Monday, November 7, 2011

"Ask A Pro" ~ NEPGA's Larry Kelley

Larry Kelley with his family ~ wife Sandi and daughters Hope and Paige

 October 28th ~ The Black Rock Country Club in Hingham, MA. was the spectacular backdrop for a history making night for members of the New England PGA!   In a groundbreaking election at the 2011 NEPGA Fall Meeting ~ PGA Professional Larry Kelley of Vermont made history as the first non-green grass golf facility member (or non-traditional golf professional not working at a green grass facility) to be elected as an officer of the NEPGA as well as the PGA of America ~ comprising all 41 sections.   Larry also has the distinction as he is the first person to be elected to the chair of Vice~President of the New England Section because until this year the NEPGA was the only Section that did not have that position.

Incidentally those were not the only accolades that Ludlow,Vermont native Larry Kelley has garnered in the past year  ~ he also won the NEPGA's 2011 Bill Strausbaugh Award and VPGA's 2011 Vermont Professional of the Year! 

Larry's company 5-Star Golf Cars and Utility Vehicles (that's pronounced "Stahhh" in the Boston area) is the leading distributor of E-Z-GO golf carts in the country to boot!  Larry credits his many success' to "thinking outside the box and positive thinking and actions."  I spoke to Larry from Las Vegas ~ his company is sponsoring the 11th Annual NEPGA Las Vegas Pro-Am held at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort November 6 ~ 10th and there are about 250 NEPGA members from the greater New England area playin' in the event!  To listen to my Nov. 6th 95.9 WATD "Ask a Pro" interview with Larry Kelley click on the podcast player below

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