Pre-Qualifier and Open Qualifier Registration and Information
March 12 - 15, 2015
ONLINE Registration For Pre Q's
and Mon. Open Qualifier...
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NFPGA Awards Extravaganza and Celebration!
Friday, March 20!
“Ladies and Gentlemen… May I Have The Envelope Please?
We’ve planned a special evening of surprises for some special people! The show will be on Friday, March 20 at Reunion Resort in Orlando! Mark your calendar and don’t miss this fantastic gala! It will be an evening like you’ve never seen before! Not only will the evening be a celebration with our NFPGA family, but our Award Nominees and Hall of Fame Inductees will be on hand for the excitement of seeing who will win. Afterwards, we have some special entertainment lined up!
All NFPGA Members, Apprentices and their guests are invited. It will be an evening of fun entertainment and camaraderie. It’s important to realize that this is not just an awards banquet, but an evening of celebration and gathering of friends and fellow PGA Members that only happens once a year! We hope you set aside the time to attend and celebrate with us! So, line up the babysitter or grandparents and join us for this special evening! We look forward to seeing you there. This is OUR time to gather, celebrate and have some fun! May I have the envelope please?
We’ll Have Some Very Special and Exciting Announcements too!
2015 North Florida PGA Awards Celebration & Extravaganza!
Friday Evening, March 20, 2015
Time: 5:00 Social. 6:00 Dinner & Awards. 8:30 Entertainment
Only $65 per person
(includes meal, refreshments and entertainment)
Click HERE to Register Online Now. (Online reservations only please. Please account for your guests) Deadline for your reservation is Mon. March 16; 5:00 pm to help us plan.
Click HERE for More Details, Reunion Lodging Information and Nominees...
We Look Forward To Seeing You There!
NFPGA President Mike Touhey accepts position at Moon Brook Country Club in Jamestown, New York, Western New York Section.
Mike Touhey, PGA, and current North Florida PGA President, has been offered and accepted a position with Moon Brook Country Club in Jamestown, New York in the Western New York Section. Mike will officially begin his new duties on April 15 after he and his wife, Kim, relocate to Jamestown.
Mike has a very distinguished record of service to the North Florida PGA and it’s Members. A long time tournament player, Mike served as the Sections Tournament Chair, an elected Board Position, during a time of unprecedented growth for our Member Tournaments as well as PGA TOUR, and other outside tournament activity. Mike served two terms as the Section’s Tournament Chair, before running and being elected Secretary at the 2009 Annual Meeting. During Mike’s time as an Officer of the Section he was instrumental in many activities including prepping for the launch of our Foundation this year, the new homesite at Reunion Resort, as well as our internal ranking of Sections going from #38 out of 41 all the way up to a consistent #2 ranking, which we have enjoyed for a few years now, with a few brief stops at number one. Mike was also a moving factor in many Section and National Committees, including Scholarship and Mike’s passion, Education. We are losing a passionate and effective leader to the Western New York Section, but the NFPGA will always have a friend in Mike Touhey, and his wife Kim. You both will be missed, but never forgotten. On behalf of the Section, the Officers Committee, the Board, and the Staff, we thank Mike and his wife for all they have meant to our fine Section, and wish them well on the next leg of their journey.
This is not the first time in our Sections thirty-six year history we have lost a sitting President to a Section change. Our Constitution provides a roadmap to continue our Governance without any delays in service or progress. Constitutionally, upon Mike’s departure, our current Vice President, Mike Lynch, PGA, with the Golf Channel, will serve the remainder of Mike Touhey’s term as President of the NFPGA until our regularly scheduled Elections this December at our 36th Annual Meeting. Current Secretary, John Hughes, PGA, of John Hughes Golf, will serve a dual role of Secretary/Vice President during the same time. Following the Elections in December, both Mike Lynch and John Hughes will serve their regularly scheduled term as President and Vice President respectively, along with the newly elected Secretary. Finally, the Board has approved and invited current Honorary President Tony Johnson, PGA, of Christovich and Associates, to continue in his role as Honorary President fulfilling the vacancy left by Mike Touhey. Tony has accepted that invitation.
Mike Touhey will continue to serve as our Section President, until the end of the Celebrations Gala next month on March 20. At the end of the Celebration Gala, Mike will officially vacate his position of President, and Mike Lynch will assume that role, and John Hughes that of Secretary/Vice President until our Annual Meeting.
