2011

Spring Forward: MGA Educational Forums Kick off the Season

GOLFWORKS Profile: Mechanic in the Making

GOLFWORKS Profile: Mechanic in the Making

By Jeff Day

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. (December 21, 2011) - Leewood Golf Club in Eastchester, N.Y., is home to GOLFWORKS alumnus Herman “Trapper” Van Dunk, who has been the club’s head superintendent since 2006. In 1994, Van Dunk was one of twelve students who participated in the inaugural season of GOLFWORKS, the MGA Foundation’s student intern program, which at the time had just six Met Area clubs participating. Eighteen years later, GOLFWORKS is flourishing, with 240 deserving high school students working at 78 Met Area clubs.

Catching Up With...Becky (Lucidi) McDaid

Catching Up With...Becky (Lucidi) McDaid

From the USGA:

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (December 19, 2011)Becky Lucidi McDaid, assistant pro at Friar's Head, former two-time All-America standout at the University of Southern California and current LPGA Tour player was featured recently on the USGA website.

The article highlights both her personal and professional life along with her climb up the amateur ranks and even her battle with a heart condition and pacemaker surgery.

Danny Balin Captures First Title in PGA Tournament Series

Danny Balin Captures First Title in PGA Tournament Series

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (December 19, 2011)Danny Balin, the Assistant professional at Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, Conn, earned his first PGA Tournament Series title earlier this month at PGA Country Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. His one-stroke victory over Bob Sowards of Dublin, Ohio, began with a bogey-free round of seven-under par 65 and was followed up by another sub-par round of 70.

Four Players Selected for Met Golfer Makeover