MANAGING PACE OF PLAY TIME BY TEE WITH USGA TM
Pace of play is typically managed at the course level, but, in some circumstances, it may be more useful to manage pace of play for each tee independently. With the latest product update from USGA TM, managers now have the option of defining Pace of Play information at separate tee levels. Managers will be able to establish different pace of play times for each tee in those instances when it will be more effective to do so. The tee Pace of Play information will be carried over across various places in the application, including scorecards, Raguzzi charts, composers, Pace of Play application, etc.
SAN ANTONIO’S ROMAN RAMIREZ AWARDED YOC SCHOLARSHIP
Youth on Course, the national program designed to make golf more accessible to juniors, awarded a grand total of $296,000 in scholarships in 2021.
Roman Ramirez of San Antonio was one of the 20 exemplary high school senior scholarship recipients who will use the funds to take the next step in their academic futures. Ramirez intends to be the first in his family to attend college thanks to the YOC scholarship.
“Golf has opened up so many opportunities, I am setting up my path for a successful future,” Ramirez said. “Golf has taught me discipline and that failing happens a lot in the game. But it gives you the opportunity to learn from your mistakes and better yourself.”
Ramirez plans to enroll in Our Lady of the Lake University, located in his hometown of San Antonio, and major in mathematics. He hopes to play college golf, win a national championship and eventually make his way onto the PGA Tour.
In 2020, the TGA Foundation launched the Youth on Course program here in Texas. For just $5 or less, juniors are given access to play golf all around the Lone Star State, as well as nationally. The program debuted only in the San Antonio area and has now expanded to West Texas, DFW and Hill Country regions. In addition to access to courses and college scholarships, YOC offers a caddie program and paid high school internships to ensure its efforts to support young people go beyond the 18th green.
USGA VIRTUAL RULES SCHOOL IS BACK
The USGA’s Virtual Rules School has returned for 2021. For a monthly subscription fee of $25, followers will get access to a comprehensive video series that provides nearly 20 hours of content covering the Rules of Golf using pictures, animations and videos to help bring the Rules to life. It gives viewers the ability to learn at their own pace and from wherever they are, no matter if it’s in the office, at home or on the go.
The videos feature instruction by Rules of Golf experts from the USGA staff who have thousands of hours of experience teaching this material throughout the U.S. to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Rules, from avid golfers to golf club operators and regional golf administrators to referees working at the highest levels of amateur and professional golf. Among the topics covered in the video series include the two fundamental principles of the Rules – Playing the Course as it is Found and Playing the Ball as it Lies, the differences between match play and stroke play with and without partners, every procedure and relief option available, how penalties are structured and much more.
PASSPORT PROGRAM ENHANCES EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING [CMAA]
At Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., coming on board can be a bit of a whirlwind. The Club’s Congo Passport Program seeks to make the process of joining the Congressional team not just smooth but fun, too.
“We know that 69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company if they experienced great onboarding,” said Alexandra Sarris, director of member events & front desk operations. “Up to 20% of employee turnover happens in the first 45 days. We saw an opportunity to enhance our onboarding program at Congressional.”
Launched in 2019, the Congo Passport Program was created through collaboration of staff members from various divisions with the goal of bringing a vast number of ideas to the planning process.
The program gives new team members the freedom to “travel,” journeying to various locations throughout the club. Learning about the operation of each department and the responsibilities of the respective staffs earns passport stamps.
The goal for new hires is simple: Learn about other departments, meet other team members and create relationships with team members outside their own departments.
- The 2021 Texas Golf Association Amateur Championship to begin this weekend! Hear from our very own John Cochran about the #SouthAm taking place this weekend at Galveston Country Club.
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📽 via FOX 26 Houston
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- Texas Golf Association on Twitter 🚨MIXER ALERT🚨 Join us for #HappyHour! Register solo or up to a team of six! Price includes 2hrs of #Topgolf, buffet & more! Compete for raffles & prizes. Guests 21+ enjoy a round of beer/wine on us! SPACE IS LIMITED. ... 1 Likes
- It is with deep sadness that the TGA announces the passing of John Semander. The longtime TGA volunteer and Past Director passed away on July 27. He was 89 years old.
Read More: https://bit.ly/3xiWlB0 13 CommentsThank you TGA for a beautiful tribute to such an amazing man. John was simply the BEST! He will be ...Oh man so sorry to hear. He was an incredible man!!! I’m glad that I had the privilege to work ...A good man with such a warm demeanor and servants heart. He was that rare person who could put a ...33 Likes
- TGA Par-Tee | TopGolf Dallas Come Par-Tee with the TGA for #HappyHour at #Topgolf #Dallas! Enjoy a buffet of food, drinks, snacks & desserts, plus 2 hours of 🏌️♂️! Bays will compete for #SwagBags & a #FunGolf Play Day for two! Did we mention the ... 1 Likes
- Pairings and starting times for the Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play have been released! More info 👇
⏰Starting times: https://www.txga.org/2021-texas-mid-amateur-match-play-leaderboard/
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- Photos from Texas Golf Association's post Congratulations to the 93rd West Texas Amateur Champion Garrett Leek🏆
🏆Senior Champion: Mike Booker
🏆Super Senior Champion: Craig Urban
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- Photos from Texas Golf Association's post Jansen Smith of San Angelo and Garrett Leek of Brock share the lead through two rounds at the #WestTexasAm 🏜
18 holes remain at Abilene Country Club (South Course)
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- Photos from Texas Golf Association's post 🪣 🪣 bucket hats are out in full force. Round 2 of the #WestTexasAm is in action.
🔢 Leaderboard: https://www.txga.org/west-texas-amateur-leaderboard-2021
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- Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play Set for July 22-25 The Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play is set for July 22-25 pitting the top amateur golfers age 25+ against one another at Trinity Forest Golf Club, one of the most unique venues in Texas. Follow the link for more! 7 Likes
- TGA Players Box #TGAMembers Check your email inboxes for your exclusive #TexasTuesday deal, brought to you by the #TGAPlayersBox X @shortpar4. Save on men's and women's G/FORE shoes available for only $145 and 4 doz. TaylorMade balls for only $144! Want more deals? ...
- EMMA MCMYLER is your 💯 Women’s Texas Amateur Champion! #rivercrestcountryclub #100texasamateur
Texas Golf Association is at River Crest Country Club. 23 CommentsWay to go, Emma! 👏⛳️🎊Congratulations Emma! So proud of you!!Congrats Emma. Great result. Up Louisburgh!!64 Likes
- Photos from Texas Golf Association's post The four semifinalists competing to advance to the championship round of the 💯 Women’s Texas Amateur have began their matches!
live scoring: https://www.txga.org/tga-100th-womens-texas-amateur-leaderboard-texas-golf-association/
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- We want to thank all of our amazing volunteers who came out to help at the 💯 Women’s Texas Amateur!
This wouldn’t be possible without you guys
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- Photos from Texas Golf Association's post After 2 rounds of match play, these elite 8 players will compete tomorrow in the quarterfinals.
scores from this afternoon: https://www.txga.org/tga-100th-womens-texas-amateur-leaderboard-texas-golf-association/
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- The day is not over yet 🤯 The 16 winners of this morning’s matches are going back out again!
The second round of matches is underway at the 💯 Women’s Texas Amateur #rivercrestcountryclub #100texasamateur
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