well -deserved victory.

Garden City Golf Club came out firing in the TaylorMade Long Island Pro Assistant Championship at Brookville. Bob Rittberger and Jesse Fitzgerald combined to shoot a 9 under par 62 to secure the year’s first win. It had been eleven years since Rob Labritz’s first and only match play title. The wait ended this past year when the Glen Arbor head professional marched to victory at the MasterCard Westchester PGA Championship hosted by the Apawamis Club.

Metropolis Country Club head professional Craig Thomas defended his MasterCard Senior Match Play Championship title at Woodmere Club in impressive fashion. The two-time champion went no further than the 15th green in his last two matches. Met PGA Magazine 2015 Year in Review

The POLO Golf Senior Head Professional Championship is a two day event. Darrell Kestner did his best to win the tournament on day one. The Deepdale Director of Golf birdied his last four holes during the opening round to post a staggering 6 under par 65. A second round 70 solidified the 8 shot victory for the Met PGA legend.

On a tough second day at North Shore Country Club, Tam O’Shanter’s Mark Brown fired a 3-under par 68, one of only three red numbers on the day, to capture his first POLO Golf Head Professional Championship.









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Champions Spotlight Fresh off a come from behind victory at the 2015 PGA Professional National Championship, Matt Dobyns wasted no time returning to the winner’s circle. The two-time National Champion posted three rounds under par at Fairview Country Club and the Golf Club of Purchase to capture his first Metropolitan Professional Championship.

Upper Montclair Country Club played very difficult on day one at the Lincoln Women’s Met Open Championship where no competitor broke par. Kelly Shon flipped that narrative early during the second day when she birdied four of her first seven holes. Consistent play followed the early fireworks and allowed Shon to secure a 3 shot victory.

Jessica Carafiello, Innis Arden, impressive driving and timely putting enabled her to capture the Women’s Stroke Play Championship by four shots at Metropolis Country Club. The annual visit to Bethpage Black for the New York State Open is always a highlight of the tournament season. The area’s best golfers challenge a renowned major championship venue. Jeb Buchanan was more than up for the challenge. The Londonville, New York native fired a very impressive 5 under par 66 in both rounds one and two to take a 5 shot lead into the final round. A few early bogeys opened the door for his nearest competitors and a miscue on the picturesque par 3 17th dropped him into a tie atop the leaderboard. Showing an incredible amount of poise, Jeb steadied himself and ultimately earned the victory on the first playoff hole. Pictured alongside Jeb is the low amateur, Cameron Young.

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Bethpage Red is a familiar and comfortable track for Century assistant professional Frank Bensel. The three-time National Assistant Champion added a fourth Metropolitan Assistant Championship title to his trophy case on the back of a 3 under 67 final round to win by a stroke.

The 2015 Met PGA Championship will be one to remember. Standing on the 18th tee one back of National Champion Matt Dobyns, Saint Andrew’s assistant professional Tyler Jaramillo knew he needed birdie to force a playoff. After a perfect drive and optimal lay-up, Tyler chipped his third shot 12 feet below the hole. The surrounding crowd erupted when Tyler coolly rolled the tying putt to send the Section Championship to a sudden death playoff. An errant tee shot from Jaramillo on the first playoff hole opened the door for Dobyns. The Fresh Meadow head professional stepped right on through to par the first playoff hole and win his first Metropolitan PGA Championship. 13 13










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Champions Spotlight Former PGA National Professional Championship winner Ron McDougal emerged from a tight pack to win the Met PGA Senior Championship at Metropolis Country Club.

Carl Alexander, Golf Club of Purchase, and Jack Druga, Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, shot 17 under par in 27 holes to win the Senior Junior Championship at Eisenhower Park Golf Course. Matt Dobyns and Michael Lamoretti, Fresh Meadow Country Club, defeated the field by 9 shots to win the Lincoln/Club Car Long Island Pro-President at Muttontown Golf Club in decisive fashion.

Dave Fusco and Scott Filor, Patriot Hills, shot 15 under par to win the Lincoln/Club Car Westchester Pro President at Century Country Club.

A few holes of free golf were needed to decide the Metropolitan PGA Senior Team Championship. After trading birdies on the first extra hole, Winged Foot’s Mike Gilmore and Pelham’s Mike Diffley chipped in for eagle on the par 5 second hole to defeat Jon Kudysch and Mike Caporale and earn the victory. This was Diffley’s second consecutive Senior Team Championship title.

There were plenty of birdies to go around at the Met PGA Team Championship. Scott Ford, Glen Oaks, and Brian Gaffney, Quaker Ridge, teamed to shoot 9 under par 61 at Gardiner’s Bay on day one and an 8 under par 64 at The Bridge on day two to secure the win.

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The National Car Rental Jack Mallon Pro Am at Rockaway Hunting Club featured an astounding four way tie atop the leaderboard. Matt Dobyns and Alan Finkelstein, Fresh Meadow, Matt Hurd and Daniel Gordon, North Hempstead, Jesse Fitzgerald and John Byrne, Garden City Golf Club and Mike Meehan and Shawn Rogul, Old Westbury, all shot 3 under par 70.

Piping Rock’s Sean Quinlivan and Mimi McAndrew captured the Long Island Pro Lady Championship at Old Westbury Golf & Country Club with a blistering 5 under par 67.

Mount Kisco’s Chris Case and Suzanne Sturz shared winning honors with Paramount’s Steve Scott and Renata Coyle at the Westcher Pro Lady Championship at Bedford Golf & Tennis Club

Charlie Bolling won his fourth Senior Treiber Memorial in the past seven years in incredible fashion. On a windy, difficult fall day, four players competed in the final round of the tournament. Three players failed to break 75. Charlie Bolling shot 8 under par 62. Congratulations, Charlie, on a round for the ages.

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Rob Labritz found himself in a familiar spot at the Treiber Memorial Tournament of Champions – the winner’s circle. Rob fended off a furious rally from Met PGA Player of the Year Matt Dobyns and the hard charging Scott Ford to capture his second Treiber trophy in three years.

Pouring rains did not deter Met Section teams from enjoying the glamor of Pinehurst Resort. James Lichtenberger led his Colonial Springs team (Alex Burbatsky, Bob Gibilterra and Tom Nissen) to victory at the annual Travel Pro Am. 17

