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CNY PGA Member Spotlight

Andy Myers, PGA
Myers, co-owner of Kless Myers Golf Management with Phil Kless, PGA, gives insight on operating three golf courses.

CNY PGA Member Spotlight

Rich Chapman, PGA
Thendara GC Head Professional was elected Section President last fall.

Section office dedicates

The Wheeler Wall
Trish Wheeler honored Dec. 12 as she heads into retirement

Section honors

2022 Award Winners
The banquet and ceremony were sponsored by Section Partners: Turning Stone Resort Casino, PGA National Resort and Spa, New Penn Golf Cart Leasing Co., Satch Sales/Club Car and M. Lemp Jewelers.
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This week’s CNY PGA Member Spotlight is Andy Myers, PGA.
Andy, with Phil Kless, PGA, are the founders of Kless Myers Golf Management. Their company operates Lyndon Golf Course in addition to owning Sunset Ridge Golf Club and Owasco Country Club.
Head to our website for Andy’s insight on owning a golf course.
Thanks Andy for taking part!

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This week’s CNY PGA Member Spotlight is Andy Myers, PGA.
Andy, with Phil Kless, PGA, are the founders of Kless Myers Golf Management. Their company operates Lyndon Golf Course in addition to owning Sunset Ridge Golf Club and Owasco Country Club.
Head to our website for Andy’s insight on owning a golf course. 
Thanks Andy for taking part!
 
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Who is ready for spring? Registration for the 2024 Drive, Chip & Putt qualifying season opens 1 week from today! Central New York will host 3 qualifying rounds as well as this year's sub-regional round. Check back next Tuesday to see which courses we will be visiting this summer! ... See MoreSee Less

Who is ready for spring?  Registration for the 2024 Drive, Chip & Putt qualifying season opens 1 week from today!  Central New York will host 3 qualifying rounds as well as this years sub-regional round. Check back next Tuesday to see which courses we will be visiting this summer!

Join us January 18th at 10am for a PGA Jr. League Webinar for all interested and previous Coaches! We will be reviewing everything you need to know to Coach a PGA Jr. League at your facility. PDR available.

Need help registering your PGA Jr. League Golf team? Join us February 2nd at 3:00pm with your laptop! We will walk you through the creation of your team online! PDR available.
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Join us January 18th at 10am for a PGA Jr. League Webinar for all interested and previous Coaches!  We will be reviewing everything you need to know to Coach a PGA Jr. League at your facility. PDR available.

Need help registering your PGA Jr. League Golf team?  Join us February 2nd at 3:00pm with your laptop!  We will walk you through the creation of your team online!  PDR available.

Get ready for the Central New York PGA schedule release on February 5th! This includes our Professional Tournaments, AIM Championships and Junior Tour events!

Where are you hoping to play this year?
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Get ready for the Central New York PGA schedule release on February 5th! This includes our Professional Tournaments, AIM Championships and Junior Tour events!
 
 Where are you hoping to play this year?

We’re kicking off 2023 with a CNY PGA Member Spotlight:
Thendara GC’s Rich Chapman, PGA
Did you know Rich is an accomplished musician? Rich began his term as CNY PGA President last fall and he’s honored to be able to give back to the Section.
Thank you Rich for taking part!
Story: bit.ly/3Gk9IHN

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We’re kicking off 2023 with a CNY PGA Member Spotlight:
Thendara GC’s Rich Chapman, PGA
Did you know Rich is an accomplished musician? Rich began his term as CNY PGA President last fall and he’s honored to be able to give back to the Section. 
Thank you Rich for taking part!
Story: https://bit.ly/3Gk9IHN

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I wanna swing like that when I grow up. Silky smooth!

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Take a look back at 2022. 👀 Thank you to all of the Central New York PGA’s partners, family & friends for making this year possible! We can’t wait to see what 2023 brings! ... See MoreSee Less

Take a look back at 2022. 👀 Thank you to all of the Central New York PGA’s partners, family & friends for making this year possible! We can’t wait to see what 2023 brings!Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Central New York PGA! We hope you have a wonderful Holiday season with your loved ones. ... See MoreSee Less

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Central New York PGA! We hope you have a wonderful Holiday season with your loved ones.

We mourn the loss of our dear friend, beloved colleague and CNY PGA past president and hall of famer Richard Winstead.
Richard meant so much to so many. As the head golf professional and general manager at Woodcrest Golf Club in Manlius, Richard was a good listener and critical thinker. He was the consummate professional in every aspect of his life.
Upon his hall of fame induction in 2018, Richard reflected on his career and his father's advice that served him well throughout his career in the golf.
“He told me to listen and then think before I speak. I have tried to always remember that. A quick reaction is almost always met with rebuttal and negativity while listening to all aspects of a situation and thinking about things even for a minute will prove to be a much better way to go.”

We should all be like Richard. He will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
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We mourn the loss of our dear friend, beloved colleague and CNY PGA past president and hall of famer Richard Winstead.
Richard meant so much to so many.  As the head golf professional and general manager at Woodcrest Golf Club in Manlius, Richard was a good listener and critical thinker. He was the consummate professional in every aspect of his life. 
Upon his hall of fame induction in 2018, Richard reflected on his career and his fathers advice that served him well throughout his career in the golf. 
“He told me to listen and then think before I speak. I have tried to always remember that. A quick reaction is almost always met with rebuttal and negativity while listening to all aspects of a situation and thinking about things even for a minute will prove to be a much better way to go.”

