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Survey: Virtual Fall Membership Meeting

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Philadelphia PGA Section Board, committees and staff are considering all options to host this year's Fall Membership Meeting in the most responsible and accessible ways possible, including hosting a virtual meeting on a different day than the meeting's golf component. To help with the decision making process, please take a moment to complete the survey by clicking here.

Knoll Represents Section in San Fransisco

Philadelphia PGA Member Alex Knoll, Glen Brook G.C., made his major championship debut in last week's PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Fransisco. Alex made the Section proud, not only with his play, but through his professionalism and interviews presented nationally:
  • Golf Channel's Morning
  • The Dan Patrick
  • PGA of America

Support PGA REACH Philadelphia

Twenty-twenty has been challenging for all of us, and especially so for PGA REACH Philadelphia; the foundation needs your support now more than ever! Fundraising is going to be crucial for our organization to continue the programs and services that grow the game and positively impact individuals in our community. Here are some easy ways you can help:
  • Participate in the 100-Hole Golf Marathon (Aug. - Oct.)...Register
  • Bring team(s) to the inaugural foundation pro-am (Oct. 28)...Register
  • Join the REACH for Birdies program...Register

Award Nomination Deadline Approaching

The 2020 Awards nomination deadline is fast approaching! Nominations must be sent in by August 28.  Award categories include: Golf Professional of the Year, Teacher & Coach of the Year, Professional Development Award, Bill Strausbaugh Award, Player Development Award, Youth Player Development Award, Merchandiser of the Year (Private, Public, and Resort Categories), Assistant Golf Professional of the Year, Patriot Award, and Golf Salesperson of the Year. To apply, click here.

Direct Deposit Required for Tournaments

In order to receive prize checks from Philadelphia PGA Section events, PGA Professionals must sign up for direct deposit. Following a directive from PGA of America, Section PGA Professionals will not receive any prize checks until they authorize direct deposit. To sign up, click here

Golf Channel Airs Segment Honoring the Late Justin Riegel

The Golf Channel's Live From the PGA Championship program aired an in memoriam segment honoring the late Justin Riegel during PGA Championship week. To watch the segment, click here

As a reminder, Celtic Golf's generous raffle to benefit Justin's family will remain open until the PGA REACH Philadelphia Pro-Am on Oct. 28. The grand prize includes six days and five nights at the five-star Killarney Park Hotel and four rounds of golf at Ballybunion G.C's Old Course, Old Head Golf Links, Tralee G.C. and Waterville Golf Links in Ireland for four golfers. A second prize, a foursome at TPC Sawgrass in Florida, was donated by Derek Sprague, PGA. Entries are $100 each (no limit). To enter the raffle, click here.

Tournament Season Reminders

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 receive winnings, PGA Professionals must authorize credit and debit entries, and correction entries into a checking or savings account. To set up direct deposit, click 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.

Hole-in-One Club: Any PGA Professional who joins and makes an ace during a Section event will earn the entire purse; multiple holes-in-one will share. 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

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.  

A-12: Wesley Hollis, Ursinus College; (Patriots Glen National G.C.)
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