Purchase Web.com Tickets Using Tickets Fore Charity to benefit the MAPGA Scholarship Foundation
The web.com Mid-Atlantic Championship is fast approaching and is looking to be a great event. If you are not a PGA Member and wish to attend the tournament, we encourage you to purchase your tickets through the Mid-Atlantic Championship's Tickets Fore Charity website. During the ticket registration process, you will have the option to select the MAPGA Scholarship Foundation as your benefitting charity. 100% of the ticket sales will benefit the charity you select. For more, visit http://www.midatlanticchampionship.com/tickets-fore-charity.
The PGA of America Releases Official Statement on Rule 14-1b
The USGA and R&A announces the formal adoption of Rule 14-1b that would prohibit a player to anchor the club in making a stroke. The new Rule will take effect on January 1, 2016, in accordance with the regular four-year cycle for changes to the Rules of Golf. Click on view more for the official statement from The PGA of America.
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.
The number of entries for this year's U.S. Open at Merion significantly eclipses the previous record for the 2009 Open at Bethpage.
Smith builds super-senior lead at Golfweek Senior Am
Ted Smith from Wilkinson, Ind., took advantage of perfect scoring conditions in Round 2 of the Golfweek Senior Amateur and put up a 2-under 70 at PGA West’s Nicklaus Tournament Course.
Amateur roundup: Petefish wins Arizona Stroke Play
Christopher Petefish, a Scottsdale Christian Academy junior, blew a three-shot lead on the final hole at TPC Scottsdale’s Champions Course, then emerged victorious from a three-hole, sudden-death playoff over Cory Bacon.