New Mexico Golf Course Closure – November 13 Update

thitchcock Uncategorized

Sun Country Members, As many of you are already aware, the governor of New Mexico has reinstated closure of all non-essential businesses. Unfortunately, this includes golf courses. This order is in effect Monday, November 16 through November 30. The order also prohibits on-site dining at food and drink establishments. The new public health order can be viewed here. We are currently …

2021 Tournament Scheduling

thitchcock Uncategorized

Bid forms due no later than November 20th, 2020! Tournament Regulations Governance regarding first right of refusal on Section Events: Host facilities of the previous year’s Section event have the first right of refusal for the following year’s event.  If a higher bid is submitted for the event, the previous year’s host has a matching opportunity in order to retain …

PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Application

thitchcock Uncategorized

The PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship application will be available on December 1, 2020 on PGA.org. It is open to the children and/or grandchildren of PGA Class A Members or Life Members in good standing.  The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4 (unweighted GPA based on a 4.0 scale). The scholarship will apply to the 2021-2022 school …

Remainder of 2020 Season Cancelled

thitchcock Uncategorized

The governor’s office is re-implementing a required 14-day quarantine for all individuals entering the state from “high-risk” states, which includes Texas. There will no longer be an exemption for negative COVID tests within 72 hours of entering the state. This obviously has large implications for our Section that includes El Paso.  After discussions with the tournament committee, executive committee, and …

El Paso Golf Courses to Re-open with Restrictions

thitchcock Uncategorized

EL PASO, Texas — In an effort to slowly re-open businesses in El Paso, golf courses will re-open with restrictions. Golf courses, their employees and golfers must adhere to certain measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure: Buildings, parking lots and general grounds Golf pro-shops must remain closed. Payment for play must be made electronically or over the phone. …

Navigating COVID-19

thitchcock Uncategorized

In this article Section Activities Spring Meeting PGA Dues Procedures (Revised) The PGA of America will begin billing on May 1, 2020, for all PGA Professionals. PGA Professionals have two payment options: (or) Pay Section amount only any time through October 31, 2020, without penalty or late fee. Pay National, Life, Liability and MAP any time through October 31, 2020, …