FORMAT: 18 Holes Stroke Play. For 3 spots in the PGA TOUR Valspar Championship Open Qualifier at Southern Hills Plantation on Monday, March 9. Player of the Year points event, category 4. Ties to advance to Open Qualifier will be broken by playoff.
Field may be limited. First come, first serve. Class A North Florida PGA Professionals may be given priority. Starting Times and pairings will be posted on the web site by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 27. They will be in Blue Golf and on Blue Golf smartphone app, as well. Tee times will begin at 8:00 am. Practice rounds available on a space available basis, call host facility. Soft spike facility. NFPGA Dress Code is in effect for this event.
NOTE: Those who advance to the Open Qualifier will have entry paid by Section. This is a unique opportunity to compete at the highest level. As a host Section, the PGA TOUR has given us 3 exemptions into the Monday Open Qualifier.
Tee Times and Groupings are in left sidebar at bottom of Valspar Qualifers
The North Florida PGA is pleased to announce that on Wed. March 18, 2015 we will once again be assisting at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Pro Am by sending a PGA Chaperone with each group. This is a popular event, and will be awarded on a first come-first in, based on your ONLINE reservation. To volunteer, please register ONLINE by clicking HERE!
No requests for Tour players, please.
Please provide your shirt size, and cell phone number. Only ONLINE entries will be considered for participation. No phone entries or email entries, please. Deadline to Register is Monday, March 2, as we have to order the shirts.
Once our list is full, a confirmation will be sent to you via email. Pairings will be awarded by email late on Monday, March 16 or early on March 17. Pairings are done by lot. Requests will not be considered. You must be a NFPGA Member or Apprentice in good standing to participate. There will be $35 charge this year for the shirt and cap.
Feel free to email Steve at email@example.com to request either a
Morning grouping or Afternoon grouping.
4 MSR’s will be awarded for your service. We look forward to seeing you there. (Those who register but cancel will not be provided a refund, but you will still get your shirt and hat).
PGA Compensation Survey
Have You Filled it Out?
Please make the time to complete the PGA Compensation Survey. Your participation will help provide you and your fellow PGA Professionals with accurate compensation information when you need it for negotiations, job searches, and budgeting. It will also assist those of us who work with employers on your behalf in our efforts to upgrade compensation for all PGA positions.
We’re proud that our Section has been one of the leaders in the country in responding. We want to lead the Country! We understand the importance of providing such accurate information that will help all of our PGA Members as well as our PGA brothers and sisters throughout the country.
All individual responses are completely confidential, so please take a few minutes and complete the survey. PGA members who complete the survey prior to March 23, 2015 will receive 2 MSR credits (maximum 5 survey credits per MSR cycle). Click HERE to link to the survey. It is important to all our futures. Thank you.
North Florida PGA and Chase54 announce Apparel PARTNERship
NEW Collaboration Launched During Section Championship
The North Florida PGA announced an integrated partnership with CHASE54 Apparel, kicking off during its
NFPGA Section Championship September 16 – 18, 2014. The apparel brand will provide the NFPGA with
shirts for all the players in the four major championships of the Section, including; Match Play, Chapter
Championships, PNC and Section Championship through the end of 2017. CHASE54 will also outfit the NFPGA
Cup Teams and NFPGA Board and Staff. In addition, CHASE54 will contribute a percentage of sales within
the Section to distribute between the Chapters, Section Programs and Foundation.
“This is a significant commitment from CHASE54 that will greatly enhance and benefit the NFPGA tournament
series,” says Rich Smith, Executive Director/CEO of theNorth Florida PGA. “It’s a wonderful win-win
opportunity for the North Florida Section and its PGA Professionals,” he adds. “The North Florida PGA
looks forward to nurturing this partnership for many years to come.”
“There is nothing more valuable to CHASE54 than industry people like the NFPGA communities experiencing
our innovative apparel,” says Doug Risher, National Sales Manager for CHASE54. “As a Florida resident,
it’s remarkable how the region has responded to CHASE54. A partnership of this caliber will continue
elevating our brand throughout the industry and beyond. It’s a key indicator of where the company is headed and
we’re truly appreciative of the opportunity,” he adds.
For more information on CHASE54, visit www.chase54.com or contact Jim Devine, PGA Member
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