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President’s Message...3

Section News...20-24

Chapter & Assn. News...28-31

Executive Director’s Message...4

Membership News...24

Membership Updates...32

Tournament News...5-13, 16-17, 19

PGA of America News...24

Bulletin Board...33

NEPGA Credit Card...14-15

Social Media Corner...25

Foundation News...18

Junior News...26-27

FRONT COVER: There are plenty of tournaments left to play during the 2017 NEPGA Junior Tour season! Encourage the juniors at your club to sign up! Tips for promoting the NEPGA Junior Tour can be found on page 27 of this news magazine.

Rob Jarvis, PGA President robjarvis@pga.com

Ron Bibeau, PGA Vice President rbibeau@thefirstteemaine.org

Allan Belden, PGA Secretary allanbelden@gmail.com

Larry Kelley, PGA Honorary President larry@fivestargolfcars.com

Brian Bickford, PGA

Mike Bradshaw, PGA

John Fields, PGA

District Director Maine (207) 829-2225

bbickford@cumberlandmaine.com

District Director Rhode Island (401) 333-1303 pgapro@kirkbrae.com

District Director MA - Eastern (617) 484-5360 jfields@belmontcc.org

Dan Gillis, PGA

Rob Hardy, PGA

Scott Hickey, PGA

Senior Director (978) 692-4606 dangillis.nlcc@gmail.com

District Director New Hampshire 603-767-5601 Rob.hardy@mizunousa.com

District Director MA - Central (508) 869-9900 scotth@cypriankeyes.com

Lou Rivers, PGA

David Soucy, PGA

Glenn Kelly, PGA

District Director MA - Southern (508) 543-4661

District Director Vermont (802) 422-4653 vtgolfpro@yahoo.com

District Director Cape Cod (508) 548-2932 glennpkelly@netscape.net

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Rob Jarvis, PGA I hope this July edition of Full Swing Magazine finds you well. It is sure nice to finally see some comfortable temperatures and at least a few consecutive days of sunshine. Seeing happy faces on our golfers is certainly a welcome sight as well. As you know, we are in full swing (pun definitely intended) with our tournament program. Section Governance is not as active this time of year as in the winter, but I do have some interesting events and news to speak about this month.

I was very fortunate to participate in the Interstate 99 Challenge on June 20th. In case you missed it, this was the first major fundraising initiative for our Foundation. What is Interstate 99? A golf marathon like no other! A team of NEPGA Staff, Professionals, and special guests teamed up to play 99 holes of golf in one day. That in alone would be an impressive feat, but throw in some geography, and now you have something. Our team not only played an extra 9 holes than anticipated, but did so touching ground in each of our Chapter states. The crew started at day break in Vermont, travelled to New Hampshire and then to Maine. From there the guys headed to Massachusetts and finally finished up in Rhode Island. Special thanks are due to our host clubs. Quechee Club, Montcalm, The Ledges, Renaissance, and Kirkbrae Country Club were all wonderful hosts and we could not have made it happen without them. This was no easy task on the individuals participating. It was a physical grind but with the mission of the Foundation in their hearts, they persevered and raised almost $10,000 for the NEPGA Foundation! All of our players had great support from their friends, family, and sponsors who contributed to this very successful initiative. In case you missed it, Kristen Garrone and all of our players posted some wonderful content to our social media outlets. There is also a great recap video so make sure you check all of that stuff out to see how this monumental day unfolded.

The NEPGA now has a State Senator in the board room. David Soucy, PGA was recently appointed by the Governor of Vermont to fill a seat in the state senate! Dave is also the Vermont District Director and a very active NEPGA BOD member. This just goes to show you that there is nothing our NEPGA Professionals can’t do. Dave has shown great leadership throughout his life and his career. He has held every office, including President, in the Vermont Chapter and has chaired several committees along the way. I think it is safe to assume that his experience in PGA Governance has inspired him to get involved even further. In my time with him over the years, I have come to know Dave as a fair and balanced leader and one that will certainly listen to his constituents. He is a great person and there is no doubt that the state of Vermont is go-

ing to benefit from his leadership. I wish him the best of luck in this endeavor and offer my sincere congratulations on this honor.

Last month our District One Director, Noel Gebauer, PGA, organized a conference call with our partner Sections of Northeastern New York and Connecticut. The goal here was not only to give Noel an opportunity to communicate with us what is happening on the national level, but to give us the opportunity to share with him our Section needs. We have been very fortunate to have NEPGA Professional Donnie Lyons as our District One Director for the last three years and I am very pleased to say that Noel is picking up right where he left off. Like Donnie, Mr. Gebauer is a passionate PGA Professional that listens to the Sections he represents and is not afraid to bring our opinions forward on the national level. Ongoing communication within the district is crucial to Noel’s position. If we do not articulate our feelings and ideas to him, it is difficult for him to do so in return. I have enjoyed getting to know him better throughout the past year and am very excited that he is representing us. Having a united and informed district will only benefit all PGA Professionals in our Sections and Noel is doing a great job accomplishing that so far. As summer begins to unfold I hope to see all of you out and playing in events. We have a great schedule coming up with a lot of courses that you certainly don’t want to miss out on. Make sure to check www.nepga.com for upcoming tournaments so you don’t let an opportunity pass you by. Until next month, enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures and get out and play! Respectfully Submitted, Rob Jarvis, PGA New England PGA President


Mike Higgins Summer has arrived! I would like to start my July letter with a few accolades and congratulations. First off to the 15 New England PGA Professionals that traveled to Oregon for the 2017 PNC – great job, and thank you for representing the New England Section so well. A special congrats to Bobby Bruso, PGA, and Matt Zdon, PGA for making the 36 hole cut, to Shawn Warren, PGA and Rich Berberian, Jr, PGA for making the 54 hole cut, and to Rich for a 5th place finish which qualifies him for the 2017

PGA Championship. The Professional National Championship is a grand stage in competitive golf, certainly for club professionals, but two NEPGA Professionals took it to another level and played in one of our Nation’s Open Championships. Kudos to past New England PGA Champions

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Chip Johnson, PGA and Ron Philo, PGA for playing in the 2017 United States Senior Open at Salem CC. These NEPGA Guys Are Good. When the summer months arrive there is a shift in our operation for a few months. Education and employment doesn’t stop, but it certainly slows down a bit and there is a shift in our focus. During the summer we are more focused on the implementation of our planning and conducting all NEPGA events. These include our Championships, junior events, Drive, Chip & Putts and our Chapter programs. Just to paint a little bit of a perspective, your Section will conduct 84 events in the month of July. That is an average of 2.7 events per day, and if you remove the weekend days, that means we average 4 events per day. A very impressive accomplishment indeed.

