April 2016

Ivy League Titles to be Decided at MGA Member Clubs

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (April 21, 2016) – A pair of college conference championships will be decided at MGA member clubs this weekend, as the men’s and women’s Ivy League Golf Championships take place at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson, N.J., and The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Conn., April 22-24.

2016 Caddie Academies a Success

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (April 20, 2016) - This year’s Caddie Academies saw record turnouts with nearly 400 participants coming out to clubs from all over the Met Area. Each two-hour seminar covered topics ranging from course etiquette and raking bunkers to proper clothing attire and equipment.

David V. Senft 1919-2016

David Senft, a longtime member of the MGA’s Course Rating and Rules and Competition Committees, passed away March 20, 2016 at the age of 97 .

Met PGA holds 54th Annual Education Forum

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (April 13, 2016) - The Metropolitan PGA held its 54th Annual Educational Forum on Tuesday, April 12 at the Westchester Broadway Theater.

History of Country Club of Fairfield

Located adjacent to the Southport Harbor on Long Island Sound, the Country Club of Fairfield has been host to numerous MGA and local area tournaments throughout its history. The club was founded in 1914 by Oliver Gould Jennings, his sister, and four others in the hope of creating a private course with fewer golfers.

Locals Earn Mackenzie Tour Status for 2016

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (April 11, 2016) – The Mackenzie Tour (PGA TOUR Canada) is in the midst of its spring Qualifying School tournaments, and several locals have gained status for the upcoming 2016 season. The PGA TOUR acquired the Canadian Tour in 2012, developing the circuit into a prime training ground for up-and-coming professional golfers to develop their games for the Web.com Tour and eventually the PGA TOUR.

Into the Archives

The Met Area is filled with a rich history regarding how the game of golf planted its roots here. As we prepare for the 2016 season, we've been digging in our MGA archives to see just where our upcoming host clubs got their start and how they became some of the greatest clubs in the country:  Essex County Country Club Ridgewood Country Club

Herman wins first PGA TOUR event, Svoboda claims third Web.com Tour victory

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (April 3, 2016) – Sunday was a big day for former MGA competitors, as Jim Herman secured his first win on the PGA TOUR and Andrew Svoboda claimed his third career Web.com Tour victory.

Met Area Juniors to Compete in Drive, Chip & Putt Championship Finals

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (April 1, 2016) – Four Met Area juniors will have the experience of a lifetime this Sunday, April 3, when they take part in the National Finals of the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship at Augusta National Golf Club.