The New England PGA Homesite Ground Breaking Ceremony took place at The Haven Country Club to officially begin the process of building the new home of the NEPGA and all of the Section’s PGA Members.
The ceremony kicked off with a few words from New England PGA Executive Director Michael Higgins. “The homesite project was a long time coming with the ground work being laid by our past leadership, who had a vision to give the New England PGA a home to call our own.”
The construction will begin this Fall and finish up in the Spring of 2022 to construct the administrative offices, board room and entire complex which will sit in between the parking lot and driving range.
Owner and President of The Haven CC, Reagan Remillard spoke about how golf is the healthiest thing many of us do and how excited he is to have the NEPGA at The Haven. “It’s four hours outside, breathing fresh air, standing on grass, looking at trees. A big part of my buying this club a decade ago is to give back to the game of golf. I am pleased and humbled that the The Haven Country Club will be the homesite of New England PGA Headquarters.”
The ceremony included fellow Section staff, The Haven Country Club staff, President and Owner of The Haven Reagan Remillard, Jack Neville, NEPGA President Allan Belden, Vice-President Mike Bradshaw, contracted homesite builder Dick Dickson and fellow loved ones. After the speeches concluded, The Haven CC and NEPGA hats were exchanged, the official lease was signed for the new building and then the digging began.
The Haven CC was always a special place to the New England PGA, who has worked with the club for the last 50 years to host the Pro-Pro Stroke Play event. Now the relationship has only grown stronger and a new chapter for the New England PGA Section staff and membership has begun.