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NEPGA kicks off new name, mission for education programs
The New England PGA is making some changes to its education program for PGA Professionals. Starting for the 2018 season, NEPGA Educational opportunities will take on a new name: ‘New England PGA University’ or ‘NEPGA U’.
The new name reflects a dedication within section leadership to provide New England professionals with the best resources available. Each year there are numerous educational sessions and meetings, spread across all of the NEPGA’s chapters covering a wide variety of topics. The section’s Education Committee works to plan engaging events around everything from teaching with new technologies to designing games for junior golfers.
Mike Bradshaw, PGA (Kirkbrae CC), secretary of the NEPGA, believes the Section commitment and new pillars to the NEPGA University System will strengthen New England Professionals.
“The “U” is a culmination of the hard work of the Section staff, sponsors, Education Committee and, most importantly, individual members. As you take a look at the offerings, you will see a wide breadth of options from the five pillars of the Education committee’s mission: Instruction, Merchandising, Personal Wellness, Golf Operations and Career Development. Each offering is vetted by the Committee and will offer skills and experiences to aid you in one of these five areas,” said Bradshaw.
PGA of America Announces Women's PGA Cup
International Event to Debut in 2019
from the PGA of America:
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.
The PGA of America announced today the formation of an international event, the Women’s PGA Cup – a first-of-its-kind team competition for women PGA Members from around the world.
The Women’s PGA Cup will be a 54-hole stroke play event with each team’s lowest three scores being counted after each round. The winning country will be the team with the lowest 54-hole aggregate total.
Each national team will be composed of five players and one Captain, who also may be a playing or non-playing captain at the option of the respective country. The Women’s PGA Cup does not include a purse; rather, each team will vie for bragging rights and the honor of winning the Cup, and bask in the pride that comes with representing one’s country in a distinct and unique international competition.
Those eligible to represent their country in the Women’s PGA Cup must be Members in good standing with their respective Professional Golfers Association (PGA). They must also be active in the game, be it as a teacher, coach or working as Club Professional/Assistant. Tour professionals who primarily compete for a living are not eligible to participate.
“We’re excited to announce the Women’s PGA Cup, which will promote and highlight the exceptional playing ability of our female PGA professionals and afford them the opportunity to represent our country against their PGA counterparts from around the globe,” said Paul Levy, President of the PGA of America. “The potential of this event is vast and we believe it will help grow women’s professional golf both domestically and internationally.”