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2020 Section Award Winners

Steve Carney, PGA, MP Golf Pro of the Year
The Western New York Section, PGA of America (WNYPGA) and its Awards Committee are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Special Awards.

2020 Players of the Year

Kirk Stauffer, PGA Named Player of the Year
For the 11th time in his career, Director of Golf at the Chautauqua Club Kirk Stauffer, has been named the WNYPGA OMEGA Player of the Year only adding to his impressive playing career throughout WNY.

2021 Tournament Schedule

CCB to Host Section Championship
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.

WNYPGA Academy

Online PGA Member Learning Platform
The purpose of The WNYPGA Academy is to provide an inclusive, Section-wide platform that facilitates development and inspires growth of the WNYPGA Professional. During a time when all of our commitments continue to grow, this allows for professional development that fits in PGA Professionals schedules.

Playing For COVID-19

Raising funds for our front line workers
Our PGA Professionals and the PGA REACH WNY Foundation are implementing the #PlayingForCOVID19 Campaign to help support our front line workers across the section. Use the buttons below to learn more and get registered today!
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Latest News

PGA HOPE WNY Partners with Verde Golf for new Project!

PGA HOPE WNY Partners with Verde Golf for new Project!

November 19, 2020

East Amherst, NY – We are excited to announce that Verde Golf has become a NEW partner of our PGA REACH WNY Foundation and our PGA HOPE WNY

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The 2020 WNYPGA Hall Of Fame Class Is Highlighted By The First President Of The WNYPGA Section

The 2020 WNYPGA Hall Of Fame Class Is Highlighted By The First President Of The WNYPGA Section

November 09, 2020

East Amherst, NY – On behalf of the WNYPGA Board of Directors, we are excited to announce that three PGA Professionals and one amateur have been

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USA National Doubles Golf Championship

USA National Doubles Golf Championship

October 28, 2020

October 2020 For Immediate Release: East Amherst, New York: Of the 41 PGA of America Sections only 14 sections were lucky enough to pilot the Doubles

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Tournament Schedule

The WNYPGA Section conducts a robust tournament schedule for PGA Professionals, PGA Associates, Amateurs, and those aspiring to be PGA Professionals. See you on the course!


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PGA REACH WNY Foundation

The PGA REACH WNY Foundation has a mission of Impacting Lives Through the Game of Golf. Check out our latest programs and initiatives centered around youth, military, and diversity/inclusion.


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We are excited to announce a NEW Partnership with Go Golf U.S.! Coming in 2021, Go Golf U.S. powered by the #WNYPGA. Golfers around WNY will have the opportunity to play facilities in our region for discounted rates! #golf #rochestergolf ...

We are excited to announce a NEW Partnership with Go Golf U.S.!  Coming in 2021, Go Golf U.S. powered by the #WNYPGA.  Golfers around WNY will have the opportunity to play facilities in our region for discounted rates! #golf #rochestergolf

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🚨2020 Hall of Fame Class Announced 🚨 Class is highlighted by former CC of Buffalo Pro and first ever President of the #WNYPGA Section, Jack Gordon. List also includes Hoecker of Brook Lea Country Club, O'Connor of The Kahkwa Club and amateur Konsek. More: bit.ly/3lqMt2Q #pgapro #golf ...

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Congrats!

Congrats Jon!

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Congratulations to all!

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2020 #WNYPGA Special Awards Winners Announced! Steve Carney & Kyle Benish of Holiday Valley highlight the list of recipients. #pgapro #golf #pgacoach

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2020 #WNYPGA Special Awards Winners Announced!  Steve Carney & Kyle Benish of Holiday Valley highlight the list of recipients.  #pgapro #golf #pgacoach 

Full Press Release: https://bit.ly/2Hdg80Z

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Congrats to Steve and Kyle!

Congratulations !!Steve Carney and Kyle A. Benish!

Congratulations!!!

CONGRATULATIONS STEVE . ⛳️🏌️‍♂️🥇

Congratulations Kevin!

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🚨🚨PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT: We are excited to partner with Ikonik Golf! Ikonik Gives Coaches the Ability To Create New Revenue Opportunities & Deliver More Effective Training Programs In Less Time On Range #wnypgapartner #pgacoach

Press Release Here: bit.ly/2HniEkA
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🚨🚨PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT: We are excited to partner with Ikonik Golf! Ikonik Gives Coaches the Ability To Create New Revenue Opportunities & Deliver More Effective Training Programs In Less Time On Range #wnypgapartner #pgacoach 

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Western New York PGA

So #thankful for the support!!

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Carolyn Sabolcik leading the charge at Kahkwa today with Jimmy Callaghan & Michael O’Connor in the 100 hole Marathon for charity⛳️ Funds raised today go towards Veteran’s in Erie and the WNYPGA Veteran’s programs🇺🇸🇺🇸 Thank you to all those who contributed⛳️⛳️ #thekahkwaclub #pgareachwny #veterans #100holemarathon
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So #thankful for the support!!