As busy as the New England PGA may be, we also understand how busy PGA Professionals are during the summer months as well. We work very hard to improve our programs year after year, so that we can accommodate your schedules the best we can. I can not tell you how impressed I am with the hours and dedication PGA Professionals put in at their facilities, and then when

they are able to compete in an event, they do so at a high level. I know while you are in the middle of your summer schedules at your facilities you may think your owner, or your members, may not see your hard work, but they do. Keep showing your value by growing the game through programing. Play with your members, and help them improve their games. Keep conducting high quality events that make your members want to participate more and make their guests want to join your facility. Continue to be visible and engaged, and every once in a while take a look at the PGA Professional Badge Ad and remind yourself what you do every day.

I look forward to seeing many of you throughout the summer. If there is ever anything either myself or any of the dedicated staff can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to reach out. Respectfully, Michael Higgins New England PGA Executive Director

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Two NEPGA Professionals playing in U.S. Senior Open at Salem Chip Johnson, PGA of Hatherly CC shot a four-over par two-round score of 144 to finish cut after two rounds at the U.S. senior Open in Salem CC in Salem, MA held on June 29-July 2, 2017. Ron Philo, PGA of Stowe Mountain Resort shot a two-round total score of +9, 149 to also finish outside of the cut line for the event. Johnson had a solid opening round in the Open, finishing at just twoover par with a 73. His scorecard was relatively clean through much of the day, making 14 pars in total through the round. He struggled some on the front nine, making bogey on the second hole and double-bogey on the eighth. However, he rebounded on the back,

making a birdie to get to +1. Even with another bogey added to his total, Johnson's +2, 73 score was an achievement in the talented field. Through the second round, Johnson teetered on the border of the cut line, and made a solid push to make the third round of play. With the predicted cut line at +2, he battled through much of the round, balancing strong play with strategy. Starting from the tenth, he made bogey on 12, but came back with birdies on the 13th and 14th to turn at one under for the day at the turn. The front side however, proved more challenging. He made bogey on the 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th holes. Even with birdies on

six and nine, his effort would be great but unfortunately not enough to get to the +2 mark; finishing outside the cut line at 144. Philo ran into some difficulties in his first round as well. He started out strong, only making one bogey on the ninth hole to make the turn at +1. This was a very strong score in the field at the halfway point. However, his troubles began late at Salem. He went on to make bogey on 11, 12 and 18; and made double-bogey on the 16th. His second round would unfortunately be much of the same, finishing at +3, 73 in the second round, and +9 149 for the event. Both Johnson and Philo qualified locally through Kernwood CC's qualifier and were the only 2 PGA Professionals from the New England Section in the field. Kenny Perry fired an impressive two-under par score of 68 in the fourth and final round at Salem to finish at 16, 264 for the event to take home the U.S. Senior Open Championship. He carded just two under Kirk Triplett who lead most of the event and finished at -14 266. Playing on the national stage is quite an achievement and the New England PGA is very proud of both Chip and Ron for representing the NEPGA well in a tough and talented field. Way to go Chip and Ron! You can find full results at www.usga.org.

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Berberian finishes T5 at PPC, qualifies for PGA Championship Rich Berberian Jr., PGA shot a four-round total score of oneunder par 286 to finish tied for 5th at the 2017 PGA Professional Championship at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon held on June 18-21, 2017. His top 20 finish secured him a spot at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in August. Berberian was lingering around the top of the leaderboard for much of the four-day competition. Through his first two rounds, getting a first look at both the Crosswater and Meadows courses, he fired an impressive 137. This was good enough to be tied for first at the 36-hole cut with Jamie Broce, PGA (Toledo, Ohio), and the rest of the pack following closely behind. However, the third round in the PPC would prove to be much more of a challenge for the defending PGA Professional Champion. Things got tough on Tuesday on the Crosswater course around the 7th hole. Berberian carded a bogey, then a quadruple bogey, and finally another bogey to drop way down the leaderboard. He would rebound slightly, but was unable to make it all the way back, finishing with a sixover par 78 for the day. "I went out there on Tuesday thinking I needed to make birdies," Berberian said to PGA.com’s T.J Auclair. "The course wasn't lending itself to that approach. In the long run, it hurt because I was too aggressive and my misses left me in bad spots and I putted pretty bad." He improved in the fourth andfinal round, and shot a oneunder par 71 to finish with a to-

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tal score of one-under par 286, and tied for fifth. His resilience was enough to help him once again punch a ticket to the PGA Championship, which is August 10-13 at Quail Hollow CC in Charlotte, NC. Omar Uresti, PGA of Austin, Texas went on to win the PPC in a playoff over Dave McNabb, PGA, with a final score of fourunder par 283. He gets to take home the championship trophy in 2017, after losing to Berberian in a playoff in the 2016 PPC. Berberian was joined in Oregon by 14 other New England PGA Professionals, almost all of which had qualified through the NEPGA Section Championship. Ron Philo, PGA was the only other player aside from defending champion Berberian who was exempt into the event. Matt Doyle, PGA; Shawn Warren, PGA; Jeff Martin, PGA; Kevin Rhoads, PGA; Eric Barlow; PGA, Chris Trout, PGA, Steven Daly, PGA; Rico Riciputi, PGA; Kirk Hanefeld, PGA; Dan Venezio, PGA; Bob Bruso,

PGA; Matt Zdon, PGA; and Jeff Seavey, PGA, were all in the PPC field as well. Warren played strong in the PGA Professional Championship as well, finishing alongside Berberian as the NEPGA players to make the final cut. Warren had three strong opening rounds, shooting 71 in his first round, 71 in the second, and 73 in the third. However, his struggles came in Wednesday’s final round where he shot 78. Warren finished with a six-over par score of 293 in the event. The New England PGA is incredibly proud of all of its professionals who represented the Section in the PGA Professional Championship. We look forward to another great Section Championship in 2017 at Turner Hill GC and Renaissance, and being able to send more of our professionals to the PPC in 2018.

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Oakley CC Team wins Pro-Lady Bill Cunningham, PGA and Sheri Siegel (Oakley CC) shot a three-over-par score of 73 in the gross division to be crowned the next Pro-Lady Champions at Kernwood CC in Salem, Ma on Thursday. The two conquered the rain, wind and team-based format for a hard fought victory. The format of the Pro-Lady of select drive, alternate shot is heavily dependent on teamwork. Cunningham and Siegel excelled at helping each other out of tough situations. Starting from the 14th hole, the duo struggled as the heavy rains began to fall. They made bogey on the 16th and 18th before making the turn to the front side of the course.

+2 with a bogey on the second. They had solid play throughout the front side, making a birdie on the par-three ninth hole. The Oakley Team was rolling but struggled late, finishing bogey-bogey on the 12th and 13th holes, their last two before coming in. That fact alone may have been frustrating, but with how tough and long Kernwood CC had played, it was an accomplishment. They finished at three-overpar with a gross score of 73.

