Paesani & Egan Capture Winter ProPro
If the end of 2018 wasn't outstanding for John Paesani, PGA from The Bay Club at Mattapoisett (ahem, cashing out the Hole in One Pool for $24,000), he is starting 2019 on the same foot after today's win at the NEPGA Winter ProPro. Paesani teamed with his colleague Ben Egan, PGA and the duo fired a 7-under par 65 on the course that hosted the PGA TOUR for over 30 years.
Paesani and Egan combined for 7 birdies and no bogeys, with Paesani carding four and Egan three over the 6,500 yard layout. In fact, Paesani shot 68 on his own ball, an impressive score regarless of the format. The course played tough with varying wind speeds and unseasonably chilly temperatures with mixed sunshine, and many of the Professionals were chipping off some rust midway through their winter season.
Three teams carded a 5-under 67 to finish tied for second place. The brotherly duo of Steve and Tom Rourke from Event-Man and Cummaquid respectively, Rico Riciputi and Bob Bruso from Wentworth by the Sea and Blackstone National respectively, and 2018 champions Jeff Seavey and Shawn Warren of Samoset Resort and Falmouth respectively.
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