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George Wins Head Professional Championship

Blackburn Qualifies for RBC Heritage

Larry George, the PGA Head Professional at River Landing CC in Wallace, NC, earned an overtime victory at the Carolinas PGA Head Professional Championship held at Wexford Golf Club.  He finished tied with Brooks Blackburn, the PGA Head Professional at Palmetto GC in Aiken, SC, at 145 (+6) on the difficult layout.
 
The playoff went to the challenging par-4 #18.  Brooks pushed his drive into the salt marsh running down the right side of the hole and was forced to take relief with a penalty stroke.  To compound matters, he then played his third stroke into the greenside bunker where his ball buried on the flashed face.  Larry calmly found the fairway and the left edge of the putting green.  Not feeling much pressure, Larry left his first putt short and missed his second attempt.  His one-foot putt for a bogey 5 was enough to beat Brooks' 6 by one stroke.
 
Despite not winning the championship playoff, Brooks still has plenty to celebrate.  With his first round score, Brooks won the Section’s 18-hole PGA Member qualifier for the 2017 PGA Tour RBC Heritage taking place at Sea Pines Resort's Harbour Town Golf Links from April 13-16.  The CPGA wishes Brooks the best of luck.
 
The tournament had four supporting partners:  The PGA Tour, BirdieBox, Sun Mountain, and Evolve Golf.  BirdieBox presented each participant a collection of lifestyle and technology gifts.  Sun Mountain passed out performance pullovers.  Evolve Golf conducted a Total Driving contest averaging contestants’ ranks on distance and accuracy.  We sincerely thank each company for its support.


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L-R:  Sun Mountain Representative J.D. Mann,
Champion Larry George, PGA,
CPGA Asst. Executive Director Cory Armstrong

 

     

 

 

2017 Area Meetings

 

State Open Registration Now Available!

 

66th South Carolina Open Presented by Yamaha Golf Cars

Dataw Island Club’s Cotton Dike Course – Beaufort, SC - www.Dataw.org

Monday – Wednesday, May 22-24

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Deadline:  May 11 at 5:00 PM


53rd SignArt North Carolina Open Presented by Mobipaid

The Club at Irish Creek – Kannapolis, NC – www.LiveAtIrishCreek.com

Tuesday – Thursday, June 6-9

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Deadline:  May 25 at 5:00 PM


93rd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T

Bryan Park Golf & Conference Center’s Champions Course – Greensboro, NC – www.BryanPark.com

Tuesday – Thursday, August 1-3

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5 CPGA Pros Make Golf Magazine's List of Top 100 Teachers in America


We're thrilled to share that five Carolinas PGA Professionals made the list of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America, one of the most coveted titles in instruction. Join us in congratulating these pros on their much-deserved honors!

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#BigWeek17 Photos and Videos Now Available!

Big Week 2017 photos and other media materials are now available for viewing at www.carolinas.pga.com/merchandiseshow. Photo albums may also be found on our Facebook page and various videos can be viewed on the Carolinas PGA Section YouTube channel. Feel free to tag yourselves! Please note: The Lou Holtz video will not be posted in its entirety due to copyrights. The website will continue to be updated this week and next as the team continues to catch up from Big Week. Keep a close eye on your email for additional updates from Section Staff. Thank you all again for making #BigWeek17 our best show yet! Please contact Liz (lmuroski@pgahq.com) with any media-related questions.

 

 

CPGA Jackpot Winner, David Von Canon, Takes Home $5K!

In case you missed it, David Von Canon, PGA, Head Professional at Sanford Golf Club, was the winner of the $5,000 jackpot prize at our 24th Annual Merchandise Show this year! This was the first year the Section hosted a jackpot drawing of this caliber at the annual event. In addition to this grand prize, Carolinas PGA Professionals had a chance to win several other smaller door prizes throughout the week. It’s safe to say, a lot of lucky members went home with fresh swag and smiles on their faces. A special thank you to all participants and our presenting partners Source 4, Page & Tuttle, Carolinas Golf Salesman Association, and the Greensboro Visitors Bureau, as well as all other partners who donated products to make this exciting opportunity possible. 

 

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PGA National News

Wyatt Worthington II Makes History at First 2016 PGA Tournament Series Event

Worthington is believed to be the first African American to win a PGA Tournament Series event. Earlier this year, he became the second African American club professional to qualify for the PGA Championship. View More
 

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