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The 2021 Western NY PGA Tentative Professional Tournament Schedule is here! The schedule is subject to change and we will provide updates as we receive them. We want to thank all our 2021 host PGA Professionals and look forward to seeing you all during the 2021 Golf Season.
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Precise Yardage Books Announced as NEW 2021 Partner

Precise Yardage Books Announced as NEW 2021 Partner

January 21, 2021

East Amherst, NY – The Western New York Section is excited to announce Precise Yardage Books as a NEW Section Tournament Supporting Partner for

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Volunteers to Run Buffalo Marathon for PGA REACH WNY

Volunteers to Run Buffalo Marathon for PGA REACH WNY

January 21, 2021

East Amherst, NY – The PGA REACH WNY Foundation Team will be running the 2021 Buffalo Marathon on Sunday, May 30th. The goal for this year’s team

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Passing of Lonnie Nielsen, PGA

Passing of Lonnie Nielsen, PGA

January 20, 2021

East Amherst, NY, January 20, 2021 – Western New York PGA Professional and Hall of Fame Member Lonnie Nielsen passed away today at the age of 67

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It is with a heavy heart to pass along the news that @WNYPGA Professional, Hall of Fame Member, and 11-time Section Championship winner Lonnie Nielsen has passed at age 67.

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It is with a heavy heart to pass along the news that @WNYPGA Professional, Hall of Fame Member, and 11-time Section Championship winner Lonnie Nielsen has passed at age 67.

Read More: https://bit.ly/3sLMxOZ

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Thank you Lonnie for your friendship and all you have done for fellow PGA members. RIP and God Bless

We share in his loss.

What a great guy. Loved playing golf with him. This is so sad. Rest In Peace “Bif”

He will be missed, many rounds and lessons with him and his teacher bob fry at the Burn ❤️

RIP Lonnie! Thanks for all you have done for “The PGA Professionals”

A great boss, mentor, & even better friend. RIP Lonnie, you will be missed.

Sad to see the news! One of the firsts tournaments I played in the WNYPGA when I was 26 was a final rd with him and he shot 66! I was in awe and took it all in!! He will be missed and I know there are a lot of Pros that will never forget what Lonnie did in our Section and for the game of golf!!

An absolute legend 😎

RIP Lonnie🙏🏻

Truly one of the best golf professionals I have ever worked with . A sad day for golf in WNY . He was the epitome of success on every level !

RIP Lonnie Nielsen.

Lonnie is one of the biggest reasons I am a PGA Professional...will never forget the opportunities and friendship he offered me as a young golfer

He was a class act, sad news.

Met Lonnie when he first came to Crag Burn and wrote an article on him in my newspaper, WNY GOLFER and we called him the Golden Cub. He inspired me to later turn Pro. Just an all around great person. My heartfelt condolences to his family. May he Rest In Peace.

RIP to a great player and even a better guy.

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During the annual Buffalo Marathon on Sunday, May 30th, 2021, partners and volunteers with PGA REACH Western NY will be running to raise funds and awareness for PGA REACH WNY initiatives.

The funds raised will go to programs supporting our founding pillars: Military, Youth and Diversity/Inclusion.

Our volunteers are so passionate about the work PGA REACH WNY is doing that they are willing to go to the great lengths required to complete a marathon to raise support. 🏃

You can learn more about the team here: westernnewyork.pga.com/buffalo-marathon/

Help support our runners and their cause by donating to our Buffalo Marathon Fundraiser!

charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/2021-buffalo-marathon

#wnypga #buffalomarathon
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During the annual Buffalo Marathon on Sunday, May 30th, 2021, partners and volunteers with PGA REACH Western NY will be running to raise funds and awareness for PGA REACH WNY initiatives. 

The funds raised will go to programs supporting our founding pillars: Military, Youth and Diversity/Inclusion. 

