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Special thanks to our panelists Mark Brown, Brian Schneider, Ethan Ng, Kevin Weyeneth and Stewart Hagestad for helping us kickoff the 2017 MGA season at today's Media Day! #TeamMGA It's going to be a great year of MGA Play Days Presented by @callawaygolf! Several dates have been announced and are open for registration! • 5/15 - Rockville Links
• 6/5 - Hollow Brook
• 7/10 - Wild Turkey
• 9/25 - Patriot Hills

Check the link in our bio for more information! It's been an incredible nine months for Stewart Hagestad: • Met Amateur champion
• U.S. Mid-Am champion
• MGA Player of the Year • Low Amateur at 81st Masters 📸: Chris Trotman/Augusta National We had a beautiful day for our first of 8 Caddie Academies this season. These free, 2 -hour sessions are held all over the Met Area so check out our online schedule and come on by! Special thanks to Westchester CC for hosting and to the MGA Champ Cameron Wilson for his assistance today! Caddies Academies are just one way the MGA tries to #GrowtheGame Next week, Stewart Hagestad will be strolling the fairways of Augusta National! Check the link in our bio for a Q&A with Hagestad prior to his appearance in The Masters! Championship registration is open for amateur events on the MGA's 2017 championship schedule! Here are just a few of the great sites for 2017: Laurel Links (Met Am), Plainfield (100th Met Jr.), Bedford (Sr. Masters), Saint Andrew's (Mixed Pinehurst), Hudson Hills (Women's Public Links). The MGA will conduct four LQRs for the 2017 US Open at Erin Hills. Host clubs include:

Haworth CC - NJ (May 8)
Rockrimmon CC - CT (May 8)
Green Brook CC - NJ (May 10)
North Shore CC - LI (May 16) #TBT to the first-ever Met Junior Championship, which featured a driving competition seen here. The event will celebrate its 100th playing this summer, returning to its original host Plainfield Country Club. Read more in the latest edition of Met Golfer Extra! (Photo from Golf Bulletin, Aug. 1912)


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