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Volume 7, Issue 18, May 9, 2014
Section Events & Results National Spotlight Section Spotlight Chapter Events Membership News Birthdays
The North Florida PGA Member Update (your newsletter sent by email and posted on the web every
Friday) is one-stop shopping for everything North Florida PGA. We encourage all Members and
Apprentices to review the Member Update each week for news regarding your Association and its
activities.
Mom, we would not be where we are today without you!
Thank you and we love you!
May 8 - 11
www.pgatour.com
PGA Complimentary Access to the Players…
Click HERE for Policy
PGA Family Fun Zone
May 6 through 11
Thank You to all who volunteered to give the fans FREE PGA Instruction!
Thank you to The Professional Golfers Career College students for being involved.
We can always count on PGCC to make us look good! Quite a week!
Of course, Ben was on hand to supervise and help coordinate the 12 hour days!
It’s a long day but worth it when you see the smiling faces and appreciative responses!
Click on Facebook logo below for some fun “fotos”
NFPGA Global Golf Sales Match Play Championship!
May 19 – 22, 2014
Click HERE For Flyer With Details…
Click HERE To Register ONLINE Now…
2014 NFPGA SENIOR-JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Tues. & Wed., June 3 & 4
Presented By
Tampa Palms Golf & CC
Our PGA Host Professional; Kevin Kenny
FORMAT: 9:00 SHOTGUN BOTH DAYS
36 Holes: 1st Round, 18-Hole Two-Person Team Scramble. 2nd Round, 18-Hole Four-Ball Stroke Play
(1 best of two). Female participants are encouraged and will play from approximately 85% of men’s
yardage.
ELIGIBILITY:
All NFPGA Members and Apprentices Classifications in good standing except A-3, IN, and F. Team
consists of one senior player (50 years old or older, as of June 3, 2014), and one junior player, (49
years old or younger).
ENTRY FEE:
$360.00 per team/$180.00 per person. Optional Skins game, $40 per person total ($40 per team per
day in skins purse) ONLINE Registration Only, Please.
ENTRIES CLOSE:
Registration Deadline is Thursday May 29 at 5:00 p.m.
LODGING:
Tampa Palms has limited lodging available at a great price! Don’t wait to call 813-972-1991 and talk to
Lorraine to reserve your room. Lorraine can also recommend lodging close by.
Click HERE To Register Online
Remind your juniors to sign up now for 2014 qualifiers!
Sites are filling fast!
Visit www.drivechipandputt.com to register…
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and the Official Home Appliance Brand of The PGA of America, you have access to an exciting, costsaving program for home appliances. Purchase up to 12 products every year through the program for
yourself, family members or your facility, as well as unique prizes for your tournaments and outings.
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Have fun shopping!
Be More Valuable, Be More Relevant!
The PGA of America provides unique and beneficial initiatives that can help all PGA Professionals
become more valuable and relevant to employers and the golf industry. It’s important to participate in
these programs, all of which you can access on www.PGALinks.com. Click HERE for more
information...
Did you know that the National Office also puts out an informative monthly newsletter? It’s called
“Membership Matters”. It is very well written and interesting. Click HERE to read the latest version.
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Let’s show our Support for North Florida PGA’s Russ Libby, as he makes his run for Secretary of the PGA
of America!
Please visit his Facebook page and “LIKE” him to help with his
campaign presence! Please be kind enough to share Russ Libby, PGA with your friends and ask them to
“LIKE” his page.
Click on Facebook logo above to link to his page!
Florida Golf Central Would Like To Know…
We are currently seeking submissions for the Father's Day issue!
Send in your best golf-related story about your Dad and you could find it featured in the next issue of
Florida Golf Central! Send a picture and your story of 400 words or less to [email protected]
Please send them your favorite story today. Check out the new issue of Florida Golf Central!
Our good friend Dr. Bob Winters has a new book out!
Check it out. As always, it will enlighten and entertain.
Click HERE To Order and Get More Info…
Click HERE For Description and Praise…
The North Florida Section of the PGA of America and the Country Club Digital Network are pleased to
jointly announce a Sponsorship of the North Florida PGA. This new Sponsorship will benefit many facets
of the North Florida PGA, and the North Florida PGA Member and their respective facilities.