Our volunteers are so passionate about the work PGA REACH WNY is doing  that they are willing to go to the great lengths required to complete a marathon to raise support. 🏃

You can learn more about the team here:  https://westernnewyork.pga.com/buffalo-marathon/

Help support our runners and their cause by donating to our Buffalo Marathon Fundraiser!

charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/2021-buffalo-marathon

#wnypga #buffalomarathon

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AWESOME!!!

Way to go Team WNYPGA! Thank you for your time and effort in supporting the PGA Reach WNY.

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Today we take a step back and honor a great leader. ...

Today we take a step back and honor a great leader.

Happy New Year! 🎉

From all of us at the Western New York PGA Section we want to wish you a healthy and happy new year. Keep your eye out for new growth of the game initiatives in the new year. It is a pleasure creating memories with all of you and serving the WNY community.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2021!
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Happy New Year! 🎉

From all of us at the Western New York PGA Section we want to wish you a healthy and happy new year. Keep your eye out for new growth of the game initiatives in the new year. It is a pleasure creating memories with all of you and serving the WNY community.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2021!

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Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!

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Join us in congratulating our 2020 WNYPGA Player of the Year AND Senior Player of the Year Kirk Stauffer, PGA from Chautauqua Golf Club!

Kirk has won Player of the Year 12 times, Senior Player of the Year 9 times, & has been a PGA member for 30 years!

Swipe to see Kirk hoist the POY trophy! 👀➡️

@chqgolfclub
#wnypga #2020sectionawards
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Join us in congratulating our 2020 WNYPGA Player of the Year AND Senior Player of the Year Kirk Stauffer, PGA from Chautauqua Golf Club!

Kirk has won Player of the Year 12 times, Senior Player of the Year 9 times, & has been a PGA member for 30 years!

Swipe to see Kirk hoist the POY trophy! 👀➡️

@chqgolfclub 
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Congratulations Kirk, great playing again this year!

Congratulations Kirk!

Congratulations Kirk!

Congratulations STAUF

Congratulations!

Great playing⛳️👍

Congrats! old man

Congratulations Pro! 👏👏👏👏

Congratulations Pro!!🏌️‍♂️🇺🇸

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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Women's Player of the Year Lauren Tallman, PGA from @ravenwoodgolf Club!

This is @laurentallmanpga 3rd Women's Player of the Year Award & her 2nd award in 2020. She won the award in 2018, 2019 & 2020.

#wnypga #2020sectionawards
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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Womens Player of the Year Lauren Tallman, PGA from @ravenwoodgolf  Club!

This is @laurentallmanpga  3rd Womens Player of the Year Award & her 2nd award in 2020. She won the award in 2018, 2019 & 2020.

#wnypga #2020sectionawards

Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Assistant Player of the Year Matt Stasiak from Battistoni Golf Center!

@matt_staze secured his win at the Kahkwa Club during the OMEGA Tour Championship in late September. He had the opportunity to compete in the Assistant Championship in Port St. Lucie in 2020.

#wnypga #2020sectionawards @battistonigolf
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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Assistant Player of the Year Matt Stasiak from Battistoni Golf Center!

@matt_staze  secured his win at the Kahkwa Club during the OMEGA Tour Championship in late September. He had the opportunity to compete in the Assistant Championship in Port St. Lucie in 2020.

#wnypga #2020sectionawards @battistonigolf

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Congratulations Matt!

Congrats!

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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Salesperson of the Year Jeff Beaver, PGA from Titleist!

Jeff has been a PGA member for 30 years! Titleist has continued to support many events & initiatives in the WNYPGA to serve our Professionals.

#wnypga #2020sectionawards
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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Salesperson of the Year Jeff Beaver, PGA from Titleist!

Jeff has been a PGA member for 30 years! Titleist has continued to support many events & initiatives in the WNYPGA to serve our Professionals.

#wnypga #2020sectionawards

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Congrats Jeff. Well done.

Congrats Jeff!

Congrats Jeff!

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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Media Representative of the year Kevin Sylvester from Tee 2 Green, PGA Tour Radio!

