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The 2020 season begins with the Quad-Pro on March 23rd at Bogey Hills Country Club, immediately following the 2020 Spring Meeting.

2020 Teaching & Coaching Summit

February 10-11
We're back at Old Hickory Golf Club for the 7th Annual Teaching & Coaching Summit. Featuring 2018 National PGA Teacher of the Year James Sieckmann and 2018 National Horton Smith Award Winner Joe Hallett.

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee

Terry Grosch, PGA
The Gateway PGA is proud to announce the election of Terry Grosch to the Gateway PGA Section Hall of Fame in 2019. Mr. Grosch is the 20th Gateway PGA Professional to be elected to the prestigious family of golf professionals who have been recognized for their service to the PGA and the Gateway PGA Section.

2019 Gateway PGA Joe Dodich Professional of the Year

Paul Leahy, PGA
The Gateway PGA Section has selected and awarded Paul Leahy, PGA, of Margaritaville Lake Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri as the 2019 Joe Dodich Gateway PGA Professional of the Year.

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Making the Game Better for Over 80 Years

The mission of the Gateway PGA, which is comprised of over 335 professionals at over 200 facilities in eastern and central Missouri and southern Illinois, is to abide by the above PGA Golf Professional’s Code of Ethics and to provide its members with meaningful playing, educational and financial opportunities while promoting golf at all levels in the geographical confines of the organization.

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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Grow the Game You Love

As the industry's standard bearer, PGA Professionals serve as the recognized teachers and leaders of the game and promote its growth.

Expand Your Career

PGA Professionals have the opportunity to pursue a variety of exciting careers within the golf industry including golf operations.

Play Your Best

Members have the opportunity to compete in numerous tournaments throughout the country on some of the best courses in the world.

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Improving Lives Through The Community Of Golf

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Junior Golf

The Junior Tour is welcoming new signups for the 2019 season. Click below to take yourself to the next level in your golf career.

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Jeff Mullican of Golf HQ/Pheasant Run Golf Course is the 2019 Gateway PGA Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional who is an outstanding teacher of golf among the ranks of Gateway PGA membership.

More: https://bit.ly/2QPIro8

This year’s Public Merchandiser of the Year is Shawn Barnes, PGA @GatewayNational. The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those who have excelled as business persons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf.

More: https://bit.ly/383L4Zb

The 2019 Gateway PGA Assistant Professional of the Year is Jeffrey Schulte, Bellerive CC. The Gateway PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Award is the highest achievement the Association can bestow on a working assistant professional.

More: https://bit.ly/2sjztWA

This year’s 2019 Gateway PGA Patriot Award winner is Sam Gilliland. Sam has spent his entire golf career in the St. Louis area.  The “PGA Patriot Award” bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional, who personifies patriotism through golf.

More: https://bit.ly/2tRp310

The Private Merchandiser of the Year in the Gateway PGA for 2019 is Brian Schmersahl, PGA @TheLegendsCC. This Award is designed to recognize those Professionals who have excelled as business persons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf.

More: https://bit.ly/2tS1JQC

The 2019 Gateway PGA Youth Player Development Award winner is Jon DePriest @SunsetHillsCC. The Award recognizes the PGA Professional who is a leader in junior golf and who reflects the ideals of those who work with youth.

More: https://bit.ly/2Rh9KGI

The 2019 Resort Merchandiser of the Year for the Gateway PGA is Larry Salsman, Golf Professional at @OsageNational. The Award is designed to recognize those Professionals who have excelled as business persons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf.

More: https://bit.ly/35LnLBL

The Gateway PGA Section offers year-round chances at continuing education through our full slate of seminars and meetings.

For the full list of upcoming dates and past events, just click the link here: https://gatewaypga.org/seminarsmeetings/

Craig Liddle, @meabrkgolfshop is the 2019 Gateway PGA Horton Smith Award winner. The Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional who is the model educator of PGA Golf Professionals.

More: https://bit.ly/37YV5XB

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Gateway PGA

Have you registered for the 2020 Teaching & Coaching Summit yet? We're still weeks away from the two-day summit on February 10-11 at Old Hickory GC, but it's never too early to reserve your seat!

Monday February 10th: $50
(Available to Non-PGA Members; Monday Only)

Tuesday February 11th: $125
(PGA Member, PGA Associate, and LPGA Member)

Register here: one.bidpal.net/teachingandcoaching/welcome
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Have you registered for the 2020 Teaching & Coaching Summit yet? Were still weeks away from the two-day summit on February 10-11 at Old Hickory GC, but its never too early to reserve your seat!

Monday February 10th: $50 
(Available to Non-PGA Members; Monday Only)

Tuesday February 11th: $125 
(PGA Member, PGA Associate, and LPGA Member)

Register here: https://one.bidpal.net/teachingandcoaching/welcome

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Gateway PGA

ICYMI: Jeff Mullican of Golf HQ/Pheasant Run Golf Course is the 2019 Gateway PGA Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional who is an outstanding teacher of golf among the ranks of Gateway PGA membership.

