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Specialized Professional (Golf Operations)
The Specialized Professional Workshop (Golf Operations Career Path) takes place on Thursday, October 13th & Friday, October 14th at the Glen Oak Golf Club. Day 1 will run from approximately 9am till 4pm and day 2 from 8:30 till noon. Cost of the Workshop is $35. Attendees who want to take advantage of the outcomes of the workshop and attain specialized status, will have 30 days from the date of the workshop to purchase access to the online materials at a cost of $350. Otherwise, attendees will still get 16 MRS Credits for attendance. Those who purchase and complete the program will receive 40 MSR plus specialized credential in that career track. To register, please select click here for more information.

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About the WNYPGA

The Western New York Section, PGA of America (WNYPGA) is a group
of approximately 300 PGA Members and Associates serving the needs
of golfers across Buffalo, Rochester and Northwest Pennsylvania.  The Section
was founded in 1925 and is one of the 41 Sections that make up the PGA of
America. The PGA of America, founded in 1916, has grown into the world’s
largest working sports organization with more than 27,000 Members and
Associates.

The Western New York PGA also operates a non-profit and charitable
foundation called PGA REACH Western NY that focuses on its three
founding pillars: youth, military, and diversity/inclusion.

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Taylor Hunter Joins the Western NY PGA as Fourth PGA WORKS Fellow

Taylor Hunter Joins the Western NY PGA as Fourth PGA WORKS Fellow

March 16, 2022

  The Western New York PGA Section (WNYPGA) is pleased to announce the hiring of its fourth PGA WORKS Fellow, Taylor Hunter of Buffalo, NY.

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Welcome to the Team Ashley Easterday

Welcome to the Team Ashley Easterday

February 17, 2022

ASHLEY EASTERDAY JOINING THE WNYPGA TEAM AS DIRECTOR OF COMPETITIONS On behalf of the entire Section Office Team, we are excited to announce that we

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Welcome Back Donald Ross Sportswear

Welcome Back Donald Ross Sportswear

February 15, 2022

Welcome Back Donald Ross Sportswear Increased Partnership adds New Pro Purse and Club Member Experiences   We are excited to pass along the news

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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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Junior Programs

Check out the numerous opportunities for kids ages 7-18 to enjoy the game of golf in an atmosphere that provides and promotes camaraderie, friendship, and sportsmanship.


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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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2 weeks ago
Western New York PGA

After two days and four rounds, Rob Krajewski is the last one standing at the 2022 Match Play Tournament!! Congratulations to Rob and everyone who came out to compete! A special thanks to Webster Golf club staff, Director of Operations, Debby Murphy, and Head PGA Professional Bernie Quinn for making the past two days outstanding!! ... See MoreSee Less

After two days and four rounds, Rob Krajewski is the last one standing at the 2022 Match Play Tournament!! Congratulations to Rob and everyone who came out to compete! A special thanks to Webster Golf club staff, Director of Operations, Debby Murphy, and Head PGA Professional Bernie Quinn for making the past two days outstanding!!Image attachment

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Congratulations Rob!!

Awesome

Yeah robbieeeee

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2 weeks ago
Western New York PGA

Today Our Assistant Executive Director and PGA Works Fellow attended Gateway to Golf: A Ladies Only Golf Outing presented by United Way Women United. Our Keynote Speaker was Cathy Harbin PGA Master Professional,LPGA Golf Professional, Pine Ridge Golf Course Owner,PGA of America At-Large Board Director and NGCOA Secretary. Thank you for giving us wonderful words of encouragement. Thank you Transit Valley Country Club for hosting this gathering. We would also like to thank United Way Women United for allowing us to host a golf clinic. We look forward to be apart of future events. ... See MoreSee Less

Today Our Assistant Executive Director and PGA Works Fellow attended Gateway to Golf: A Ladies Only Golf Outing presented by United Way Women United. Our Keynote Speaker was Cathy Harbin PGA Master Professional,LPGA Golf Professional, Pine Ridge Golf Course Owner,PGA of America At-Large Board Director and NGCOA Secretary. Thank you for giving us wonderful words of encouragement. Thank you Transit Valley Country Club for hosting this gathering. We would also like to thank United Way Women United for allowing us to host a golf clinic. We look forward to be apart of future events.Image attachmentImage attachment
3 weeks ago
Western New York PGA

Congratulations to Rob Krajewski and Anthony Schiro for being the Winning team at the Pro-Assistant Championship!!! It was a little cold but they still dominated!! Huge thanks to Transit Valley Country Club’s staff and PGA Professional, Johnathan Decker, for helping this event run smoothly!! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Rob Krajewski and Anthony Schiro for being the Winning team at the Pro-Assistant Championship!!! It was a little cold but they still dominated!! Huge thanks to Transit Valley Country Club’s staff and PGA Professional, Johnathan Decker, for helping this event run smoothly!!

