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Monday, November 7, 2022

Presenting Sponsor:
With the Special Awards Dinner happening this week, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate those who have received Quarter and Half Century Milestones, as well as our New Members for the year. Thank you in large part to Morell Studios for providing these memorable milestone awards for our deserving Professionals that can be picked up the night of the Special Awards Dinner. Those not in attendance will receive there award via mail. 

Click the button below to see who has been recognized for their milestone achievement! 

Morell Studios has over 40 years of experience providing museum quality custom awards, shadow boxes and trophies. Pat Morell is well-renowned when it comes to manufacturing hand-crafted awards that are unmatched in design, craftsmanship and elegance. 
Member Milestones
New and Noteworthy
At golf courses around the Section, a Veteran's life is being changed through PGA HOPE daily. With every drive, chip, and putt, Veterans across generations are using the game to build camaraderie and to apply golf to life's most significant challenges. ​

This Veterans Day will be the 6th Annual PGA National Day of HOPE that celebrates our nation’s heroes; and aims to raise awareness and support for PGA HOPE. The campaign will run through November 11th. 

We are calling on our Met Section Professionals to print the attached flyer and put it on display in your shop for members to see. Every dollar raised will help support our PGA HOPE veterans and our program!
Day of HOPE Flyer
Metropolitan Donation Page
The 2022 Met PGA Special Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 10th at Westchester Country Club. We look forward to a night of honoring our well-deserved award recipients: 

Merchandiser of the Year (Public): Doug Jansen, Brentwood CC
Merchandiser of the Year (Private): Kirk Satterfield, Westhampton GC
Player of the Year: Alex Beach, Westchester Country Club
Player Development Award: Nick Novak, The Golf Performance Center
Youth Player Development Award: Anthony Rodriguez,  First Tee of Metropolitan NY
Patriot Award: Ed Kelly, Cherry Valley CC
Deacon Palmer Award: Lee Kaiser, Long Island National GC
Professional Development Award: John Hobbins, Greenside Golf Academy
Bill Strausbaugh Award: Tim Garvin, South Fork CC
Teacher of the Year: Anthony Cancro, Pine Hollow CC
Professional of the Year: Carl Alexander, Golf Club of Purchase
2022 Sam Snead Award: Gene Bernstein

Click the button below to learn more!
Met PGA Special Awards
PGA National Core Committee Recruitment
On behalf of the PGA of America Officers, please be aware that the application process to seek volunteers to serve on PGA of America Committees is available here.  The deadline to submit is November 15, 2022.

The PGA Officers appreciate your commitment to the Association, and welcome your application if you are interested in being considered to serve over the next two to four years.
Tournament Updates
Tournament Purses
We will no longer be paying purses by check, you must sign up for ACH/Electronic Payment through Workday. If you do not have a Workday account, please click here to set up a New Contestant account. If you need to add your bank information to an Existing Contestant account, please click here.

If you need assistance, please e-mail Kaitlin Sabbagh ksabbagh@pgahq.com

2022 Tournament Schedule
New Employment Opportunities
Check out the available Head Professional and Director of Golf opportunities below in the Met Section:
Westchester Hills Golf Club
Seeking a Head Professional

Nissequogue Golf Club
Seeking a Head Professional

Innis Arden Golf Club
Seeking a Head Professional

Employment Listing

Our Employment Listing is updated almost everyday, be sure to check it out. You may post a job opening on the web site by contacting staff directly or submitting an online form by clicking
Employment Listing
Francis “Buzz” Garvin
11/17/1938 – 10/30/2022
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Francis "Buzz" Garvin.  Buzz was a true PGA Golf Professional who played on the PGA Tour and eventually became a club professional. While playing on tour he accepted an assistant’s job at the Boca Raton Hotel working for the famous Sam Snead, of which they were friends until Sam’s death. Following that employment, he became the Head Golf Professional at Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley PA, where both of his children were born. At Philmont he set the standard of professionalism, honesty, and genuine caring for his members. After a short stint at Overbrook Golf Club in Bryn Mawr, PA he accepted the position of Head Golf Professional at The Club at Admirals Cove where he stayed on as Pro Emeritus until his death.

His records in golf stand by themselves becoming the President of the Philadelphia PGA, qualifying for one United States Open and three PGA Championships. Buzz’s greatest attributes were his genuine care for all of those around him including his family, friends, members, and staff. He was an amazing mentor who cultivated and advised many past assistant professionals as well as current head professionals. He was always there for advice, conversation, and friendship to all, some he kept close for over 60 years. He treated his members as family and was constantly thinking about others before himself.

Buzz touched thousands of lives through the game of golf and every person has fond memories of their time with him. He is survived by his son Timothy Garvin (Head Professional at South Fork CC) and his wife Kathryn Garvin (nee Kwak) and his daughter Mary Kate DiNisio (nee Garvin) and her husband Andrew DiNisio. He was preceded by his wife Suellen of 58 years who passed in November of 2021. He was the proud grandfather of 4 grandchildren Paige Garvin, Ella DiNisio, James Garvin and Connor DiNisio.
Click Here for Services and Obituary
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