Lottery Open for 2017 Member-Guest at Philadelphia Cricket Club

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LOTTERY REGISTRATION for the 2017 Member-Guest Tournament at Philadelphia Cricket Club is now open and will close on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

Due to the overwhelming response we anticipate for this event, we will be holding a registration lottery for the 2017 Member-Guest Tournament. All lottery entries will take place online [no e-mails or phone calls]. Entrants will be notified of the outcome by Friday, June 30, 2017.

Special notes:
1. Members who have attended meetings this year will be given extra lottery entries.
2. This is a member-guest tournament, so the lottery will work to accommodate partner requests.

Event Highlights: Full-day package includes Lunch, Green Fee [Wissahickon Course] and Caddie Fee [tip is incumbent upon player and paid in cash day of], On-Course Refreshments, and an Open Bar Reception after golf. We are able to offer this wonderful package at only $165 due to the tremendous efforts and support of our sponsors and our host, Dan Meersman and Philadelphia Cricket Club

Title Sponsor: Pocono Turf Supply
Check-In: 9:45 a.m.
Lunch: 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Shotgun [Wissahickon Course]: Noon
On Course Refreshments Sponsor: Turf Equipment and Supply
Reception, Dinner & Awards: 5-7 p.m.
Open Bar Sponsor: Genesis Turfgrass
Skill Prize Sponsor: Turf Equipment and Supply
Full Day Price: $165 per person
Click here to enter the lottery.

Member-Member to Benefit First Tee and Walnut Lane

This coming Monday, the PAGCS will host its annual Member-Member tournament. Always a highlight on the event calendar, this year, the Member-Member will be even more meaningful and special.

Why? Maybe because the post golf reception will feature Philly cheesesteaks, hoagies, water ice — all things Philadelphia, courtesy of Frank Shuman. Or maybe because our beverage sponsors, Turf Screen and Lebanon Turf, have provided some really cool giveaways. Possibly, the highlight of the day will be the hole-in-one contest and a chance to win a fully loaded Audi Q5 SUV, sponsored by Ventrac, or the multitude of additional skill prizes up for grabs, sponsored by Fisher & Son. We like to think the lead crystal trophies courtesy of Lawn & Golf are special, too!

Bottom line is all of these amenities will make for one incredible day, but what makes this event special and meaningful is that we are headed to Walnut Lane Golf Club, home of The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia [TFTOGP]! As a result of this event, the PAGCS plans to make a donation to Walnut Lane and TFTOGP. But we need your help to make this event a success! Please register today: Click Here for full event info and registration.

TFT-Greater-PhilThe First Tee is a network of programs throughout the United States and beyond, offering character education through the game of golf. In 2016, this network reached more than 5.3 million young people. Started in 1997, The First Tee began as a way to bring an affordable junior golf program to youth and communities that did not have them. Soon after, the program leaders discovered that by blending the rules of the game with life and leadership skills, kids and teens didn’t just learn how to putt – they were learning important values.

Based on Nine Core Values and through teaching Nine Healthy Habits, The First Tee aims to improve life quality among our youth. Please visit The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia for more information on this powerful program.

Please join us this Monday as we enjoy a day of camaraderie and competition for a very special cause.
Registration: Click Here
Event Info: Click Here
TFTOGP: Click Here

It’s POINTS for the Win! March 27 Course Marking Seminar Approved for .35 CEU’s

We are happy to announce that GCSAA has approved .35 CEU’s for the March 27 Course Marking Seminar at Rivercrest.

Key Information
Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. to Noon, followed by lunch
Location: Rivercrest Golf Club & Preserve
Cost: $65 [includes continental breakfast, education, lunch]
Instructor: Kirby Martin
Who Should Attend: Golf Course Superintendents, Professionals, any key member of a golf course facility
Registration: http://www.gapgolf.org/seminar.asp?id=5

The Golf Association of Philadelphia presents a Course Marking Seminar for club professionals, superintendents and key club members from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 27 at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve. The instructor will be Kirby Martin, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Director of Competitions.

Cost is $65 per person and includes a continental breakfast, luncheon and a complimentary copy of the 2016-2017 Decisions on the Rules of Golf. Those interested in attending may register up to four individuals per entry. Reservations are limited to the first 80 received by the Association Office.

The Course Marking Seminar is open to those interested in learning more about the Rules of Golf and course marking. It marks another avenue through which the Association fulfills its longstanding mission: to preserve, protect and promote the game of golf throughout the region.

Forecast Says Points…does that mean we get sleet?

The PAGCS hopes everyone is safe today and making it through this March winter storm [yes, apparently the calendar says it is still winter; who knew?!].

We have good news to share about the upcoming Course Marking Seminar on March 27: we have applied for CEU points from GCSAA and all forecast models show we should get a few. We predict anywhere from 1-4, but there is a slight possibility we could get sleet instead.

We will notify everyone as soon as the final results are in. Here is the information on the seminar:

Learn more about the Rules of Golf, marking your course on March 27 at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve–Deadline to Register is Less Than a Week Away: March 16!

Click Here to Register: http://www.gapgolf.org/seminar.asp?id=5

The Golf Association of Philadelphia presents a Course Marking Seminar for club professionals, superintendents and key club members from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 27 at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve. The instructor will be Kirby Martin, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Director of Competitions.

Cost is $65 per person and includes a continental breakfast, luncheon and a complimentary copy of the 2016-2017 Decisions on the Rules of Golf. Those interested in attending may register up to four individuals per entry. Reservations are limited to the first 80 received by the Association Office. The entry deadline is Thursday, March 16.