They made a clutch birdie on the first hole but unfortunately dropped back to

The Hidden Creek GC team of Vince Molesky, PGA and Tracy Molesky finished three shots back from the Oakley CC team at +6. They had strong play throughout the day, especially on the back of the course, where they only made two bogeys. Even with a birdie on the first hole, they would be held down

Pos Team

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1

Oakley CC (Cunningham/Siegel)

+3

73

2

Hidden Creek CC (Molesky/Molesky)

+6

76

T3

Kernwood CC (Dully/Fermon)

+7

77

T3

Pocasset GC (Halunen/Galligan)

+7

77

T3

Lexington CC (Wilczewski/Wilczewski)

+7

77

T6

Ould Newbury GC (Margeson Jr/Dickison)

+8

78

T6

TPC Boston (Nowosielski/Zenisky)

+8

78

T6

Swansea CC (Drury/Lancaster)

+8

78

T9

Montcalm GC (Mansfield/Clark)

+9

79

T9

Kernwood CC (Bramlett/Dale)

+9

79

by a bogey and two double bogeys on five and six. They finished their day at +6 with a 76 and sole possession of second place. Kernwood CC and the NEPGA very much lucked out with the weather on Thursday. Even though it was damp and uncharacteristically cool, some of the most threatening weather in New England missed the Pro-Lady. Even with a couple of showers, the event and fun were able to go on as scheduled. Thank you to Frank Dully, PGA and Kernwood Country Club for hosting this event for another year. Also a huge thank you to partner Nivo and Sue Powers for some great tee gifts for all of the ladies in the event!


Berberian Jr. tears it up at SPS #3 Rich Berberian Jr., PGA (Vesper CC) shot a six-under par score of 64 to take the championship spot at George Wright Golf Club for Stroke Play Series #3 on Tuesday, July 11th. He finished ahead of the rest of the field by four strokes. With a later tee time, Berberian dodged some of the early rainstorms that plagued most of the field. He began his front nine with a birdie on the first hole and another on the sixth. His play would only improve as he headed to the back, and harder side, of the course. Berberian turned it on, making birdies on 12, 15, 16, and 18. He made no bogeys throughout the day, just pars and birdies. He finished at sixunder, 64 and in the top spot. Berberian Jr. attributes his great play to some prior knowledge of the course “Playing here last year really helped me out,” said Berberian. “There are some tee shots that could make the rest of the hole

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Tour. Also thank you to Scott Allen, PGA and George Wright Golf Club for hosting this event again.

pretty tough if you didn’t know which way to go with it.” However much he knew the course’s layout, Berberian’s play was top-notch. John Hickson, PGA (Sebasco Harbor GR) also had a great day on the course. He struggled early, picking up a couple of bogeys on the first and fifth holes. On the back, he made up for those mistakes by making birdies on the 11th, 14th, 15th and 17th holes. However, it wouldn’t be quite enough to surpass Berberian. He finished with a strong two-under par score of 68. The next Stroke Play Series event will be at The Cape Club of Sharon (formerly Spring Valley CC) in Sharon, Mass on August 7th. Thank you to partners in this event, Avidia Bank, Ahead, Bushnell, Cutter and Buck, Yamaha, and PGA

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Total

1

Rich Berberian

-6

64

2

John Hickson

-2

68

T3

Jeffrey Martin

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69

T3

Brian Spitz

-1

69

T5

Thomas Tobey

E

70

T5

Kirk Hanefeld

E

70

T7

John Paesani

+1

71

T7

Brenden Mitchell

+1

71

T7

Adam Hemeon

+1

71

T7

Lucas Langelier

+1

71

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Hillview Professional Takes Top Spot at SPS #2 Christopher Carter, PGA (Hillview GC) shot a one-under par 70 to take the top spot at Stroke Play Series #2 at Sterling National Country Club on Monday, June 26th. He was the only NEPGA Professional to finish under par in the event. Carter played in the final group of the day and had powerful competition in Shawn Warren, PGA (Falmouth CC) and John Fields, PGA (Belmont CC). Carter came out with strong play on the front, making birdies on the second and fourth holes. He’d make only one bogey on the par three seventh, to turn at one under. After the turn, he made a birdie on the 12th, but followed it up with two bogeys, one on the 13th and 16th. On the closing hole, Carter sunk a clutch putt to make birdie and move back to one-under. John Hickson, PGA (Sebasco Harbor GR) had a strong, consistent day on the course as well. Hickson began with a quick birdie on the 500-yd par five. He followed up with a bogey on two, and rebounded with another birdie on three. After another bogey on four he was back at even par. After that stretch, he made 14 straight pars. His consistent play was good enough to finish T2 with Section heavy hitters Jeff Seavey, PGA (Samoset Resort) and Kirk Hanefeld, PGA (Salem CC). One of the unique challenges that Sterling CC brought were its very narrow fairways and blind tee shots. For much of the rounds, guys who found their tee shots and approaches in the trees had a lot of trouble getting back to the fairway. This kept scores from being very low, and kept most professionals over par. Thank you to Sterling National CC and PGA Head Professional Chris Hulme, PGA for hosting this great event! Also thank you to event partners: Avidia Back, Ahead, Bushnell, Cutter and Buck, SCNS Sports Foods, PGA Tour, and Yamaha.

Pos Player

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Total

1

Christopher Carter

-1

70

T2

John Hickson

E

71

T2

Jeff Seavey

E

71

T2

Kirk Hanefeld

E

71

T5

Matt Arvanitis

+1

72

T5

Brendan Ray

+1

72

T5

Rob Tramonti

+1

72

T5

Liam Friedman

+1

72

T5

Shawn Warren

+1

72

+2

73

T10 Eric Barlow

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Smestad, PGA; Mahan Beat Wind to take Home Pro +1 Championship

Brett Smestad, PGA and Mike Mahan carded a six-under par score of 65 (gross) to take home the Pro + 1 Am Championship at the Carnegie Abbey Club in Portsmouth, RI on Monday, June 19th. The duo finished first in both the gross and net divisions. Smestad and Mahan exemplified the format of Monday’s play. One best ball of two events often depends on deft in teamwork, and where one player had a mistake, the other was there to pick him up. They began on the sixth hole, where Smestad struggled and made bogey. Mahan was able to stay solid and pick him up with a par. They continued like this throughout their round, and were able to finish the day with a gross score of six-under par 65. It also worked out that they would card the same score in the net division, tied for second with Tom Rooney, PGA and Brian Copeland (LeBaron Hills).

scores tough to come by. However, they were not impossible, and many teams were able to navigate the winds expertly.

