National Promotions on Get Golf Ready to Air during Major PGA Tour Events
Over the next four weeks, The PGA of America, in conjunction with The PGA Tour, will be promoting Get Golf Ready during T.V. coverage of several major PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Web.com Tour events. The commercial (above) will direct people to search for a location near them on GetGolfReady.com. To ensure that your programs can be found on GetGolfReady.com, you may list them under your Active Works account, or through the traditional listing (no online payment option).
38th Junior PGA Championship is Coming to Trump National; Volunteers Needed
May is Welcome to Golf Month; Find an Event Near You!
Welcome to Golf Month is part of the golf industry's Play Golf America initiative and the MAPGA is your source to finding events in the mid-Atlantic region. From social gatherings, to clinics, to golf outings, facilities in the Middle Atlantic PGA have something for new, former and current golfers. Click here to find a golf program near you.
Annika Sorenstam Elects to become a PGA Member
Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam has elected to take advantage of her opportunity to become a PGA Member. She has lifetime eligibility for membership based on her major championship victories and participation in the Solheim Cup. Sorenstam is excited about sharing her pasison for growing the game with fellow PGA Members in the North Florida Section and across the country. Click here for more on Sorenstam's election into PGA Membership.
HokieBird Spring Festival Welcomes Golf
The HokieBird Spring Festival was held on Saturday, April 20th in the Rector Field House prior to the annual VA Tech Maroon-White spring football game. People of all ages attended the festival and nearly 400 stopped by the MAPGA area to take a shot at the infamous GolfZilla. Thank you to Chris Lovrine, PGA Head Professional at the Virginia Tech Golf Course and to Marc MacDonald, Miles Curley and Jacob Everets who are members of the VA Tech Men's Golf Team.
Join We Are Golf and Tweet Why Golf Means More to You
We Are Golf is a coalition led by the Club Managers Association of America, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, the National Golf Course Owners Association and The PGA of America whose goal is to tell the true story of golf. For National Golf Day, leaders of these associations will meet with Members of Congress to talk about golf's positive impact on the economy, on the environment, on charitable organizations and much more.
You can be a part of the movement by visiting twitter.wearegolf.org to tell your story. Use #IAMGOLF and remember to mention @M_A_P_G_A.
National Golf Day - April 16th; Tell Your Story
On Tuesday, April 16th, several golf industry leaders will visit with Members of Congress at the Rayburn building in Washington D.C. for National Golf Day. Their goal is to tell the story on why golf is more than just a game; it's a job creator, a revenue generator, a charitable contributor and an environmental protector.
Drive, Chip & Putt Championship - A Chance to Play #18 at Augusta National
Through the combined efforts of the Masters Tournament Foundation, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship was created as a FREE and unique competition for junior golfers ages 7-15 (as of April 6, 2014). This is a great opportunity for juniors to test their skills and earn a chance to play the 18th hole at Augusta National.
Through The PGA of America's partnership with Active.com, PGA facilities and professionals have even more exposure for their player development programs. To find a golf program/event near you please visit the PLAY GOLF area on PGA.com and search for Get Golf Ready, Tee It Forward and other programs supported by the PGA. PGA Professionals may visit the Active.com registration area in PGALinks to start listing their programs.
Junior Tour Membership & Event Registration Opens on April 3, 2013
Are you a junior golfer between the ages of 10-18 as of August 8, 2013? If you are, then this Wednesday (April 3) at 12:00 p.m., you will have the opportunity to sign up for one of the largest junior golf programs in the mid-Atlantic region - the MAPGA Junior Tour presented by HITT Contracting and Lindsay Automotive Group. Membership & event registration will happen concurrently, so please take a look at the 2013 schedule to select your preferred events. Click here for more on the TOUR.
Trying to make the game more welcoming, enjoyable and sustainable, the USGA says it first will try to identify challenges and solutions regarding pace-of-play issues.
Pool defends Golfweek Senior Amateur title
Doug Pool defended his title by winning the Senior division of the Golfweek Senior Amateur by a stroke at PGA West, while Ted Smith won the Super Senior division and Robert Wernick won the Legends.
Denny Glass, who has been tournament chairman for the Northeast Amateur in Rumford, R.I., since 1994, announced his retirement from that post last week. But his impact will be felt for years.
Looking back: Tiger’s U.S. Am win at TPC Sawgrass
With his victory at the 2013 Players Championship, Tiger Woods has now won three times at TPC Sawgrass, adding to his victories at the 2001 Players and 1994 U.S. Amateur. Let's now take a trip down memory lane to 19 years ago and look back at Tiger's first win on Pete Dye's legendary track.