More: bit.ly/2QPIro8
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ICYMI: Jeff Mullican of Golf HQ/Pheasant Run Golf Course is the 2019 Gateway PGA Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional who is an outstanding teacher of golf among the ranks of Gateway PGA membership.

More: https://bit.ly/2QPIro8

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Congratulations and continued good wishes Jeff.

Proud of you, my friend!!

Congratulations Jeff.

Congrats Jeff Mullican!

Congrats Jeff!

Congratulations Jeff !!! Well earned and deserved !!!

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Congrats!

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ICYMI: This year’s Public Merchandiser of the Year is Shawn Barnes, PGA. The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those who have excelled as business persons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf.

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ICYMI: This year’s Public Merchandiser of the Year is Shawn Barnes, PGA. The Merchandiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize those who have excelled as business persons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf. 

More: https://bit.ly/383L4Zb

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Congratulations

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Gateway PGA

ICYMI: The 2019 Gateway PGA Assistant Professional of the Year is Jeffrey Schulte, Bellerive CC. The Gateway PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Award is the highest achievement the Association can bestow on a working assistant professional.

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ICYMI: The 2019 Gateway PGA Assistant Professional of the Year is Jeffrey Schulte, Bellerive CC. The Gateway PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Award is the highest achievement the Association can bestow on a working assistant professional.

More: https://bit.ly/2sjztWA

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Congratulations Jeffrey!

Congratulations and good wishes Jeff.

Great job, Jeffrey!

Congratulations Jeffrey !!! Well earned and deserved !!!

Congrats Jeffrey

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Gateway PGA

ICYMI: This year’s 2019 Gateway PGA Patriot Award winner is Sam Gilliland. Sam has spent his entire golf career in the St. Louis area. The “PGA Patriot Award” bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional, who personifies patriotism through golf.

More: bit.ly/2tRp310
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ICYMI: This year’s 2019 Gateway PGA Patriot Award winner is Sam Gilliland. Sam has spent his entire golf career in the St. Louis area.  The “PGA Patriot Award” bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional, who personifies patriotism through golf.

More: https://bit.ly/2tRp310

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Sam you do so much for our veterans and others. Well deserved!!

Congratulations Sam !!! Well earned and deserved.

Congrats Sam!

Awesome!! Sam is very worthy!!

Congratulations and continued good wishes Sammy.

Congratulations to Sam!

Not only a good player, but a good guy!

Way to go Sammallamma. You've always been my hero!

Congrats Sammy! You definitely earned it!

Congrats Sammy you deserve it.

Sam the man..congrats

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That's our Sam man !

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ICYMI: The Private Merchandiser of the Year in the Gateway PGA for 2019 is Brian Schmersahl, PGA The Legends CC. This Award is designed to recognize those Professionals who have excelled as business persons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf.

More: bit.ly/2tS1JQC
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ICYMI: The Private Merchandiser of the Year in the Gateway PGA for 2019 is Brian Schmersahl, PGA The Legends CC. This Award is designed to recognize those Professionals who have excelled as business persons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf.

More: https://bit.ly/2tS1JQC

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Well done and congratulations Brian!

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Gateway PGA

ICYMI: The 2019 Gateway PGA Youth Player Development Award winner is Jon DePriest Sunset Hills CC. The Award recognizes the PGA Professional who is a leader in junior golf and who reflects the ideals of those who work with youth.

More: bit.ly/2Rh9KGI
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ICYMI: The 2019 Gateway PGA Youth Player Development Award winner is Jon DePriest Sunset Hills CC. The Award recognizes the PGA Professional who is a leader in junior golf and who reflects the ideals of those who work with youth. 

More: https://bit.ly/2Rh9KGI

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Congratulations Jon for your continued efforts to improve junior golf.

Congratulations Jon !!! Well earned and deserved my very good friend !!!

Congratulations Jon!

Congratulations Jon, well deserved...

Great job! Congrats

Also thanks for your work with veteran causes

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Well done Jon

Another Legend like Cuzzo

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Gateway PGA

ICYMI: The 2019 Resort Merchandiser of the Year for the Gateway PGA is Larry Salsman, Golf Professional at Osage National. The Award is designed to recognize those Professionals who have excelled as business persons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf.

More: bit.ly/35LnLBL
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ICYMI: The 2019 Resort Merchandiser of the Year for the Gateway PGA is Larry Salsman, Golf Professional at Osage National. The Award is designed to recognize those Professionals who have excelled as business persons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf.

More: https://bit.ly/35LnLBL

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Congratulations Larry. A long way from the sycamore days. Good wishes

Congratulations Larry Well deserved !!!

Congratulations!

Congrats

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Gateway PGA

ICYMI: Craig Liddle, Meadowbrook Country Club, is the 2019 Gateway PGA Horton Smith Award winner. The Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional who is the model educator of PGA Golf Professionals.

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ICYMI: Craig Liddle, Meadowbrook Country Club, is the 2019 Gateway PGA Horton Smith Award winner. The Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional who is the model educator of PGA Golf Professionals. 

More: https://bit.ly/37YV5XB

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Congratulations Craig . Great to be recognized for a job well done.

Well done Craig, you are a great professional.

Congrats Craig

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A great honor to a great golf professional !!!