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Total

1

Brett Smestad Mike Mahan (a)

-6

65

T2

Rick Durocher Brett Malbeouf (a)

-4

67

T2

Tom Tobey Dave Pagnini (a)

-4

67

T4

Tom Rooney Brian Copeland (a)

-3

68

T4

Josh Fickert Kevin McMenamy (a)

-3

68

T4

Chris Carpenter Jeremy Meade (a)

-3

68

T7

Brendan Ray Mitch Pozez (a)

-2

69

T7

PJ Breton Michael McCarthy (a)

-2

69

T7

Gregg Richbourg Ryan Brown (a)

-2

69

-1

70

T10 Tony DiGiorgio Geoff Burgess (a)

Tom Tobey, PGA and Dave Pagnini of Sandwich Hollows GC had a fantastic day on the course as well. The duo carded six birdies and one eagle with only one bogey on the day. In the net division they finished at seven-under par with a 64. On his own ball, Tobey shot a one-under par 70. He took home the Individual Professional Division. Thank you to Jim and Kevin Lynch from partner Prize Possessions for the great championship trophies for the winners. Thank you as well to Levelwear and rep. Ron Delehanty for awesome tee gifts for all of our professionals! Thank you to Partner Turkish Airlines. Finally, thank you to the staff at Carnegie Abbey for a great day, PGA Head Professional Jim DiMarino and Brendan Ray, PGA.

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NEPGA Pro-Officer Enjoys Spectacular Day on Martha’s Vineyard The New England PGA was island hopping the week of June 12-16, making a stop on Nantucket for the Boys & Girls Club Pro-Am on Monday, and later returning to the island that is closer to the mainland but just as beautiful as its neighbor across Nantucket Sound. On Thursday, June 15th the NEPGA Pro-Officer visited Vineyard Golf Club, the exclusive private club located on the eastern side of the island. The island, known as a vacation getaway for many, including multiple US Presidents, hosted 70 players from clubs around New England for a spectacular day of golf and camaraderie. The experience at the recently Gil Hanse redesigned golf course is as good as any in the area. Players drive down an unassuming road after entering the property through an unmarked entrance, and pull up to a magnificent Vineyard style clubhouse with birch and hickory wood lining the entire interior. Upon arrival inside the clubhouse, all guests shoes are taken for a thorough clean – a nice service in of itself, but a necessity for the care of the course. Vineyard Golf Club does not use pesticides on the property making it one of the most natural golf course environments in the world, and the removal of pesticides and various elements that could harm the grass is paramount to keeping the property in pristine, organic condition. The Vineyard Golf Club staff, from host Eri Seguin and his Assistant Professionals, to chef Anthony Rubeni and Superintendent Kevin Banks were all present to greet players and rolled out the red carpet for our PGA Professionals and their influential club leaders that made the trip. Each player was given their own locker, and treated like a member for the day with access to practice areas and the full clubhouse. Vineyard Golf Club is a walking facility, and each player had a trained caddie for the round to

again provide a unique golfing experience and give a guided tour of the newly-designed layout which had changed significantly since the last time the NEPGA had visited in 2012.

of Acoaxet, Jim Salinetti, PGA and William Crowe of Winchester and Brian Moskevich, PGA and Kevin Doherty of Manchester CC all took home hardware. On the net side, Brent Amaral continued his strong day by firing 10-under par with two of his members, Tom Slaight and Carney. Amaral also fired a 2-over par 74 for Low Professional honors.

Also upon arrival, all players were greeted in the clubhouse foyer by our dedicated partner representatives – Five Star Golf Cars, Adidas Ashworth Golf and Tournament Solutions – who provided outstanding tee gifts for all Pos Team players and supplemented the purse for the day. T1 Manchester (Moskevich/Doherty) After everyone had settled in at their club for the day, it was time to enjoy some golf on this outstanding piece of property. There were 42 teams in the 1 Best Ball of 2, Gross & Net contest. The course held up against the field, as 2-under par 70 took home the low gross honors with three teams finishing as Co-Champions. Brent Amaral, PGA and Steve Carney

+/- Total -2

70

T1

Winchester (Salinetti/Crowe)

-2

70

T1

Acoaxet (Amaral/Carney)

-2

70

T4

Manchester (Moskevich/Sherman)

-1

71

T4

Thorny Lea (Watroba/Cronin)

-1

71

T4

Thorny Lea (Watroba/Gadles)

-1

71

T4

Acoaxet (Amaral/Mercer)

-1

71

T4

Acoaxet (Amaral/Slaight)

-1

71

T4

Worcester (Shaw/Fitzgerald)

-1

71

E

72

T10 Manchester (Moskevich/Thompson)


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Click on the event name to register on PGA.org, or call (800) 474-2776 to register before each event’s deadline.

Renaissance Golf Club, Haverhill, MA & The Golf Club at Turner Hill, Ipswich, MA August 21-23, 2017 Register by August 2, 2017

The Bay Club at Mattapoisett, Mattapoisett, MA September 11-12, 2017 Register by August 23, 2017

The 2017 Pro-Senior Invitational will be contested at historic Agawam Hunt Club, in Rumford, RI. This event is sure to be a treat for NEPGA Professionals and three of their club members, each of whom must be at least 50 years old on the date of the event. The Professionals may be any age. Professionals may bring a family member (who meets the age requirement) as one of their Amateurs, even if they are not a member of the Professional’s facility. The tournament’s format will be one best ball of the four, with gross and net divisions. Participants may choose their own tee times during registration for this event.

Registration is now closed.

The NEPGA is excited to return to the Haven Golf Club for this year’s iteration of the Pro-Pro Stroke Play Championship. The event’s format will be 36 holes of four ball stroke play, with lunch served in between rounds. First round tee times will run between 7:30 and 9:30 off holes #1 and #10, with second round being played 5 ½ hours after the first round time, from the opposite tee. This event is open to Class A NEPGA members only. Please note that this is a limited field event, with the first 52 registered teams comprising the field, so be sure to sign up before it’s too late! Thank you to Martin Golf and the PGA Tour for their partnership in this event.

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The 2017 NEPGA Senior Championship, presented by MercedesBenz USA,, will be held at Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow, VT, and will be a qualifier for the PGA of America’s Senior PGA Professional Championship. The deadline to register for the qualifier has passed. You may still sign up for the Section’s Senior Championship by logging into BlueGolf. Please be aware that those who sign up through BlueGolf will NOT be entered into the national qualifier. Thank you to Presenting Sponsor Mercedes-Benz, USA along with supporting sponsors R.J. Shepherd, John Deere and the PGA Tour for their support.

The 2017 Stroke Play Series marches on as we visit The Cape Club of Sharon, formerly Spring Valley Country Club in Sharon, MA. A championship golf course renowned for its sport as well as its beauty, The Cape Club of Sharon’s natural setting and expertly designed greens prove a great challenge. It was the site of the 2016 NEPGA Assistant Championship and will be an excellent test. The NEPGA would like to express appreciation to PGA Head Professional Mike Powers for hosting, and to tournament partners Ahead, Cutter & Buck, Yamaha, Avidia Bank, 1st/10th Tee Energy Bars, Bushnell Golf, and the PGA Tour.


