2016 MARCH —ROCKY MOUNTAIN SECTION PGAT E ET I M E SJuly—August 2014INSIDE THIS ISSUETAYLORMADE-ADIDAS, ASHWORTH GOLf AND ADAMS GOLF AGAINTO SPONSOR PRO-PRO SHOOTOUTTaylor Made-Adidas Golf/Ashworth Continue SponsorshipOf Pro-Pro Shootout - Page 1Adidas and Ashworth GolfContinue Support - Page 1Bushnell To Support RMSPGAPro-Pro Shootout - P age 2Omega Continues Support ofRMSPGA Tournam ent Progr am- Page 2Bridgestone Golf Continues Supportof RMSPGA - Page 2Cleveland Golf /Srixon Continues onas SRC Facility Championship Sponsor- Page 2Cure Putters and Tifosi OpticsSupport Chapt er Events —Page 2Player Fee Information - Page 3Yellowstone Chapter SpringMeet ing and Education Seminar- Page 3Education Opportunities - Page 3The Rocky Mountain Section PGA, along with TaylorMade-adidas, AshworthGolf and Adams Golf are pleased to announce that these companies willcontinue as exclusive title sponsors of the annual Rocky Mountain PGA ProPro Shootout through the 2016 event. The sponsorship continues thesuccessful relationship that has been developed between the Company, theSection and its members.The 2016 TaylorMade-adidas golf/Ashworth Pro-Pro Shootout will be Mondayand Tuesday, May 23rd & 24th, at Pinecrest Golf Course in Idaho Falls, Idaho.As one of the highlights on the Section’s tournament calendar, the event isexpecting a full field of 50 teams.The Rocky Mountain Section extends its thanks and appreciation toTaylorMade, Western Regional Sales Manager Jeff Parsons and SalesRepresentative John Johnson for their support of the Rocky Mountain Sectionand its members.ADIDAS AND ASHWORTH GOLF CONTINUE SUPPORTScholarship Opportunities - Page 3Boise Golf & Travel Show - Page 4PGA Compensation Survey - Page 4Short Shots - Page 4JC Golf Accessories Ad - Page 5Sponsor Listing - Page 6The Rocky Mountain Section PGA is pleased to announce that adidas andAshworth is continuing its support of the Rocky Mountain PGA and itsmember professionals. As part of the sponsor agreement, adidas andAshworth has been named the presenting sponsor of the Carter Cup Matches,a supporting sponsor of the Idaho Open, and the “exclusive apparel providerto the Rocky Mountain PGA staff.”The Rocky Mountain Section extends its thanks and appreciation to JeffSmith, sales representative, and April Stevens, regional sales manager fortheir support of the Rocky Mountain Section and its members.
Page 2BUSHNELL TO SUPPORT RMSPGA PRO-PROSHOOTOUTRegional Sales Director Robert Su for theirsupport of the SectionThe Rocky Mountain Section PGA and ClevelandBushnell, makers of the rangeGolf/SRIXON have reached agreement on afinders found in many golfsponsor plan for 2016.shops is a new partner of theRocky Mountain Section.CLEVELAND GOLF /SRIXON CONTINUESBushnell has agreed to becomeON AS SRC FACILITY CHAMPIONSHIPa supporting sponsor of the 2016 RMSPGA Pro-ProSPONSORShootout. The 2016 Shootout will be played Mayrdth23 and 24 at Pinecrest Golf Course in IdahoFalls, Idaho.Cleveland Golf/SRIXON willThank you to Bushnell, National Sales Managercontinue to sponsor theJason Seeman and representative Charley CarlsonSnake River Chapter PGAfor their support of the Rocky Mountain SectionFacility Championship.and the 2016 Pro-Pro Shootout.The 2016 ClevelandGolf/SRIXON Snake River Chapter PGA FacilityOMEGA CONTINUES SUPPORT OF RMSPGAChampionship will be held April 11th at RidgecrestTOURNAMENT PROGRAMGolf Club in Nampa, Idaho. The Rocky MountainSection PGA is thankful for and appreciates theOMEGA is continuing itssupport of Cleveland Golf/SRIXON and Ethansupport of the RMSPGASchofield, sales representative, for their supportTournament Program. OMEGA,of the Snake River Chapter and its members anda partner of the PGA ofapprentices.America, will continue toreceive recognition as the titleCURE PUTTERS AND TIFOSI OPTICSsponsor of the Section’s