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2015 Year In Review Winter came in like a lamb, but went out like a lion. The snow and ice that didn’t come in November, December, and most of January decided to linger until early April. The freeze, thaw, and refreeze process that we experienced did widespread damage to playing surfaces and essentially eliminated spring golf. Fortunately, the weather would finally swing in our favor and offered one of the nicest summers imaginable. Once the area’s golf course superintendents could see the ground and the weather cooperated, top notch playing conditions yielded some fantastic golf action. Matt Dobyns coasted to both OMEGA Met PGA and National Player of the Year honors in impressive fashion. Dobyns won his second PGA Professional National Championship in June, and came home to win the Section Professional Championship at Fairview and GC of Purchase in August. He then capped the season by winning the Lincoln Met PGA Championship at Fenway in a playoff with Tyler Jaramillo of Saint Andrew’s GC. When he wasn’t winning, Dobyns was finishing 3rd in the POLO Golf Head Professional Championship, 2nd in the Long Island Open, 4th in the Lenox Advisors New York State Open and 2nd in the Treiber Memorial. Believe it or not, Dobyns did Matt Dobyns leave some room for a number of other notable performances. Rob Labritz claimed his second MasterCard Westchester PGA title to open the tournament season. Interestingly, his first was in 2003 at the same venue, The Apawamis Club. Glen Oaks’ Scott Ford outlasted Matt Noel in the 21st hole to win the MasterCard Long Island PGA Championship at Huntington CC. Mark Brown from Tam O’Shanter played two beautiful rounds at North Shore CC to win the Polo Golf Head Professional Championship. Century CC’s Frank Bensel won his fourth National Car Rental Assistant’s Championhip title at Bethpage Red. Rob Labritz made it bookends when he ended 2015 with a win at the Treiber Memorial Tournament of Champions at Wheatley Hills. On the Senior circuit, Deepdale’s Darrell Kestner built a Player of the Year resume with a win at the Polo Golf Senior Head Professional Championship, Rob Labritz 2nd at the Empire City Casino Met PGA Senior Championship, 2nd at the MGA Senior Open, and 4th at the Senior Treiber Memorial Tournament of Champions. Metropolis CC Head Professional Craig Thomas opened the season with a win at the MasterCard Senior Match Play at Woodmere. Ron McDougal won the Empire City Casino Met PGA Senior Championship on a newly renovated golf course at Metropolis CC. The Senior Treiber Memorial at Deepdale was the stage for one of the best rounds imaginable as Charlie Bolling’s shot 62 to match the course record on blustery late fall conditions The Metropolitan PGA professionals are champions beyond hoisting trophies after winning golf tournaments. The Met PGA’s Foundation continued much of the great work it has done over the years while always looking for new ways to serve those in need. Ray Ford again called Rolling Hills to action, leading the section to another astonishing total donation of $475,000 to The Folds of Honor’s Patriot Golf Day appeal. Rolling Hills alone contributed over $100,000 with others like Cherry Valley, Westchester CC, Tuxedo, and Saint Andrew’s all easily eclipsing the $20,000 mark. Committed to finding new ways to give back, the Met PGA identified another way to help military veterans in 2015. The Met PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program used golf as a vehicle to recreation, camaraderie and fun for veterans who might not otherwise pick up a club. In what many said was among Grant Sturgeon the most impactful things they’d ever done, Met PGA professionals gave their time, expertise and friendship to great men and women who suffered physically or mentally following their service to our county. The cliché about getting more out than you put in couldn’t be more applicable in this case. The importance of the Met PGA’s long lasting charity, junior golf, might be at an all-time high. The fact that over 1300 kids participate in a schedule of events that lasts about 60 days and includes over 115 events demonstrates that the game has a healthy underpinning. Several years ago, then-Section President Rick Meskell ushered the challenge for the Met PGA to raise $100,000.00 a year to help promote Junior Golf. Thanks to the effort of a few clubs, including perennial leaders Saint Andrew’s and Garden City Golf Club and their members who helped raise over $20,000, that target was again attained. The Met PGA also continues to make a significant annual 28

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2015 Year In Review contribution to First Tee, not only with dollars but also as one of the key partners in leading the chapter in their delivery of golf and life skills programming. PGA Junior League continued to grow in 2015. Viewed by many as one of the best programs the PGA of America has offered, Junior League Golf was up over 100% in the Met Section in 2015. The youth sport concept has been a creative way to make golf a fun team sport, ideally to be viewed as a viable alternative to the likes of soccer and baseball. Met PGA professionals who put their arms around the league concept were thrilled with the impact on family engagement and time spent at the club. Equally pleasing was the number of kids who proudly sported their jerseys around the course even when there wasn’t a scheduled practice or match. Similarly, the Drive, Chip & Putt concept has provided a low intensity vehicle for kids to have a competitive golf experience. The qualifiers are truly a sight to see and 2015 hosts: Apawamis, Bethpage, Colonial Springs, Harbor Links, Knollwood, Sunken Meadow and Stanwich all put on a great show. In early April we will celebrate Maidstone’s Sam O’Hara and Kyra Cox from Centennial as they represent the Met PGA at the finals at Augusta National. Darrel Kestner Every year, we all benefit from the connections of our educational program organizers. In the spring, we convened at the Westchester Dinner Theatre to hear from Chuck Cook, best known for his students Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Luke Donald and Joe Ogilvie. Cook was joined on stage by Dr. Sasho MacKenzie. MacKenzie’s approach to the mental game and it’s connection to biomechanics was fascinating. In the fall, 200 PGA Professionals turned out for the Fall Meeting, Forum and Awards program at Bethpage. The Fall Forum featured Cameron McCormick who has gained tremendous notoriety as the coach and instructor for the FEDEX and Tour Champion winner and the phenomenal Masters and US Open Champion, Jordan Spieth. Cameron spoke about driving toward high performance. He definitely has the keys! Add to that our popular Winter Education Series, cutting edge offerings like AimPoint, and appearances by Johnny Miller, Stan Utley, and Roger Cleveland and you’ve got a best in class slate of offerings.

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We have so many people to thank than to list them in this short article. It is impossible to acknowledge every club, every professional, every sponsor and every accomplishment without many, many omissions. We have so many wonderful club members, golf professionals, golf course superintendents, and club managers who go out of their way to welcome our events. In addition to the tournament capsule above, we were special guests at places like Fisher’s Island, Friar’s Head, Brookville, Leewood, Woodmere, Muttontown, Century, Sunningdale, Bedford, Rockaway Hunting Club, Old Westbury, The Bridge and Gardiner’s Bay. Professionals and amateurs got to compete side by side in our Pro Am Series events at: Village Club of Sands Point, Whippoorwill, Bonnie Briar, Knollwood, North Fork, Waccabuc, North Hempstead and Fenway. And who could deny the special feeling of what golf is all about when neighboring Tamarack CC agreed to host the annual William A Mitchell Pro Am because Innis Arden was under construction. The Pro Am events culminated in the fall with trips to Atlantic City and Pinehurst.

Clearly our golf community has much to be grateful for, but sadly we also use this space to remember those who we lost. Andy Pergar was a brilliant young man with a giant heart, unmatched dignity and unending professionalism. He served the Whippoorwill Club for many years and was vital to the operation of the club before losing his struggle with cancer. Golf is such a source of positivity, and Andy was that for the people he knew. The Met PGA and the golf community were lucky to have had Andy represent what it means to be a golf professional. We were blessed by his presence and now mourn his absence. Having one section member win a PGA National Award is a momentous, and having two is rare to say the least. The PGA Professional of the Year award is perhaps the top honor bestowed on members. Tom Henderson’s was a wonderful choice as the 2015 recipient. Ironically, a man who has been a mentor to so many used his acceptance to talk about mentorship and thank those who helped him. Matt Dobyns played his way to a second PGA Professional National Championship in route to earning OMEGA PGA Professional Player of the Year honors. While Dobyns will be officially honored at this years’ Professional Championship, it will likely be no match for the Dobyns/Henderson Met PGA party at the Merchandise Show! Met PGA Magazine 2015 Year in Review


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Assistants Tour

2015 MET PGA Assistants Results Date




April 6

Spring Meeting ~ Engineers CC

Isaac Kim/Alex Hoyos/ Joe Gothmann/Brice Busse

(-4) 136

May 4

Hampshire CC

Anthony Aruta

(-3) 68

May 11

Colonial Springs GC

Ben Polland

(-4) 68

May 26

Saint Andrew’s GC

Tyler Jaramillo

(-6) 65

June 8

Patriot Hills GC

Nick Beddow

(-4) 67

June 15

Pelham CC

Tony DeMaria

(-2) 68*

June 22

Summer Major ~ Garden City CC

Frank Bensel

(-2) 68*

June 29

Tam O’Shanter Club

David Beck

(-3) 69

July 6

Old Westbury G & CC

Anthony Aruta

(-2) 69

July 20

Nassau CC

Scott Ford

(+1) 71*

July 27

Woodmere Club

Nick Beddow

(-1) 69

August 10

Sunningdale CC

Tony DeMaria

(-3) 68

August 17

Brookville CC

Jim Farrell

(-3) 68*

August 24

Connecticut GC

Brice Busse

(-3) 69

September 8-9

Assistants Championship ~ Bethpage Red

Frank Bensel

(-4) 136

September 14

Tour Championship ~ Rockaway Hunting

Matt Sita

(-1) 69

September 21

Patterson Club

Evan Degnan

(-1) 70

October 28

Fall Meeting ~ Mount Kisco CC

Anthony Aruta/Matt Sita

(-3) 67


Assistant/Assistant Match Play – Shinnecock Hills

Brice Busse/Becky McDaid

19 holes

*Won in Playoff

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Hampshire CC, Old Westbury Anthony Aruta

