January 2017

New USGA Tournament Management software available through Golf Genius partnership

The Metropolitan Golf Association is pleased to announce a partnership between Golf Genius Software, the USGA and the State and Regional Golf Association

Brian R. Mahoney Named MGA Executive Director

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (December 20, 2016) – The Metropolitan Golf Association has named Brian R. Mahoney as the Association’s new executive director, effective February 1, 2017.

McCormick earns Asian Tour membership for 2017

UPDATE (January 14, 2017) - Ryan McCormick secured his membership on the Asian Tour for 2017 on Saturday, carding a 2-under 70 in the final round of the Final Stage of Asian Tour Qualifying School at Suvarnabhumi Golf & Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand. While fellow Met Area competitor Mike Miller closed with a final round 67, the Brewster, N.Y., native narrowly missed the top-35 finish required for membership.

Sullivan elected MGA President; Hagestad, Roberts honored at Annual Meeting

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (December 8, 2016) – Michael J. Sullivan of East Williston, N.Y., was elected to serve a one-year term as the 63rd President of the Metropolitan Golf Association, Wednesday, December 7, at the Association’s 119th Annual Meeting and Dinner at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y.

Hagestad competing in South American Amateur Open

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (January 19, 2017) - The 12th South American Amateur Open takes place January 19-22 at Martindale Country Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and 2016 MGA Player of the Year Stewart Hagestad is in the field, one of four competitors chosen by the USGA to represent the United States.

Miller, McCormick taking on Asian Tour Q-School

UPDATE (January 7, 2017) - Miller and McCormick both successfully punched their tickets to next week's Final Stage.

MGA mourns passing of Richard Spear

Richard Spear (far right) presented longtime friend Don Hendler with the MGA's Distinguished Service Award in 2014.

Met Area represented in GRAA Top 50 Awards

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (January 3, 2017) - Golf Range Magazine wrapped up 2016 with its annual Golf Range Association of America's Top 50 Awards. The awards program recognizes ranges in Public, Private and Stand Alone categories whose accomplishments have stood out through the year, while instructors are also honored through the Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals Award.