Mid Atlantic Regains Independence Cup
This past Tuesday and Wednesday marked the end of the season for the Philadelphia Assistant’s Organization (PAO). The annual Independence Cup is a Ryder Cup style event played between the PAO and the Assistant Professional Association (APA) of the Mid-Atlantic Section. After winning 3 of the last 4 years, Philadelphia was unable to retain the cup in Ocean City, MD.
The format on Tuesday morning was a two person scramble between the sides. At the conclusion of the scramble, both sides had won four of the eight matches heading into afternoon play. The afternoon would see the teams pair off into an alternate shot format. A rain delay and the shortened daylight left 6 of the 8 matches on the course for Wednesday morning. The two completed matches had been split with each side winning one of the matches. Unfortunately for the PAO, 5 of the 6 matches on the course were dormie in favor of the APA. In the end Philadelphia was only able to salvage half a point bringing the total heading into the last format to 10.5-5.5. Full Story
PAO Patron Program
Important reminder if you haven’t done so already, please remember to sign up for the PAO, which can be done one of two ways. First, you can register by going to the following link on Blue Golf: PAO Patron Program
Or you can fill out the PAO Head Golf Professional Patron Program form: PAO Patron Program Form
PAO Patrons: Head Professionals & Directors of Golf
Special thanks to those Head Professionals and Directors of Golf who are supporting the PAO and their assistant golf professionals. Listed below are the Head Professionals and Directors of Golf who are PAO Patrons.
|Jeff Breiner||Country Club of Harrisburg||Darrin Schildt
PAO Premier Partners
Conrad JJ Radcliffe, Esq.
PAO Mission Statement
The purpose of the Philadelphia Assistants’ Organization is to prepare the Assistant Golf Professionals of the Philadelphia Section PGA of America for future professional success as a PGA member. We will give Assistant Professionals the opportunities to prepare themselves for the playing ability test, the PGA’s Professional Golf Management Program, the golf business, and future PGA membership. This is accomplished with leadership, mentoring, support through education, networking, and tournament competition.