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MSR UPDATE: CPGASHOW15

 

All MSR credits from Big Week 2015 have been processed by the CAROLINAS PGA SECTION. MSR data has been sent off to The PGA of America headquarters in Florida for processing. Once this data is cleared by PGA HQ, we will update all members accordingly. Thank you for your participation and your patience during this time! 

 

 

 

Snow at HQ!

It may not be green at CPGA HQ, but it sure is beautiful. Did it snow near you this week? Share your winter golf photos with us on social media using hashtag #carolinasnow

 

 

#CPGAShow15 - Day 2

Day 2 of the CPGA Merchandise Show kicks off at 10:15 a.m. this morning! Seminars and events for the day are still scheduled and on-time. Come on down and join us for the final day of #CPGAShow15 but please travel safe!
 

 

A Closer Look at #CPGASHOW15

We took a minute to break down our biggest show of the year with an infographic - the numbers don't lie! Don't miss out on one of the largest regional golf trade shows in the country - taking place Monday, February 23-24!

 

Remember to follow @CarolinasPGA and tag all of your show-related social media posts with our official hashtag: #CPGAShow15

 

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For more info, please visit: bit.ly/bigweek2015

 

 

 

 

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Carolinas PGA to Host One of the Largest Regional Golf Trade Shows in U.S.

22nd Annual Merchandise Show to take place in Greensboro - Suzy Whaley, PGA Secretary to Attend

 

 

On February 23-24, the Carolinas PGA Section will host its 22nd Annual Merchandise Show, one of the largest regional golf trade shows in the country. The event, coined as “Big Week,” will bring together more than 1,500 PGA Golf Professionals, buyers and merchandisers throughout the Carolinas to experience the latest and greatest in golf merchandise and more. The CPGA will issue more than 350 credentials to vendors who will display.


In addition to seeing an array of newly introduced products and services, attendees will also have the opportunity to....

 

 

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Long Drive Long Shot

North Carolina PGA Professional Jeff “Critter” Crittenden comes within 13 inches of winning $250,000 and world championship

PGA Professional and Carolinas PGA Member, Jeff Crittenden is featured in the February issue of PGA Magazine. See below for an excerpt of his story by Roger Graves, PGA Magazine, and click the link below to read the full article. 

 

"PGA Professional Jeff Crittenden was undeniably the underdog, perhaps the longest of longshots, when the eight finalists took their warmup swings in the $250,000 winner-take-all RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship that aired live on Golf Channel from the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort in November.

 

The thinking went like this: How could a 43-year-old club professional, a full-time golf teacher with a clubhead speed of 125 and generating a ball speed of 210 mph, possibly match long bombs with numerous 25- and 30-year-olds who routinely generate clubhead speeds of 152 mph and ball speeds of 225-plus? How could Crittenden, at 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, possibly keep pace with the 6-foot-5, 250-pound “kids” who looked like they just came from NFL training camps? How could the co-owner and PGA director of instruction at North Carolina Golf Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina, match long drives with three former world champions and seven highly experienced Long Drivers with the world championship belt at stake? Actually, Crittenden flourished – underdog or not."

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National Heart Month

February is National Heart Month and cause to play more golf! Did you know that walking the golf course can help reduce your risk of heart disease? For those who carry their own clubs, you can count on both cardio and weight bearing exercise. So, there you have it...you can enjoy your favorite game knowing it supports good health.  

 

For more information about how to raise awareness for heart disease this month and beyond, you can visit: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

 

Remember, you can always show us love on social media. Like and follow along with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine and Google+ (@CarolinasPGA)!

 

 
 
 
  
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PGA National News

PGA Partners with Wexford Golf to Debut Indoor Golf Experience at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport

MSP will become first U.S. Airport with an interactive golf facility. Scheduled to open in March 2015, it will feature retail, food and beverage and a hands-on golf experience with lounge. View More
 

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Upcoming Tournaments


Assistants' Association Pro-Pro
Cedarwood CC - Charlotte, NC
March 16
Registration & Info



Head Professional Championship
(Open to All Class-As Except A-3s & A-8s)
& RBC Heritage Member Qualifier
(Open to All Class-As Except A-3s)

March 23-24
Registration & Info



Raintree CPGA Senior Open
Raintree CC - Charlotte, NC
March 30-31
Registration & Info

 
Senior Program