Awards Banquet, Women's Summit, REACH for Birdies, and more
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Section Awards Dinner, March 15 at Aronimink G.C.

Please join us on Sunday, March 15 at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa., as we celebrate the Philadelphia PGA Section's 2019 award winners. Cocktails will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. and dinner and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The banquet ($60 per person) includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dessert). 


The 2019 awards class includes John Carpineta, Golf Professional of the Year; John Dunigan, Teacher of the Year; Charlie Schuyler, Bill Strausbaugh Award; Dean Kandle, Horton Smith Award; Brent Wallace, Private Merchandiser of the Year; Jason Howard, Public Merchandiser of the Year; Alex McGann, Resort Merchandiser of the Year; Steve Frederick, Assistant Golf Professional of the Year; John Pillar, Patriot Award; Steve Wager, Player Development Award; Andy Miller, Youth Player Development Award; and Laura Manchester, Golf Salesperson of the Year.

"REACH for Birdies" This Tournament Season

The Section is continuing its “REACH for Birdies” program for the 2020 tournament season to help support PGA REACH Philadelphia. When joining the program, PGA Professionals make pledges to donate a certain dollar amount for each birdie and/or eagle that they make during all official Section and PAO events, tracked by Section staff. For more information about the program, contact Leila Mackie, PGA via or (215) 886-7742. To register, click the button below.


Attend the Philadelphia Women in Golf Leaders Summit at Aronimink

The Philadelphia PGA Section, the Golf Association of Philadelphia and PGA Magazine will be hosting the first annual Women in Golf Leaders Summit at Aronimink G.C. on Tuesday, March 31 from 1:00-5:30 p.m. for $20 per person. The event is open to all golf industry stakeholders (men and women), facility leaders, and passionate individuals with the goal of sharing ideas and positively impacting women’s golf.


Volunteer for the KPMG Women's PGA Championship

With the 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship coming to Aronimink Golf Club, June 23-28, we are working with the championship staff to find volunteers for tournament week. We are truly excited to have another major championship in the Philadelphia PGA Section and want to do everything we can to help make it a successful event! For volunteer registration instructions, please click the below button.


Join Us for the Kohler and Casa de Campo Pro-Ams

The Section will be visiting the Midwest for the 2020 Philadelphia PGA Kohler Pro-Am on October 4-7; for more details, please click here. The Section is also headed to the Dominican Republic for the 2020 Philadelphia PGA Casa de Campo Pro-Am on December 7-11; for more details, please click here.

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2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Volunteer Opportunities for Your Members

Fellow PGA Professionals: I know how busy you are preparing for the season so any consideration you can offer will be deeply appreciated. Linked below is a letter that requests volunteer assistance for the 2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at the Philadelphia Cricket Club on May 23-27. You would be doing our club and me a tremendous service by distributing it to your membership via email; the success of the event rests on putting together a strong volunteer response. If I can offer additional help or guidance, please don't hesitate to touch base with me. Thank you for your efforts!

Member Volunteers


Jim Smith Jr.
PGA Director of Golf
Philadelphia Cricket Club

Golf Galaxy - Devon Now Hiring

Golf Galaxy's new Devon, Pa., location is looking for anyone passionate about golf that wants to work in a fun, service-oriented atmosphere. The team at Golf Galaxy - Devon thought this would be a great opportunity for youth members of affiliated clubs who either play on their high school or college teams to get some job experience in an area which they are already passionate.  Positions include: Apparel Specialist, Cashier / Customer Service, Equipment Sales Associate, Golf Club Technician, Sales Associate, Operations Associate, and Temporary Setup Positions. Applicants must be 16 years or older and may apply by visiting or following the button below. For further questions, contact Ryan Carfara, PGA, at


Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour Membership Enrollment Now Open

Providing fun and invaluable opportunities to get out and play, the Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour leads the region in competitive youth golf. The tour’s membership consists of youth golfers 18 years of age and younger. Youth golfers may be registered by clicking the below button.


Needed: PGA HOPE Instructors 

PGA REACH Philadelphia has five spring PGA HOPE programs scheduled and is in need of several PGA Professionals to help with instruction for the dates below. This is an opportunity to help support and give back to our military veterans who have served our country. Any PGA Professional that attends a PGA HOPE program are offered an honorarium for their time and MSR credit.

  • Bensalem Township C.C. (Wed. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.): May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, and June 10 (graduation)
  • C.C. of Harrisburg (Wed. 3:00 -5:00 p.m.): April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 27 (graduation)
  • Union League National G.C. (Thurs. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.): April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23 and April 30 (graduation)
  • Frog Hollow G.C. (Tues. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.): April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12 and May 19 (graduation)
  • Indian Spring C.C. (Tues. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.): May 12, May 19, June 2, June 9 and June 22 (graduation)

If you are available to help please contact Courtney Curcio at or (267) 622-6172.

Enroll for Section Tournament Organizations

Registrations for the Section's various tournament organizations / clubs are open online, including: Tournament Players Division (TPD), Hole-in-One Club, Philadelphia Assistants' Organization (PAO), Central Counties Chapter (CCC) - Member and Associate and Central Counties Chapter Hole-in-One Club. For more information or to register, please click the below "Register" button.


Upcoming Events

PGA Members and Associates may find more information or  may register by clicking on the date / event names below.

District Roundtables

Education Events

Join the PGA REACH Philadelphia Club Association

Support PGA REACH Philadelphia by joining the 2020 Club Association program! The $250 Club Association fee will directly benefit PGA REACH Philadelphia's programs, such as PGA Jr. League, PGA HOPE, Golf in Schools, and more. Additionally, Club Association members receive discounted rates on equipment rentals and recognition on our website. To join the Club Association, click the below button.


Membership Update

Please see below for the Section’s membership updates as of February 20. New facility or Section affiliations are listed immediately following the PGA Professional’s name, while prior affiliations are listed in parentheses. * denotes new PGA Professionals the Section; †denotes new PGA Associates to the Section; ‡ denotes changes within the same facility.  


  • Zachary Stanley, Philadelphia Cricket Club; (Pinehurst No. 8)*
  • Matthew WalbertLaurel Creek C.C.; (Union League G.C. at Torresdale)


  • Gary StrausserWillowbrook G.C.; (Riverview C.C.)


  • Steven Chalmers, Saucon Valley C.C.; (International Jr. Golf Academy)* 


  • Nathan Eichner, Philadelphia Cricket Club; (Onwentsia Club)*
  • Nicholas Iacono, Chester Valley G.C.; (Ardsley C.C.)*
  • Abby Mann, Aronimink G.C.; (Quaker Ridge G.C.)*

B-4: Timothy Leigh, Out Door C.C.; (Union League National G.C.)

B-8Rebekah Pruett, C.C. of York; (Out Door C.C.)


  • Ryan Claypole, Golf Galaxy - Devon
  • Matthew Rushin, Bear Trap Dunes

Obituary: It is with great sadness to report the passing of PGA Life Member Dennis Milne. Dennis was employed with Trenton Country Club for over 35 yaears.

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