Interstate 99 a huge success as team raises over $11,000 for NEPGA Foundation. The New England PGA’s Interstate 99 Golf Marathon was a huge success. The team raised more than $9,000 and saw many smiles throughout a very long day.

and extra golf balls on the course. Dan Limauro, PGA at the Ledges gave some course advice and helped the team navigate through member groups.

Higgins. “The money raised is going to go to wonderful programs that are going to positively affect lives through the game of golf.”

Dave McAdams, Ryan Kesten, PGA, Mike Higgins, Chris Clayton and Tommy Austin played in what turned out to be 108 holes for the day. They began at the Quechee Club in Quechee, VT at 5am. After playing 36 holes in just under two hours, the team loaded back into the van and headed to the next course. They then traveled to play 18 holes at Montcalm GC in NH, The Ledges GC in ME, Renaissance in MA, and Kirkbrae CC in RI.

All in all, the core team played 108 holes. The original plan may have been to play just 99, but while at Quechee, the group made the executive decision for an extra nine holes, given their pace was so quick, and the chance of running into traffic later on was threatening.

The New England PGA Foundation, established in 2016, has a mission to impact lives through the game of golf. Many of the NEPGA’s 1100 men and women PGA Professionals are impacting charitable causes every day, whether it is raising money for charity, organizing charitable outings at their courses, volunteering their time to teach the game and many other ways. The charitable arm of the NEPGA aims to grow the impact their PGA Professionals are making on a daily basis by raising funds and enhancing programs throughout New England.

At most locations the group featured a guest player. In VT and NH, Honorary President Larry Kelley, PGA joined the group. In NH, PGA Professional Corey Mansfield, PGA was also on hand to play a fast-paced 18 holes with the group. In ME, NEPGA President Rob Jarvis was with the team, and in RI, Mike Bradshaw, PGA played. At Quechee in VT, Renaissance in Mass., and The Ledges in ME, PGA Professionals were on hand to help the group move through their respective courses and offer advice. T.J. Anthione, PGA had everything ready for the NEPGA team when they arrived at 5am. Stuart Cady, PGA and Ben Tyler, PGA gave the players some lunch

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The team was very strong throughout most of the day, but the early morning and muscular soreness proved to be a challenge for almost all members of the team by the end of the day. In all, the team traveled 262 miles, played 648 holes, and spent almost 10 total hours on a golf course. The Interstate 99 Golf Marathon is the first fundraiser the New England PGA has run to benefit the New England PGA Foundation. It was a great success, and between individual team members fundraising, the team as a whole surpassed their fundraising goal of $10,000 and raised over $11,000 for the New England PGA Foundation. “The New England PGA Foundation’s first fundraiser, the Interstate 99, was a huge success,” said Executive Director Michael

Thank you to our partners in this event, Linksoul and representative Kristen May, Taylormade, and Ahead. Also a huge thank you to all of the courses we visited and the PGA Professionals who helped us out at each stop: T.J Anthione, PGA and Quechee GC, Corey Mansfield, PGA and Montcalm GC, Dan Limauro, PGA and The Ledges GC, Stuart Cady, PGA at Renaissance GC, and Mike Bradshaw, PGA at Kirkbrae GC. For more information, please visit www.nepgafoundation.com.

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Rich Berberian Jr., PGA was awarded the 2016 PGA Professional Player of the Year Awards at the Players Party prior to the 50th PGA Professional Championship at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon. Click here to watch Rich’s Tribute Video, and click here to watch a clip from the ceremony. Congrats, Rich! (Pictured left: PGA of America President Paul Levy, PGA with Rich Berberian, Jr., PGA)

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The town of Fall River and the State of Massachusetts named the bridge leading into Fall River CC after long time head professional Tom Tetrault, PGA. It was a great day. Well over 75 people were in attendance for the bridge dedication ceremony.

Jasiel Carreia, Mayor of Fall River; Tom Tetrault, PGA; State Senator Mike Rodrigues; State Representative Carol Fiola and State Senator Patricia Haddad.

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Nearly halfway through the New England Series season, 2017 has yielded some record numbers. With 309 members, the highest number to date, the New England Series is on its way to yet another successful season. We have seen routinely full fields at many of the events, and are on pace to best our record number of rounds by season’s end. The success of the New England Series certainly is credited in large part to the generous PGA Professionals who offer up their facility for the day. They provide a member-like experience for all New England Series members who participate in these events. The New England PGA and New England Series would like to thank those PGA Professionals who have extended a warm welcome thus far this season: Mark Nowolsielski, PGA TPC Boston Jeffrey Halunen, PGA Pocasset GC Nathan Hopley, PGA Turner Hill Allan Belden, PGA Worcester CC Kyle Phelps, PGA Rhode Island CC Dave Tiedemann, PGA Shelter Harbor Jim DiMarino, PGA Carnegie Abbey Stuart Cady, PGA Renaissance GC Adam Hemeon, PGA Weston GC


Spotlight Drew Anderson, PGA NEPGA Merchandiser of the Year—Resort and Brian Owens . Where did you go to school? I attended North Kingstown High School, RI and the Golf Academy of America, Orlando FL. Who inspired or mentored you? I have had the pleasure to be mentored and educated by all my former Head Golf Professionals. John Rainone, Drew Chapman, Dave Marcotte, Jim Corrigan, Mark Heartfield and Joe Connerton have all played a significant roll in my life and my professional development as a well rounded Head Golf Professional.

At what age did you begin to play golf? I begin playing the game of golf at the age of 11. Who taught you the game? I began playing golf at the North Kingstown Municipal Golf Course, RI and was taught by Mark O'Brien, John Rainone

When did you decide to become a PGA Professional and why? I was fortunate to know at the age of 16 that the game of golf and being a PGA Professional was something I wanted to make a part of my life. The opportunity to be outdoors, enjoying time with members that are just as passionate about the game as me and making a positive impact on my staff and students every day continues to motivate me professionally.

Of all the courses that you have played, which one is your favorite? I have had the opportunity to play many great facilities in my life but the experience I had at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY is the best to date. Tell us about your family. I'm blessed to have my beautiful wife Stephanie, 16 month old daughter Catherine and our toy poodle Fenway. Since moving to Vermont last year we are enjoying all the sports and local activities that the state has to offer year round. What other interests do you have besides the game of golf? Biking, snowboarding, hiking and leadership/motivational reading. What would you like to leave as your legacy to the game? I would like to leave my professionalism and caring attitude to the game of golf. I idea that I can positively impact someone's life, be a mentor and represent the club in a positive light both inside and outside of the work place would truly be a great way to be remembered.

