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COVID-19 UPDATES

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March 13, 2020

EVENT UPDATE AMIDST COVID-19…Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, The Western New York PGA hopes to be as transparent as possible during these

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2020 WNYPGA Spring Membership Meeting – CANCELLED

2020 WNYPGA Spring Membership Meeting – CANCELLED

March 11, 2020

***MEETING IS CANCELLED***

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Today would have been the day that a group of us would have been running 26.2 in @BuffaloMarathon to raise funds for our #PGAHOPE Vets. Despite that being canceled our mission to use golf to serve our Vets has not & will not change. #thankavet #PGAREACH #HappyMemorialDayWeekend

Good morning, Tee 2 Green is on the air! We’ll look ahead to Sunday’s Match between Tiger/Peyton & Phil/Brady, we interview @WNYPGA Exec Dtr Steve Bartkowski & Tip of the Week on chipping. Join @kevsylvester, @mietuspga and me right now on @WGR550!
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Tune in tomorrow morning as we discuss the Skins game from last week, look ahead to Sunday’s Match between Tiger/Peyton & Phil/Brady, we interview @WNYPGA Exec Dtr Steve Bartkowski & Tip of the Week on chipping. Join @BrianWGR, @kevsylvester & @mietuspga from 7-8AM on @WGR550!

Heading into Memorial Day Weekend we would like to announce this week’s #FlashbackFriday Professional @BrianJacobsgolf ! Thank you for all of your great work Brian and we look forward to what’s in store for the 2020 Season! #wnypga

Show us how you #PlayingThroughCOVID19 🧼🏌🏻‍♀️ Share your experience during this Memorial Day weekend to be featured in our social media platforms ⛳️ Have a great weekend!

It’s ⛳️Backyard Golf Series⛳️ Day!! Get ready for the 3-day weekend with these tips from WNYPGA Professional Jon Hoecker and lets hope for a zero-3putt weekend 🤷🏻‍♀️
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Jon Hoecker - Reading A Putt https://youtu.be/ZCihbm6XSzI via @YouTube

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Today would have been the day that a group of us would have been running 26.2 in @buffalomarathon to raise funds for our #pgahope Vets. Despite that being canceled our mission to use golf to serve our Vets has not & will not change. #thankavet #pgareach #happymemorialdayweekend🇺🇸 ...

Today would have been the day that a group of us would have been running 26.2 in @buffalomarathon to raise funds for our #pgahope Vets. Despite that being canceled our mission to use golf to serve our Vets has not & will not change. #thankavet #pgareach #happymemorialdayweekend🇺🇸

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As a Veteran who has been fortunate to receive from WNY PGA HOPE, a heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the project and how it connects us to golf in general, Western NY courses, the camaraderie of sharing it with fellow Veterans and PGA professionals, and promoting golf as an effective way to maintain physical activity and fitness regardless of ability and performance. Loving getting out and playing with the social distancing that's a normal part of the Veteran experience without the requirements of current guidelines that everyone else needs.

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We are excited to officially announce @doublesgolfusa is coming to WNY thia summer. 9 Holes, scramble format, relaxed rules and a chance to qualify through to the #TheBearsClub this November. Read about it in our profile. More to come this June/July! #growgolf #WNYPGA #couplesgolf ...

We are excited to officially announce @doublesgolfusa is coming to WNY thia summer. 9 Holes, scramble format, relaxed rules and a chance to qualify through to the #TheBearsClub this November. Read about it in our profile. More to come this June/July! #growgolf #WNYPGA #couplesgolf

Coming to a @WNYPGA golf course near you soon!
More details coming this June. #wnypga @DoublesGolf @OnCoreGolf @STI_Turf @buffalogolfer @t2gbuffalo @glenoakgolfclub

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Don't take it from us, take it from @GoodGuyKuchar @StephenCurry30 and #WeAreGolf Look for the #Back2Golf signage across our @WNYPGA Facilities. See you all on the course soon!
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As golf has been made essential in NYS. More than ever we need golfers to do their part using this #Back2Golf as a guide. Our @wnypga Pros will have numerous guidelines in place at their facilities to keep you safe. Remember, you aren't the only individual on the golf course ...

