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MGA Foundation Spring Educational Series Just Around the Corner

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (January 29, 2015) - Although there is snow on the ground now, spring is around the corner and the MGA is ready to get you prepared for the upcoming golf season with a series of educational seminars and forums. These programs are designed to educate and engage club leaders and the general golfing public on a wide range of topics of interest to Met Area golfers.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming dates:

  • Green Chairman Education Series: Tuesday, March 24, Alpine Country Club, Demarest, N.J.
    The annual Green Chairman Education series is tailored for club superintendents, professionals, green chairmen and club officials, and discusses current issues and trends that are emerging for courses in the Met Area. The seminar features an impressive panel of experts in the field of golf course management, maintenance and agronomy. A highlight of the meeting is the presentation of the Arthur P. Weber MGA Club Environmental Leaders in Golf Award, which recognizes an MGA member club that demonstrates environmental leadership through their efforts in golf course maintenance, construction, education and research. (For more info, email Kate Keller or Kevin Kline
  • MGA/Met PGA Rules Workshop: Thursday, March 26, Brae Burn Country Club, Purchase, N.Y.
    Attended by local golf professionals, club officials and MGA Committee members, the Rules Workshop includes discussions on recent Rules decisions, application of the Rules and other relevant information. The Workshop includes presentations from representatives of the USGA. (For more information, contact the MGA Championships Department at (914) 347- 4653.) Click here to register for the Rules Workshop.
  • MGA Handicap and Rules Seminars
    The annual Handicapping and Rules Seminars act as a refresher course for the MGA and USGA Handicapping System, as well as the Rules of Golf. Hosted by Met Area clubs each year, the seminars provide attendees with information regarding upgrades to the Handicap System.(For more information, contact the MGA Championships Department at (914) 347- 4653.)

          2015 schedule:    Saturday, March 21 - Montclair Golf Club, West Orange, N.J.
                                   Saturday, March 28 - The Apawamis Club, Rye, N.Y.
                                   Saturday, April 11 - Cherry Valley Club, Garden City, N.Y

  • Caddie Academies

    Caddie Academies are one-day, after-school programs at participating MGA member clubs. They are open to Met Area men and women of all  ages, are free of charge, and all participants receive certificates of completion which assist the participants in obtaining employment at area golf clubs. (For more information, contact Lou Cutolo at

          2015 schedule:   Monday, April 6 - Westchester Country Club, Harrison, N.Y.
                                  Tuesday, April 7 - Nassau Country Club, Glen Cove, N.Y.
                                  Thursday, April 9 - Alpine Country Club, Demarest, N.J.
                                  Monday, April 13 - Greenwich Country Club, Greenwich, Conn.
                                  Tuesday, April 14 - Bonnie Briar Country Club, Larchmont, N.Y.
                                  Tuesday, April 14 - Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, N.J.
                                  Wednesday, April 15 - Huntington Country Club, Huntington, N.Y.
                                  Thursday, April 16 - Manasquan River Golf Club, Brielle, N.J.
                                  Monday, April 20 - Fenway Golf Club, Scarsdale, N.Y.
                                  Thursday, April 23 - Long Island National Golf Club, Riverhead, N.Y.

In addition, the MGA will return to the New Jersey Golf Show on Friday, February 27 - Sunday, March 1 at the Garden State Exhibition Center in Somerset, N.J. Stop by the MGA booth to explore all of the membership benefits of the MGA. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.





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