NEPGA Annual Meeting Brings Changes
The New England PGA’s Annual Fall Meeting was a success this week. Attendees took hold at Blue Hill Country Club in Canton, MA as strong winds and driving rain pounded much of New England on Sunday and Monday. Many in attendance at Monday’s meeting had mentioned not having power in their areas. Even Blue Hill CC would have lost power during the meeting, but the NEPGA business was safe, thanks to a back up generator.
President Rob Jarvis led the meeting which included information about financials, membership, and governance changes. Longtime Director of Rules and Competitions, Ron Green, PGA, was honored as he retires from the NEPGA after 25 years of service.
The elections in the end of the meeting brought some changes to the New England PGA’s board of Directors. Vice President Ron Bibeau, PGA was elected to the Presidency; Rob Jarvis, PGA, became the Honorary President; Secretary Allan Belden, PGA was elected to the Vice President position; and Mike Bradshaw, PGA was elected to Secretary.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Annual Meeting. We hope all of our PGA Professionals, partners, and friends have a wonderful and relaxing offseason! Pictures from the meeting are available here, and the full fall meeting video will be available soon.
NEPGA raises almost $17,000 for Foundation Scholarships
-Norton, MA and Worcester, MA
The New England PGA raised more than $15,000 through two Pro-Am events on Monday. The team from Vesper Country Club won at TPC Boston at -11, and the team from Hoodkroft CC won at Worcester CC at -5.
The two events took place on the same day, as separate events with a common goal. All proceeds from golf and the raffles go to providing scholarships to families of NEPGA Professionals through the New England PGA Foundation. Amongst the raffled items were foursomes at top golf courses including Vesper Country Club, Ipswich CC, and Old Marsh in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
For the golf it was a competitive day on the courses. At Worcester, Eric Soderman, PGA (Hoodkroft) and his team of Ryan Curtin, Brian Nadeau, and Bill Gallien shot a team score of five-under-par in the 2 best ball of 4 style of play. They struggled on the front nine, making three bogeys and a double-bogey. While they battled back to make four birdies on the front, they eliminated all mistakes on the back, with four birdies and an eagle on the eleventh.
Some 47 miles away in Norton, MA teams were also battling it out on the course at TPC Boston. The team of Rich Berberian Jr, PGA, Jimmy Tokanel, Joel Silverwatch, and Peter Mullett from Vesper CC shot an 11-under par. On their front nine, they had consistent play making three birdies and an eagle on the fifth hole with no bogeys. They struggled a little on the back, making their only bogeys on the day on the 11th, 12th, and 18th holes with two eagles and two birdies.
The group at Worcester Country Club raised nearly $7,000 for the foundation and the group at TPC Boston also garnered around $10,000.