@kevinsylvestert2g's All Square Media LLC, produces the Tee 2 Green Radio & TV Show to promote the game of golf. The show highlights local golf businesses to promote the game of golf. It features a tip of the week on the radio show with Jeff Mietus, PGA & a guest pro from area courses.

#wnypga #2020setionawards
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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Media Representative of the year Kevin Sylvester from Tee 2 Green, PGA Tour Radio!

@kevinsylvestert2gs All Square Media LLC, produces the Tee 2 Green Radio & TV Show to promote the game of golf. The show highlights local golf businesses to promote the game of golf. It features a tip of the week on the radio show with Jeff Mietus, PGA & a guest pro from area courses.

#wnypga #2020setionawards

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Congratulations Kevin!

Congrats Kevin!

Congratulations Kevin! Thank you for always being a friend of the WNYPGA.

Congrats Kevin

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New Section Tournament Supporting Partner for 2021 @preciseyardagebooks !

Learn more about Precise Yardage Books at preciseyardage.com

Read our article about the partnership at wnypga.com

#wnypga #partner #preciseyardagebooks
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It is with a heavy heart to share the passing of 3 time PGA Professional Player of the Year, WNYPGA Hall of Fame Member, & 11-time Section Championship winner Lonnie Nielsen.

Read more about Lonnie’s accomplishments and service at wnypga.com

#wnypga @pga #halloffame
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Congratulations to Kirk Stauffer, PGA on his win at the Senior Stroke Play B Championship at the 2021 PGA Winter Championships!

Many of our professionals are participating in the winter events.

You can follow our other professionals at pgatournaments.com

#wnypga#pgawinterstrokeplay @chqgolfclub
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Register your Doubles Golf facility for the 2021 season today!

Register your Doubles Golf team at doublesgolf.com today.

Rebranding of the 2 person 9-hole scramble.

Relaxing. Inclusive. Recreational & Competitive. Innovative. Convenient. Founded in America.

@doublesgolfusa @pgareach_wny
#doublesgolfusa
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Happy New Year! 🎉

From all of us at the Western New York PGA Section we want to wish you a healthy and happy new year. Keep your eye out for new growth of the game initiatives in the new year. It is a pleasure creating memories with all of you and serving the WNY community.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2021!
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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Women's Player of the Year Lauren Tallman, PGA from @ravenwoodgolf Club!

This is @laurentallmanpga 3rd Women's Player of the Year Award & her 2nd award in 2020. She won the award in 2018, 2019 & 2020.

#wnypga #2020sectionawards
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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Assistant Player of the Year Matt Stasiak from Battistoni Golf Center!

@matt_staze secured his win at the Kahkwa Club during the OMEGA Tour Championship in late September. He had the opportunity to compete in the Assistant Championship in Port St. Lucie in 2020.

#wnypga #2020sectionawards @battistonigolf
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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Salesperson of the Year Jeff Beaver, PGA from Titleist!

Jeff has been a PGA member for 30 years! @titleist has continued to support many events & initiatives in the WNYPGA to serve our Professionals.

#wnypga #2020sectionawards
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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Media Representative of the year Kevin Sylvester from Tee 2 Green, PGA Tour Radio!

@kevinsylvestert2g's All Square Media LLC, produces the Tee 2 Green Radio & TV Show to promote the game of golf. The show highlights local golf businesses to promote the game of golf. It features a tip of the week on the radio show with Jeff Mietus, PGA & a guest pro from area courses.

#wnypga #2020setionawards
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Happy Holidays from all of us at the Western New York PGA Section!

It is a pleasuring serving the WNY community and growing the game of golf with the support from all of you. We wish you a safe, healthy and happy holiday with your family and friends.
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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Patriot Award winner Rob Krajewski, PGA from @glenoakgolfclub!

@robkrajewskigolf was the lead professional for the Buffalo Chapter PGA HOPE program in the Summer of 2020.

