Rule 10.2b(4) and Scramble Events

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Now that the Rules of Golf disallow partners/caddies, etc., to stand back on a line to line their partners up there has been some question about what that means for Scrambles where teammates consistently stand back on a line and watch their partners putt.  And, being that most of you work at facilities that host scrambles all of the time, …

The Inaugural McPherson Cup Matches

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Colorado, Southwest and Sun Country PGA Sections form Triangular Ryder Cup Style event SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Colorado, Southwest and Sun Country PGA Sections are pleased to announce the formation of the McPherson Cup Matches. The biennial event will be in a Ryder Cup style format with the three Sections competing over two days, playing 54 holes of golf. Named …

Southern Pros Team Up for Golf Marathon

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On July 23, 2018, Pat Gavin (102 holes), Josh Salmon (108 holes) Henry Stetina (100 holes), Justin Dahrling (100 holes), Anthony Romero (102 holes), Vern Bane (100 holes), Kevin Keller (108 holes), and TJ McMullen (255 holes) participated in the Golf Marathon to raise money for junior golf in New Mexico, El Paso, and other well-deserving foundations. While the other …

Stetina Attends PGA Teacher of the Year Conference

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The PGA Teacher of the Year Conference is an official PGA of America event. It is a gathering of the 41 PGA Section and National PGA Teacher of the Year Award winners, along with the PGA headquarters and PGA Magazine executives. The conferences allows for the exchange of ideas between these teachers and then to report the findings to the …

Sun Country Founding Father Ron Doan Passes Away

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Ronald “Ron” Barry Doan, 76, of Mountainair, NM, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at his home after a long illness. Ron was born August 19, 1940, in Abilene, TX, to HC “Johnnie” and Charlcie Tyson Doan. After living in various places because of his father’s work, the family, including Ron’s younger brother, Jerry, moved to El Paso, TX. Ron …

New Board of Directors Elected at Annual Meeting

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Las Cruces, N.M.—March 26, 2017— A new secretary and three at-large members have been elected to new two-year terms on the Sun Country PGA Board of Directors. Two of the three at-large spots were retained by incumbents Josh Salmon of the NMSU PGM Program and Tom Yost of the First Tee of San Juan County, NM. The remaining spot went …

PROfiles: Linda Howell, PGA

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Linda Howell, PGA General Manager/Head Professional Rockwind Community Links, Hobbs, NM   University:      San Diego State University What or who was your motivation to become a PGA Professional?     Working as the Head Tennis Professional at Riviera Country Club, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to play the course weekly and absolutely fell in love with the game. After a …