The Course Marking Seminar is open to those interested in learning more about the Rules of Golf and course marking. It marks another avenue through which the Association fulfills its longstanding mission: to preserve, protect and promote the game of golf throughout the region.

GAP Course Marking Seminar March 27

Learn more about the Rules of Golf, marking your course on March 27 at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve–Deadline to Register is Less Than a Week Away: March 16!

Click Here to Register: http://www.gapgolf.org/seminar.asp?id=5

The Golf Association of Philadelphia presents a Course Marking Seminar for club professionals, superintendents and key club members from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 27 at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve. The instructor will be Kirby Martin, the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Director of Competitions.

Cost is $65 per person and includes a continental breakfast, luncheon and a complimentary copy of the 2016-2017 Decisions on the Rules of Golf. Those interested in attending may register up to four individuals per entry. Reservations are limited to the first 80 received by the Association Office. The entry deadline is Thursday, March 16.

The Course Marking Seminar is open to those interested in learning more about the Rules of Golf and course marking. It marks another avenue through which the Association fulfills its longstanding mission: to preserve, protect and promote the game of golf throughout the region.

PAGCS Rolls Out 2017 Sponsorship Program

The PAGCS is please to announce that sponsorship opportunities for 2017 are now available. The 2017 sponsorship program offers a variety of package options to suit many levels of support and needs.

We are also excited to share the 2017 calendar of events, which includes some new formats! Be sure to check it all out: 2017 sponsorship programFinal 1-30-17

All sponsorship is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis through the PAGCS office. Please let us know if you have any questions.

2017 Events Calendar

April:
4/17, Tri-Cup Challenge,
Schuylkill CC

May:
5/15, Scholarship Outing,
Turtle Creek GC

June:
6/12, Member-Member,
Walnut Lane GC

July:
Member-Guest, TBD

September:
9/19, Joint with ESAGCS,
Bulle Rock CC

October:
10/23, Golf Championship,
Waynesborough CC

November:
11/6, Annual Meeting,
LedgeRock GC

2017 Eastern PA Turf Conference Jan 4-5: Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

The 2017 Eastern PA Turf Conference will be held January 4-5 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. The 2017 conference will offer some new and exciting opportunities for all attendees, with a new format and sponsorship options. Be sure to check it out.

For more information on the event and registration, click here.

For Sponsorship Options: sponsorship-opportunities. For more information on the 2017 sponsorship program: vendor-letter-for-the-eastern-pa-turfgrass-show-11-17-161.

PAGCS Celebrating Fifth Toy Drive–Annual Christmas Party is Weds., Dec. 14, 2016, at Barnaby’s!

Since 2012, the PAGCS has partnered with Think Grey and the Matthew Renk Foundation to collect Toys for CHOP during the Annual PAGCS Christmas Party. Please join the PAGCS on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at Barnaby’s Havertown, for the Annual PAGCS Christmas Party and bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for CHOP.

This event is open to all members and their guests: treat your staff, bring a co-worker, and come celebrate 2016! Please click here and give us an idea of how many are coming in your party so we have an accurate head count for food, beverages and bartenders!

Some of the donations from the 2015 Toy Drive and Christmas Party.
Some of the donations from the 2015 Toy Drive and Christmas Party.

PAGCS Wins MET Tournament

The 36th Annual MET Team Championship was held on Monday, September 26th at The Country Club of Scranton in Clarks Summit, PA. For the fourth time in the past 12 years, the PAGCS team came away victorious after narrowly beating Connecticut GCSA by just one stroke with a score of 292! The team from Philadelphia included John Gosselin, Andy Drohen, Joe Owsik and Chet Walsh on the Gross side and Rich Sweeney, Jon Urbanski, Sumner Cross and Rob Nolek on the Net side. The PAGCS would like to recognize Lawn & Golf Supply for sponsoring this year’s PAGCS MET team! Many thanks!

The Winning Team [l. to r.]: Andy Drohen, Sumner Cross, John Gosselin, Rich Sweeney, Rob Nolek, Chet Walsh, Joe Owsik, Jon Urbanski
The Winning Team [l. to r.]: Andy Drohen, Sumner Cross, John Gosselin, Rich Sweeney, Rob Nolek, Chet Walsh, Joe Owsik, Jon Urbanski

[Photo Credit: Shaun Barry; see link below for more photos]

This year’s championship was one of the closest battles ever contested, with just six shots separating the top five teams! Once again the MET Team Championship was made possible by seven major sponsors who have stepped up year after year to make this one of the best events across North America: Aquatrols, BASF, Bayer, Care of Trees, Koch Turf & Ornamental, Syngenta and Toro as they continue to support this event.

The Met Team Championship continues to raise money each year to help those in our industry going through difficult times. Over the past 6 years, the tournament has raised over $7,500 and has supported superintendents, industry representatives and their families in times of need. This past year, $2,000 was donated to the superintendents at The Greenbrier in West Virginia after the devastating flooding that took place there this summer.

Thanks again to all sponsors, as well as Greg Boring and his entire staff and all the folks at The Country Club of Scranton for another successful championship! Host Greg Boring, who recently took on the role of General Manager on top of his Superintendent duties had the golf course in absolutely spectacular shape after one of the driest and hottest seasons on record in the Northeast.

A special thank you to Shaun Barry, perennial photographer! Shaun’s photos can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/118804232@N02/albums/72157673518202591