Philadelphia PGA Section Kicks Off Season With Spring Membership Meeting

Phoenixville, Pa. (March 25, 2024) — The Philadelphia PGA Section officially kicked off its PGA Professional tournament season following the conclusion of its 2024 Spring Membership Meeting at RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve.

Over 200 PGA of America Golf Professionals gathered at RiverCrest to conduct the Section’s official business. PGA of America Member Chip Richter of the Country Club of Harrisburg presided over his first membership meeting since being elected Section president in October. Section Vice President and Laurel Creek Country Club PGA Director of Golf Bob Hennefer honored the Section’s 2023 awards class, headlined by Golf Professional of the Year, Dustin McCormick of Glen Brook Golf Club in Stroudsburg, Pa. To learn more about the Section’s award recipients, click here.

Following the conclusion of the meeting, a field of 152 PGA of America Golf Professionals teed it up in a two-person scramble at RiverCrest and neighboring Bellewood Golf Club, with PGA of America Members Dave Quinn, Laurel Creek C.C., and Joe Kogelman, GOLFTEC Moorestown; teaming to win at RiverCrest; and Brian Bergstol, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, and Zac Oakley, Bidermann G.C.; took the top spot at Bellewood. Quinn and Kogelman finished with a team score of 12-under-par 59 to top John F. Byrne G.C.’s Anthony Hoffman and Rocco Sgrillo by one stroke. Four teams tied for third place at 9-under-par. At Bellewood, Bergstol and Oakley prevailed by two strokes over a trio of teams, thanks to their team score of 60, 11-under-par.

One the the highlights of the tournament was PGA of America Member Joanna Coe, Merion G.C., making a hole-in-one on No. 17. Coe used a 9-iron from 136 yards. It was her first ace in 12 years. Well played, Joanna!

To view the full 2024 Spring Meeting Golf Event leaderboard, click here. To view photos from the event, click here.

The 2024 Philadelphia PGA Spring Membership Meeting is supported by GolfStatus, Precision Pro Golf, SCNS Sports Foods, Signature Golf, StickX, and Stitch. The Philadelphia PGA Section and its PGA Professionals thank our partners, RiverCrest Golf Club & PreserveBellewood Golf Club, its membership, management, and host PGA of America Golf Professionals, and staff, as the event would not be possible without their support.

About the Philadelphia PGA Section
The Philadelphia PGA Section, covering eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, is one of 41 geographical managing entities of the PGA of America. This Section manages nearly 900 PGA of America Members and Associates who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in our region.

Contact: Matt Frey, PGA, Communications Director,