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Great job guys, congrats!🎉

Congratulations Rob and Anthony!

Congrats Team Glen Oak!!

Congratulations! Well played guys! 👍

Congratulations!

Congratulations 👏👏👏

Congratulations 🎉🎊🎈

Congratulations

Congratulations Anthony , Many More Good Things To Come ...🏆🏆🏆

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4 weeks ago
Western New York PGA

Congratulations to Kirk Stauffer for winning the WNYPGA Senior Championship for the 4th time in a row!! Thanks to all who came out and played the past two days. Also a special thanks to Niagara Frontier Golf Clubs PGA Professional, Dan Antonucci for a great golf experience the past two days! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Kirk Stauffer for winning the WNYPGA Senior Championship for the 4th time in a row!! Thanks to all who came out and played the past two days. Also a special thanks to Niagara Frontier Golf Clubs PGA Professional, Dan Antonucci for a great golf experience the past two days!

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Congratulations Kirk! Well played! 👍

Congrats Kirk! So happy for you!!!

Congratulations Kirk!

Congratulations Kirk!

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Great playing Pro!!

Way to go Kirk!!

Congrats STAUF . 🥇

Congratulations 👏

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Way to go Kirk! Congratulations!

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1 month ago
Western New York PGA

Another congratulations to Paul Sanders for making a hole in one on the second round of the Section Championship on hole 15. Paul used an 8 iron from 145 yards. Great job Paul! ... See MoreSee Less

Another congratulations to Paul Sanders for making a hole in one on the second round of the Section Championship on hole 15. Paul used an 8 iron from 145 yards. Great job Paul!

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Congratulations Paul

That's awesome! Congratulations!

Congrats Pro!!

Congratulations Paul Sanders

8 iron?? I played behind him.... it was a 4 iron!

Nice Shot!!

Yesss Paul!!!!!!! ❤️❤️

Outstanding!!!

Awesome!!

Outstanding 👏

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1 month ago
Western New York PGA

Congratulations to Jon Hoecker for being our WNYPGA Section Champion! Jon had a combined +3 to take first place over two rounds at Oak Hill Country Club with a Section Championship Win in each decade since he has started participating. Another congratulations to Jon, Stephen Kerr, and Neil Reidy for qualifying for the PGA Professional Championship in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Special thanks to Oak Hill Country Club staff and members for hosting our event. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Jon Hoecker for being our WNYPGA Section Champion! Jon had a combined +3 to take first place over two rounds at Oak Hill Country Club with a Section Championship Win in each decade since he has started participating. Another congratulations to Jon, Stephen Kerr, and Neil Reidy for qualifying for the PGA Professional Championship in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Special thanks to Oak Hill Country Club staff and members for hosting our event.

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Great playing Jon! Congratulations! 👍

Congratulations Jon!!

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Nice going Jon. Congratulations.

Congratulations

Congratulations 👏

Still trying to wrap my head around 5 decades. WOW! Congrats!

Hell yeah! Congrats, Jon Hoecker

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1 month ago
Western New York PGA

Welcome competitors to the 2022 Section Championship! Fighting for a hat trick this season is Rob Krajewski, our 2020 & 2021 Champion. To stay updated throughout the progression of the round, the live leaderboard is available on our tournament webpage ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome competitors to the 2022 Section Championship! Fighting for a hat trick this season is Rob Krajewski, our 2020 & 2021 Champion. To stay updated throughout the progression of the round, the live leaderboard is available on our tournament webpage

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Let’s do this rob 😎🏌️🏌️🏌️🏌️🏌️🏌️🏌️

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1 month ago
Western New York PGA

Congratulations to David Patronik on his victory today at the NCR Assistant Championship! David had a two round total of -6. Also congratulations to Anthony Schiro and Austin Smith for qualifying for the 46th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship! Special thank you to Host Professional Steve Crane for hosting today’s Championship ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to David Patronik on his victory today at the NCR Assistant Championship! David had a two round total of -6. Also congratulations to Anthony Schiro and Austin Smith for qualifying for the 46th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship! Special thank you to Host Professional Steve Crane for hosting today’s Championship

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Thank you to the WNYPGA Tournament Staff for a great event! Also thank you to Steve Crane and the membership at Lake View CC for hosting us! Thank you all! 👍

Congratulations Dave! Good Luck in Florida.

Congratulations!!! 🎉

CONGRATS!

