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Spring 2009 • Volume 1, No. 5
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CGA at the NIRSA Conference
April 1-4, 2009
Charlotte, NC

CGA is once again a sponsor of the NIRSA Foundation Golf Tournament.  A great way to kick off the conference, registration begins at 6:30am on April 1.  National Collegiate Golf Championship sponsors will be on hand with generous contributions… Matrix Fitness will be providing beverages and an Elliptical Fitness Trainer for one lucky participant; FRS will be giving away one trip to Las Vegas for NCGC; and almostGOLF with Skills Challenge demonstrations. 

Don’t forget to come meet Mike, Cindy & Kim at our Expo Booth #939!   Learn about enhancing golf programming on your campus, gain some new resources and apply to host a National Collegiate Golf Championship Local Qualifying Tournament Best of all – test your skills on our putting green and qualify to win $5,000!

The CGA Educational Session
will be held on Thursday, April 2 from 11:15a – 12:30p.  Come hear more about campus golf programming and the 2009 National Collegiate Golf Championship.  Recreational golf programming for campuses of all sizes will be discussed, as well as information on how your college or university can get involved with the 2009 National Collegiate Golf Championship in Las Vegas!

Host a Local Qualifying Tournament

CGAApplications are now being accepted to host a Local Qualifying Tournament for the National Collegiate Golf Championship in Las Vegas.  Host on your own, or partner with another college or university.  Winners in each division earn an invitation to the NCGC in Las Vegas in November.  Each school hosting will receive the following prize and sponsorship package for their tournament:


  • Winning team qualifies for the National Championship. 
  • Top three divisional teams earns invite
  • FRS Healthy Energy samples for all players
  • “Get into the Q” Chipping Contest sponsored by FRS Healthy Energy
  • Beverage cart sponsored by Matrix Fitness- Water, soda and sports drinks for players
  • Oakley Sunglasses
  • One year subscription to Golf World for all players
  • Almost  Golf  School Pack
  • NIKE GOLF Prize Pack- Hats, Balls and Shoe bags

Please visit us at for more information.  Or… come by our booth at the NIRSA Conference!


The PGA and Collegiate Golf Alliance
PGA U formerly known as Golf for Business and Life

New this year, the PGA has initiated a relationship with the CGA to further enhance golf programming on college campuses. The PGA has renamed and restructured their Golf for Business and Life Program to now focus on the recreational collegiate golfer, as PGAU.

Play Golf America University (PGAU) is a PGA of America college and university golf program, designed to teach and engage students in the game of golf through PGA Professional instruction and other golf programs. Play Golf America University, while open to all students, is especially targeted for juniors, seniors and graduate students to help them to learn to play golf as well as understand how golf can be employed as a business tool as they enter the professional world.

The PGAU program includes four elements, one of which is recreational golf programming.

“We are thrilled to be working with CGA.  It is quite impressive to see the collegiate golf programs they have built over the years.  It is a huge asset for Play Golf America University to connect with such a well-established program.  The PGA is looking forward to being a part of a team to continue what the CGA has already developed.” -Ron Stepanek, PGA Director Player Development; PGA of America

For more information go to

Check out this article in PGA Magazine

The article is located after page 70 (pages CG 1-3)

Sponsor Spotlight
Matrix Fitness
FRS Healthy Energy

Matrix Fitness has graciously committed to another season of support by providing beverage carts to each school’s Local Qualifying Tournament, Matrix will also be sponsoring a Tournament Directors trip to Las Vegas.  Matrix is committed to providing quality commercial products, at the lowest total cost, while exceeding customer expectations for service. With consideration given to both the club owner and the end-user, MATRIX combines visionary aesthetics, new manufacturing techniques and thoughtful features.  CGA is happy to have Matrix on our team, and is appreciative of their continued generous support.


FRS Healthy Energy is redefining the energy category, providing “healthy energy” without the spike and crash associated with the leading energy drinks. Our patented formula is based on a powerful antioxidant called Quercetin, commonly found in apple, grape and onion peels. Clinical studies show that Quercetin helps unlock the body’s natural adrenaline and improves mental acuity – ever important when standing over that 15ft birdie putt on the 18th green! Add FRS Healthy Energy to your game and enjoy sustained energy throughout your round.