As golf has been made essential in NYS. More than ever we need golfers to do their part using this #Back2Golf as a guide. Our @wnypga Pros will have numerous guidelines in place at their facilities to keep you safe. Remember, you arent the only individual on the golf course

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Our #flashbackfriday shoutout this week goes out to PGA Professional, Steve Latimer! Since starting as an Assistant Professional at Stafford CC in 1988, @soulprowesternny has also worked as the Head Coach for the @niagarauniversity Women’s Golf Team and is now the Head PGA Professional at @genesee_valley_golf_course . He has also competed in a variety of competitions, like the 1997 Travis Cup, the 2019 Fabulous Fall Classic and our own Pro-Pro/ Pro-Am with Dan Antonucci, Bobby Hogan and Matt Clark. Thank you Steve for everything you’ve done, and will continue to do, to help our Section! #flashbackfriday #wnypga @ Genesee Valley Golf Course ...

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He’s Da Man!!

Keep up the great work Steve Latimer!

What a career to my friend Steve!

We love The Soul Pro!!!

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We are so excited to bring #PGACoach to WNY through our @WNYPGA Pros. Based on ADM Principles, this is not only creating the next golfers but also the next athletes. Visit wnypga.com to find one of our over 40 ADM Certified Coaches! #pgacoach #admmodel ...

We are so excited to bring #PGACoach to WNY through our @WNYPGA Pros. Based on ADM Principles, this is not only creating the next golfers but also the next athletes.  Visit wnypga.com to find one of our over 40 ADM Certified Coaches! #pgacoach #admmodel

On behalf of our 300 @wnypga Professionals we just want to wish all golfing and future golfing mothers a #happymothersday❤️ Golf is/has been a fun and responsible way to social distance with your family. Our @pga Pros can help you pick up a club for the first time. Enjoy your day! ...

On behalf of our 300 @wnypga Professionals we just want to wish all golfing and future golfing mothers a #happymothersday❤️ Golf is/has been a fun and responsible way to social distance with your family. Our @pga Pros can help you pick up a club for the first time. Enjoy your day!

For this weeks #flashbackfriday post we have Angelo Alberico! Ange served in the Air Force in 1945 before starting his PGA Professional career as the Asst. Professional at @kahkwacluberie in the early 1950s. He then worked as the Head Professional of Springville CC from 1959 to 1991. Ange won the 1984 PGA National Quarter Championship (as seen in the last picture with @taylormadegolf Founder, Gary Adams!) and he was inducted into the WNYPGA Hall of Fame in 1991. Thank you Angelo for all of the time and hard work you put into making our Section what it is today! #flashbackfriday #wnypga ...

For this weeks #flashbackfriday post we have Angelo Alberico! Ange served in the Air Force in 1945 before starting his PGA Professional career as the Asst. Professional at @kahkwacluberie in the early 1950s. He then worked as the Head Professional of Springville CC from 1959 to 1991. Ange won the 1984 PGA National Quarter Championship (as seen in the last picture with @taylormadegolf Founder, Gary Adams!) and he was inducted into the WNYPGA Hall of Fame in 1991.  Thank you Angelo for all of the time and hard work you put into making our Section what it is today! #flashbackfriday #wnypgaImage attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you for your service and all you have done for golfing in New York. Ric looks alot like you!

Great to see Ang being honored! I love that guy! He has been a great friend to me. Amazing talent with a golf club!

Awesome! Any relation to Rick?

Thanks for your service and all you did for golf in WNY.

Great to see you Ange! Thank you for your service to the country and the WNYPGA! Your a legend!

Congratulations and thank you for your service Ang!

Angie! Great to see you honored.

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🚨PGA Members🚨 Be sure to join us today at 3 pm for our next @WNYPGA Member Only COVID-19 Town Hall to learn how you can utlize the @PGA #Back2Golf Playbook at your facilities and on the lesson tee. Special guest John Easterbrook, PGA. ...

🚨PGA Members🚨 Be sure to join us today at 3 pm for our next @WNYPGA Member Only COVID-19 Town Hall to learn how you can utlize the @PGA #Back2Golf Playbook at your facilities and on the lesson tee. Special guest John Easterbrook, PGA.
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Today would have been the day that a group of us would have been running 26.2 in @buffalomarathon to raise funds for our #pgahope Vets. Despite that being canceled our mission to use golf to serve our Vets has not & will not change. #thankavet #pgareach #happymemorialdayweekend🇺🇸 ...

