Drive, Chip and Putt kicks off season at Val Halla
The 2016 Drive, Chip and Putt season kicked off yesterday in New England! Val Halla Golf Club hosted the first sub-regional qualifier for the 2017 DCP Finals, once again being held the Sunday before the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Over 70 kids came out to try their best in each of the driving, chipping and putting skills to try and advance to the next round of qualifying later this summer. The top three overall winners from each age division at Val Halla moved on to the sub-regional final on June 31st at Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill, Massachusetts!
Boys 7-9 qualifiers: Michael Bruce, Mason Binette, and Edward Goff. Girls 7-9 qualifiers: Jade Haylock, Madison Smith, and Alexis Mccormick
Boys 10-11: Jack Mason, Sebastien Martinez, and Elliott Spaulding. Girls 10-11: Molly Smith, Natalya Fougere, and Delaney Nadeau
Boys 12-13: Scotty Senatore, Cole Binette, and Ryan Stimson. Girls 12-13: Nicole Hogan, Ruby Haylock, and Mia Hornberger
Boys 14-15: Nathan Hogan, Kyle Nicholson, and Calvin Flaherty. Girls 14-15: SarahMaude Martel.
Those who qualified can find out more information by visiting our Drive, Chip & Putt page on our Junior Tour website! Thank you to Val Halla Golf club and Brian Bickford, PGA for hosting this great event, and a big thank you to all of our volunteers for helping to make the event possible!
To register for other Drive, Chip and Putt sub-regional qualifiers go to www.drivechipandputt.com!
The Real Truth About Active.com
In the last year no other PGA Program has been under more scrutiny or been the center of confusion more than the PGA’s partenership with online event registration tool ACTIVE.com. You have seen emails, attended seminars and been called about the ACTIVE Tool from both the PGA of America & ACTIVE staff. From these communications you have learned about ACTIVE’s 8 million plus monthly subscribers and how they are in 1 of every 3 households. All the stats are great but it doesn’t answer the important question “is ACTIVE right for me?”
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Brian Bickford is the PGA director of golf at Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center in Cumberland, Maine.
Promote, Simplify and Succeed with Active.comPlayer Development Programs and the Active Network (Active.com) go together like Judge Smails & Billy Baroo. Billy was the “go to” club for the Judge and Active.com has the potential to be that “go to” resource for your programs.
To generate successful programs like the new golfer program Get Golf Ready, the first critical component is getting the word out to the right people. Second is making registration simple for you and your students. Finally (and most importantly) is collecting payment, and getting contact information as well as data about your students that will help you quantify your value to your facility. Active.com provides an unbelievably easy solution for all of these steps.