We should all be like Richard. He will be sorely missed. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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Thoughts and prayers with him and his family. He will be missed by so many. A true professional. ❤️

Without a doubt one of the most sincere, caring, committed Professionals in the entire PGA of America. We will miss and remember you Richard.

Very Saddend to hear of Richard's passing. A great man and an incredible PGA Professional. Prayers go out to his friends and family from the NENY PGA.

Simply a great human . U will be missed by everyone my friend . I’m sad but so happy your out of pain .

Condolences to Amy and Emma! Richard was a true Professional in everything he did and will certainly be missed by all! ❤️

I am deeply saddened by Richard's passing as I know everyone is! He was "one in a million" and he will be greatly missed! I/we were all blessed to have the honor of knowing him! RIP Richard! Deepest condolences to his family and to all who knew and loved him! 😢💔💔💔

RIP Richard, condolences to Amy and Emma and his Woodcrest Family !

Very sorry to hear this news! 🙏Prayers🙏

Wonderful human. Our hearts are with his family-

What a great guy. I am certain the CNY will miss him.

Rest easy my friend

G.O.A.T

What a guy. We had a little game one summer on seeing who could get to the course first on Saturday morning….only way I could win was to practically tee off in the dark.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Well stated, Linda.

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PDR Opportunities! Join us for the first two installments of out 2023 Education Series! Head to our website cny.pga.com to learn more and sign up now! ... See MoreSee Less

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Day 1 on the show floor ✔️ We met new people, reacquainted with old friends and had a ton of fun! We can’t wait to share the new partners we’ve added while here. What brands are you hoping to see in Central New York? Let us know in the comments 👇🏻 ...

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Who is ready for spring? Registration for the 2024 Drive, Chip & Putt qualifying season opens 1 week from today! Central New York will host 3 qualifying rounds as well as this year's sub-regional round. Check back next Tuesday to see which courses we will be visiting this summer! ...

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Join us January 18th at 10am for a PGA Jr. League Webinar for all interested and previous Coaches!

Need help registering your PGA Jr. League Golf team? Join us February 2nd at 3:00pm with your laptop! We will walk you through the creation of your team online! PDR available.
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Get ready for the Central New York schedule release on February 5th! This includes our Professional Tournaments, AIM Championships and Junior Tour events!

Where are you hoping to play this year?
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Central New York PGA! We hope you have a wonderful Holiday season with your loved ones. ...

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This morning the CNY PGA dedicated a wall of the office to Trish Wheeler. The Wheeler Wall. Trish has given 38 years to the section and made a positive impact in all of our member’s lives. Thank you Trish we hope you enjoy your retirement, you deserve it! CNY PGA is forever grateful and will not be the same without you! ...

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In need of a stocking stuffer? Try the CNY PGA’s Players Card! Now on sale for $24.99! Head to cny.pga.com to buy yours now! ...

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We did it!
The CNY PGA achieved it's $5K PGA HOPE fundraising goal!
Thank you to all who donated to this important cause. We are grateful for your generosity!
PGA REACH will be matching the $5K raised by the Section, giving the CNY PGA a total of $10,025 for local programs.
Head to our website for more about the campaign.

#CNYPGA #thankyou #PGAHOPE #PGAREACH #PGAREACHCNY
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One special moment from our CNY PGA Awards ceremony Dec. 1: We honored retiring Membership Director Trish Wheeler! We surprised Trish with a custom putter, thanks to our good friends at T-Squared Putters.
Her dedication and service to our members and the Section is unmatched. We are extremely grateful for everything that she done for us.
Trish wraps up 38 years with the Section at the end of the month. Leave a message and good wishes below.
Thank you Trish!

#CNYPGA #tsquaredputters #thankyou #happyretirement❤️
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We are wrapping up our 2022 Special Award winners and today we're highlighting our Players of the Year!
We congratulate all these individuals who had outstanding seasons including our Section and Senior Player of the Year: Eric Manning, PGA (Elm Tree GC).
Read about all our POYs on our website

#golfprofessional #golflife #golf #golfawards
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Continuing to highlight our 2022 CNY PGA Special Award Winners
Today: Jim Yeager, PGA Associate
Jim was named the Golf Salesperson of the Year Award which is the premier award presented to one of the Section’s Sales Manufacturer Representatives. The award recognizes Jim’s high quality of service to his accounts, his professionalism and overall support of our professionals and our Section.
Congrats Jim and thank you!
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Continuing to highlight our 2022 CNY PGA Special Award Winners
Today: Merchandisers of the Year
Private: Dennis Estes, PGA (Cavalry Club)
Resort: Eric Lorenzetti, PGA (Turning Stone Resort Casino)
Public: Dustin Jones, PGA (Crystal Springs GC)
Congratulations to these PGA Professionals. Each one has achieved great success in golf merchandising, service to customers and clients and inventory management.
#CNYPGA #golf #golfprofessional #PGA #pgaofamerica #golfpro #golfawards
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