NEPGA University Goes Digital
Introducing Learning Platform for Professional Education
The New England PGA Education Committee is excited to announce a new opportunity for New England PGA Professionals – the NEPGA University Digital Platform! This ground-breaking approach to Section education will help our PGA Professionals educate themselves for many years to come utilizing state of the art technology to provide unlimited access to education conducted throughout the Section. In addition to the continued in-person education conducted by the Section, NEPGA Professionals will now be able to view University events on-line...and earn PGA-required MSR credit for doing so after passing a short test.
Over the past three years the NEPGA has hosted almost 70 educational events at locations throughout the Section, resulting in over 200 hours of high-quality, valuable education on a vast array of topics, while becoming a respected leader in Section Education. In other Sections, or in the past here in New England, if you could not attend in person you missed the opportunity to educate yourself. But now, thanks to a serious commitment and effort by the New England PGA Board of Directors, Education Committee and Section staff, you won’t be left out in the cold.
Registered Professionals will be able to log-in to the University web portal that has been developed in conjunction with BrainCert and pick the applicable course they would like to attend. Professionals will be able to view the course materials/video and then pass a short examination at the conclusion of the video. Once the test is passed, the course will be successfully completed and the Professional will receive the applicable PGA-required MSRs.
As of this initial roll-out there are six courses available, with many additional classes being uploaded in February. All classes will remain on the NEPGA University platform as long as they are applicable.
Now through January 31st, NEPGA University annual tuition is only $49. Professionals registering by January 31st will be “grandfathered” in at this introductory rate for the duration of the current MSR cycle. This will allow Professionals to enjoy one of the best member benefits at a low-cost, providing unlimited live University-branded education, discounted rates for Summit’s and Symposiums, and unlimited access to the online University portal for education and PGA required MSRs. As of February 1st, the annual tuition will increase to $99.
For more information, please visit nepgauniversity.braincert.com
Kirkbrae CC Announces Stan Baluik Scholarship
Named After NEPGA and RIGA Hall of Famer
Kirkbrae Country Club, in conjunction with New England PGA Foundation, is pleased to introduce the Stan Baluik Scholarship.
This scholarship is named after longtime PGA Professional Stan Baluik, who distinguished himself as a club professional and competitive golfer throughout his career. Stan was the Head Golf Professional at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, Rhode Island from 1963-2005 and is a member of the NEPGA Hall of Fame as well as the Rhode Island Golf Hall of Fame.
This $2000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior golfer from Northern Rhode Island in an effort to assist him/her in achieving his/her academic goals. Applicants must be residents of one of the towns named below and will be attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the Fall of 2019.
Eligibility Requirements are as follows:
- Applicant must be a resident of one of the following towns or cities: Burrillville, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Smithfield, Woonsocket
- Applicant must be enrolled and attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the Fall of 2019
- Applicant must be engaged with the game of golf—proof of engagement will be required in a form of recommendation letters from school team coach, PGA professional, or school administrator.