Colonial Springs GC Ben Polland

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St. Andrews GC Tyler Jaramillo

Garden City CC, Assistants Championship Frank Bensel

Patriot Hills GC, Woodmere Club Nick Beddow

Tam O’Shanter Club David Beck

Brookville CC Jim Farrell

Connecticut GC Brice Busse

Patterson Club Evan Degnan

Assistant’s Fall Meeting Mout Kisco CC Matt Sita and Anthony Aruta

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Pelham CC, Sunningdale CC Tony DeMaria

Nassau CC Scott Ford

Tour Championship Rockaway Hunting Matt Sita

Assistant/Assistant Match Play Shinnecock Hills Brice Busse and Becky McDaid 33


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Assistant’s Special Awards Gil McNally Most Improved Award The Gil McNally Award recognizes one assistant professional each year for his hard work, diligence and application to strive for improvement as a player. The 2015 Gil McNally Award recipient is Kent St. Charles of Willow Ridge Country Club. Kent’s yearlong play on the Assistants Tour was a model of consistency. After finishing in a tie for 27th at the opening Hampshire event, Kent regrouped the following week at Colonial Springs to fire a 1 over par 73 and finish tied for third. That performance spearheaded a spectacular season. In his remaining seven events, Kent finished no lower than 20th. He capped the incredible season with a tie for 11th at the Metropolitan Assistant Championship. That finish earned him his first spot in the National Assistant Championship. After finishing his last bit of coursework, Kent is set to be elected to membership this season. If last year’s performance is any indication, the name St. Charles will appear often on quite a few Section leaderboards. Congratulations, Kent, on a great season and well deserved award!

Scoring Average Award If you shoot lower than Nick Beddow, your chances of winning an Assistants Tour event increase substantially. That, of course, is much easier said the done. The Piping Rock assistant professional produced a banner year in 2015. Nick followed up a T3 performance in the season-opening Hampshire event with a 2nd place finish at the Spring Major at Saint Andrew’s (66) and a win at the June stop at Patriot Hills (67). Nick revisited the winner’s circle one more time at Woodmere where he fired a 1 under par 69. Having never failed to shoot worse than 75 in thirteen competitive rounds, Nick finished the year with a 71.08 scoring average! This recognition is given to the Assistant Professional who finished with the lowest stroke average on the Assistants Tour. In order to be eligible, an assistant must play in at least fifty percent of Assistants Tour events.

TaylorMade adidas Assistant Professional of the Year Award Dennis Dungee, Mount Kisco Country Club, has been selected as the 2015 TaylorMade Assistant Professional of the Year. This is Dennis’ second consecutive such honor. Dennis served as President of the Assistants Association in 2015, 1st Vice President in 2014 and Secretary in 2013. A well rounded professional, Dennis focuses an enormous amount of effort on junior golf and charitable fundraising. In addition to volunteering with The First Tee and building a Met PGA Junior League Golf team at Mount Kisco, Dennis has conducted junior golf fundraising efforts during each of the past four seasons. His devotion to player development within the Section and at his club has earned him a US Kids Top 50 Honorable Mention award. Dennis’s philanthropic efforts continue beyond the boundaries of his Section and club. He as an active participant in Patriot Golf Day activities, runs successful campaigns for Arnie’s Army for Fight Against Prostate Cancer and commits annually to participate in Play for P.I.N.K. outings. A section leader, a committed junior golf advocate and a devoted philanthropist, Dennis Dungee has rightly earned this outstanding award. Congratulations, Dennis! 38

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Now that The First Tee has become well known nationally thanks to the promotion of the Masters and PGA Tour, it is still interesting that many golf aficionados in our own area are not tuned in to the history of the local chapter and the amazing reach that has been achieved since its inception in 2001. The First Tee of Metropolitan New York was part of a vision that Lew Rudin, a pioneer and a philanthropist had for kids and golf. The original announcement of The First Tee came in 1997 in Central Park when leaders of Augusta National, the PGA, USGA, LPGA and PGA Tour along with corporate supporters like Lew Rudin laid out a dream to make golf more affordable and accessible. Four years later the facility at Mosholu was opened to the Metropolitan Chapter, tragically less than 2 weeks after Mr. Rudin’s passing. The guidance of the chapter though was under capable eyes with the MGA and Met PGA playing significant roles along with a number of community and golf-minded leaders of the local business world. The Rudin family inaugurated the Lew Rudin Learning Center at Mosholu and the Board was presided over by Howard Druckman, a friend of the Rudins and Tim Finchem, the chief architect of the national program. Fast forward now and the scope of The First Tee of Metropolitan New York has evolved and continues to grow. New founding members have emerged along with a group called The Young Benefactors, bringing youth and philanthropy closer together. Education and lifeskills, supported by the nine core values, are more important than ever. Facilities throughout the five boroughs, New Jersey, Long Island and Southern CT deliver programs and benefits to thousands of youngsters. From participants in Scholars Programs and Leadership Academies to qualifiers for the Nature Valley Champions Tour First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, the merger of golf and life skills has been a home run of achievements. The Chapter is now moving into a new era as Philip Laskawy, president for the last six years, has turned the gavel over to Ken Whitney. The new leader will certainly try to keep the momentum churning while continuing to explore ways to strengthen and expand the success of golf’s most diverse and unique youth offering.

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Junior Golf Tour Metropolitan PGA Junior Tour Results Westchester Tour/ 9 Hole Divison JUNE 29 - GARRISON GC Jordan Stein Boys 15-18 Tyler De Pol Boys 12-14 Kyra Cox Girls 12-18 JUNE 30 - HUDSON HILLS GC Addison Cilmi Boys 15-18 Ben Carpenter Boys 12-14 Matthew Minerva Jr Boys 12-14 JULY 1 - PLEASANTVILLE CC Charles-Andre Jolly Boys 12-14* Will Lodge Boys 7-11 Sydney Nethercott Girls 12-18* Jordyn Cline Girls 7-11 JULY 1 - BLUE HILL GC Glenn Watson Boys 15-18 Will Tormey Boys 12-14 Soona Lee-Tolley Girls 12-18* JULY 2 - SEDGEWOOD GC Philip Hough Boys 15-18 Ben Carpenter Boys 12-14 Kyra Cox Girls 12-18* JULY 2 - MOSHOLU GC Harrison Barth Boys 12-14* Andrew Chen Boys 7-11 Julia Barasch Girls 12-14* Sophia Ditta Girls 7-11 JULY 6 - MINISCEONGO GC Glenn Watson Boys 15-18 Marcus Lewis Boys 12-14 Vienna Chiu Girls 12-18* JULY 7 - SOUTHERN DUTCHESS Jeffrey Peters Boys 15-18 Tyler De Pol Boys 12-14 Charles-Andre Jolly Boys 12-14* Gregory Shaw, III Boys 7-11 Kelly Kret Girl 12-18 Mary Kret Girls 12-18* Gabriella Jolly Girls 7-11 JULY 8 - FENWAY GC John Lauria Boys 15-18 JULY 8 - SPRAIN LAKE GC Ryan Miles Boys 12-14 Kaitlyn Lee Girls 12-18 JULY 9 - HAMPSHIRE CC Daniel C Goetze IV Boys 15-18 Tyler Mazut Boys 15-18 Jimin Jung Boys 12-14 Morgan Hennessy Girls 12-18 Gabrielle Herzig Girls 12-18 Kaitlyn Lee Girls 12-18 JULY 13 - SOMERS POINTE GC Tiernan Gough Boys 15-18 Jimin Jung Boys 12-14 Kevin Glynn Boys 12-14* Jack Merrill Boys 7-11 Teresa Crowley Girls 12-18 Stephanie Hom Vaccaro Girls 12-18* Sophia Sarrazin Girls 7-11 JULY 13 - LONGSHORE CC Dan Cozzi Boys 15-18 Alexander Gu Boys 12-14 Anelise Browne Girls 12-18 JULY 14 - REDDING CC Ryan Miles Boys 12-14 Jasmine Kitahara Girls 12-18 Amanda Tully Girls 12-18 JULY 15 - MOHANSIC GC Tiernan Gough Boys 15-18 Billy Nail Boys 12-14 Caroline Hodge Girls 12-18