FRS Healthy Energy is available in many forms, making it a more convenient choice – Ready-to-Drink cans for grab n’ go energy and refreshment, Chews for anytime/anywhere, Powders to energize and flavor your bottle of water and Concentrate for that planned energy need. Whether in the golf cart or on the golf course, FRS Healthy Energy makes it easy to get your energy.
FRS is proud to sponsor the NCGC Championships and the Pac-10 Challenge.   If you’re new to FRS, check us out at

PLUS… look for the FRS “Get Into the Q” Chipping Contest at the NIRSA Foundation Golf Tournament and you could win a trip to Las Vegas.

2008 National Collegiate Golf Championship
Repeat Winners
Our biggest field yet

Returning champions Kyle Lickenbrock and Craig Heinzman from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville shot a 63 to defend their title in the 2-person scramble event.  Both players were happy to be back, this time competing in the Alumni & Community Division.  The pair defeated Student Division winners from Rutgers University, Adam Satkowski and Doug Christian (64) and Faculty & Staff Division winners Kerry Geroux and Dane Reiter (66) from Southern Mississippi.  The 2008 event had 146 golfers representing 55 schools competing for top honors. 

To read more go to:

The Pac-10 Challenge, a year long competition that integrated three main Rec Sports programs into one challenge; Fitness, Club Sports and Intramurals.  Thirty days of fitness leading into a fitness challenge where each campus logs in their hours of workouts.  The Club Sports Challenge will involve 4 regional tournaments in Rugby, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse and Ultimate Frisbee.  The Intramural challenge comprises of 4 sports, Flag Football and Golf in the fall and Basketball and Softball in the spring.  Each sport has a regional location for campus champions to travel to compete against the other Pac-10 schools.

The National Collegiate Golf Championship in November served as the Intramural Golf competition.  The USC team of Charles Peot and Chase Wirtz led the Pac with an impressive score of 67 during the Sunday Championship Round at Silverstone Golf Club in Las Vegas.  They barely edged out the team from UCLA, twin sisters Gabrielle and Michelle Del Mese who shot a 69.  Tommy Byrnes and Drew Florio, also from USC shot a 68.  Other scores from the golf portion of the Pac-10 Challenge: 

ASU defeats U of A by 4 strokes:
Arizona State University Players:
Mario Russo and Richie Tiberi – 68
University of Arizona Players:
Danny Fossey and Timothy Johnson – 72

Stanford defeats Alumni Division team from Cal:
University of California, Berkeley Players:
Mike Armstrong and Van Hall – 77
Stanford University Players:
Alex Papanicolaou and Mark Storus - 74

University of Oregon defeats Oregon State:
Oregon State University Players:
Justin Berry and Nick Haney – 73
University of Oregon Players:
Bobby Kent and Brandon Sams – 69
Todd Cohn and Matt Montpas – 71

Washington State Players:
Nathan Janders and Justin Johnson – 77

What people are saying...

“I flew to Las Vegas wondering if the event was real, or one of those "sounds too good to be true" experiences. The event surpassed my expectations”.

- Peter St Pierre, Western Kentucky Univ.


“College students are a fantastic demographic to expose to golf as they start to branch out into the professional world and realize how golf can impact their business and personal futures.”

PGA- PGA Professional Chris Lovrine


"I recently received your letter sharing the great news on the donation to the NIRSA Foundation. Please know that we very much appreciate your leadership in this important endeavor and the dollars that will allow us to continue to best service the NIRSA membership in many areas. My sincere Thank You for this special gift!.”

- Mark Fletcher NIRSA Foundation Chair Associate Director of Athletics University of Virginia

“Through the efforts of everyone involved, our expectations for a first-rate event were met beyond our imagination. You were a vital part of making this tournament the success that it was, and I thank you for helping us produce a memorable post-season tournament in its inaugural year”.

- John Kasser Vice President/General Manager Pac–10 Properties Hall of Honor Golf Classic


“Your attention to detail and sixteen years of experience combined with your ability to draw on the collective resources of colleges & universities across the country provide an extremely valuable asset to any college or university event”

- Mike Garten, Executive Director World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship


”This event is the collegiate golf world’s hidden treasure.”

- Peter Koutroumpis, Intramural Director, URI


“I was shocked at the quantity and quality of the awards being given out. Very expensive golf clubs and gear was awarded and raffled; I believe everyone left with far more than the cost of their play.”

- Mark Hikin, Director, Sport Clubs CAL

“Your time and support are extremely valuable and your experience helped to put together another great tournament for the alumni”.

- Robin Y. Underwood USC Director of Alumni Affairs Marshall School Of Business Alumni Golf Tournament




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