Brian Bickford, PGA NEPGA Merchandiser of the Year—Public At what age did you begin to play golf? 10 Who taught you the game? Gary Rees, PGA Where did you go to school? Greely High School and United States Naval Academy Who inspired or mentored you? Bob Darling, Jr., PGA, Wayne Webster, Ron Murray, Former PGA Gary Rees, PGA, Bryce Roberts, PGA When did you decide to become a PGA Professional and why? I gave up a perfectly good career in health care to follow my dream and become a PGA Professional at the course I grew up at...Val Halla.

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Of all the courses that you have played, which one is your favorite? I love Kebo Valley GC in Bar Harbor; The Country Club; and Seminole. Tell us about your family. Married 28 years to wife Cindy. We've played golf together 3 times and she walked off twice. Daughter Meghan is a PGA Professional at Pittsburgh Field Club and Everglades Club. Kyle is a technician for Mercedes of Denver and I now buy him Snap On tools instead of Titleist drivers. What other interests do you have besides the game of golf? I love collecting golf antiques. What would you like to leave as your legacy to the game? A person who was given an extra hour a day and used it...

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Stuart Cady, PGA NEPGA Merchandiser of the Year—Private

At what age did you begin to play golf? 8 Who taught you the game? My father Where did you go to school? Arizona State University PGM

This year has been an exciting year on the PGA Tour with Dustin Johnson winning three early events and is on top of the FedEx Cup Leaderboard, with the first major for Sergio Garcia at The Masters in a sudden death playoff with Justin Rose, and with the emergence of new stars winning their first events. Johnson, along with the other top 100 points leaders in the FedEx Cup Race after the first FedEx Cup Playoff, will be competing at the TPC Boston in Norton to move on to the next Playoff Event. With the newly named Dell Technologies Championship just about three months away on Thursday, August 31st, we are in need of Ambassadors for both the morning and afternoon waves. There is also available the chance to walk both waves if you are interested. The morning wave is from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. The afternoon wave is from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. This is always an enjoyable day to go inside the ropes with PGA Tour Professionals and their amateurs acting as Ambassadors of

Who inspired or mentored you? Colin Gillies at Penobscot Valley CC. I started working for Colin before high school, he allowed me to play way more golf than he should have, and that's when I became hooked. Curt Hudek at ASU was great to me as the Director of the PGM program. And working for Brendan Walsh at TCC after college was an incredible opportunity. Brendan affects your life for the better in ways you don't even realize at the time.

Tell us about your family. My wife Erin is the Volleyball Coach at Bowdoin College. My parents, Rob and Mary, still live in Orono, ME. My older brother Houston and his wife Heather, live in Ellsworth, ME, and my older sister Kate lives is Boston.

When did you decide to become a PGA Professional and why? Junior year of high school. Golf had become more enjoyable than hockey and baseball, and I learned about the PGM program. I knew it would be a great way to help people achieve their awesomeness.

What would you like to leave as your legacy to the game? Making the game more FUN. This great game could be even better if everyone relaxed a bit and tried to have more fun. If we created more environments and opportunities where people can be themselves and have a blast playing some version of actual golf, this game would be thriving. And to help everyone I encounter to be the best version of themselves.

Of all the courses that you have played, which one is your favorite? Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand

What other interests do you have besides the game of golf? Learning, discovering, improving, reading, and being away from civilization.

the PGA of America and assisting the amateur players with course management and pace of play. As an Ambassador, you will receive a logo’d golf shirt along with credentials and a parking pass to use at the Pro Am on Thursday, August 31st. You will receive 1 MSR credit for each hour that you are on the course. This is under the "Growth of the Game" category. If you have any questions, please call the NEPGA office at 508.869.0000. Brian Bain, PGA with Jason Day

Click Here to register for the AM Wave from 7am - 9am. Click Here to register for the PM Wave from 12pm - 2pm. Click Here to register for both the AM and PM Waves. Click Here to register with no wave preference.

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There should not be any reason for members and apprentices not to be aware that their annual dues had a June 30, 2017 due date. The weekly PGA News newsletter has contained reminders and well as email reminders and selected printed invoice reminders being sent numerous times since the invoices were made available as of May 1, 2017. The next step has been completed with the suspension for non-payment of dues and assessment of the $25 late. According to the PGA Constitution and Bylaws, when the late fee was changed to $25; it can no longer be waived. The dues + the late fee are payable by the end of July 2017 to avoid individuals being dropped for non-payment of dues.

Please note: that if you are suspended, you will not be

able to play in any Section or Chapter events until your dues have been paid. Although payment by check is acceptable, paying by credit/debit card via PGA.org is the preferred method. You may also call the PGA of America’s Membership Department to pay with your credit/debit card. Their toll free number is 800.474.2776.

From Mauro Pari: It was Sunday morning and as I arrived at CCNB (the Country Club of New Bedford) I noticed ambulances on the golf course, the Member Tournament had started. Larry Demers, our Club Pro, was quick to respond with life saving tools the club had on sight. It is my opinion and I quote from a doctor, “Larry's rapid response massaged his heart while medical personnel where on their way to CCNB”. Larry Demers acted far above... and actually saved this DR life! This tremendous act of gallantry is not seen everyday! My prayers are with the DR ...Mr Demers, Thank You! and God Bless you!

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This is worth repeating! Did you misplace a tournament purse check or hold onto it beyond the time that your bank would accept it? Those are just two scenarios that I have heard so far this year. If you did, please consider signing up for direct deposits. An ACH Form and voided check can to be sent via email to jstuart@pgahq.com or sent via US mail to the office (NEPGA, P. O. Box 743, Boylston, MA 01505). This is a reminder about the advantages of receiving your purse winnings as a direct deposit either into your checking or savings account. Why wait to receive your money? Why risk the possibility that the check may get lost in the mail? Why wait for the check to be sent or forwarded to a new address? Why have a stop payment fee deducted from your check when the Section has to stop payment because you never received the check? The SIMPLE solution is to have the money deposited directly into your account. Please click here for the ACH Payment Form and follow the instructions on the form. If you need any guidance, please call the section office 508.869.0000 or email jstuart@pgahq.com.

Noel Gebauer , PGA Click here to view the PGA of America Highlight Summary for the month of June featuring PGA Employment Services news, KPMG announcements, a Golf TechCon scholarship opportunity for PGA Professionals, and more!