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JULY 20 - HOLLOW BROOK GC Ryan Henn Boys 15-18 Matthew Ferrari Boys 12-14 Ryan Miles Boys 12-14 Allison O'Donnell Girls 12-18 JULY 20 - ROLLING HILLS CC Quinn Greene Boys 15-18 Daniel Wendelboe Boys 15-18 Anelise Browne Girls 12-18 JULY 23 - DUNWOODIE GC Ryan Henn Boys 15-18 Tyler De Pol Boys 12-14 Mark Gertsen Boys 12-14 Benjamin Ropiak Boys 12-14 Taylor Miano Girls 12-18 JULY 27 - DORAL GC Matthew Ferrari Boys 12-14 Kaitlyn Lee Girls 12-18 JULY 27 - ROCKRIMMON CC Brian Aslanian Boys 15-18 JULY 28 - CONNECTICUT GC Boys 15-18 Brian Crawford Boys 12-14 Jackson Fretty Girls 12-18 Kyra Cox Girls 12-18* Mary Kret JULY 29 - SILVERMINE GC Ryan Henn Boys 15-18 Matthew Ferrari Boys 12-14 Jared Goldstein Boys 12-14* Brett Richards Boys 7-11 Gregory Shaw, III Boys 7-11 Anelise Browne Girls 12-18 Karli Williams Girls 12-18* Alexsandra Lapple Girls 7-11 JULY 30 - ROUND HILL CLUB Ryan Lee Boys 15-18 Kyra Cox Girls 12-18 AUGUST 3 - CASPERKILL GC Jeffrey Peters Boys 15-18 Tyler Eichmann Boys 12-14 Katelyn Mooney Girls 12-18 AUGUST 4 - BEDFORD G&TC Tiernan Gough Boys 15-18 Kyra Cox Girls 12-18 AUGUST 4 - SAXON WOODS GC Charlie Marvin Boys 12-14 AUGUST 5 - PUTNAM COUNTY GC Nicholas Delfico Boys 15-18 Ryan Miles Boys 12-14 Soona Lee-Tolley Girls 12-18 AUGUST 6 - MOUNT KISCO CC Nicholas Delfico Boys 15-18 Philip Milana Boys 15-18 Kyra Cox Girls 12-18 Soona Lee-Tolley Girls 12-18 AUGUST 6 - SLEEPY HOLLOW CC Kevin Glynn Boys 12-14* Justin Fox Boys 7-11 Mary Kret Girls 12-18* Jordyn Cline Girls 7-11 AUGUST 6 - WILLOW RIDGE CC Jackson Fretty Boys 12-14 AUGUST 7 - POWELTON CLUB Brian Crawford Boys 15-18 Philip Hough Boys 15-18 Mark Gertsen Boys 12-14 Kevin Glynn Boys 12-14* Gregory Shaw, III Boys 7-11 Soona Lee-Tolley Girls 12-18 Amanda Prechtl Girls 12-18

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AUGUST 11 - SAINT ANDREW'S GC Philip Milana Boys 15-18 73 Mackenzie Martin Girls 12-18 84 AUGUST 12 - GRIFFITH E. HARRIS GC Christian Ostberg Boys 15-18 70 Connor Belcastro Boys 12-14 75 Will Tormey Boys 12-14 75 Kyra Cox Girls 12-18 74 AUGUST 13 - P.J. ROTELLA MEMORIAL GC Alex Zahn Boys 15-18 76 Will Tormey Boys 12-14 84 Soona Lee-Tolley Girls 12-18 71 AUGUST 18 - OTTERKILL CC James McHugh Boys 15-18 69 Zain Jafar Boys 12-14 85 Caroline Hodge Girls 12-18 77 AUGUST 19 - BRYNWOOD GOLF & CC John Del Priore Boys 15-18 70 Christopher Chan Boys 12-14 71 Alice Hodge Girls 12-18 76 Grace Zhao Girls 12-18 76 AUGUST 19 - MOSHOLU GC

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AUGUST 20 - BROOKLAWN CC Matthew Camel Boys 15-18 Lukas Mulchi Boys 15-18 Benjamin Ropiak Boys 12-14 Alexandra McMahon Girls 12-18 AUGUST 20 - WACCABUC CC Charles-Andre Jolly Boys 12-14* Spencer Webb Boys 7-11 Josephine Genereux Girls 12-18* Molly Mitchell Girls 7-11 AUGUST 25 - MAPLE MOOR GC Philip Hough Boys 15-18 Ronan Lahiff Boys 12-14 Caroline Zhao Girls 12-18 AUGUST 26 - GLENARBOR GC Ryan Henn Boys 15-18 AUGUST 26 - ELMWOOD CC Ronan Lahiff Boys 12-14 Caitlin Tully Girls 12-18 AUGUST 27 - OSIRIS CC Alex Zahn Boys 15-18 Zain Jafar Boys 12-14


