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Family Golf and Learning Center joins Gateway PGA Junior Tour as ‘Powered by’ Sponsor 1

Family Golf and Learning Center joins Gateway PGA Junior Tour as ‘Powered by’ Sponsor

April 04, 2024

The Gateway PGA Junior Tour is proud  to announce a new multi-year partnership with Family Golf and Learning Center (FGLC) as the  ‘Powered

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Suhre, Sharamitaro and Kueper earn 2023 #GameChanger Award Honors 1

Suhre, Sharamitaro and Kueper earn 2023 #GameChanger Award Honors

January 30, 2024

The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of America announced its 2023 #GameChanger Awards at the PGA Show. Mike Suhre, PGA of Oak Brook Golf Club,

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Matt Sorenson, 2023 PGA REACH Gateway Veteran of the Year 1

Matt Sorenson, 2023 PGA REACH Gateway Veteran of the Year

October 30, 2023

…After coming home from his deployment, Matthew Sorenson found himself in a battle with PTSD. As PTSD can manifest itself in many ways, it took

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Mission Statement: Serve the Gateway PGA member and grow the game within our communities

In 1916, the ‘Central Section’ was created as one of seven PGA Section offices. The Central Section included Arkansas, Utah, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Kansas. From the Central Section, the closest form of the current Section was born in 1931 and known as the ‘Eastern Missouri Section.’ In 1976, the Eastern Missouri Section became the ‘Gateway PGA Section’ with its current boundaries of Eastern and Central Missouri, and Southern Illinois.

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Blake Sharamitarto, PGA (@stl_golf_coach, @family_golf_ctr) talks about the round that Adam Betz, PGA (@abetz, Family Golf & Learning Center) and he had to win the Pro-Pro Tournament at Whitmoor CC.

#Gateway #GatewayPGA #PGA #Golf #PGAGolf #Greatway

Tune into @550ktrs tonight from 6-7pm as Benjiman Kent will be on air with Martin Kilcoyne! ...

Congratulations to Walt Siemsglusz on winning the @tntgolfcar Shootout after the Spring Meeting! ...

Women of the Gateway ⛳

Emma Corbett (@elv8golf) is starting her path towards PGA Membership and shares why its important to have women in the game.

#welovethisgame #GatewayPGA #WomenoftheGateway #WomenInGolf #WomenInSports #WeLovethisGame

On Wednesday we had Brian Oliver, PGA in town for PGA HOPE Adaptive Training at Sunset Hills Country Club (@sunsethillscc_1922). Over 20 people attended and received their Adaptive Golf Certification! @pgahope Ambassador Bobby Hutchison (Navy) and PGA HOPE Gateway Military and Veteran Liaison Robert Rosner (Army) were also in attendance!

Thank you to the following PGA of America Professionals and Associates:
Logan Murphy (Logan Murphy Golf & @oakbrookgc)
Braeden Wixom
Jon DePriest (@sunsethillscc_1922)
Zach Senger (Zach`s Golf Shack)
Will Shelton (Sunset CC)
Marvin Herrod (Sunset CC)
Jim Davey (Kimbeland CC)
Alex Gorman (Cardinal Creek Golf Course)
Barbara Blanchar (@winghaven_country_club)
James McCormick (Cardinal Creek Golf Course)
Jay Roux (@winghaven_country_club)
Zane Roberts (@algonquingolfclub)
Mark Morfey (Goshen Golf Driving Range)
Michael Wensing (Life Member)
Braeden Wixom (@pinegrovecountryclub Grove, Michigan)
Thomas Pool (@gatewaypga)
Tyler Bealke (@gatewaypga)
Mackenzie Myers (@gatewaypga)
Jason Eisenhauer (@gatewaypga)

Women of the Gateway ⛳

Barbara Blancahar (@winghaven_country_club) talks about the impact that her coach, Ann Casey Johnston, had on her life.

#welovethisgame #GatewayPGA #WomenoftheGateway #WomenInGolf #WomenInSports #WeLovethisGame

Women of the Gateway ⛳

Sally Collins, PGA (Bellerive Country Club) understands the importance of the game. She recently told us why she loves working in the golf industry.

#GatewayPGA #WomenoftheGateway #WomenInGolf #WomenInSports #WeLovethisGame

Don’t wait any longer, only 5 tables remain!!! Join us on Friday, April 19th for a fun night of Trivia supporting PGA REACH Gateway Foundation! #Trivia #Golf #TriviaForACause #PGAREACHGateway ...

Under 10 tables remain for Trivia Night benefiting PGA REACH Gateway! Get your table before they run out!

#PGAREACHGateway #GatewayPGA #Golf #Trivia #fundraiser

Shoutout to Jon DePriest, PGA (@sunsethillscc_1922), Sam Gilliland, PGA (Life Member) and Brian Maine, PGA (@whitmoorcc) for leading the first @pgahope Gateway Clinic of 2024! Thank you guys for offering your time to instruct our Veterans!

#PGAHOPE #GatewayPGA #Golf #Veterans #VeteranGolf

Let`s make a difference together! Join us on April 19 for Trivia Night benefiting PGA REACH Gateway. It`s a fun-filled evening for a great cause! 🏌️‍♂️💡 Link in bio to sign up!

#Trivia #Golf #MakeADifference #PGAREACHGateway

Congrats to Jon DePriest (@sunsethillscc_1922) on being the first Gateway Member to win a national AWARD! @pgahope



Congratulations to Jon DePriest, PGA (Sunset Hills Country Club) on being named the 2024 National Patriot Award Winner!

Jon is the first Gateway Member to win a national award.


Rounding out our 2023 Award Winners are our Soft Goods and Hard Goods Sales Representatives of the Year. Jake Wall (Peter Millar) and Jeff Thornhill (TaylorMade Golf) took home the hardware! ...

What a great group of Players of the Year we had this Year. Leading the way was Ryan Roy (Bogey Hills Country Club) as Player of the Year and Ali Wells (Gateway PGA Section) as Ladies Player of the Year. Barbara Blancar (WingHaven Country Club) and Rob Sedorcek (Family Golf & Learning Center) took home the Senior Player of the Year honors. Bob Gaus (Family Golf & Learning Center) defended his Super Senior Player of the Year title. Matt Swanson (Forest Hills Country Club) notched his third straight Assistant Player of the Year Award. Congrats to our Players of the Years! ...

We have three phenomenal Members win Merchandiser of the Year Awards. Our Secretary Adam Betz (Family Golf & Learning Center) took home the Public Merchandiser of the Year. Curt Goss III (Country Club of St. Albans) won the Private Merchandiser of the Year while Andi Taylor (Margaritaville Lake Resort) earned the Resort Merchandiser of the Year! ...

A consummate PGA Professional, Jon DePriest, PGA has been a champion for the Veteran community in the Gateway Section for decades. Leading and instructing in PGA HOPE Programs and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for Veteran organizations, DePriest works every day to give back to those who serve and have served our country. Congratulations, Jon, and thank you for all that you do!

"In tribute to friends and the 5 generations of family members who are military veterans, I strive to be an example of how we as PGA Professionals should honor our active duty and retired military veterans. Life on earth is about serving others. I believe our professions, our careers, and our jobs should revolve around a desire to serve others. To give back to others, to use our talents and abilities to make life better for others." - Jon DePriest, PGA

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