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2 months ago
Western New York PGA

Congrats (again!) to Nick Palladino who came out victorious yesterday at the Holiday Valley pro am with a score of 66 (-4) 🏆

Thanks to Kyle A. Benish and Double Black Diamond for hosting
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Congrats (again!) to Nick Palladino who came out victorious yesterday at the Holiday Valley pro am with a score of 66 (-4) 🏆 

Thanks to @benishgolf and Double Black Diamond for hosting

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Great player and an even nicer guy! He’s having an awesome year and deserves all his success! 👍

Congratulations Nick🎈🎉🎊

Congratulations Nick!!

Congratulations 🎉🎈🎊

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2 months ago
Western New York PGA

Congratulations to Nick Palladino, back to back champion of the Western New York Classic!
Congrats also to Jon Hoecker, our seniors division champ 🏆

Thank you to @niagarafallscc and the @nfccgolfshop staff for hosting such a successful event today.
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Congratulations to Nick Palladino, back to back champion of the Western New York Classic! 
Congrats also to Jon Hoecker, our seniors division champ 🏆 

Thank you to @niagarafallscc and the @nfccgolfshop staff for hosting such a successful event today.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations Jon Hoecker!

Congratulations Nick!!!! 🎉

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Congratulations to Rob Krajewski and Anthony Schiro for being the Winning team at the Pro-Assistant Championship!!! It was a little cold but they still dominated!! Huge thanks to Transit Valley Country Club’s staff and PGA Professional, Johnathan Decker, for helping this event run smoothly!! ...

Congratulations to Kirk Stauffer for winning the WNYPGA Senior Championship for the 4th time in a row!! Thanks to all who came out and played the past two days. Also a special thanks to Niagara Frontier Golf Clubs PGA Professional, Dan Antonucci for a great golf experience the past two days! ...

Another congratulations to Paul Sanders for making a hole in one on the second round of the Section Championship on hole 15. Paul used an 8 iron from 145 yards. Great job Paul! ...

Congratulations to Jon Hoecker for being our WNYPGA Section Champion! Jon had a combined +3 to take first place over two rounds at Oak Hill Country Club with a Section Championship Win in each decade since he has started participating. Another congratulations to Jon, Stephen Kerr, and Neil Reidy for qualifying for the PGA Professional Championship in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Special thanks to Oak Hill Country Club staff and members for hosting our event. ...

Welcome competitors to the 2022 Section Championship! Fighting for a hat trick this season is Rob Krajewski, our 2020 & 2021 Champion. To stay updated throughout the progression of the round, the live leaderboard is available on our tournament webpage ...

Congratulations to David Patronik on his victory today at the NCR Assistant Championship! David had a two round total of -6. Also congratulations to Anthony Schiro and Austin Smith for qualifying for the 46th National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship! Special thank you to Host Professional Steve Crane for hosting today’s Championship ...

On behalf of the Western New York PGA Congratulations Zach Farkas. On Monday, Zach was the champion of the Oishei Hospital Invitational Pro-Am with a score of 64 (-7). Thank you Park Country Club for hosting our event. ...

On behalf of the Western New York PGA Congratulations to Rob Krajewski, PGA. Yesterday, Rob was the champion of the Midvale Invitational Pro-Am with a score of 67 (-5). Thank you Midvale Country Club for hosting our event. ...

Congrats (again!) to Nick Palladino who came out victorious yesterday at the Holiday Valley pro am with a score of 66 (-4) 🏆

Thanks to @benishgolf and Double Black Diamond for hosting
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Women United's Gateway to Golf is selling out quickly! Join me for a fun day on the golf course at Transit Valley Country Club. No experience? No problem! Participate in either a 9-Hole Scramble or the Get Golf Ready Clinic. There are only a handful of spots left for both!
https://gatewaytogolf2022.eventbrite.com
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Congratulations to Rob Krajewski on winning with a low score of 69 at The Bartlett Country Club Pro-am today! Huge thanks to Head professional, Dwayne Randall and the staff at Bartlett Country Club and Also a special shout out to the sponsor of the gift he received! @cutcocutlery ...

On behalf of John Rook and The Pennhills Club, we would like to thank Zippo for sponsoring the Blaisdell Pro Am and Blaisdell Open. We would also like to Congratulate Terry Hatch, PGA for being the 2022 Blaisdell Champion! 🎉 ...

Western New York Section Staff ! We have the best team in the nation!
#teamworkmakesthedreamwork
#pgaworks
#pgafamily
#leadership
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On behalf of the host, Professional Anthony Schiro, we hope you enjoyed the WNY Open. Congratulations to Tim Fries, PGA Owner of Glen Oak Golf Club for being the WNY Open Champion ! ...

On behalf of the host Professional Sean Moffat, PGA and Executive Director of Africa 6000 International Teresa Murtland, we hope you enjoyed the Africa 6000 International Invitational Pro Am. Congratulations to PGA Professional, David Patronik from Woods to Wedges for being the 2022 Africa 6000 International Invitational Pro Am champion! 🎉 ...

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