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Share the Back2Golf PSA with Your Golfers

The Allied Golf Organizations have produced a Back2Golf Public Service Announcement that you may download and share on your website, digital newsletters and / or social media followings. To download the 30-second Back2Golf PSA, click the above image or click here

To review the Back2Golf guidelines, click here. Please be aware that all facilities must follow their local, state or federal orders; government guidance takes priority over Back2Golf. The most up-to-date information for each state can be found on our Golf Facility Reopening Guidance page

Golf Relief Fund Phase 2 Begins on May 27

The Golf Emergency Relief Fund recently announced that E4E Relief awarded in excess of $4 million to over 3,300 individuals during Phase 1 of the Golf Emergency Relief Fund. Applications for Phase 2 grants begin on Wednesday, May 27. Phase 2 is another opportunity to assist those economically impacted by the pandemic. Eligible workers will have the opportunity to apply for Phase 2 grants of up to $3,500. Individuals receiving grants through the first phase will be eligible to apply for grants in the second phase but the maximum amount an individual can receive in aggregate from the first and second phase is $3,500. Individuals who did not apply for Phase 1, and those who were denied during Phase 1, are still eligible to apply for Phase 2. 

The second phase will have a longer application process and distribute grants as reviewed and approved by E4E Relief on a rolling basis. Documentation needed will vary based on the type of expenses requested. Although Phase 2 is a needs-based analysis and not the same process as Phase I, grants will be approved on a rolling basis. Accordingly, applicants are encouraged to submit early in the process, and make all requested expense-related documentation available to E4E Relief as soon as possible. Please continue to refer to the application page on for additional information, questions and supplemental documentation required for Phase 2. 

Apply for Phase 2

PGA REACH Philadelphia Announces
2020 Diversity Scholarship Recipients 

PGA REACH Philadelphia, the charitable arm of the Philadelphia PGA Section, has announced its 2020 Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour Diversity Scholarship winners, including: Curstan Bunch, Wilmington, Del.; Emma DiPatri, Franklinville, N.J.; and Brayden Mitchell, Merchantville, N.J. PGA REACH Philadelphia created the scholarship program to provide opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds to participate on the Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour, an elite circuit for youth golfers ages 18 and under. The Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour Diversity Scholarships provide recipients annual tour membership dues and tournament event fees (up to seven tournaments per year until the recipient turns 18 years old). To learn more about the recipients, click here.

Section Tournaments Resume on June 2

Barring any setbacks or unforeseen circumstances, the Philadelphia PGA Section will resume tournament play on Tuesday, June 2 at the Connelly Cup Head Pro Championship at North Hills C.C. All other events currently scheduled are expected to take place as well. To register for an event, please click here.

The Tournament Committee has been hard at work to ensure the health and safety of our membership, staff and partners remains a top priority. Detailed safety guidelines for Section events will be released as we approach our first event. Please be aware that guidelines are subject to change once tournament play is resumed to take into account effectiveness as well as local, state and/or federal mandates.

Section Launches Online Partner Directory

The Philadelphia PGA Section is happy to introduce our new online Partner Directory. This new responsive microsite, housed on, is a complete listing of all of our partners and will allow you and your fellow PGA Professionals to contact our partners directly with support or questions.  The directory will be managed by Section staff and will be kept up-to-date, giving you access to the correct partner contact information. Our Section, PGA REACH Philadelphia and Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour programming, events and their reach would not be possible without the support of our partners; we appreciate any support you can provide back to our friends. To access the Philadelphia PGA Section Partner Directory, click the below button.

Access Directory

VIDEO: Disinfecting Golf Cars via Jani-King

Our PGA Section Partner, Jani-King, has recently received numerous questions as it relates to properly disinfecting golf cars. In response, Jani-King has created a short two-minute video to help demonstrate the proper way to disinfect. To watch the video, please click the above image or the below button.

Watch Video

Access Specialized Professional
Program Free Through June 30

With one month remaining for online access to the PGA's coursework supporting the Specialized Professional Program, there is still time to take advantage of this opportunity. If you have engaged in the system you can achieve two fundamental things within the time allowed: 1) Complete individual online courses for MSR; 2) Earn the Specialized credential which includes successfully passing the career specific "Capstone." For those who complete the required courses but have not completed the capstone requirement, you will receive a 30-day extension to finish and submit your report.

Please feel free to forward questions or concerns to the PGA's education support line via telephone at (866) 866-3382 or via email at

Membership Update

Please see below for the Section’s membership updates as of May 22. 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.  

Quarter Century: Dan Baker and Jeff Bonicky
A-1: Todd Moser, Susquehanna C.C.; (HoneyBrook G.C.)
A-12: Mike Paukovits, Chestnut Hill College; (St. Davids G.C.)
A-8: James Hoke, Llanerch C.C.; (Ridewood C.C.)* and Ryan Rouch, Frosty Valley C.C.; (Pennhills Club)*
Senior Status: Margaret DonohueTobe Fischer, Jason Gebhart, Mark Matricardi, Erik Miller, Mark Parson, Robert Passarelli, Brendon Post, and Jason Westphal.
Life Member Retired: Mike Sulpizio
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