Carolina Courses See Heavy Rainfall
Many of our facilities, members, golf professionals, colleagues and friends have been affected greatly by the recent flooding in South Carolina and southern parts of North Carolina. These photos from Fort Jackson Country Club show just a glimpse of how much flooding took place on the coast – breaking the dam to a major lake that serves as the irrigation system for the golf course. Areas like this and near the coast, like Charleston Country Club, saw upwards of 24" of rain this weekend. It will take several days for many of these courses to be restored to safe (and fun) playable conditions. We ask that you keep those affected by this devastating rain in your thoughts as they work tirelessly to get your favorite courses back to working order. It is our hope that everyone is able to get back out on the golf course soon!
For more information on how you can help during this time, please see here.
On The Fringe: October
October is here and so is a brand new issue of On the Fringe! Click the image to check out the October issue and be sure to share with your friends on social media (@carolinaspga) Here's to an exciting new month as we enter fall golf season!
2016 CPGA Major Championships Schedule
Updated October 1
Items in bold font are confirmed. All other items are subject to change.
SC Junior League Golf Team Claims Victory at PGA Junior League Mid-South Regional Championship
It was a close call this weekend as four teams battled it out on the golf course at the PGA Junior League Mid-South Regional Championship at Sevierville Golf Club in Sevierville, Tennessee. We were lucky enough to have both Carolina teams participate this year and, while it was a neck and neck competition, Tom Mason’s team out of Columbia, SC and Par Tee Golf Center swung their way to victory by a single flag (point).
The Regional lineup included four teams: (Columbia) South Carolina, (Greensboro) North Carolina, as well as a team from Tennessee and Kentucky. Players competed in a two-person format, with coaches allowed to substitute players every three holes, in order for all team members to participate.
Both Carolina teams were victorious against the TN and KY teams, which led to their final pairing in session #3. Through six holes, NC had the lead 4.5-3.5 flags (points). By the final match of the tournament, SC won the first flag and NC had won the second flag. On the third flag, SC won the tightly fought match due to a beautiful birdie putt by Guy Buffum (SC) on the 7th hole and another on the 8th hole by Johnny Hyman (SC), which secured the win for Columbia.
Pictured Above (SC TEAM) : Front Row – Left to Right – Jalen Castle (13), Jordan Rivers (13), Spencer Benton (12), Ford Reynolds (13), Johnny Hyman (13), Guy Buffum (13); Back Row – Left to Right – Matthew Hutto (12), Derek Loy (13), Tom Mason (Coach), Palmer Mason (13), Elliott Pope (12).
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Crittenden Chats with The Golf Channel
Our very own Jeff Crittenden, PGA spoke with the Golf Channel's Morning Drive this week as he preps for the World Long Drive Championship coming up in October. He offered up some tips on consistency and distance using a state of the art simulator.
We look forward to another exciting year in Las Vegas. For more information on tournaments and upcoming events, please see here.
Best of luck to you, Jeff!
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Happy first day of fall! Send us your course photos this season to be featured right here on our website and on our social media channels. From the high country to the low country, we want to see those beautiful pictures!
Five Junior Golfers from Carolinas to Make Journey to The Masters
This month, Regional DCP events for the Carolinas and Middle Atlantic PGA Sections have been taking place - the most recent being Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD. With that, it is with great pleasure that we announce the successful performance of the following players who will make the journey to Augusta in April!
Sophia Burnett; 141 Points; Bluffton, SC (TPC Sawgrass: Regional)
Nicole Adam; 121 Points; Pinehurst, NC
Sophia Guo; 135 Points; Bluffton, SC
Hugh Faulkner, 114 Points; Greenville, SC
Daniel Adkins, 134 Points; Holly Springs, NC
One player, Hugh Faulkner of Greenville, SC, who triumphed in his age division (Boys 7-9) at Congressional CC, scored a perfect 75 points in putting - the only player to collect all the possible points for putting that day.
In an interview with Drive, Chip and Putt, when asked about his key to succeeding on the greens, he simply said, “Don’t think as hard. I’m good at putting, so I knew I could do something good.”
We're thrilled to hear about the success of our players in this year's Drive, Chip and Putt events and we wish you all the best of luck as you make your way to The Masters at Augusta National in April! Congratulations on a job well done!
Full Recap Article From DCP
Official DCP Press Release
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End of Month Events
Carolinas PGA Area X Youth Golf Instructional Day
Belmont Lakes Golf Club
Junior golfers age 5 to 18
Serving Eastern North Carolina
You are invited to come and play golf for the Deatons during a golf marathon at the Irving Park Course of Greensboro CC. You may arrive at any time your schedule suits. The first starting time available is 8:00 a.m. If you are unable to attend, but wish to participate, simply hold a marathon in September at your home club and we will combine the monies
Bermuda Run CPGA Senior Open
Bermuda Run Country Club (East Course)
For all upcoming Meetings and Seminars, please see here.
For all upcoming Tournaments, please see here.
Paige Cribb, PGA Featured in Carolinas Golf Magazine
We're excited to see our very own Paige Cribb, PGA, Director of Student Support for the Professional Golf Management Program at Coastal Carolina University and Carolinas PGA Section Secretary, featured in the Fall issue of Carolinas Golf Magazine in a story highlighting women in leadership.
Take a moment and read the FULL STORY HERE on page 16.
Precision Golf School’s PGA Jr. League All-Star Team Advances to Regional Championship
Precision Golf School’s PGA Jr. League All-Star Team led by Precision’s Director of Junior Golf, Chris Haarlow, PGA and Teaching Professional, Drew Younts, golf instructors at Precision Golf School has advanced to the Regional Championship on September 26-27th, 2015, at Sevierville Country Club in Sevierville, TN.
The Precision PGA Jr. League All-Star Team won their State Final on August 30th after winning both of their matches at Pine Hollow Country Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Precision All-Star team won their first match 9-3 against the Greensboro team and their second match 8-4 over the Raleigh 1 team. The Precision All-Star team is comprised of 10 junior golfers, ages 13 and younger, from the regular season that demonstrated great abilities in the game and also sportsmanship. Those players are Michael Blair, Landon Barnes, Riley Hamilton, Luke Crouse, Austin Tate, Ayden Jersey, Thomas Markun, Andrew Wood, Alex Gould, and Harrison Hilliard.
Haarlow stated, “These junior golfers have grown up with our golf school. It was great to see them perform well on the state level. This is a great honor for the boys and girls to represent North Carolina and Precision Golf School in the Regional Championship. I know the kids and parents are excited for the competition in Tennessee. “
The Precision All-Star team will compete against 3 other teams representing Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee at the Regional Championship to see who will represent the Mid-South Region at the PGA Junior League National Championship on Nov. 5-8, at Disney's Palm Course, located within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
For more information about Precision Golf School, please visit their website.