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Feb 2017

Education Opportunities

Events are open to all NEPGA Members & Apprentices

PGA Junior League Golf Seminar hosted by the Jr Golf Committee & Maine Chapter
 
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 21, 2017   11am-1pm
Location: Val Halla Golf Course, 60 Val Halla Rd, Cumberland ME 04021
MSR: 2 PGA Education MSR Credits
Cost: $20 (includes lunch)
Details:

Learn best practices from PGA Professionals that organized successful 2016 Junior Leagues at their facilities. There will be a few guest speakers who have taken part in PGA Junior League in the past and will be moderated by Brian Bain, PGA. Find out how to register a team. Learn what is involved and new for 2017.  What are the benefits for your facility? And much, much more.

Register: Click Here to Register by February 19th
 
 
PGA Junior League Golf Seminar hosted by the Jr Golf Committee & NH Chapter
 
Date & Time: Thursday, February 23, 2017   10am-12pm
Location: Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH 03104
MSR: 2 PGA Education MSR Credits
Cost: $20 (includes lunch)
Details:

Learn best practices from PGA Professionals that organized successful 2016 Junior Leagues at their facilities. There will be a few guest speakers who have taken part in PGA Junior League in the past and will be moderated by Brian Bain, PGA. Find out how to register a team. Learn what is involved and new for 2017.  What are the benefits for your facility? And much, much more.

Register: Click Here to Register by February 21st
 
 
Developing a Successful Retail Strategy
 
Date & Time: Monday, February 27, 2017   10am-12pm
Location: Framingham Country Club, 16 Gates Street, Framingham, MA
MSR: 2 PGA Education MSR Credits
Cost: $15
Details:

Dan Magaletta and Kyle Garry, of TJX Companies, are two of the retail industry's leading experts in strategic planning. Join us for this special and unique opportunity to learn retail buying and planning strategies that will help make your golf shop more profitable.   Dan and Kyle will discuss how to plan for buying opportunities and select the right product mix for your golf shop while maintaining the proper amount of inventory in a challenging seasonal business.

In addition, they will provide strategies for how to more effectively negotiate terms and discounts to optimize profitability and develop mutually beneficial long term relationships with vendors.

This education opportunity encourages open discussion about general or specific retail problems in the golf industry to help create the best possible learning environment.

Register: Click Here to Register by February 25th
 
 

“Principles of Scorecard Design” by Golf ScoreCards, Inc.  (online video)

Date & Time: Click here to watch online at your convenience
MSR: 1 PGA Education Credit for PGA members who view the course and pass the assessment
Cost: Free
Details:

Golf ScoreCards, Inc. has recently created a professional quality one hour video titled “Principles of Scorecard Design.” The online version of this video is a complete course with video plus online assessment. PGA members who view the course and pass the assessment will earn one PGA Education Credit (MSR). The online course can be found at www.golfscorecards.com and is free of charge.

“Principles of Scorecard Design” can also be used at no charge as educational content for an in-person educational seminar or meeting. One Chapter recently hosted an educational meeting which combined “Principles of Scorecard Design” with another one hour educational program. Participants earned two MSR credits for attending.

If you use “Principles of Scorecard Design” for an in-person educational event we suggest you include a 10-15 minute discussion period after showing the video. You can request a free discussion guide and scorecard samples package to help you lead a discussion. (Contact nils@golfscorecards.com or call him at 800-238-7267 to make your request).

If you have any questions about “Principles of Scorecard Design,” PGA Education credit eligibility or would like sample text that you can use to inform PGA professionals about the online version of the course, please contact me directly. Also if you’d like to get a flavor for the video without watching the entire one hour version you can sample short segments by going to any of the videos in our Video Tutorial Library https://www.golfscorecards.com/education.

 
 
Working with USGA Tournament Management Software (Golf Genius)
 
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 1, 2017   10am-3pm
Location: Kirkbrae Country Club, 197 Old River Road, Lincoln, RI 02865
MSR: 5 PGA Education MSR Credits
Cost: $20 (includes lunch)
Details:

The USGA Tournament Management Program is being offered to all clubs that utilize the USGA GHIN handicap system.  It will be the replacement for the TPP Online software that will no longer be available as of January 1, 2018.

This training session will introduce all attendees to the two versions available (TM CLUB & TM PREMIUM) and also utilize the free-of-charge TM CLUB to organize and run sample events, print necessary reports, and show customizable offerings.
 
Held in conjunction with the Rhode Island Golf Association, this training session is open to all members and apprentices of the New England PGA.

Presenters include Bob Ward, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Golf Assoc., and Jim McKenna, Director of Rules & Competitions of the RIGA.

Register: Click Here to Register by February 26th
 
 
Teachers Teaching Teachers Seminar #3: Working with the Better Player
 
Date & Time: Monday, March 27, 2017   9:30am-11:30am
Location: Mulligan's Island, 1000 New London Ave, Cranston, RI 02920
MSR: 2 PGA Education MSR Credits
Cost: $15
Details:

Agenda
9:30am-10am: Pre-lesson checklist
10am-11am: 60-minute live lesson
11am-11:30am: Q&A with the instructor

What did the instructor see? How did he/she see it? What did the instructor prescribe for the student?
What tools did he/she use to accomplish the goals of the session? How do you get your message across to the better player?

Presenter: David Marcotte, PGA Head Golf Professional at Point Judith CC

Register: Click Here to Register by March 25th