GOLF PROFESSIONALS SALE
By Bob Weiner
LOUDONVILLE – Just in time for Black Friday and the opening weekend of holiday shopping, the annual Golf Professionals Sale, sometimes referred to as the Siena College Golf Sale, will be held this Friday through Sunday at Siena College’s Marcelle Athletic Complex.
All the traditional golf equipment like balls, shoes, gloves and clubs will be available, but co-director Steve Jensen, the head professional at Schuyler Meadows Club, as well as the Siena College head men’s golf coach, said that this season clothing of all types – not just golf clothing – also will be available and will take center stage.
“I think the sale should be renamed the Golf & Clothing Sale,” Jensen quipped. “I’m not just talking about traditional golf clothing. We will have all types of clothing available, here, and it’s a great place to kick off your holiday shopping.
“We will also have all the usual golf equipment here,” Jensen said. “This is a place where golfers can typically get all their favorite items at a reduced price, because the golf professionals are clearing out their inventory to make room for all the new equipment they will purchase at the annual merchandise show in January. Many of the local pros will have all types of items from their pro shops.”
Only pro shop operators who are members of the Northeastern New York PGA are eligible to participate in this weekend’s sale. There will be nine local vendors on site, including Jensen, co-director Scott Warren, who is the head pro at Pinehaven Country Club as well as the head coach of The College of Saint Rose men’s golf team; Colonie Golf & Country Club head pro Frank Mellet, Albany Country Club head pro Glenn Davis, Glens Falls Country Club head pro Tom Haggerty, Massena Country Club head pro Tom Siddon, Mohawk Golf Club head pro Jeremy Kerr, Shaker Ridge Country Club head pro Mark Jorgensen and The Edison Club director of golf Craig McLean.
The sale hours will be 8AM-5PM both Friday and Saturday, and 8AM-3PM on Sunday. There is a door charge of $5. “That fee is necessary to offset the expenses of moving all the equipment and to pay Siena for the space over the weekend,” Jensen said.
All golfers and shoppers of all types are welcome.