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Kirkbrae CC Announces Stan Baluik Scholarship

Named After NEPGA and RIGA Hall of Famer

Kirkbrae Country Club, in conjunction with New England PGA Foundation, is pleased to introduce the Stan Baluik Scholarship.


This scholarship is named after longtime PGA Professional Stan Baluik, who distinguished himself as a club professional and competitive golfer throughout his career. Stan was the Head Golf Professional at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, Rhode Island from 1963-2005 and is a member of the NEPGA Hall of Fame as well as the Rhode Island Golf Hall of Fame.


This $2000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior golfer from Northern Rhode Island in an effort to assist him/her in achieving his/her academic goals. Applicants must be residents of one of the towns named below and will be attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the Fall of 2019.


Eligibility Requirements are as follows:

  • Applicant must be a resident of one of the following towns or cities: Burrillville, Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, Smithfield, Woonsocket
  • Applicant must be enrolled and attend an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the Fall of 2019
  • Applicant must be engaged with the game of golf—proof of engagement will be required in a form of recommendation letters from school team coach, PGA professional, or school administrator.
  • In order to access the Stan Baluik Scholarship Application, please click here.

On the Heal

NEPGA Professionals Give Back through Children’s Hospital Boston

- Boston, MA

Building off a visit to the Boston Children’s Hospital in 2017 by Bob Beach, Brian Bain & Ryan Kesten, the reinvigorated NEPGA Growth of the Game Committee in conjunction with the NEPGA Foundation made a visit to the Children’s Hospital to provide some fun for children and their families visiting the world-renowned facility in the heart of Boston.  Four members of the Committee were in attendance for the two-hour program; PJ Breton, PGA (Framingham CC), Jim Chojnowski, PGA (Framingham CC), Jeff Atkinson, PGA (Belmont CC) & Todd Lytle, PGA (Boothbay Harbor GC) traveled from near and far and volunteered their time to give lessons to more than 10 children and brought a much needed reprieve from the world of poking and prodding, replacing it with swinging and smiling. 

Patients and families from as close as Bridgewater an as far as Saudi Arabia came through for some instruction with SNAG equipment, and left with some tee gifts courtesy of our Foundation partners Avidia Bank.   The NEPGA is excited to make this a monthly program at the Boston location as well as satellite offices in Peabody & Waltham.  If you would like to get involved or learn more, reach out to Dave McAdams at


MA Chapter Gives Back

NEPGA Foundation gives lessons to Kids from Why Me? And Sherry's House

-Boylston MA 


Shawn Durocher, PGA of Cyprian Keyes GC taught lessons to children from Worcester's Why Me? And Sherry's House on Wednesday, and presented them with a check from the NEPGA Foundation for $1,000. 


The Why Me? and Sherry's House is an organization that supports families who have a child with pediatric cancer. They offer support through treatment and have a variety of services from support groups to financial support. Why Me was founded over 30 years ago, and stands for Worcester Help for Youth, Memories Everlasting.

Thank you to Shawn and Cyprian Keyes for donating their time and resources! Also, thank you to Rebecca Kuczarski and the Why Me? and Sherry's House for partnering with our Foundation!


For more on Why Me? visit . For pictures from the event, click here