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Remembering Justin Riegel, PGA

As many of you are likely aware, it is with great sadness to report that Philmont C.C. PGA Director of Golf Justin Riegel passed away Wednesday afternoon in a tragic accident at the club. Justin worked as a PGA Assistant Professional at Aronimink G.C., Wilmington C.C. and Gulph Mills G.C. He earned his first PGA Head Professional position at French Creek G.C. and then moved on to Philmont C.C. as PGA Head Professional, and most recently, PGA Director of Golf. Justin was also very involved with the Philadelphia PGA Section, serving on a number of committees and as chair of the Philadelphia Assistants Organization. In 2015, he was selected as the Section PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. A friend to so many of us, gone too early.

Please keep Justin’s girlfriend Kate and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers during the difficult time. As more information becomes available, we will share it with the membership. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help support Justin and Kate’s growing family. You can access it by clicking here. The Section will continue to work on and promote all efforts to help Justin’s family during this tragic time.

Section Welcomes New Sponsor HATH

The Philadelphia PGA Section is happy to have HATH CBD join as a new sponsor for our Spring Pro-Pro Championship held at Saucon Valley Country Club on June 8.

HATH CBD is a New York-based CBD company that creates daily CBD solutions to help athletes manage pain and stress while improving recovery. All of their products come from CBD-rich hemp (why hemp?), organically grown in the US with the highest manufacturing standards and rigid 3rd-party testing (learn more)!

In a society that values productivity and efficiency, they provide a long-lasting solution to lifestyle burnout. From recurring pain from sports injuries to calming nerves for a big match. HATH CBD’s 24-Hour Patches are easy to apply, waterproof and designed to push golfers to play the entire back nine. No gummies or gimmicks — this is the real deal.

HATH 24-Hour Patch samples will be available at the Spring Pro-Pro Championship registration desk! For more information about the company, visit their website here.

Want to become an Affiliate? Info / Register 

Interested in Wholesale? Info / Register

Fill Open Outing Inventory via Golf & Give

PGA REACH Philadelphia, the Philadelphia PGA Section's 501(c)(3) foundation, is pleased to announce the launch of the PGA REACH Philadelphia Golf & Give Series. The series is designed to benefit golf facilities that have open outing inventory due to the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing those facilites to host events for the golfing public. A portion of the entry fees will be donated to PGA REACH Philadelphia. To learn more and to register, click here.

Mazzalupi Wins as Section Resumes Events

Hugo Mazzalupi bested a field of nearly 50 PGA Professionals to win the 2020 Connelly Cup PGA Head Professional Championship at North Hills C.C. The Connelly Cup is named in honor of Jack Connelly, a Past President of both the PGA of America (2001-02) and Philadelphia PGA Section (1983-84). Hugo Mazzalupi posted a 4-under-par score of 67 for a four-stroke victory over second place finisher Michael Little. To read the full press release, click here.

The event marked the first Philadelphia PGA Section tournament since golf facilities reopened amid the COVID-19 pandemic quarantines and was conducted in strict compliance with state and federal regulations and guidance.  The 2020 Connelly Cup PGA Head Professional Championship is supported by Bushnell Golf, Earth Networks, NFP Hole-in-One U.S.A., Pukka Inc., SCNS Sports Foods, and the PGA Tour. To view the full tournament leaderboard, click here.

Tournament Season Reminders

As the Philadelphia PGA Section's event calendar resumes following the COVID-19 pandemic quarantines, here are a few reminders as the tournament season ramps up: 

Section Membership Programs: Register for the Tournament Player Division (TPD), Hole-in-One Club, Philadelphia Assistants' Organization (PAO), Central Counties Chapter (CCC), and / or Chapter Hole-in-One Club by clicking here.

Direct Deposit: To expedite purse payouts, we recommend you set up direct deposit by clicking here.

REACH for Birdies: Make pledges to donate a certain dollar amount for each birdie and / or eagle that you make during all official Section and PAO events. To register, click here.

Philadelphia PGA Junior Tour Affiliate Program: Participating facilities will promote the tour and in return, each will receive one complimentary tour membership for a new youth golfer at their facility. Register by emailing

PGA REACH Philadelphia Club Association: Support the foundation and receive discounted rates on equipment rentals and recognition on our website. To join, click here.

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: Chris Barletta, Robert Kleckner and Michael Krick.  
A-4: Todd Dorsey, Heritage Hills Golf Resort; (Greystone G.C.)*
A-6: Andy Fisher, Tee To Green G.C.; (Frosty Valley C.C.)
A-8: Kim Kleinle, Pocono Farms C.C.; (The Lakes C.C.)*Gary Mackay, Scotland Run G.C.; (Woodcrest C.C.)
B-6: Brian Creghan, Rolling Green G.C.; (Abacoa G.C)*

Elections: Joshua Bashore and Timothy Leigh
Transfers: John Petronis
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