Registration is now available for the Cunningham | Yamaha KPGA Fall Member Conference at Embassy Suites Lexington on December 5. Kentucky PGA Professionals and apprentices are in for an exciting day. In addition to our morning Business Meeting, Tournament Awards and Elections – we will have an outstanding education program on tap for attendees. Education includes a presentation on learning to grow our youth player development programs, building on last year’s seminar based on the smallest age golfers, and introducing ways to grow golfers of older ages and advanced ability levels. Hosting this important topic is heavily decorated Mid-West Section PGA Member, Rick Grayson. The title of the Education Seminar is “The Future of the Game is in Your Hands.”
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More About Rick Grayson
Rick Grayson, PGA is a Teaching Professional and 35 year PGA Member at Connie Morris Golf Learning Center at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield, Missouri. His Rick Grayson Golf School has been in place for 30 years. His many accomplishments include: 2011 PGA National Junior Golf Leader, four-time Mid-West Section Youth Player Development Award Winner, five-time Mid-West Section PGA Teacher of the Year, 2006 Mid-West Section Golf Professional of the Year, he has been voted “One of the Top 100 Golf Instructors in America” for the last 20 years by Golf Magazine, he is a U.S. Kids Top 50 Golf Instructor and Master Instructor, voted by Golf Digest as Best Teacher in the state, President of Heart of the Ozarks Junior Golf Foundation (raised over two millon dollars for junior golf in the past 14 years), has served on the PGA National Committee for Youth and Family Golf for four years, heavily involved in Golf in Schools with over 100 schools having golf as a PE requirement, author of “Inspire Junior Golf” and “Super Golf,” and has started a High School Golf Coaches Clinic that has spanned 20 years. Eight of his school golfers have won the state championship and he also boasts a Men’s State Amateur and Women’s State Amateur Championship on his client list.
Special Message From President, Ralph Landrum
As is tradition at our Fall Member Conference, elections will be held. It is an honor and a privilege to present several ideas and concepts to our board of directors and listen to their feedback. Most enjoyable is seeing some of our collaboration result in the betterment of our Section and hopefully the lives of our KPGA Professionals and apprentices. With all of this in mind, it is time to begin thinking about our next generation of leaders. In December, we will hold elections for several Director positions. I want to encourage you to run for one of the available positions listed below in hopes that you will be rewarded as much as I have when giving back to our Section.
- District 2 Director (Louisville and Surrounding Areas)
- District 3 Director (Western Kentucky Area)
- Director at Large (2 openings)
Being a PGA Member is a privilege and giving back to our association is rewarding. Being a board member is not about fulfilling a personal agenda, but working to serve the best interest of the membership and golf in Kentucky. As a board member you are asked to make the following commitment:
- Support the KPGA’s purpose and governance structure
- Promote the KPGA’s programs and services
- Serve as Chair of a committee
- Seek out opportunities to enhance the KPGA
- Understand and support the role of Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations
- Participate in monthly board conference calls
- Attend board meetings and semiannual membership conferences
This may sound like a big commitment – but I assure you, the reward of giving back to your fellow members is outstanding! To learn more about these positions and what it means to serve, please contact me or any of the current board members. Executive Director, Steve McMillen is also an excellent resource for any questions you may.
Moreover, if you are interested in serving in one of the open positions please contact Steve McMillen (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 31, 2016.