Player of the Year andSUPPORT CHAPTER EVENTSSenior Player of the Year awards. OMEGAcontinues as a presenting sponsor of the RockyThe Rocky MountainMountain PGA Professional Championship.Section is pleased toannounce that CureThe members, apprentices and staff of the RockyPutters and TifosiMountain Section PGA thank OMEGA for theirOptics will besupport of the Section’s tournament program thussupporting sponsors of both thebettering the playing experience of ourYellowstone Chapter Pro-Pro andprofessionals.the Cleveland Golf/Srixon SnakeRiver Chapter FacilityBRIDGESTONE GOLF CONTINUES SUPPORTChampionship.OF RMSPGAThe Section extends its thanks and appreciationto manufacturer’s representative Bob Hope for hisBridgestone Golfsupport of our members and apprentices.will continue itssupport of theEMPLOYMENT INFORMATION FORMSection in 2016.As part of theThis is a reminder that if you have not yetsponsorship, Bridgestone Golf will remainsubmitted your 2016 Employment Form you willpresenting sponsor of the Yellowstone Chapternot be eligible to obtain a 2016 Player Permit untilPGA Championship and also the Snake Riveryou do so.Chapter PGA Match Play Championship.It is the Section’s responsibility to ensure thatThe Section thanks Territory Managers Cliff Jones, each member and apprentice is properlyMatt Seare and Gary Spinelli as well as Westernclassified; therefore we are conducting the 2016
Page 3annual review of all classifications. The& Prairies Golf Course SuperintendentsEmployment Information form must be completed Association.with all appropriate signatures and returned tothe Section Office prior to obtaining a 2016Idaho Golf AssociationRMSPGA Player Permit.March 10IGA District II Spring Meeting,Click here to download the EmploymentJerome Country Club, Jerome, IDInformation FormMarch 17IGA District III Spring Meeting,Juniper Hills Country Club, Pocatello,PLAYER FEE INFORMATIONIDSnake River Chapter: 55 if paid beforeContact the IGA at (208) 342-4442 for moreMarch 1, 2016; 75 starting March 1, 2016Yellowstone Chapter: 55 if paid before April information.1, 2016; 75 starting April 1, 2016Peaks & Prairies Golf CourseSuperintendents Association of AmericaClick here to download the 2016 Player Fee formClick here for online payment of the Snake RiverMarch 7-8 Almost Spring Meeting and EducationChapter Player FeeClick here for online payment of the YellowstoneRadisson Colonial Hotel, Helena, MTChapter Player feeClick here for more information or contact thePeaks & Prairies GCSAA at (406) 273-079.YELLOWSTONE CHAPTER SPRING MEETINGAND EDUCATION SEMINARSCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIESThe Yellowstone Chapter PGA Spring MembershipMeeting and Education Seminars will be held onTuesday, March 15th at Hilands Golf Club, Billings,Montana. The meeting will begin at 9:00 amfollowed by education.Members will receive 5 PGA Meeting/EducationCredits for full attendance and Apprentices willreceive 4 Apprentice Education Points for fullattendance. The section dress code will be ineffect with jackets and ties for men andappropriate business attire for women.Please register by Friday, March 11th so we havean accurate count for lunch.CLICK HERE to register online.CLICK HERE to download the registration form.EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIESAll PGA members are required to obtain fifty-four(54) Member Service Requirements (MSR) prior toJune 15, 2018. Listed below are upcomingeducation opportunities from the Idaho GolfAssociation, the Idaho Chapter of the Golf CourseSuperintendents Association of America and PeaksThe Rocky Mountain Section PGA FoundationScholarship, funded through the Rocky MountainPGA Foundation, provides scholarship monies tocollege bound high school seniors residing withinthe Rocky Mountain PGA boundaries. Thisacademic scholarship is