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Drive, Chip & Putt Championship Announces 2016 Qualifying Schedule

The 2016 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship qualifying scheduled was announced today (Monday) for young golfers hoping to earn an invitation to next year’s National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club. Registration for the 2016 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship will begin on Thursday, January 22. View More

National Car Rental and the PGA of America Announce Partnership Renewal at 2015 PGA Merchandise Show

s an Official Partner of the PGA of America, National joins a select group of companies that provide significant, broad-based support of the Association, its Championships and membership programs. View More

PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua to Host Monthly Show on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

The show will focus on the important role that the PGA of America and PGA Professionals play in growing the game and putting on some of the world's most high-profile championships. View More

Get Golf Ready Introduces Golf to Record Amount of Nearly 99,000 People in 2014; Revenues Exceed Estimated $275 Million

PGA Professionals and facilities are seeing the value of Get Golf Ready as a revenue-generator. Based on facility- estimated participant counts and consumer-estimated spending, the program brought in an estimated $275 million in revenue for the golf industry in 2014. View More

PGA Player Development Regional Managers Continue to Grow Golf at the Grassroots

Through PDRM efforts, Get Golf Ready experienced a 23 percent increase in combined student participation in facilities the PDRMs engaged with, growing from 19,035 in 2013 to 23,372 in 2014 in these focus markets. Within facilities and PGA Professionals PDRMs communicated and engaged with, there was a 243 percent increase in the cumulative number of PGA Junior League Golf teams within these markets, growing from 139 teams in 2013 to 477 teams in 2014. View More

PGA Junior League Golf Celebrates Landmark Year in 2014

PGA Junior League Golf has seen explosive growth since the program launched in 2011. Yearly participation numbers doubled in 2014, growing from nearly 9,000 boys and girls participating on 740 teams in 2013 to 17,500 participants on 1,425 teams. View More

TruGreen Named Official Lawn Care Provider of the PGA of America and the PGA Championship

The relationship will not only bring shared benefits and education to PGA Professionals and TruGreen associates but also combined support for community-based open space initiatives. View More
2014 Nebraska PGA Golf Professional of the Year




Mike Antonio, PGA, Director of Golf at

Happy Hollow Club Named

2014 Nebraska Section PGA

“Golf Professional of the Year”







LINCOLN, Neb.—Mike Antonio, PGA, Director of Golf at Happy Hollow Club, was selected for the Section’s highest honor bestowed on a PGA Member as the 2014 Nebraska PGA Golf Professional of the Year.   Continue Reading.....


2014 Nebraska Section PGA Special Award Winners

Golf Professional of the Year
Mike Antonio, PGA – Happy Hollow Club

Assistant Golf Professional of the Year
Jeff Henry, PGA – The Country Club of Lincoln
Facility of the Year

ArborLinks – Jeff Porter, PGA

Horton Smith
Tom Hearn, PGA – PGA TOUR

Junior Golf Leader
Adam Coates, PGA – Spencer Golf & Country Club
Merchandiser of the Year – Private
Dawn Neujahr, PGA – Champions Run
Merchandiser of the Year – Public
Denis Vontz, PGA – Highlands Golf Course

Salesperson of the Year
Mike Long – adidas/Ashworth

Teacher of the Year
James Sieckmann, PGA – Shadow Ridge Country Club

Bill Strausbaugh
Joe Canny, PGA – Nebraska Section PGA

Player Development
James Kinney, PGA – GolfTEC – Omaha


2014 Players of the Year

Shane Zywiec, PGA
Player of the Year

Jim White, PGA, MP
Sr. Player of the Year

Ryan Vermeer
Asst. Player of the Year





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