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JUNE 26 - BETHPAGE JULY 16 CLUBCLUB JUNE 26 - BETHPAGE YELLOWYELLOW GC GC JULY 16- MAIDSTONE - MAIDSTONE Brendan Haselton Boys 15-18 Daniel Shea Boys 15-18 Brendan Haselton Boys 15-18 68 68 Daniel Shea Boys 15-18 71 68 George S. Roessler Boys 12-14 70 Brent Fredericksen Boys 15-18 S. Roessler Boys 12-14 39 Brent Fredericksen Boys 15-18 J. Holland Humphries Boys 12-14 68 73 George Anthony Mazzella Jr. Boys 12-14* J. Holland Humphries Mazzella Boys John Tyler SpadoneJr. Boys 7-1112-14* 37 Faith Francioso Boys 12-14 Girls 12-18 73 75 Anthony JUNE 29 Girls - MONTAUK GC Girls 12-18 78 JohnDeanna Tyler Confessore Spadone Boys 7-11 Faith Francioso 12-18 DOWNS SP75 Kolbein Finsnes Boys 15-18 73 Lucy Lamb Girls 12-18 JUNE 29 - MONTAUK DOWNS SP GC Deanna Confessore Girls 12-18 78 Liam Boyle Boys 12-14 79 Calista Washburn Girls 12-18 78 Lamb Girls 12-18 47 Kolbein FinsnesMatthew Yamin Boys 15-18 Mia Diamond Girls 12-18* Boys 12-14 73 79 Lucy Boys 12-14 Washburn Girls Liam Boyle Girls 12-18 79 75 Calista Maryanne Grace Girls 7-1112-18 53 Angela Tocco JUNE 29 - SUMPWAMS JULY 20 - GREENS @ HALF 12-14 CREEK GC 79 Mia Diamond GirlsHOLLOW 12-18* Matthew Yamin Boys Brad Castaldy Boys 12-14* 30 Jacob Fain Boys 12-14 64 75 30 Maryanne Grace Girls 7-11 Angela Tocco George Dixon III Girls 12-18 Boys 12-14* Anthony Mazzella Jr. Boys 12-14* 32 JUNEDean 29 -Muratore SUMPWAMS CREEK 20 - GREENSBoys @ HALF Boys GC 7-11 32 MichaelJULY Ostrower 7-11 HOLLOW 37 Fain Markunas Boys 12-14 66 Brad Castaldy Molly Lennon Boys 12-14* Girls 12-18* 30 33 Jacob Rebecca Girls 12-18 Julia Lopreto Girls 7-11* 30 44 Anthony Mia Diamond Girls 12-18* Boys 12-14* Mazzella Jr. Boys 12-14* 36 George Dixon III JUNE 30 - ISLANDS END G&CC Girls 7-11 54 Blakely Trapani Ostrower Boys 7-11 Dean MuratorePatrick Montagnino Boys 7-11Boys 15-18 32 74 Michael JULY 22 - ISLAND HILLS GC Girls 12-18* Girls 12-18 78 Molly Lennon Ben Pirro Joseph Markunas Tammaro Boys 15-18 33 74 Rebecca Boys 15-18 DeVincenzo Boys 12-14 Julia Lopreto Liam Boyle Girls 7-11* Diamond Girls 12-18* 76 Boys 12-14 44 74 MiaShane Boys 12-14 Luke Sample Angela Girls 12-18 68 Blakely 76 JUNE 30 -Tocco ISLANDS END G&CC Trapani Girls 7-11 JULY 1 - EISENHOWER PK BLUE GC Boys 12-14* Brad Castaldy JULY 22 - ISLAND HILLS GC 35 Patrick Montagnino Boys 15-18 74 70 Boys 15-18 Andrew Sample Boys 7-11 42 Matthew Catton Tammaro Ben Pirro Boys 15-18 15-18 77 Boys J. Holland Humphries Boys 12-14 74 72 Joseph Danielle Greene Girls 12-18 Shane DeVincenzo Boys 12-14 47 Liam Boyle Boys 12-14 JULY 2 - LA TOURETTE GC 74 Audrey O'Brien Girls 12-18* SampleFennelly Boys Angela Tocco Chris Gallo Girls 12-18 Catherine Girls 7-1112-14 Boys 15-18 68 75 Luke 56 JULY 22 - THE BRIDGE Panpinyo Boys 12-14 77 Brad Castaldy JULY 1Nortee - EISENHOWER PK BLUE GC Boys 12-14* 15-18 74 Girls 12-18 70 77 Andrew Nicholas Dimaio Boys Boys 15-18 Sample Boys 7-11 Matthew CattonSarah Perine JULY 6 - HUNTINGTON CC Simon Levy Boys 15-18 74 J. Holland Humphries Boys 12-14 Greene Girls 12-18 74 Patrick Healy Boys 15-18 72 71 Danielle Jack Rosenberg Boys 15-18 GC 75 Audrey O'Brien JULY 23 - BAY PARK Max Van JULY 2 - Son LA TOURETTE Boys GC 12-14 Girls 12-18* Rebecca Markunas Girls 12-18 84 Jackson Gaynor Boys 12-14* 42 Catherine Fennelly Girls 15-18 Chris Gallo JULY Boys 7 - WIND WATCH G&CC75 Padruig Douglas Boys 7-117-11 41 JULY 22 THE BRIDGE Boys 12-14 77 Nortee Panpinyo Devin McHale Boys 15-18 73 Marissa De Marco Girls 12-18* 43 JULY 23 - RICHMONDBoys COUNTY CC Boys 12-14 77 79 Nicholas Dimaio Sarah Perine Matthew Danielson Girls 12-18 15-18 Shane DeVincenzo Boys 12-14 79 Chris Gallo Boys 15-18 78 JULY 6 - HUNTINGTON CC Simon Levy Boys 15-18 Sara Suazo Girls 12-18 79 Jerry Yang Boys 12-14 85 Patrick Healy Boys 15-18 MORLEY PK 71GC JackSarah Rosenberg Boys 15-18 76 JULY 8 - CHRISTOPHER Perine Girls 12-18 JULY 23 BAY PARK GC 75 Max Van Son Lucas Ditta Boys 12-14 JULY 24 BETHPAGE YELLOW GC Boys 12-14* 34 Charles-Andre Jolly Boys 12-14* 84 34 Jackson Chris Gaynor Gallo Boys 15-18 Rebecca Markunas Girls 12-18 Boys 12-14* 68 Anthony Mazzella Jr. Boys 12-14* 34 Padruig Max Van Son Boys 12-14 74 JULY 7 - WIND WATCH G&CC Douglas Boys 7-11 Stephanie Hom Vaccaro Girls 12-18* 38 Sara Suazo Girl 12-18 73 Devin McHale Boys 15-18 73 Marissa De Marco Girls 12-18* JULY 8 - GLEN COVE GC JULY 27 - LAKE SUCCESS GC JULY 23 - RICHMOND COUNTY 73 CC Matthew Danielson Boys 12-14 Neil Vyas Boys 15-18 79 67 Simon Levy Boys 15-18 Nick Imas Boys 12-14 79 76 Chris Jacob Fain Boys 12-14 Shane DeVincenzo Boys 12-14 Gallo Boys 15-18 77 Malini Rudra Girls 12-18 79 68 Jerry Max Popper Boys 12-14 Sara Suazo Girls 12-18 Yang Boys 12-14 77 JULY 9 - POXABOGUE GOLF CENTER Malini Rudra Girls 12-18 75 JULY 8 -Patrick CHRISTOPHER MORLEY PK GC Sarah Perine Girls 12-18 JULY 27 - HARBOR LINKS GC Fennelly Boys 12-14* 31 JULY 24Jr.- BETHPAGE YELLOW GC Lucas Ditta Boys 12-14* 34 32 Anthony Mazzella Boys 12-14* 29 Gavin Girard Boys 7-11 Mia Diamond Boys 12-14* Girls 12-18* 34 36 Chris Sachin Bhasin Boys 7-1115-18 32 Charles-Andre Jolly Gallo Boys ElizaJr. Dana Girls 7-11* 34 42 MaxMia Diamond Girls 12-18* Anthony Mazzella Boys 12-14* Van Son Boys 12-14 38 JULY 9 - TAM O'SHANTER CLUB Amelie Phung Girls 7-11 44 Stephanie HomJoseph Vaccaro Girls 12-18* 38 Sara Suazo Girl 12-18 JULY 28 - THE VINEYARDS GC Tammaro Boys 15-18 73 GC 69 JULY 8 - Keener GLEN COVE GC 77 Sean HaseltonJULY 27 - LAKE BoysSUCCESS 12-14 Alexander Boys 12-14 Sara Suazo Girls 12-18 67 72 Simon Malini Rudra Girls 12-18 Neil Vyas Boys 15-18 Levy Boys 15-18 71 JULY 28 - TALL GRASS JULY 10 - BETHPAGE Nick Imas Boys 12-14 YELLOW GC 76 Jacob Fain Boys GC 12-14 Ben Pirro Boys 15-18 68 Jonathan Granville Boys 15-18 73 Malini Rudra Jim Smoot Girls 12-18 POINT12-14 GC Boys 15-18 68 68 Max Popper JULY 29 - BERGEN Boys JULY 9Liam - POXABOGUE GOLFBoys CENTER Rudra Girls 12-18 71 Boyle 12-14 74 Malini Andre Chi Boys 15-18 Jacob Fain JULY 27 - HARBOR Boys 12-14 Girls 12-18 31 78 LINKS GC79 Patrick FennellyDanielle BambolaBoys 12-14* O'Mara Jr. Girls 12-18 MeghanMazzella Boys 12-14* 74 Gavin Girard Faith Francioso Boys 7-11Girls 12-18 32 78 Anthony JULY 13 - PINE RIDGE GC JULY 30 - NORTH FORK CC 7-11 Mia Diamond Andre Chi Girls 12-18* Bhasin Boys Boys 15-18 36 74 Sachin Kolbein Finsnes Boys 15-18 73 Eliza Dana Girls 7-11* Diamond Girls 12-18* 73 Kyle Zere Boys 12-14 42 80 MiaJonathan Granville Boys 15-18 Malini Rudra O'SHANTERGirls 12-18 73 Amelie 12-14 74 Turner Foster Boys JULY 9 - TAM CLUB Phung Girls 7-11 JULY 13Boys - LAWRENCE Danielle Greene 12-18 JULY 28 - THEGirls VINEYARDS GC76 Joseph Tammaro 15-18 YACHT & CC 73 AUGUST 3 - PORT JEFFERSON CC Chris Gallo Boys 15-18 70 Haselton Boys 12-14 75 Alexander Keener Boys 12-14 Boys 12-14 77 73 Sean Andre Chi Boys 15-18 Liam Boyle Sara Suazo Rudra Girls 12-18 75 Calista WashburnGirls 12-18 Girls 12-18 72 92 Malini Devin McHale Boys 15-18 JULY 14 - EISENHOWER PK BLUE GC Jessie Kweon JULY 28 - TALL Girls GRASS 12-18 GC 80 JULY 10 - BETHPAGE YELLOW GC AUGUST 3 - ROLLING OAKS GC Corey Rutkin Boys 15-18 68 71 Jonathan Granville Ben Pirro Boys 15-18 Boys 15-18 Jacob Fain Boys 12-14 74 Sean Haselton Boys 12-14 JULY 29 - BERGEN POINT GC71 Jim Smoot Boys 15-18 Sara Suazo Girls 12-18 68 68 Danielle Greene Girls 12-18 73 Liam Boyle Boys 12-14HAVEN GC 74 Andre Chi AUGUST 4 - CRAB MEADOW Boys 15-18 JULY 14 - GULL GC Brad Castaldy Boys 12-14* 78 36 Jacob Vincent Boys 15-18 FainMaddiona Boys 12-14 76 Danielle Bambola Girls 12-18 AUGUST 4 - HEATHERWOOD GC Boys 7-11 Girls 12-18 Faith FranciosoPeyton Macpherson Girls 12-18 78 41 Meghan O'Mara Jessica Tucciarone Girls 12-18* 48 Sean Haselton Boys 12-14 JULY 13 - PINE RIDGE GC JULY 30 - NORTH FORK CC 62 Julia Lopreto Girls 7-11 61 Lucas Ditta Boys 12-14* 35 15-18 Andre Chi 15-18 35 Kolbein Finsnes Boys JULYBoys 15 - DIX HILLS PARK GC74 Tyler Zere Boys 12-14* Jr. 12-14 Boys 12-14* 80 33 Jonathan Anthony MazzellaBoys 7-1115-18 31 Gavin Girard Boys Kyle Zere Granville Boys Boys 7-11 Danielle Bambola Girls 12-18 Malini Rudra Sachin Bhasin Girls 12-18 73 35 Turner 12-14 65 Foster Boys Dean Muratore Boys 7-11 35 Jessica Tucciarone Girls 12-18* 41 JULY Molly 13 - LAWRENCE YACHT & CC Girls Lennon Girls 12-18* 40 Danielle Ditta Girls 7-1112-18 42 Sophia Greene AUGUST PORT POINT JEFFERSON CC Chris Gallo Boys 15-18 AUGUST 3 5 -- TIMBER GC Madeline Silecchia Girls 12-18* 70 40 JULY 15 12-14 - PINE HILLS CC 73 Brendan Boys 15-18 Boys Andre Chi Smith Boys 15-18 73 Liam Boyle Andre Chi Boys 15-18 92 75 Devin 12-14 Alexander Keener Boys 15-18 77 Calista Washburn Girls 12-18 McHale Boys Jackson Weisbrot Boys 15-18 75 Danielle Greene Girls 12-18 74 JULY 14 - EISENHOWER PK BLUE GC Girls 12-18GC AUGUST 5 - NORTH WOODMERE Kyle Zere Boys 12-14 77 Jessie Kweon AUGUST 3 - ROLLING OAKS GC Corey Rutkin Electra WashburnBoys 15-18 Girls 12-18 71 76 Charles-Andre Jolly Boys 12-14* 31 Jayant Boys 7-1112-14 38 Arjun Jacob Fain Boys 12-14 74 Sean Haselton Boys 7-1112-18 38 Sean Shallat Boys *9 Hole DivisionGirls 12-18 Sara Suazo 68 Danielle Greene Girls Grace Ng Girls 12-18* 45 AUGUST 4 - CRAB MEADOW GC JULY 14 - GULL HAVEN GC Gabriella Jolly Girls 7-11 48 Brad Castaldy Boys 12-14* Vincent Maddiona Boys 15-18 Met PGA Magazine 2015 Year in36Review AUGUST 4 - HEATHERWOOD GC Boys 7-11 41 Peyton Macpherson Jessica Tucciarone Girls 12-18* 48 Sean Haselton Boys 12-14 Julia Lopreto Girls 7-11 61 Lucas Ditta Boys 12-14*