Craig-Very well respected, very well deserved! Congrats sir!

You so much deserve!

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Congrats

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ICYMI: The 2019 Gateway PGA Soft Goods Salesperson of the Year is Anthony Gabriel. Anthony is the FootJoy Sales Representative based in St. Louis, Missouri.

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ICYMI: The 2019 Gateway PGA Soft Goods Salesperson of the Year is Anthony Gabriel. Anthony is the FootJoy Sales Representative based in St. Louis, Missouri. 

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Congrats

Good choice 👍

Best there is!

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ICYMI: The Gateway PGA has named Dan Polites our 2019 Bill Strausbaugh Award winner. The Award recognizes PGA Professionals who stand out by mentoring fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment and through service to the community.

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ICYMI: Dean Haeusser, PING has been selected as the 2019 Hard Goods Salesperson of the Year for the Gateway PGA.

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ICYMI: The 2019 Gateway PGA Soft Goods Salesperson of the Year is Anthony Gabriel. Anthony is the FootJoy Sales Representative based in St. Louis, Missouri.
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ICYMI: Craig Liddle, Meadowbrook Country Club, is the 2019 Gateway PGA Horton Smith Award winner. The Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional who is the model educator of PGA Golf Professionals.
More: https://bit.ly/37YV5XB
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ICYMI: The 2019 Resort Merchandiser of the Year for the Gateway PGA is Larry Salsman, Golf Professional at Osage National. The Award is designed to recognize those Professionals who have excelled as business persons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf.

More: https://bit.ly/35LnLBL
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ICYMI: The 2019 Gateway PGA Youth Player Development Award winner is Jon DePriest Sunset Hills CC. The Award recognizes the PGA Professional who is a leader in junior golf and who reflects the ideals of those who work with youth.
More: https://bit.ly/2Rh9KGI
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ICYMI: The Private Merchandiser of the Year in the Gateway PGA for 2019 is Brian Schmersahl, PGA The Legends CC. This Award is designed to recognize those Professionals who have excelled as business persons/merchandisers in the promotion of golf.

More: https://bit.ly/2tS1JQC
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ICYMI: This year’s 2019 Gateway PGA Patriot Award winner is Sam Gilliland. Sam has spent his entire golf career in the St. Louis area. The “PGA Patriot Award” bestows special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional, who personifies patriotism through golf.

More: https://bit.ly/2tRp310
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ICYMI: The 2019 Gateway PGA Assistant Professional of the Year is Jeffrey Schulte, Bellerive CC. The Gateway PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Award is the highest achievement the Association can bestow on a working assistant professional.

More: https://bit.ly/2sjztWA
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The Gateway PGA Section offers year-round chances at continuing education through our full slate of seminars and meetings. Included is the Teaching & Coaching Summit, Teachers Teaching Teachers, the Gateway Golf Summit and much more.

For the full list of upcoming dates and past events, go to gatewaypga.org and find “seminars & meetings” at the top of the main page.
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2018 PGA of America’s National Teacher of the Year and nine-time recipient of the Nebraska PGA Section Teacher of the Year Award, James Sieckmann, Invites You To The 2020 Gateway PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit.
This year we're back at Old Hickory Golf Club on February 10 through 11 for the 2020 Gateway PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit. This year's keynote presenter is James Sieckmann. We are also welcoming back, special guest and 2018 Horton Smith National Award winner Joe Hallett. 🔗 to register in bio!
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Happy Holidays from all of us at the Gateway PGA! #happyholidays2019 ...

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David Abolt with the top-5 finish today at the PGA Tournament Series!
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Honored to have a Gateway PGA Past Presidents Panel as a part of the 2019 Fall Meeting today at @meadowbrookcountryclubstl featuring five past presidents of the Gateway PGA.
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Today is the 2019 Gateway PGA Fall Membership Meeting. Lots of great guests and topics on tap for today.
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Congratulations to all of our 2019 @omega Awards winners! Looking forward to a great evening celebrating!
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Ready for the 2019 @omega Awards Gala celebrating how great our @pga Professionals are!
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Gateway PGA and Gateway PGA REACH Foundation!! ...

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Today is our ‘Merchandising Seminar’ with Nick Muller at Old Hickory Golf Club. Nick is the 2018 PGA National Merchandiser of the Year for Private Facilities, from the Country Club of Lincoln. Nick brings with him a wealth of experience in merchandising and has been very successful in building a strong merchandising concession in a truly unique environment.
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Pete Dye, ASGCA Fellow, dies at 94

January 10, 2020

For immediate release from the ASCGA BROOKFIELD, Wis.—Pete Dye, a Past President and Fellow of the American Society of Golf Course Architects

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Jeffrey Schulte Honored As Gateway PGA Assistant Professional of the Year

January 10, 2020

The 2019 Gateway PGA Assistant Professional of the Year is Jeffrey Schulte from Bellerive Country Club. The Gateway PGA Assistant Golf Professional of

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Jeff Mullican Named Gateway PGA Teacher of the Year

January 10, 2020

Jeff Mullican of Golf HQ/Pheasant Run Golf Course is the 2019 Gateway PGA Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year Award is designed to recognize

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