Click HERE For Special Announcement and More Information…
Click HERE To See How This Partnership will benefit the Members, Facilities & Section.
You will also find out how you can get involved in this unique opportunity.
There is also a video that will show you how the program will work.
A Personal Approach to Home Mortgages
Our new partner, HomeBridge Financial Services is a full service mortgage banker with a wide variety of
mortgage solutions. Your Mortgage Loan Originator will offer you a home financing solution tailored to
meet your unique needs at a competitive rate, not just the latest trend in home financing.
Let HomeBridge go to work for you! Click HERE for more information.
Steve Sponder of Global Golf Sales is a loyal supporter of the North Florida Section and is a major
contributor to many of our events. Please show Steve your appreciation by placing your next order of
supplies with him. You can see what’s available by logging on to www.globalgolfsales.net
Global Golf Sales Inc. opened in 1994 and has experienced steady growth thanks to their loyal
customers, knowledgeable staff and competitive pricing. Global Golf Sales, Inc. strives to provide their
customers with excellent service and complete customer satisfaction! They carry a full range of Golf
Accessories that include: Personalized Items, Grips, Range Equipment, Spikes, Tees, Training Aids, Club
Repair Products, and much more. Please call them if they can assist you with any of your golf needs!
They support us. Let’s support them!
Reunion Resort is Proud to Offer the Following Member Benefits
For Your Entertainment and Enjoyment!
Click HERE For Member Benefits Summary
Click HERE For Member Benefits Terms
Enjoy Your Visit!
You’re Going To Disney!
See how you can get exclusive discounts at Walt Disney World
for you and your family! It's a magical deal!
The North Florida Section of the PGA of America is extremely pleased about our agreement with our
neighbor, the Walt Disney World Resort through our friends at the Wide World of Sports, to provide our
Members and their immediate families an excellent Member Benefit. This NFPGA Member Benefit will
allow our PGA Members and their immediate family to enjoy the four theme parks of the Walt Disney
World Resort (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom - - and more, water parks,
etc.) at pricing specially created for you. The savings are tremendous and the memories you will create
with your family will be timeless. We hope that you will enjoy this new North Florida PGA Member
Benefit, and we shall see you at the parks!!!!
Click HERE For All the Details!
Q. In a match, A's ball was a few inches from the hole. B asked A, "How many will that be in the hole?"
A answered "6," whereupon B, lying 5, conceded A's next stroke. Before B putted, A informs B that he
(A) had actually scored 5. What is the ruling?
Answer is on our home page at www.nfpga.com in the bottom of left sidebar...
ARE YOU WEARING YOUR RED SHIRT TODAY?
It’s Freedom Friday. Let’s never forget!
Visit us on Twitter!
Click on the birdie to link to our twitter page.
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NORTHERN
May 12 - Pro Am; Amelia National
May 15 - Northern Chapter Meeting
June 5 - Pro Lady; Windy Harbor
June 25 - Pro Junior; Golf Club at South Hampton
June 30 - Pro Am; Marsh Creek
July 14 & 15 - NC Chapter Championship; San Jose CC
EAST CENTRAL
May 12 - Chapter Championship Pro Am; Championsgate
June 16 & 17 - ECC Chapter Championhip; Ritz Carlton Golf Club
June 21 - ECC Junior Championship; Hawks Landing
June 21 - ECC Pee Wee Junior; LPGA International
WEST CENTRAL
May 12 - WCC Stableford Championship; Fox Hollow
May 27 - Pro Am; Countryside
