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PGA REACH New EnglandThe New England PGA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (EIN 81-4172947), is committed to its mission of impacting lives through golf, specifically under its three pillars: Youth, Military Veterans and their families, and Diverse populations.

Founded in 2016, the New England PGA Foundation has and will continually work to promote the game and improve the lives of thousands of children, military veterans and their families, as well as diverse populations through golf programs throughout New England each year.  Although the NEPGA fosters competition, the New England PGA Charitable Foundation is designed to encourage fellowship, good sportsmanship, continued skill development, honesty, integrity and etiquette

 

Foundation News

Click on articles below to see current NEPGA Foundation happenings.

Foundation News

NEPGA Professionals Host First Childrens Hosptial Clinic of 2019

April 10, 2019

Boston, MA – The New England PGA Foundation in conjunction with the NEPGA Growth of the Game Committee paid a visit to the Boston

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NEPGA Foundation OMEGA Watch Raffle

March 28, 2019

Boylston, MA – The New England PGA Foundation is raffling off an OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300m Gents’ Collection Watch. The watch is to be

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Foundation Foursomes Auction

March 27, 2019

In 2018, the NEPGA Foundation conducted a fundraising program called the Foundation Foursomes Auction.  NEPGA Professionals and their facilities

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Please consider donating a foursome to the upcoming Foundation Foursomes Auction!

In 2018, this auction helped raise over $15,000 for the New England PGA Foundation. The funds created from this auction funded our NEPGA Professional Grant Program, and helped fund our PGA HOPE programs, the NEPGA Junior Tour, and our Boston Children’s Hospital clinics. For more information on the Foundation Foursomes Auction please email our Foundation Coordinator Christian Comeau at ccomeau@pgahq.com.

Foundation Foursomes Donation Form

Registration for the 2020 Drive, Chip & Putt local qualifiers are now open!

 

 

 

2019 Drive, Chip& Putt Local Qualifying Schedule

  • June 1 – Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center – Cumberland, ME Player Packet
  • June 15 – Button Hole Golf Center – Providence, RI Player Packet
  • June 23 – Cyprian Keyes Golf Club – Boylston, MA Player Packet
  • June 27– Cranberry Valley Golf Course – Harwich, MA Player Packet
  • July 9 – The Bay Club at Mattapoisett – Mattapoisett, MA Player Packet
  • July 10 – LeBaron Hills Country Club – Lakeville, MA Player Packet
  • July 16 – Windham Country Club – Windham, NH Player Packet
  • July 24 – Granite Links Golf Club – Quincy, MA Player Packet
  • August 1 – The Kwini Club – South Burlington, VT Player Packet

 

Click here to register for Drive, Chip & Putt!

The New England PGA Foundation is happy to announce the return of the ‘Foundation Foursomes Auction.’ In 2018, we asked our NEPGA Professionals to consider donating a foursome for us to put up for auction. We were fortunate to have had great participation an we were able to raise over $15,000 for the New England PGA Foundation. With the money we raised from the Foundation Foursomes Auction, we were able to fully fund our Professionals Grant Program, and assist in funding our NEPGA Junior Tour, Drive, Chip & Putt Championships, PGA Junior League Championships, and PGA HOPE clinics. If you are interested in donating a foursome to this great cause, please email Christian Comeau at ccomeau@pgahq.com

 

Stan Baluik 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:

  • 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.

Click here for the Baluik Application

 

New England PGA Section partner Tournament Solutions is making a difference for the New England PGA Foundation in the 2019 season with a standing donation with purchase.

The Newburyport, MA Company has pledged to donate 10% of all purchases made by PGA Professionals to the NEPGA Foundation. In addition to this, purchases will also give the buying Professionals Clubs’ points to be entered in a larger contest.

Tournament Solutions has been a partner of the New England PGA since the early 2000s. Although they are a national company, they recognize the importance of giving back “locally”.

“We are very excited about launching “Tournament Solutions Fore the Foundation” initiative, with the PGA Section in which our business resides,” said John Lawrence, Managing Partner, Tournament Solutions. “It is in our opinion that the three pillars of the NEPGA Golf Foundation (Youth, Military and Diversity & Inclusion) are very worthy of a program such as this. What we love about this initiative is that it forms a truly unique partnership between Tournament Solutions and New England PGA Professionals (and their facilities) in that 10% of all their purchases with us will be donated back to the NEPGA Foundation in the name of their club. Knowing many of the NEPGA professionals personally, we are aware that the NEPGA Golf Foundation is extremely important to them.”

Shawn Durocher, PGA of Cyprian Keyes GC taught lessons to children from Worcester’s Why Me? And Sherry’s House on Wednesday, and presented them with a check from the NEPGA Foundation for $1,000.

The Why Me? and Sherry’s House is an organization that supports families who have a child with pediatric cancer. They offer support through treatment and have a variety of services from support groups to financial support. Why Me was founded over 30 years ago, and stands for Worcester Help for Youth, Memories Everlasting.
Thank you to Shawn and Cyprian Keyes for donating their time and resources! Also, thank you to Rebecca Kuczarski and the Why Me? and Sherry’s House for partnering with our Foundation!

For more on Why Me? visit www.whyme.org .

Building off a visit to the Boston Children’s Hospital in 2017 by Bob Beach, Brian Bain & Ryan Kesten, the reinvigorated NEPGA Growth of the Game Committee in conjunction with the NEPGA Foundation made a visit to the Children’s Hospital to provide some fun for children and their families visiting the world-renowned facility in the heart of Boston.  Four members of the Committee were in attendance for the two-hour program; PJ Breton, PGA (Framingham CC), Jim Chojnowski, PGA (Framingham CC), Jeff Atkinson, PGA (Belmont CC) & Todd Lytle, PGA (Boothbay Harbor GC) traveled from near and far and volunteered their time to give lessons to more than 10 children and brought a much needed reprieve from the world of poking and prodding, replacing it with swinging and smiling.

Patients and families from as close as Bridgewater an as far as Saudi Arabia came through for some instruction with SNAG equipment, and left with some tee gifts courtesy of our Foundation partners Avidia Bank.   The NEPGA is excited to make this a monthly program at the Boston location as well as satellite offices in Peabody & Waltham.  If you would like to get involved or learn more, reach out to Dave McAdams at dmcadams@pgahq.com.