AUGUST 6 - GLEN HEAD CC AUGUST 6 - GLEN HEAD CC Theodore Lewis Boys 15-18 75 71 Theodore Lewis Boys Boys 15-18 75 Jacob Fain 12-14 87 70 Boys 87 Sara SuazoJacob Fain Girls 12-18 77 12-14 AUGUST 7 - BETHPAGE YELLOW GC 39 Sara Suazo Girls 12-18 77 Michael Frizalone Boys AUGUST 7 -15-18 BETHPAGE 64 YELLOW GC 37 Nortee Panpinyo 12-14 71 15-18 64 78 Michael Frizalone Boys Boys Faith Francioso Girls 12-18 77 78 Nortee Panpinyo Girls 12-18 Boys 71 Jennifer Rosenberg 77 12-14 AUGUST 12 - WEST SAYVILLE GC 78 Faith Francioso Girls 12-18 77 76 12-18 Sean Haselton 47 Jennifer Rosenberg Boys 12-14 Girls 77 AUGUST 12 - MILL POND GC AUGUST 12 - WEST SAYVILLE GC 53 Jack Faraci Boys 15-18 70 76 Sean Haselton Boys Ashley Harding Girls 12-18 80 12-14 AUGUST 12GC- MILL POND GC AUGUST 13 - GULL HAVEN 64 Jr. Anthony Mazzella 35 15-18 Boys 12-14* 32 Jack Faraci Boys 70 Dean Muratore 7-11 40 37 Ashley Harding Boys Girls 12-18 80 Stephanie Hom Vaccaro Girls 12-18* 45 AUGUST 13 - GULL HAVEN GC 66 Molly Lennon Girls 12-18* 45 Anthony Mazzella Jr. Sophia Ditta Girls 7-11 53 12-14* 36 35 Boys AUGUST 13 - MILL RIVER CC Dean Muratore Boys 7-11 40 54 Gerry Mackedon Boys 15-18 64 Stephanie Hom Vaccaro Girls 12-18* 45 Ryan Rittberger Boys 12-14 75 Molly Lennon Girls 45 78 Faith Francioso Girls 12-18 80 12-18* Girls 53 76 Sara SuazoSophia Ditta Girls 12-18 80 7-11 AUGUST 13 - CLUB MILL RIVER CC 76 AUGUST 17 - ROCKAWAY HUNTING Jack CaslerGerry Mackedon Boys 15-18 74 15-18 Boys 64 35 J. Holland Ryan Humphries Boys 12-14 74 12-14 Rittberger Boys 75 42 Ashley Harding Girls 12-18 86 77 AUGUST Faith17Francioso Girls 12-18 80 - HUNTINGTON CRESCENT CLUB Boys 12-14 80 12-18 Alexander Sara KeenerSuazo 47 Girls 80 AUGUST 18 - CANTIAGUE PARK GC AUGUST 17Boys - ROCKAWAY HUNTING CLUB 56 Anthony Mazzella Jr. 12-14* 31 Jack Casler Boys 74 Boys 7-11 31 15-18 Sachin Bhasin VaccaroHumphries Girls 12-18* 35 12-14 Stephanie Hom J. Holland Boys 74 74 41 Sophia Ditta Ashley Harding Girls 7-11 Girls 12-18 86 74 AUGUST 18 - GC @ MIDDLE BAY - HUNTINGTON CRESCENT CLUB 74 15-18 76 Kevin McGloin AUGUST 17 Boys Boys 80 Keener Boys 12-14 Keener 78 12-14 Alexander Alexander Jerry Yang Boys 78 PARK GC AUGUST 1812-14 - CANTIAGUE 42 80 12-14* Sara SuazoAnthony Mazzella Jr. Girls 12-18 Boys 31 41 AUGUST 19 - TOWERS CC Bhasin Boys 7-11 31 Sachin 43 Anthony Mazzella Jr. Boys 12-14* 37 Hom Vaccaro Girls 35 Alexander Stephanie Reyes Boy 7-11 42 12-18* Girls 41 Marissa DeSophia Marco Ditta Girls 12-18* 46 7-11 78 Amelie Phung Girls 18 7-11- GC @ MIDDLE 57 AUGUST BAY 85 AUGUST 19 - SUNKEN MEADOW PK GC Boys 15-18 76 Kevin McGloin 76 Joseph Tammaro Boys 15-18 71 Boys 78 Liam BoyleAlexander Keener Boys 12-14 70 12-14 Girls 12-18 81 12-14 Rosa Jones Jerry Yang Boys 78 68 AUGUST 20 - EISENHOWER BLUE GC Girls 12-18 80 Sara Suazo 74 Boys 15-18 72 David Goldstein AUGUST 19 - TOWERS 73 Michael Pilkington Boys 15-18 72 CC Anthony Mazzella Jr. Boys 37 Boys 15-18 72 12-14* Matthew Sweeney Liam BoyleAlexander Reyes Boys 12-14 69 7-11 Boy 42 73 Grace Daly 76 Marissa De Marco Girls 12-18 Girls 12-18* 46 77 AUGUST 21 - BETHPAGE YELLOW GC Girls 57 77 Boys 15-18 67 7-11 Jim SmootAmelie Phung AUGUST Boys 19 - 12-14 SUNKEN MEADOW PK GC 75 Liam Boyle 71 J. 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Junior Golf Tour