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Do you want to continue your success of PGA Junior League Golf into the fall? If so, the NEPGA Fall Junior League is the place for you and your team. 10-12 juniors per team, you can have multiple teams. There are no new uniforms to purchase and the admin fee is $150 per team. Fill in the application now as we are only allowing the first 40 teams to register to be part of the NEPGA Fall Junior League. NEPGA Fall Junior League:

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Sign up by Monday, July 31, 2017 Schedules announced Monday, August 7, 2017 Matches completed by Sunday, September 24 2017 Playoffs held during weeks of Oct 2-Oct 8 & Oct 9-Oct. 16 Championship held On Saturday October 21, 2017 at Cranberry Valley GC for top 4 teams Ages: Boys & Girls 8-13 years old

The Jr. Tour has become one of the top regional junior tours in the country, but we need your help to ensure that the tour continues to grow. If you have junior golf members or customers at your facility, please help us spread the word! Please see the information below or visit the Junior Golf tab on the Section’s website to learn more. We encourage you to:  

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Send out an email blast to your membership, customers and students (see wording below) Showcase the Jr. Tour on your club or personal website that includes a link to the new NEPGA Jr Tour site, www.nepgajuniortour.com/ Highlight the Jr. Tour’s benefits in your monthly newsletter Enthusiastically talk to parents and junior golfers about the Jr. Tour

We also ask that you encourage your more experienced and advanced junior golfers to participate in the NEPGA Elite Tour. The tour is designed to provide junior golfers (ages 1218) in New England top-level competition in a local setting. All of our Elite Tour events are submitted to the Junior Golf Scoreboard. This allows participating junior golfers the chance to accumulate points, earn national recognition and provides them with the resources and experience needed to continue competitive golf beyond the junior years. For more information, visit www.nepgajuniortour.com/elitetour/.

The Jr. Tour wouldn’t be possible without your support. We thank all those who host an event, volunteer to be a rules official and encourage your junior golfers to play in tournaments. The NEPGA staff has put in countless hours to create a fun and competitive environment for juniors of all ages and abilities. Please help us promote the 2017 season by spreading the word! Tour Description (feel free to include in newsletters, email blasts & websites): The New England PGA Junior Tour is the place for fun junior golf competition on a local level. The New England PGA (NEPGA) Junior Tour consists of over 100 tournaments for juniors 9-21 years old. NEPGA Junior Tour competition ranges from the Elite Tour which is geared towards low handicappers looking to play collegiate golf, to the one day events which encompasses nearly all skill levels. Whether you are looking to play in college, make the high school golf team or a youngster looking to make new friends in a tournament setting, the NEPGA Junior tour has it all. The NEPGA Junior Tour provides a place for all juniors and there’s always room to play. Membership is $130 and includes a membership package and access to all events. For more information, visit www.nepgajuniortour.com or call 508-869-0000.


Submitted by Mickey Herron, PGA, Cape Cod Chapter Tournament Manager

Woods Hole GC’s PGA Head Pro Glenn Kelly played 101 holes in mid-June at Juniper Hills GC and raised thousands of dollars on behalf of the GOLF FIGHTS CANCER charity. He reported that he “...made just one birdie...”, but this writer knows better. He had to have made at least two! Over 40 golfers participated in this years’ marathon – raising a total of $150,000 in all.

Nearly since the inception of TGC onto the Cape Cod golf scene, this club (now renamed TGC at Sacconnesset) has held one of the most successful fundraisers for our military in the region. The TGC Fund for the Troops was recently held featuring even more creative ways to make a contribution to the community – as so many of our golf facilities do each and every year. Spearheaded by TGC PGA Head Pro Doug Errhalt and his wife Gwen (who is also Membership Director at the club), this tournament has become very special indeed.

Hyannisport Club welcomed 52 of the finest PGA Professionals in the region to compete in the 2017 CALLAWAY PRO-PRO/Peter Guild and presented by Dan & Melissa Dempsey. Enjoying post golf fare at BAXTERS BOATHOUSE (sponsor) were PGA Professionals (L to R) Joe McNulty (OBF), Ben Egan (The Bay Club), Ryan Payne (The Cape Club), Sean Edmonds (Oyster Harbors), Jesse Schechtman (Hyannis), Mike McBroom (Furnace Brook), Eric Steindel (The Wianno Club), Mike Sullivan (Charles River) & Kelly LaDow (Wianno). Three teams fired 68 in the 4ball stroke play competition tying for 1st – Steindel & LaDow, Rick Durocher (Cyprian Keyes) & Andrew Wester (Winchester) and the twosome of Dana Smith (Presidents) & Dave Dionne (Beverly GC).

The best night of the year is the major fundraiser for the Cape & Islands United Way annual campaign. This year it was held in early June and featured the Cape Cod Chapter as a major sponsor – our Chapter donated $1,000 to the fund on behalf of the 160+ proud members of the Cape PGA Chapter, using a portion of our ‘spend down’ funds.

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Submitted by Jacy Settles, Massachusetts Chapter Tournament Manager

Foxborough GC survives rain for a great day The third event of the NEPGA Massachusetts Chapter season, the MA Chapter Pro+3Am was a great event as the heavy rains and cold temperatures of the previous days faded away into warm sunshine along with the great play. The Brockton CC team of PGA Professional Rob Bradley, PGA, Greg Montesano, Joe Macrina, and Ed O'Keefe posted an exceptional round of 11-under par 133. Foxborough CC’s demanding design provided players with a great challenge, yet a fun time. Rob Bradley, PGA of Brockton CC set his team’s pace by carding a two under par 70 his own ball, while his partners contributed two natural birdies of their own. The Individual Professional competition featured some fine play as well. Rob Bradley’s two under par 70 was the low score for the Professionals giving him a victory by four over Craig Coombes, PGA (Hopedale CC), Rich Hasenfus, PGA (Needham GC) and Scott Hickey, PGA (Cyprian Keyes GC). Bradley was scoring all day as he carded six birdies which were only offset by three bogeys and a double bogey. Thank you to tournament partners Mohegan Sun and Callaway Golf representatives Peter Guild & Jeff Valentine who were on site to greet players. Click here to view the leaderboard.

Submitted by New Hampshire Chapter President Tim Loch, PGA The New Hampshire Chapter of the NEPGA has gotten off to a rough start weather wise as three events have been postponed to date including pro ams at Concord, Intervale and Keene, with only Intervale having been rescheduled. The Chapter tried to play through storms recently at Keene but had to succumb to mother nature after two rain delays followed by a hellacious thunder and lightning storm that left the golf course unplayable. However, the good news is that the Chapter is averaging 30 teams per the events that have been played. As of June 12th, Dan Wilkins of Laconia CC leads in the NHC Player of the Year Standings with 58.33 points. He is closely followed by Matthew Bradbury of Crotched Mountain with 51.33 points. Rounding out the top five are Todd Rollins, Laconia (41.38); Marc Spencer, Windham (40) and Cory Mansfield, Montcalm (38.38). Next up is the Pro-Pro Championship at Montcalm on July 17.