awarded based onacademic achievement, community andextracurricular activities, financial need,leadership and involvement and contribution tothe game of golf. The application deadline isMarch 25, 2016. The application can be found atrockymountainpga.com by clicking on the JuniorGolf tab.BOISE GOLF & TRAVEL SHOWAttendance was strongduring the Boise Golf &Travel Show held at ExpoIdaho on February 12-14.The RMS booth was busywith the RMS FoundationClubs Fore Kids giveawaywith over 500 clubs beingdistributed, brisk PGA GolfPass sales and raffle ticketsales which benefited the
Page 4Rocky Mountain Section PGA Foundation. Specialthank you to the facilities that donated rounds ofgolf for the raffle prize: BanBury GC, Boise RanchGC, Centennial GC, Eagle Hills GC, Jug MountainRanch GC, Purple Sage GC, Quail Hollow GC,RedHawk GC, Ridgecrest GC, River Birch GC,Shadow Valley GC, Terrace Lakes Resort, TetonReserve GC and Warm Springs GC. The Sectionalso appreciates the Snake River Chapterprofessionals who donated their time to help withinstruction in our Play Golf America tent andhelping with our booth: Jim Brown, Dave Carollo,John Lewis, Bob Campbell, Luke Sestero, BrettNagel, Dustin Ames and Jim Empey.PGA COMPENSATION SURVEYPGA Professionals are asked to complete the 2016PGA Golf Professional Compensation Survey bysubmitting results for the 2015 calendar year.Prompt survey completion will allow the PGA toreport results back on a timely basis via the onlineinteractive reporting tool on PGA.org. PGAProfessionals can earn up to two (2) MSR creditsby completing the survey no later than March 31,2016. Click here for the survey or visit PGA.orgSHORT SHOTSThe Valley Club, Hailey, Idaho, has announcedsome classification changes. Stoney Brown hasreclassified to Teaching Professional (A-6) whileJaime Sharp has been named Director of Golf (A4) and Lucas Brick is now the Head Professional(A-1).Jim Brown, PGA, Boise, ID, has changed hisclassification to Life Member Active (LMA).Congratulations to the following individuals whorecently completed the requirements for electionto membership in the Professional Golfers’Association of America:Jeff Allen, PGA, Assistant Professional, HilandsGolf Club, Billings, MontanaDallen Atkins, PGA, Head Professional, JuniperHills Country Club, Pocatello, IdahoRenzi Lee, PGA, Head Professional, Lake Hills GolfCourse, Billings, MontanaLuke Sestero, PGA, Assistant Professional, CraneCreek Country Club, Boise, IdahoTravis Hofland, PGA, Assistant Professional, TwinFalls Golf Club, Twin Falls, IdahoPowell Golf Club in Powell, WY, has namedChristopher Jones, PGA, as the new HeadProfessional (A-1).Cottonwood Hills Golf Course in Bozeman, MT, hasannounced some changes. Bill Larson, PGA isnow Director of Golf (A-4) while Brian Eekhoff hasbeen named Head Professional (B-1).Brett Cordingley, PGA, is now the TeachingProfessional (A-6) at The Golf Barn, an indoorteaching facility in Rexburg, ID.River Birch Golf Course, Star, ID, has named JoanColleran, PGA, as their Assistant Professional (A-8).Welcome to Eric Goettsch, PGA, as the newAssistant Professional (A-8) at Shooting Star inTeton Village, WY.Al Rohweder, PGA, is the Teaching Professional(A-6) at 93 Golf Ranch, Jerome, ID.Teton Lakes Golf Course in Rexburg, Idaho, hasnamed Tyson McFarland, PGA, as their new HeadProfessional (A-1).Apprentice News:Stuart Hampton, B-8, Warm Springs GC, Boise,ID.Trish Gibbens, B-8, Crane Creek Country Club,Boise, ID.Donald Bjorhus, B-1, Legion Town & CountryClub, Thermopolis, WYZayne Slotten, B-8, Twin Falls Golf Club, TwinFalls, Idaho.
The Rocky Mountain Section PGA, along with TaylorMade-adidas, Ashworth continue as exclusive title sponsors of the annual Rocky Mountain PGA Pro-Pro Shootout through the 2016 event. The sponsorship continues the Section and its members. The 2016 TaylorMade