As you know, the PGA POA annual meeting was last month. With appreciation to everyone who ran, we are happy to announce the 2015 PGA POA Board of Governors: Bob Brown, Mike Engelsher, Art Garbarino, Bob Hodgson, Jack Hughes, Ralph Infanti, Jeanne Larsen, Don Paulus and Karen Warshaw. Out of the 4895 residential units, we received approximately 1200 residential ballots and only about 200 commercial votes. If you took the time to send your ballot, thank you.
The Honda Classic starts at the end of February. Shuttle buses will be available for PGA National resident with pickup locations at various points along the main roads such as General Drive, opposite Masters Park and others. The POA has a list of shuttle stops in the office and, of course, there are signs identifying the areas. If you see someone parking in a community and walking to a shuttle stop please call security; the stops are for PGA residents only and cars cannot be left near the stops.
Some communities have security or volunteers at their entry to ensure that only residents and their guests are using the community. Others have ‘parking passes’ to identify cars in the community as belong there. If you haven’t heard from your association to see if they are doing anything about entry or parking, please call your management company.
Also, please remember that Marlwood Park will be closed for almost a month starting in Mid-February. Please visit the Burwick Park playground area (on Tournament Blvd)
RYDER CUP BLVD
The POA office receives a number of calls regarding the speed of cars in the community and we routinely ask the Palm Beach Gardens Police to assist with traffic laws in PGA National. I keep saying “you’re home, slow down” but we still have Speedy Sam and Speedy Sal zipping along. In particular, the intersection into and out of the Preston development at the south end of Ryder Cup Blvd is on a blind bend in the road. We keep asking that you obey the 25 mph speed limit and don’t speed to “make the light’. The POA Board has asked Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District to look into solutions, including a speed limit sign with a speed display and/or a device that warns oncoming drivers when a car is pulling out of the community. In the meantime, slow down!
This request is not only for Ryder Cup Blvd but for your own community as well. Every few years PGA National goes through a “cycle” where there are young people everywhere. From small children to teens and adults, everyone is using the paths, edge of road and other areas for exercise and play. It is much easier to stop when you are traveling at (or below) the posted speed limit. Those signs are not a suggested speed they are the maximum speed allowed.
PARTY IN THE PARK
It is a little early but it creeps up quickly so mark your calendar! April 25th is the date of the Annual Children’s Party in the Park. If you are new to PGA National, it is a carnival type event at Masters Park for the residents of PGA National. Food passes must be purchased in advance but all residents can stop in and enjoy rides, games, clowns, face painting and more. Postcards will be mailed next month. We hope to see you there.