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March 2014 Blue Water Pro-Am Information


New Member & New Apprentices





Annual Meeting and Pro/Pro




From the Executive Director




Information from National on New PGA


Player Development


PGA Professional Certification Program


PGA Jr. League Golf


PGA Benefits Program


Scottsdale Golf Club Exchange


Teaching the Teachers Forum


LPGA Legends Return


Ted Bishop, PGA On Fox News

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Ted Bishop, PGA On The Fox Business Network

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2014 Annual Meeting May 28th, 2014 at the Wildhorse Pass Hotel & Casino

Registration: 7:00am Meeting: 7:45am To register for the meeting

The Club Car Annual Meeting Pro/Pro to follow the Meeting at the Whirlwind Golf Course. To register for the tournament

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Dear Members and Apprentices, Congratulations to the three Southwest Section PGA members who competed in the field of 263 Players in the Southworth Senior Professional National Championship at Port St Lucie, Florida this month. This event was originally “rained-out” last fall in Virginia and moved to Florida this Spring. The change seemed to work out OK for our participants. Mike Malaska, Ralph West (T47) and Jon Stanley (T58) all played well enough to make the “cut” of Top 70 and ties (a total of 90 Players made the cut!). On the final day Mike Malaska birdied 2 of the last 3 holes to finish T23 and earn a trip to play in the Senior PGA Championship to be held May 22-25 at Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor, Michigan. Well done gentlemen. Special thanks to Tim Eberlein and Ralph West for their work in coordinating a 2 day education summit that featured both a business and teaching track. The 2 day event featured ten different presenters and was attended by more than 75 SWSPGA members and apprentices. Up to 12 MSR’s were earned by the participants. We anticipate that a similar event will be conducted in the Spring of 2015 with the end of the MSR cycle falling on June 15, 2015. Special thanks to the members and staff at The Foothills Golf Club.

Drew Reid, PGA with AimPoint

Al Murdock discussing Club Fitting

The campaign trail for Michael Haywood heads to Atlanta next week for the final Super Regional event. The Leadership from the final ten sections will meet and have discussions with the three candidates. The election will take place in Indianapolis at the annual meeting in November of this year. Best of luck to our Northern Arizona clubs as the begin to see the migration of members and guests to their clubs for the upcoming season—and congratulations to our members in the “deserts” regions of our Section that have had a successful start to 2014. Respectfully, Curt Hudek, PGA Executive Director

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A Spoof on Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the world ad Campaign”— featuring Spain’s PGA Tour 50 year old Miguel Angel Jimenez.

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Chris Hansen Key Account Manager

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Teaching the Teacher Forum " Creating New Players with Get Golf Ready"

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PGA of America New members elected to the PGA of America from 02/07/2014 thru 04/28/2014 Jeffery J. Brandt, PGA Kyle G. Clapper, PGA

La Paloma Country Club

Eric L. Eubanks, PGA Ian G. Hamilton, PGA Ashley Keller, PGA Michael D. Lewis, PGA Mathew Nagel, PGA Jason J. Pomroy, PGA Ryan J. Poserina, PGA William H. Ralston IV, PGA Dustin J. Riggs, PGA Yeido Yeo, PGA

Aliante Golf Club

McDowell Mountain Golf Club

Troon North Golf Club UNLV Golf Management Desert Mountain Golf Club Boulders Golf Club Mountain Falls Golf Club Scottsdale National Golf Club Single Point Arizona Grand Golf Course We Ko Pa Golf Club

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PGA of America Newly Registered Apprentices from 02/07/2014 thru 03/03/2014

Andrew C. Bohna

Moon Valley Country Club

Joseph R. Cain

McDowell Mountain Golf Club

Kyle M. Campbell

Casa Blanca Resort

Tyler L. Haynes

Kierland Golf Club

Dane Reese

Tucson Country Club

George R. Sokolis

The Country Club @ DC Ranch

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For the most recent Job Postings and for information on: PGA Jobfinder CareerLinks CareerNet

Employment Committee Chairman: Mark J. Black, PGA Committee Members: Bill Kuikman, PGA Tom Wilcox, PGA Fred Barr, PGA Ben Estell, PGA Mike Davis, PGA Click the link below to contact our PGA Career Consultant Bill Keys, PGA

<<click here>>

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Tournament Registration and Late Fee Policy The Southwest Section PGA Officers and Board have established a $25 tournament registration late fee for all Southwest Section PGA events. Each event will have a registration deadline. Any entries accepted after the deadline will be subject to the appropriate late fee penalty. A player will be allowed to participate provided the host facility can accommodate this request. All late fee charges will be donated to the Southwest Section PGA Foundation.

Code of Conduct Policy Late Fee Policy

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2014 Tournament Calendar

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Rules of Golf

Water Hazard Troubles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; March 6, 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Ruling A playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ball played from the fairway comes to rest in a water hazard near the putting green in a difficult lie. The player plays the ball as it lies in the water hazard and the ball flies over the putting green into another water hazard behind the putting green. The player returns to where he had played his stroke in the fairway and plays a substituted ball from as nearly as possible to where he had last played from outside a water hazard. The player completes the hole and continues the round. How does the Committee rule on this incident? **The player has proceeded in accordance with Rule 26-2a(iii) and incurred a penalty of one stroke for relief from the water hazard.

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Did you know you can earn MSR for hosting Get Golf Ready, PGA Junior League Golf, or PGA Sports Academy programs? 36 of your 54 Total MSR credits must come from either attending PGA Meetings, Education, or conducting Player Development/Golf 2.0 programs. You may earn credits directly from Get Golf Ready, PGA Junior League Golf, and PGA Sports Academy programs. Once your season is complete for PGA Junior League Golf, PGA of America Headquarters will assign you three MSR Credits. If you have utilized the PGA Program Manager Built on ACTIVEWorks, your student’s information will automatically be recorded and you will receive MSR Credits accordingly. If you have not utilized this tool, you may record your programs manually to receive MSR credit. Here are some simple directions on reporting Get Golf Ready or PGA Sports Academy students for MSR Credits. The following are the simple steps to take to post your students to earn credits: 1. Go to the following link: 2. 3. Enter your PGALinks login and password 4. Click on the second bullet point link on the Events Eligible for MSR Credits Page: “•If you did not post your events online and need MSRs for past events, click here to post.” 5. This widget will appear. Fill out all fields for any events that you wish to add and hit “Next”

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“Add” to include them in the roster. 8. Choose the PGA Professional(s) to receive credits for the class & hit “Submit”. If you have any questions or issues, please contact Bob Doyle, Player Development Regional Manager at 602-334-0397 or or Tammy Bishop in PGA Membership Services at or (561) 624-7699.

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