#Repost from The Kahkwa Club
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Carolyn Sabolcik leading the charge at Kahkwa today with Jimmy Callaghan & Michael O’Connor in the 100 hole Marathon for charity⛳️ Funds raised today go towards Veteran’s in Erie and the WNYPGA Veteran’s programs🇺🇸🇺🇸 Thank you to all those who contributed⛳️⛳️ #thekahkwaclub #pgareachwny #veterans #100holemarathon

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Western New York PGA

The 2020 WNYPGA Senior-Junior Cup Matches presented by Donald Ross Sportswear at Holiday Valley Resort. ...

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Western New York PGA

Teams are set for the 4th Annual Junior-Senior Cup Matches this coming Monday, Oct. 5th @holidayvalley. 12 Senior Pros vs. 12 Junior Pros in Ryder Cup Style Matches. Who will hoist the @donald_ross_sport Cup? #pgapro #weplay ...

Teams are set for the 4th Annual Junior-Senior Cup Matches this coming Monday, Oct. 5th @holidayvalley. 12 Senior Pros vs. 12 Junior Pros in Ryder Cup Style Matches. Who will hoist the @donald_ross_sport Cup? #pgapro #weplay
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We are excited to announce the release of The NEW #WNYPGA Academy. A Section-wide PGA Member Inclusive online learning platform which facilitates the development and inspires the growth of PGA Professionals. Visit wnypga.com to learn more #lifelonglearning ...

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PAIRINGS RELEASED for the WNY Open supported by @pgatour. This is the first major champ on the 2020 Pro Circuit. 56 #WNYPGA Professionals and 21 Amateurs will compete to be crowned the 2020 WNY Open Champ! COVID19 Policies in effect. ...

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🚨Calling all @wnypga Pros 🚨
Don't forget to sign your club up for @doublesgolfusa. Exclusive opportunity for @pga employed facilities to grow the game and give golfers and non golfers a new fun, inclusive, safe way to enjoy the game and qualify for a national championship! @oncoregolf #CustomTurfWNY #inclusive
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Today is the day! Haven’t signed up? Still have time! Link in Bio to register for this event hosted by @uwbec and PGA President @mammawhales ...

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Friday nights as you now it will 🔜 change!! Join Doubles Golf Nights @glenoakgolfclub for an evening full of fun with your teams, friends and family. Don’t miss it! Link in bio for more info ...

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That's a wrap! 1st @_omega_watches_ POY Event in the books. @tpfriespga1953 of @glenoakgolfclub and Bobby Hogan of River Oaks GC tie atop the leaderboard with a pair of 73's. #wnypga #pgapro #weplay #playingforcovid19 @msierchio2 ...

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Perfect playing conditions here at Lawrence Park GC for the @msierchio2 Stroke Play. @omegawatches Player of the Year Points up for grabs. #playingforcovid19 #pgapro #weplay ...

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40 #WNYPGA professionals head to Lawrence Park GC, Erie, PA tomorrow for the @msierchio2 Golf Max Open Stroke Play which will be a final tune up before the first #majorchampionship of the 2020 season on June 29th. Hole locations are set. Best of luck to all competing. #weplay #pgapro #playforcovid19 ...

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Defending champ Brandon Grzywacz will look to defend his 2019 Title against the best @wnypga Pros and Amateurs in the WNY Open Championship at #StaffordCC. Registration closes for Pros and ams (5.0 index or under) tomorrow. #thisismajor
Visit wnypga.com to register today!
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#happyfathersday to all the golf dads out there who share their passion of golf with their kids. #WNYPGA #golfdads ...

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🚨Big Announcement coming this Tuesday out of the #WNYPGA Homesite @glenoakgolfclub 🚨Get your partner ready and block your Fridays later this July! @doublesgolfusa #growgolf #doublesgolfnights #inclusive #relaxing #statechampionship #thxpgapro @OnCoreGolf #CustomTurfWNY
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Our 2019 @omega Player of the Year Kirk Stauffer, PGA starts his campaign for back to back POY Awards in the @msierchio2 Golf Max Stroke Play at Lawrence Park GC this coming Monday, June 22nd. Download the #WNYPGA App for complete pairings and leaderboard. ...

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Hand Sanitizer ✔
Face Coverings ✔
@donald_ross_sport staff unis✔
Beautiful day for golf ✔
COVID19 playbook ✔
Continueing on with our "new normal" in the Pennsylvania swing today for the @doublesgolfusa Pro Pro Championship supported by #CustomTurfWNY @oncoregolf
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Not registered for @doublesgolfusa yet?! Don’t miss out on the best activity of the summer. Be outside and play with friends with the new game in town! Link in bio for more info ...

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The latest version of @pgamagazine is out and it features 2017 #WNYPGA Teacher of the Year @brianjacobsgolf. Good read! ...

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We are excited to announce this great opportunity for all girls and women! Thanks to @uwbec for making this event happen. ...

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Well, that's a wrap! Kirk Stauffer, PGA claims victory in the first professional tournament of the season! 🏆A huge thank you to our host #ThePennhillsClub and our partner @ameheadcovers. #playingforcovid19 #wnypga ...

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Scores at starting to come in for our first event of the year! Follow along the WNYPGA Stableford Championship’s scores by dowloading the WNYPGA app now ❗️ ...

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