The 18th green at Keene CC during a tremendous thunder storm that left the course unplayable and led to a cancellation of the pro am.


Submitted by Sean Duong, Rhode Island Chapter Operations Manager

It is nice when your golf game can travel and Brent Amaral, PGA has been able to do just that. On a day in early June that felt more like a late day in October, Brent led Team Acoaxet to an impressive 8-under victory at the Metacomet Pro-3 Am. Just recently, Brent was at it yet again on the Vineyard. Ferrying Team Acoaxet to grab some island spotlight at the Pro-Officer hosted at Vineyard Golf Club, Team Acoaxet had a T-1st and a couple T-4th place finishes. Congrats on your good golf and hope you keep it going as the NEPGA and RI Chapter season marches on with hot weather and even fiercer competition. Congrats to Brian Owens, PGA for tak-

ing the Individual Professional at the Acoaxet Pro-Pro by firing a solid 68 that acquired 38 stableford points for the tournament. A host of other RI Pros rounded out with top-10 finishes: Shane Drury, Al Vallante, Ed Kirby, Robert Tramonti, John Rainone, and Jack Tosone. Thanks to all the Pros for participating in events the NEPGA and RI Chapter has to offer.

for their generosity in donating 4-some rounds for the auction:

Ending on July 5th, the RI Chapter Golf Course auction raised $6,405 for the NEPGA Foundation! This total will help impact NEPGA Foundation programs in Rhode Island and around New England.

Be on the lookout for RI Chapter Members playing in the various NEPGA events during July.

Point Judith CC, Shelter Harbor GC, Carnegie Abbey Club, Misquamicut Club, Pauwtucket CC, Crystal Lake GC, Foster CC, Green Valley CC, Kirkbrae CC, Louisquisset GC, Metacomet CC, Montaup CC, North Kingstown GC, Potowomut GC, Quidnessett CC, Acoaxet Club, Weekapaug GC, Warwick CC

Looking ahead‌ August 29: Kirkbrae Pro-Officer September 18: Quidnessett Pro-3 Am

Amazing thanks to the following clubs

Submitted by VT Chapter President Roger A. King, PGA Hi everyone, I hope this finds you all busy and having a great summer. I am excited to say that our members are reporting that despite the rainy weather, the numbers are up across the board. Our playing events have all been successful as well as run second to none. There is a big thanks to Dave Christy for running a great show. We have some exciting news for one of our VTPGA members as well as our District Director, Dave Soucy. Dave was appointed by Governor Phil Scott to fill a vacant State Senate seat. Dave has worked hard and is very deserving. Congrats Dave!!!

On Tuesday, May 30th, the VT Chapter Pro Am was held at Country Club of Vermont with Dave Bennett, PGA, Dan Ruane, PGA, and Mike Slayton as our hosts. Our sponsor was Paul Jones with Club Car. Using the modified stableford format, gross winners were led by Rodney Bicknell, PGA, Neshobe GC and his team with 51 points. Net team winners were led by Sean Toof, PGA, and his Vermont National CC team with 64 points. Our winning Professional score was 43 points by David Bennett PGA, CC of Vermont with 43 points. Next was Rodney Bicknell, PGA with 39 points.

Now that school is out, our great junior events will begin and we are expecting great turnouts.

On June 5th, our Pro Am at Manchester CC was rained out. The rescheduled date is Monday, July 31st.

Have a great rest of the month and I wish you all a successful run.

On June 12th, we conducted our Pro Am at Burlington CC. Our hosts included John Paul, PGA, Matt Havers, PGA, Chris Daly, PGA, and Bob Prange, PGA.

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Our sponsors included Mike Perreault with Callaway Golf and Paul Jones with Club Car. Thanks so much for the tee gifts and added purse money. Our format for this event was 2bb of 4, gross and net combined. Williston GC Professional Todd Trono, PGA, took the team honors with a score of 133 followed by John Goodchild, PGA and his CC of Barre team with 134. David Bennett, PGA, CC of Vermont was low professional with 67 followed by Kevin Bennison, PGA, Manchester CC with 73. The Vermont Chapter was idle the week of June 19th to allow our members to play in the Vermont Open at Lake Morey CC.

July 17: VT National CC Scholarship Pro Am July 24: Quechee Pro 3 Am Championship July 31: Manchester CC Pro Am

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Submitted by Joan Stuart The Seniors will be visiting the scenic and challenging Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow, VT on July 31st and August 1st to play in the 2017 NEPGA Senior Championship which is also the Senior Qualifier for the Senior Professional National Championship for seniors interested in trying to qualify for the Senior Professional National Championship. The deadline has passed for seniors to register for the qualifier, but registration is still open for the Section’s Senior Championships. Seniors who only want to play in the NEPGA Senior Championship will need to register through Blue Golf by clicking here. The entry fee is $160 and the deadline is July 24th. For more detailed information including lodging suggestions, please click here. Okemo Valley GC, site of The 2017 NEPGA Senior Championship July 31st and August 1st

On June 20th George Wright GC hosted the Seniors’ Association in a Pro 3 Am. Dan Gillis, PGA from Nabnasset Lake CC won the Individual Pro Gross contest shooting a 72. The Individual Pro Net contest was won by Scott Allen, PGA Host Professional from George Wright GC with a 71. The team from Nabnasset Lake CC (Gillis along with amateurs D. Ahern, K. McLaughlin, and K. Milton) won the Team Gross with a 67. The Team Net was won by the team from George Wright GC (Allen along with amateurs P. Maguire, E. Maguire, and J. Walsh) with a 59. Thank you to Host Professional Scott Allen, PGA and his staff for a memorable day at historic George Wright GC!

Team Gross Winners with a 67: Dan Gillis, PGA and Nabnasset Lake CC Team

Team Net Winners with a 59: Scott Allen, PGA and George Wright GC Team


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Christopher S Kelloway

B-8

The Ledges Golf Club

James J. Durfee, PGA

A-1

Old Marsh Country Club

6/10

Nicholas R King

B-8

Bear Hill Golf Club

Kevin C. Jean, PGA

A-6

Pinecrest Golf Club

6/8

Brookside Club

Justin T. Roberto, PGA

A-6

New England Golf Camp

6/25

Corey G McDonough

B-8

Name Mark R. Anderson, PGA Susan E. Horton, PGA

Name Justin T. Roberto, PGA

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Facility Sable Oaks Country Club Stowe Mountain Club

Class Facility A-6 New England Golf Camp

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Jo-Anna R. Krupa, PGA

A-8

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James J. Durfee, PGA

A-1

Old Marsh Country Club

Justin T. Roberto, PGA

A-6

New England Golf Camp

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Keenan L. Flanagan, PGA Robert E. Giusti, PGA John R. Hickson, PGA Stephen R. Lauzier, PGA David L. Moore, PGA William C. Shaw, PGA

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