Overall Champions Nathan Han Rina Jung Boys 15-18 1st Brent Ito* 2nd Cole Vissicchio* 3rd Aidan McDermott Boys 12-14 (18 Holes) 1st Nathan Han 2nd Jackson Fretty 3rd Matthew Minerva Jr.* Boys 12-14 (9 Holes) 1st Anthony Mazzella Jr.* 2nd Patrick Fennelly 3rd Brad Castaldy 3rd Jackson Gaynor Boys 7-11 1st Steven Sudell* 2nd Eric Soderberg* 3rd Jonathan Oakes

Boys 15-18 1st Ryan Skae 2nd Eric Ganshaw* 3rd Justin Stagg* Boys 12-14 (18 Holes) 1st Jackson Fretty 2nd Matthew Minerva Jr. 3rd Christopher Chan Boys 12-14 (9 Holes) 1st Anthony Mazzella Jr. 2nd Kevin Glynn 3rd Jared Goldstein* Boys 7-11 1st Tyler Donnellan 2nd Andrew Chen 3rd Andrew Sample*

Girls 12-18 1st Rina Jung 2nd Rachel Corry* 3rd Lauren Peter*

Boys 12-14 (18 Holes) 1st J. Holland Humphries 2nd Jerry Yang 3rd Nathan Han* Boys 12-14 (9 Holes) 1st Charles-Andre Jolly* 2nd Thomas Grogan 3rd Sebastian Jolly* Boys 7-11 1st Andrew Chen 2nd Mark Stephen 3rd Dean Muratore

Girls 12-18 1st Jennifer Rosenberg 2nd Sara Suazo* 3rd Grace Daly Girls 12-18 (9 Holes) 1st Caraline Oakley 2nd Sydney Nethercott 3rd Stephanie Hom Vaccaro Girls 7-11 1st Jacqueline Lu 2nd Sophia Ditta 3rd Amelie Phung

Girls 12-18 (9 Holes) 1st Stephanie Hom Vaccaro 2nd Molly Lennon 3rd Sydney Nethercott Girls 7-11 1st Mia Scarpati 2nd Jacqueline Lu 3rd Maryanne Grace*

Girls 12-18 1st Sara Suazo 2nd Jessie Kweon 3rd Soona Lee-Tolley Girls 12-18 (9 Holes) 1st Samantha Chen 2nd Caraline Oakley* 3rd Casey Fox Girls 7-11 1st Gabriella Jolly 2nd Sophia Ditta 3rd Ella Coady*

Team Westchester *2015 Champions*

Team Long Island Liam Boyle Andre Chi Jacob Fain Faith Francioso Michael Frizalone Chris Gallo Tyler Gerbavsits Sean Haselton Patrick Healy Alexander Keener

Boys 15-18 1st Patrick Healy** 2nd Robert Montagnino* 3rd Joseph Tammaro

Theodore Lewis Nortee Panpinyo Jennifer Rosenberg Malini Rudra Jim Smoot Sara Suazo Joseph Tammaro Max Van Son Jerry Yang Kyle Zere

Anelise Browne Christopher Chan Kyra Cox Tyler De Pol Nicholas Delfico Matthew Ferrari Jackson Fretty Tiernan Gough Nathan Han Ryan Henn

Caroline Hodge Philip Hough Zain Jafar Soona Lee-Tolley Aidan McDermott James McHugh Philip Milana Ryan Miles Matthew Minerva Jr. Lukas Mulchi

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Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year Long Island Tour

Westchester Tour Boys 15-18 1st Ryan Skae 2nd Ryan Henn Aidan McDermott 3rd

Boys 15-18 1st Michael Frizalone 2nd Patrick Healy 3rd Joseph Tammaro

Boys 12-14 1st Jackson Fretty 2nd Nathan Han Matthew Minerva Jr. 3rd

Boys 12-14 1st Liam Boyle 2nd J. Holland Humphries 3rd Sean Haselton

Girls 12-18 1st Kyra Cox 2nd Soona Lee-Tolley 3rd Caroline Hodge

Girls 12-18 1st Sara Suazo 2nd Jessie Kweon 3rd Malini Rudra

Match Play Championship Boys Overall 1st Michael Frizalone 2nd Liam Boyle 3rd Lukas Mulchi Girls Overall 1st Jessie Kweon 2nd Kyra Cox 3rd Grace Daly

9 Hole Championship Boys 15-18 1st Ryan Skae 2nd Christian Ostberg 3rd Theodore Lewis Boys 12-14 1st Liam Boyle Jackson Fretty 2nd 3rd Nathan Han Girls 12-18 1st Kyra Cox 2nd Jessie Kweon 3rd Peyton Greco*

Overall Champions Ryan Skae Kyra Cox

Boys 12-14 (9 Holes) 1st Brad Castaldy* 2nd Kevin Glynn* 3rd Sebastian Jolly Boys 7-11 1st Eric Soderberg 2nd Henry Devaney* 3rd Brett Richards* Girls 12-18 (9 Holes) 1st Karli Williams* 2nd Samantha Chen* 3rd Caraline Oakley Girls 7-11 1st Sophia Ditta 2nd Jacqueline Lu* 3rd Jordyn Cline

Met PGA Junior Golf Foundation EY Sportsmanship Award Patrick Healy

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Junior Golf Tour 2 0 1 5 Me t P G A Ju n io r To u r M e d a l i s t s Ryan Ackert James Alden III Ethan Alexander Lianna Amoruso Allison Amoruso Kelli Andersen Jake Antinelli Brian Aslanian Aidan Autero Luke Bakshandeh Danielle Bambola Julia Barasch Anastasia Barnych Armando Barquin Harrison Barth Brian Bason Connor Belcastro Megan Belcastro Adam Bernstein Saurav Bhasin Sachin Bhasin Liam Bishop Jack Boatwright Samantha Bobman Angelo Bonvino John Borsch Liam Boyle* Devin Brandes Francis Braun Anelise Browne* B.K. Browne Jason Burke Tim Burke Annaliese Callahan Matthew Camel Ben Carpenter Brendan Carroll Tomas Cartaya Jack Casler Brad Castaldy* Sarah Castillo Matthew Catton William Celiberti Christopher Chan* Katherine Chan Chloe Chang Lauren Chen Andrew Chen* Samantha Chen* Andre Chi* Vienna Chiu Evelyn Chiu Lindsey Chu Ryan Chung Addison Cilmi Jordyn Cline* Ella Coady* Gary Cohan Emily Cohen Danielle Cohen Deanna Confessore Matthew Cooper Rachel Corry Katie Costello Kyra Cox* Dan Cozzi Brian Crawford Teresa Crowley Patrick Curley Grace Daly* Eliza Dana Tory Dana Matthew Danielson William Dantone Marissa De Marco Tyler De Pol* Luke Decena John Del Priore Johnny Del Priore Cristian Del Vecchio Nicholas Delfico* Samuel Demeri Henry Devaney* Shane DeVincenzo Mia Diamond Paige Diecidue Nicolette Dilluvio Nicholas Dimaio