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We are excited to officially announce @doublesgolfusa is coming to WNY this summer. 9 Holes, scramble format, relaxed rules and a chance to qualify through to the #TheBearsClub this November. Read about it in our profile. More to come this June/July! #growgolf #WNYPGA #couplesgolf ...

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Show us how you #PlayingThroughCOVID19!! Share your experience during this Memorial Day weekend to be featured in our social media platforms ⛳️ Have a great weekend! ...

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Coming to a @WNYPGA golf course near you soon! More details coming this June. #wnypga @DoublesGolf @OnCoreGolf @STI_Turf @buffalogolfer @t2gbuffalo @glenoakgolfclub #growgolf

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As golf has been made essential in NYS. More than ever we need golfers to do their part using this #Back2Golf as a guide. Our @wnypga Pros will have numerous guidelines in place at their facilities to keep you safe. Remember, you aren't the only individual on the golf course ...

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Here is our Friday episode of our Backyard Golf Series! In today’s video Frank LaForce, PGA gives instruction with his son on the key components of short game shots. Enjoy the video! #backyardgolf #wnypga ...

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We are so excited to bring #PGACoach to WNY through our @WNYPGA Pros. Based on ADM Principles, this is not only creating the next golfers but also the next athletes. Visit wnypga.com to find one of our over 40 ADM Certified Coaches! #pgacoach #admmodel ...

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On behalf of our 300 @wnypga Professionals we just want to wish all golfing and future golfing mothers a #happymothersday❤️ Golf is/has been a fun and responsible way to social distance with your family. Our @pga Pros can help you pick up a club for the first time. Enjoy your day! ...

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In today’s Backyard Golf Series episode, we have @robkrajewskigolf giving you his Top 5 training aids for putting. Make sure to check out his video with the link below and work on your putting before the season gets under way! #backyardgolf #wnypga
Link 👉: https://youtu.be/E-WjPo8EOgQ
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Today’s Backyard Golf Series episode is brought to us by Erik Barzeski, PGA! Erik goes over the fundamentals of the golf swing and provides instruction to improve your setup, grip and the early backswing on your attempts. To watch the video, copy the link below! 👇👇 #backyardgolf #wnypga
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🚨PGA Members🚨 Be sure to join us today at 3 pm for our next @WNYPGA Member Only COVID-19 Town Hall to learn how you can utlize the @PGA #Back2Golf Playbook at your facilities and on the lesson tee. Special guest John Easterbrook, PGA. ...

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Sometimes the best friendships are made unexpectedly. Thanks @brianjacobsgolf for sharing! Stay strong Bentley! We can't wait to get back to our #smilingforelife prgram through @pgareach_wny. Future @wnypga_jr member?

#Repost from @brianjacobsgolf with @regram.app ... This is awesome! Give a shout out to my “little man” Bentley. He’s in remission! I’m so excited for him and his family. He’s an AVID Bills fan (especially Josh Allen) and loves golf too!! Can’t wait to see him at my Academy for golf!! #bentleystrong #billsmafia #26shirts @joshallenqb #gobills #golf #galisanochildrenshospital #wnypga #pgareach #smilesforelife
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The flop is not an easy shot in golf but our @wnypga Professional @jeffurzetta gives some easy tips to improve yours. #pgapro #wnypga
#Repost from @jeffurzetta with @regram.app ... We’re getting closer to a time when your biggest issue is going to be hitting a high, soft flop shot over a bunker to save par as opposed to how far 6 feet is. When that time comes try this, it’ll probably help⛳️🏌🏼
#pgaprofessional #pga #shortgame #notmybiggestflop #oakhillcountryclub #quailvalleygolfclub ##quarantinelettuceforthewin #taylormadegolf #teamtaylormade #openup #everything
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Here is a simple drill from @wnypga
Professional @marcrosagolfperformance to help golfers work on hitting a draw #pgapro

#Repost from @marcrosagolfperformance with @regram.app ... If you are slicing the golf ball and want to hit it straighter or draw the golf ball, try this drill!
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In a time of uncertainty our @wnypga Professional Michael O'Connor @kahkwacluberie and his wife Jodie @girlsgolf.erie are doing their part to give back to the community and frontline workers. #golf #pga Copy the link 👇 to view the story.
https://www.yourerie.com/sports/local-sports/head-golf-professional-inspired-to-make-quality-masks/
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