Spring Meeting of the Membership

April 18th @ Turning Stone Resort Casino

Our annual Spring Meeting of the Membership took place on Monday, April 18th at Turning Stone Resort Casino's Shenendoah Clubhouse with 80 of our members in attendance.  We welcomed special guests District 4 Director Tim Fries, PGA Employment Consultant Michael Packard and PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua.


Pete Bevacqua answers questions from CNY PGA Section President Steve Nacewicz during the Spring Meeting's Q&A session.


Home to a Historic Player and Leader

Pioneering PGA Secretary Suzy Whaley literally grew up in the shadow of section headquarters

Virtually every PGA Section has a famous alumnus or historic figure. In the case of the Central New York PGA Section, it is proud to be the home of Suzy Whaley, the first female PGA of America national officer and the first women in nearly six decades to qualify for and compete in a PGA Tour event. Click Here to read the full article.


Former CNY PGA Junior Tour Member & U.S Amateur Runner-Up Competes in the 2016 Masters

Derek Bard, a junior at the University of Virginia, competed in the 2016 Masters April 7th-10th at Augusta National. Bard will then take that experience on to the 116th U.S Open at Oakmont Country Club June 16th-19th. For more information on this story Click Here.


Steve Nacewicz Featured in March Edition of PGA Magazine

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Jonathan Fowler: Build Excitement With Demo Days


Jonathan Fowler, the 2015 Central New York PGA Section Bill Strausbaugh Award winner, is the PGA Director of Golf at Oswego (New York) Country Club.

  jonfowlerpga@gmail.com   Comment

How it works...

As a Wilson staff member for the past 21 years, I have developed a great working relationship with the company. It was through this relationship that we were able to secure the Wilson tour van for one of our many demo day events. Our members were custom fit and their clubs were built for them on-site that day. Wilson also ran a promotion of a free golf bag and a custom engraved wedge for all sets purchased on the day of the event.

How it has helped my business...
We run five demo day events each year and this was without a doubt the most exciting day we have ever had. Our club has approximately 325 members. We sold 11 sets of irons with drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, totaling $9,000. The best part was that our members felt like tour players for the day.

Editor's note: The above comments reflect the opinion and experiences of the submitting PGA Professional and are not endorsed by the Golf Range Association of America, PGA Magazine or the PGA of America.

Submit your own Best Practice by contacting Matt Frey, PGA at mfrey@pgamagazine.com.




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