The patriot award honors a PGA Professional who personifies patriotism through the game of golf & demonstrates unwavering dedication to the men & women who have valiantly served the United States of America.

@pgahope @pgareach_wny
#wnypga #2020sectionawards
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Our partner @IkonikGolf teamed up with Coach @jameshonggolf to create a free Winter Program Toolkit that makes launching winter instruction programs super easy for any coach.
 
Even though it’s winter, your golf season doesn’t have to end. Digital winter programs keep your business, and your students, on track.
 
In the free Toolkit, Coach @jameshonggolf shows you how he built his winter programs in 6 simple steps. It includes everything you need to launch — from sample program content, to a duplicable marketing plan, to how to price your programs.
 
It’s easy for you to activate. All you need to do is make it yours and hit send 🏌.
 
Interested in launching a winter program too?
 
➡️  Click the link in @IkonikGolf’s bio to access the free Toolkit. It is only accessible this December.
 
What are you waiting for?
 
#BetterGolf
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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Youth
Development Award winner Lauren Tallman, PGA from
@ravenwoodgolf Club!

Lauren is a member of the WNYPGA Growth of the
Game Committee and involved in @pgajrleague,
@pgafamilycup & @pgareach_wny. She won 2 awards
in 2020 so stay tuned to find out her other
accomplishment!

@laurentallmanpga
#wnypga #2020sectionawards
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The🎅🏼BEST🎄Christmas Gift for ANY Golfer - The 2021 Go Golf U.S. eBook!

Need a last minute gift for the holiday? Feel like treating yourself to golf savings? The 2021 eBook is available NOW! Get yours today IN-APP or online at https://gogolfus.com/product/2021-upstate-ny-go-golf-u-s-ebook/

If gifting an eBook, just add the email of the person you are gifting to in the notes section at online checkout and we will notify them via email on Christmas morning with this voucher shown in the post.

Our eBook is unique because you don't just get one play at a course, you can go back MULTIPLE times with an "Extra Play"!

If you got our email last week, you saw we have partnered with the Western New York PGA Section ( @wnypga ) for the 2021 season. Moving forward, you will see “Go Golf U.S. Powered by the WNYPGA” to benefit Children’s Hospitals of Upstate NY.
With this partnership and the power of the PGA behind Go Golf U.S., we are anticipating several new course offerings for our community of golfers. Courses will stretch the WNYPGA Section which include Buffalo, Rochester and into Northern PA (Erie).
As we onboard new courses, the price of the eBook will rise accordingly. As a thank you to our loyal customers, we are preselling the 2021 eBook without a price increase through December 31st, 2020, so don’t wait, BUY NOW!!!

The 2021 eBook is selling at $40! Click the link above to get yours today!
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Join us to congratulate our 2020 WNYPGA Professional Development Award winner Steve Carney, PGA from @holidayvalley Resort!

Steve won 3 2020 WNYPGA Section Awards and serves as the chairman of the Education Committee on the WNYPGA Board of Directors.

#wnypga #2020sectionawards
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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Player Development Award winner Brian Jacobs, PGA from Mill Creek Golf Club!

Brian is an active PGA Professional in our foundation initiatives like @pgajrleague @pgahope & @pgafamilycup. He has been a PGA member for 15 years.

@millcreekgolf
#wnypga #2020sectionawards
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Congratulations to our 2020 WNYPGA Teacher of the Year Award winner Marc Rosa, PGA from @wanakahcountryclub!

Marc has been a PGA member for 9 years, grows the game through his @marcrosagolfperformance & serves as Head Golf Professional at Wanakah CC. ⛳️

#wnypga #2020sectionawards
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Join us today to congratulate our 2020 WNYPGA Bill Strausbaugh Award winner Chris Kulinski, PGA!

Chris is the PGA of America's Career Consultant who serves Western, Central and North East PGA Sections. ⛳

@kulinskigolf
#wnypga #2020sectionawards
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