John P. “Jack” Henrich - Nov. 1, 1924 – Nov. 30, 2013
We are sad to inform you that Jack Henrich, PGA Life Member, passed away this past weekend. Jack was elected to PGA Membership in 1963, and won the National PGA Horton Smith Award in 1975, along with numerous WNYPGA awards. He was inducted into the WNYPGA Hall of Fame in 2001.
Below is the Buffalo News article that appeared on Monday, December 2nd in his honor.
2013 National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship
Presented by COBRA PUMA GOLF
Good luck to WNYPGA Professionals Alex Weir (Kahkwa Club) and Cody Endress (Cobblestone Creek CC) as they will be competing in the 37th National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship presented by COBRA PUMA GOLF.
For the 18th consecutive year, PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla., will host the National Car Rental Assistant Championship presented by COBRA PUMA GOLF. Endress and Weir will compete against 126 PGA assistant professionals and apprentices. The championship is set to begin on Thursday Oct. 31st and run through Sunday Nov. 3rd. The 2013 Champion earns a berth to the 47th PGA Professional National Championship, June 22-25, 2014 in Mrytle Beach, S.C.
You can follow all the action at PGA.com and join the conversation on twitter using #AssistantChamp
WNYPGA Section Awards, Sponsor Recognition & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Congratulations to the Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees!
Monday, October 14th, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel - Brian Tolnar from Blue Heron Hills GC was nominated for the 2013 WNYPGA Golf Professional of the Year Award on Monday night at the Seneca Niagara Casino. The evening also included the celebration of all WNYPGA Section Award Winners, Sponsors and the induction of the 28th & 29th WNYPGA Hall of Fame Members, Mark Kirk (Crag Burn GC) & Denny Ferstler (Rochester, NY). Thank you to all that were in attendance to make the celebration special!
Monday, October 14th, Seneca Hickory Stick Resort, Lewiston, NY - The team of Dan Antonucci, Patrick Damore, Rodney Blair and Sean Moffat win the 1st ever WNYPGA EZ-Go 4 Pro Scramble with a team total of 56. Thank you to our host facility Seneca Hickory Stick and our sponsors from EZ-Go Paul Aronica and Tim Zimmerman!
Ferstler & Kirk to be Nominated into the WNYPGA Hall of Fame
Monday, October 14th, 2013
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Longtime PGA Professional from Penfield CC Denny Ferstler and current Assistant PGA Professional from Crag Burn GC will become the 28th & 29th members of the WNYPGA Hall of Fame on Monday, October 14th.
The ceremony will take place at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel and will also honor WNYPGA Section Award Winners and 2013 WNYPGA Section Sponsors.
WNYPGA Professionals Be Sure to Join Us on Monday, October 14th!
Fall Annual Meeting, WNYPGA 4-Pro Scramble & Section Awards Banquet
The WNYPGA is excited to announce the NEW schedule of activities for the WNYPGA Fall Annual Meeting Day on Monday, October 14th!
The date will include the following:
7:30 AM - Breakfast at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
8:30 AM - Meeting Proper presented by PING (Pat Carli) & PGA National Resort & Spa at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
12:00 PM - Shotgun WNYPGA EZ-GO 4-Pro Scramble Event at Seneca Hickory Stick GC
5:30 PM - WNYPGA Section Awards and Sponsor Recognition Banquet at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
Mandatory Dress Attire: Meeting- Coat & Tie Banquet- Country Club Casual
We hope all WNYPGA Professionals can be in attendance!
Sun Mountain Tour Championship
Tuesday, October 1st, Orchard Park CC - Kirk Stauffer (Pine Acres CC) wins his second triple WNYPGA Player of the Year point event of the year after shooting a 36-hole total of -9, 135. The championship solidified his bid to be the 2013 WNYPGA Player of the Year. Mark Kirk (Crag Burn GC) and Alex Weir (Kahkwa Club) finished the tournament tied for runner-up with a two day total of -3, 141. Thank you to our sponsor John Blain of Sun Mountain and head PGA Professional Randy Shaw and his staff at Orchard Park CC!
Friday, September 27th, Midvale CC, Penfield, NY - Rob Horak (Ravenwood GC) and Ryan Swanson (Pinehurst GC) tie for first by posting a pair of 73's in the individual professional event. Professionals Steve Bordner (Irondequoit CC) and Steve Latimer (Niagara University) lead their team of Midvale members Dan Farrance, Craig Augostini and Robert Cohen to first place with a team total of 129. Thank you to Rich Marr, PGA, Mike Kiel, PGA and the staff at Midvale CC!
Monday, September 23rd, Blue Heron Hills GC, Macedon, NY-The team of Brad Smith (Peek'N'Peak Resort) and Ryan Swanson (Pinehurst GC) post a 6 under 65 to win the 2013 WNYPGA Antigua Pro-Pro Championship. The team of Tim Fries (Transit Valley CC) and Mark Kirk (Crag Burn GC) tied the team of Michael O'Connor (Kahkwa Club) and Steve Barber (Locust Hill CC) at 66 to finish 1 stroke behind Swanson and Smith. Thank you Brian Tolnar and his staff at Blue Heron Hills GC for hosting and a special thank you to Antigua and Gary Chittenden for supporting the event.
Pictured L-R: Gary Chittenden (Antigua), Ryan Swanson (Pinehurst GC), Brad Smith (Peek'N'Peak Resort)