June 9,10 - Chapter Championship; Old Memorial
June 16 - Pro Pro & Meeting;TPC Tampa Bay
June 19 - WCC Junior Championship; TBD
June 24 & 25 - WCC Senior Championship; Dunedin CC
June 30 - WCC Two Person Team; World Woods (PB)
SOUTHWEST
June 16,17 - Chapter Championship; Plantation Golf & CC
June 27 - Pro Assistant Championship; Palm Aire
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Employment Changes between 4/01/2014 and 4/30/2014 for Section
Employee
Class
Current Facility
Start Date
Thomas J. Aycock, PGA
A-1
St. Johns Golf Club
4/28/2014
Matthew E. Barnes, PGA
A-24
Golf Genius Software
4/21/2014
Jeff Biggs, PGA
A-1
Waldorf Astoria Golf Club
4/4/2014
Ian M. Brown, PGA
A-6
Orange County National Golf
4/14/2014
Matthew T. Davis, PGA
A-6
GolfTEC - Carrollwood
4/1/2014
Curtis J. Garrison Jr., PGA
A-4
Rocky Point Golf Course
4/1/2014
Stephen J. Harris, PGA
A-1
Eagle Ridge Golf Club
4/4/2014
David C. Hronek, PGA
A-14
Countryside Country Club
4/28/2014
Steve A Jones
B-8
Ritz-Carlton GC/Grande Lakes
4/8/2014
Kristopher M. Mahoney, PGA
A-6
Silverthorn Country Club
4/25/2014
Joseph R. Melchiorre
B-8
Venetian Golf & River Club
4/2/2014
Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes
4/2/2014
Tom Murphy, PGA
Vincent Puglia, PGA
A-1
Juliette Falls
4/5/2014
Eric E. Sargent, PGA
A-8
Reunion Resort/Club of Orlando
4/25/2014
Jonathan L. Williams, PGA
A-8
TPC Sawgrass
4/12/2014
Arthur J. Wilson, PGA
A-15
Dick's Sporting Goods
4/27/2014
Ryan R. Womack, PGA
A-8
Plantation Golf & Country Club
4/25/2014
Class and Section Changes
Current Section#
Old Section#
Name
From Date
Expire Date
Class
Init Code
135
180
Jonathan L. Williams, PGA
4/12/2014
6/30/2015
A-8
SC
135
135
John W. Kindred, PGA
4/15/2014
6/30/2015
A-4
CL
135
135
Vincent Puglia, PGA
4/5/2014
6/30/2015
A-1
CL
135
135
Curtis J. Garrison Jr., PGA
4/1/2014
6/30/2015
A-4
CL
135
135
David C. Hronek, PGA
4/28/2014
6/30/2015
A-14
CL
135
135
Ian M. Brown, PGA
4/14/2014
6/30/2015
A-6
CL
135
135
Stephen J. Harris, PGA
4/4/2014
6/30/2015
A-1
CL
135
135
Jeff Biggs, PGA
4/4/2014
6/30/2015
A-1
CL
New Apprentices
Name
Facility
Jason A Bodey
Lake Nona Golf and CC
Efrim C Moore Jr.
Eagle Harbor Golf Club
Briana L Vega-Fitzgibbbons
Country Club of Orlando
Todd W. Zunker
Streamsong Resort
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5/09
Brett Sherman
Jasper Walch
Jim Dent
Nancy Maunder
Scott Wyckoff
5/10
Ed Crowell
Justin Blazer
Rich Truehart
5/11
Joseph Giomariso
Nicholas Ramsey
5/12
Brett Donnelly
Gary Nicoll
Hank Whitfield
James Furyk
Jeffrey Domonkos
John Price
Kenneth Roshaven
Michael Girard
5/13
Agnieszka Pielaszek-Hunter
President
Vice President
Secretary
Honorary President
Mike Touhey, PGA
Mike Lynch, PGA
John Hughes, PGA
Tony Johnson, PGA
Tournament Chairman
Director, District 13
Career Services Consultant, District
13
Dave Hronek, PGA
Jack Binswanger, PGA
Mike McCollum, PGA
Northern Chapter
East Central Chapter
West Central Chapter
Jack Aschenbach, PGA,
President
Brendon Elliott, PGA,President Tom McKone, PGA, President
Glen Murray, PGA, President
Greg Lecker, PGA, Vice
President
Mike Glenn, PGA, Vice
President
Kevin Paschall, PGA, Vice
President
Southwester Chapter
Rick Sopka, PGA, Vice President
Executive
Director/CEO
Office Manager & Member Services
Coordinator
Operations & Events
Manager
Tournament
Director
Administrative
Assistant
Rich Smith
Jan Olier
Steve Morris, PGA
Ben Herring
Brandi Williams
North Florida Section
PGA of America
7593 Gathering Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34747
PHONE / FAX
(386) 256-1221 / (386) 675-1478
WEB SITE
www.nfpga.com
5/14
Charlie Tatz
Steven Cole
Steven Lippincott
5/15
Jubal Jerik
Rob Turner
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