Nick DiMarco Lucas Ditta Sophia Ditta* Robert Dixon George Dixon III Jason Dolney Tyler Donnellan* Martin Donohue Vivian D'Orazi Matthew D'Orio Noah Doucette Padruig Douglas Jake Dubrow Matty Dzialga Kathryn Dzialga Tyler Eichmann Alexander Ellis Tom Engelke William English Jacob Fain* Jack Faraci Will Farren Ashley Feighery Patrick Fennelly* Catherine Fennelly Ryan Fenton Matthew Ferrari* Jake Finnell Kolbein Finsnes Turner Foster Casey Fox* Justin Fox Andrew Frallicciardi Faith Francioso* Stephanie Fratianni Brent Fredericksen Jackson Fretty* Michael Frizalone* Josh Frumin Julianna Fullone Chris Gallo* Eric Ganshaw* Kyle Gardner Stanley Garrant George Garrett Jackson Gaynor* Josephine Genereux Tyler Gerbavsits* Samuel Gersten Mark Gertsen Jack Giamo Gavin Girard Kevin Glynn* Daniel Goetze Megan Gold David Goldstein Jared Goldstein* Tiernan Gough* Maryanne Grace* Charlie Graham Mia Gramesty Jonathan Granville Peyton Greco* Dominick Greco Danielle Greene Quinn Greene Nicholas Gregorio Quinn Grennan Raymond Gresalfi Sophia Gresalfi Thomas Grogan* Korey Grossman Alexander Gu Emilie Guo Lauren Guo Matthew Gurewitsch Hudson Hagmann Carly Haines Nathan Han* Ashley Harding Brendan Haselton* Sean Haselton Molly Healey Patrick Healy* Priscilla Hemway Ryan Henn* Morgan Hennessy Gabrielle Herzig

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Caroline Hodge* Alice Hodge Jake Hoffmann Stephanie Hom Vaccaro* Alex Horn Philip Hough* Jack Howard J. Holland Humphries* Nick Imas Brent Ito* Zain Jafar* Arjun Jayant Charles-Andre Jolly* Sebastian Jolly* Gabriella Jolly* Rosa Jones Trevor Jones Bobby Joyce Jimin Jung Rina Jung* Jonathan Kasday Alexander Keener* Rylan Kennedy Max Kenney Gabriella Khoury Jp Kilcullen Devon Kim Jasmine Kitahara Karl Kochersperger Thomas Kopstein Katherine Krahulik Kelly Kret Julia Kret Mary Kret Shkelqim Kukaj Mike Kullack Jessie Kweon* Ronan Lahiff Lucy Lamb Niko Lambrou Alexsandra Lapple Daniel Latto John Lauria Sean Lavery Joseph Lee Steven Lee Kaitlyn Lee Ryan Lee Chris Lee Soona Lee-Tolley* Molly Lennon* Simon Levy Andrew Levy Theodore Lewis* Marcus Lewis Jason Leyden Jack Lieder Ryan Lin Will Lodge Julia Lopreto Jacqueline Lu* Gerry Mackedon Peyton Macpherson Regan Macpherson Vincent Maddiona Alexa Madrid John Maguire Christopher Mahler Simon Markowitz Rebecca Markunas John Martin Mackenzie Martin Charlie Marvin Angela Masseria Kristine Masseria Dominique Mauldin Tyler Mazut Anthony Mazzella Jr.* Peter McCarthy Daniel McCooey Aidan McDermott* Kevin McGloin Devin McHale James McHugh* Alexandra McMahon Jack McQuade Jack Merrill Cj Merritt

Taylor Miano Philip Milana* Ryan Miles* Matthew Minerva* Matthew Missud Charlie Mitchell Molly Mitchell Kristen Moldovan Emily Montagnino Patrick Montagnino Robert Montagnino* Katelyn Mooney Kevin Moore Jake Moses Ishwar Mukherjee Lukas Mulchi* Mark Muratore Dean Muratore* James Murphy Michael Murphy Michael Nadeau Sebastian Naibaho Billy Nail Anthony Naples Anthony Nastro III Kendyl Nethercott Sydney Nethercott* Grace Ng Ryan Nicholl Ryan Nicholson Theodore Nick Jonathan Oakes* Christian Oakley Caraline Oakley* Audrey O'Brien Diego Ocasio Mary OConnor Allison O'Donnell Beck O'Kelly Liam O'Kelly Meghan O'Mara Bobby Osborn Christian Ostberg* Michael Ostrower Nortee Panpinyo* Sora Park Spencer Pere Sarah Perine Lauren Peter* Jeffrey Peters Liam Pharr Dillion Phelps Amanda Phillips Amelie Phung* Michael Pilkington Tessa Piontkowski Ben Pirro Jane Platt Payne Plum Max Popper Valerie Portelle David Powers Amanda Prechtl Carter Prince Thomas Purcell Lewis Raboy Grace Rao Christopher Rauchet Sophie Read Alexander Reyes Brett Richards* Nigel Riess Ryan Rittberger Reid Robbins George Roessler Benjamin Ropiak Jack Rosenberg Jennifer Rosenberg* Malini Rudra* Chad Ruggiero Corey Rutkin Neil Sachdeva Ella Saenger Andrew Sample* Luke Sample Madison Sanders Jordan Sanyshyn Sophia Sarrazin

MaryKate Saunders Mia Scarpati* Tiffany Schapira Philip Servider Zachary Shallat Sean Shallat Andrew Shapiro Thomas Shaw Gregory Shaw, III Daniel Shea Amelia Shen Madeline Silecchia Ryan Skae* Aaron Skii Robbie Skriloff Alec Skriloff P.J. Slattery Brendan Smith Jim Smoot* Eric Soderberg* John Spadone Nili Sprecher Justin Stagg* Andrew Stakey Drew Stamos Bridget Stanton Charlotte Stanton Erik Stauderman Alexis Steffen Jordan Stein Mark Stephen* Taylor Stoerback Sara Suazo* Steven Sudell* Andrew Summa Sarah Sung Titus Sung Matthew Sweeney Grant Sweeny Matthew Sweet Blake Swiggett Peter Taets Kendrick Tak Joseph Tammaro* Michael Tammaro Pasqualina Tartaglione Angela Tocco Will Tormey Edmund Trang Blakely Trapani Jon Triscari Jessica Tucciarone Amanda Tully Caitlin Tully Dylan Vaccaro Max Van Son* Palmer Van Tuyl Cole Vissicchio* Neil Vyas Connor Wackerman Lauren Wagner Calista Washburn Electra Washburn Glenn Watson Spencer Webb Timothy Weber Jackson Weisbrot Kate Weiss Daniel Wendelboe Karli Williams* Joshua Wimer Maximilian Wriedt Jared Yaker Matthew Yamin Jerry Yang* Mariella Yanitelli Gannon Yarmus Morgan Yi Kathryn Yi Andrew Zaback Alex Zahn Kyle Zere* Tyler Zere Caroline Zhao Grace Zhao


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The GPAPA golf platform is a customizable tool for individual Met PGA professionals to communicate with and impact their followers in the new digital age. For more information on membership benefits, visit us at or contact Ron Furman / Founder at

STATS-DRIVEN COACHING Use technology to bring you closer to your student’s game.





exactly how your students perform on the course without having to be there with them.

your student’s progress and successes by email or social media.

your student’s stats with each other for more targeted practice and friendly competition.

engagement with your students and provide an additional revenue stream for your coaching.

GAME GOLF is Allowable Under the Rules of Golf for use in competition (without the app). We are a proud partner of the PGA of America.




The PGA name, logos, and marks are a trademark of the Professional Golfer’s Association of America.



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