2016 Fall Meeting Summary

The Annual Fall Meeting of the Membership held on Monday October 17th at Skaneateles Country Club drew 78 PGA Members and Apprentices.  The Section welcomed Presenting Partners Pat Carli and Megan Buck, PING, along with Supporting Partner Ken Handy, Merchant Preferred Processing Network.  Reed Exhibition and the PGA Merchandise Show also helped cover some of the costs associated with the meeting and provided a short video about the upcoming 2017 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.

All Section Officers, Committee Co-Chairs and the Executive Director provided valuable information regarding the section’s committees, membership, finances and long range plan.  Attendees were fortunate to hear from the likes of Past Presidents Rocky Kelly, Bill Galloway, Rick Keding, Joe Tesori (by letter), Trey Walewski, Steve Aloi and Stan Gorman.

A very special thanks to Tim Fries, PGA District 4 Director for joining us.  Tim spoke about the impact of the Association's Championships and Growth of the Game initiatives.  He also informed everyone about the duties and responsibilities of the District 4 Director since this was an election year for us.  We also thank Michael Packard, PGA Employment Consultant for joining us.  He spoke about career wellness and how he foresees his job molding into more of a member support specialist in order to better assist our section PGA members.  He also spoke about the percentage of applications a typical job receives.  The number was very surprising.

Congratulations to Rich Chapman and Dustin Jones as they were elected to the Board of Directors.  This will be Rich’s second term as a Director and Dustin’s third.  Best wishes to Sean Dadey - newly elected Secretary; Bob Fuller – Vice President; Richard Winstead – President and Steve Nacewicz – Honorary President in their new roles.  We are excited about Steve Aloi representing District 4 as the newly elected District 4 Director.  Their level of service, dedication to the Section and fellow CNY PGA members will be most important in the coming years.


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Pat Carli

Megan Buck

Ken Handy

Marc Simon


CNY PGA Teaching Summit

October 31, 2016


Suzy Whaley, PGA, Inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame

Jamesville-DeWitt product Suzy Whaley, PGA, Secretary of the PGA of America, is among the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2016.

Suzy and seven others will be enshrined at the 30th annual Induction Dinner, 7 p.m. Monday, October 17, at the Oncenter Ballroom.  That will bring the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame membership to 224.

Formerly Suzy McGuire, played on the Jamseville-Dewitt boys' golf team for four years, played Onondaga Country Club in her youth (and was also an accomplished skier), was tutored at Drumlins by Joe Tesori, PGA.  Husband Bill Whaley is also a PGA professional and their two daughters have gone on to play collegiately.

Suzy is the first woman officer in the history of the PGA and will ascend to the presidency in 2018.  She was the first woman since Babe Didrickson Zaharias 58 years before to qualify for a PGA Tour event (2003 Greater Hartford Open).

Also to be inducted in the Class of 2016 are Ed Brophy (boxing), Bob Campese (football/baseball), Bob Hayes (basketball), Billy McBride (football/basketball), Matt Palumb (lacrosse), Ray Seals (football) and Buddy Wleklinski (basketball).  Additionally, the 1985 Onondaga Central Boys Cross Country Team will be this year's Team of Honor.

Tickets for the dinner are $65 in advance, $75 at the door.  You can make checks payable to Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame and send to: GSSHOF c/o Bill Motto, 4830 Hyde Road, Manlius, NY 13104.


Davis Love III Says Thanks

Captain Love sends a message of thanks to all PGA Professionals


100th PGA Annual Meeting: November 9th - 11th, 2016

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Steve Aloi, PGA


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