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Global Golf Sales Area IV Golf Challenge Champions


 

It was a beautiful day at Roaring Gap Club for the 2016 Carolinas PGA Global Golf Sales Area IV Meeting and Golf Challenge Presented by Bionic Glove & the PGA Tour.  Area members gathered for an election, education, fellowship and golf.  Master Professional Bill Hall from Starmount Forest CC edged out Head Professional Sean Branagan from Maple Chase Golf & CC in the Area IV Director Election.  The course was in immaculate condition as Sean Branagan and Brad Luebchow captured the Area Challenge Title. Sean & Brad will advance with their Area Director (Rocky Brooks) to the Carolinas PGA Area Challenge Section Championship on Monday, October 10th, at the Greensboro CC – Farm Course.  Branagan and Luebchow also each earn a spot in the new Global Golf Sales Par -3 Cup, a $1,000 per hole skins game on Monday, Nov 28 before the CPGA Pro-Pro Championship at Pinewild Country Club’s par-3 “Azalea” Course featuring 72 PGA Professionals.

 

 

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65th South Carolina Open

Presented by Yamaha Golf Cars


There's still time left to enter, but not much. Get out and play!
 

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Global Golf Sales Area IX Golf Challenge Champions

Congratulations to Kevin Nagy & Derek Andersen, the Global Golf Sales Area IX Golf Challenge Champions who will advance with their Area Director (Mike Mueller) to the Carolinas PGA Area Challenge Section Championship on Monday, October 10th, at the Greensboro CC – Farm Course.  Nagy and Andersen also each earn a spot in the new Global Golf Sales Par -3 Cup, a $1,000 per hole skins game on Monday, Nov 28 before the CPGA Pro-Pro Championship at Pinewild Country Club’s par-3 “Azalea” Course featuring 72 PGA Professionals.

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Rick Murphy, PGA Featured in Triad Golf Today

Rick Murphy, PGA is featured in this month's issue of Triad Golf (out today ) as he continues his quest to run for office at the PGA of America. 

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Global Golf Sales Area V Golf Challenge Champions

Congratulations to Rodney Russell and Jeff Cowell, winners of yesterday's Area V Golf Challenge at Pinehurst Resort! Jeff and Rodney won via a chip off and will advance with their Area Director (Jens Klemsche) to the Carolinas PGA Area Challenge Section Championship on Monday, October 10th, at the Greensboro CC – Farm Course.  Cowell & Russell also each earn a spot in the new Global Golf Sales Par -3 Cup, a $1,000 per hole skins game on Monday, Nov 28 before the CPGA Pro-Pro Championship at Pinewild Country Club’s par-3 “Azalea” Course featuring 72 PGA Professionals.

 

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New Directory Feature Now Available in CPGA BlueGolf App!

 

The wait is over! We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new Directory feature within the Carolinas PGA BlueGolf App! With help from BlueGolf, you are now able to access a digital version of our member directory to enhance your experience connecting and networking with CPGA Professionals on and off the golf course. The new CPGA BlueGolf App Directory enables PGA Members to connect with colleagues in just a few taps. You can search for members by Last Name and Facility Name. Information within the Directory is updated every evening by BlueGolf, in coordination with the PGA of America, in order to offer you the most up to date information possible from the convenience of your device. At this time, the Directory can only be accessed by members of the CPGA Section.

 

For further details about the app, how to download, access and navigate this new feature, please SEE HERE

 

As the largest Section of the PGA of America, we continually strive to make our Section the best that it can be with improvements to better serve all of you and our growing golf community. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this development and, as always, are happy to help however we can to make your experience as a PGA Professional and CPGA member as successful as possible!

 

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Kelly Mitchum to Compete in Wells Fargo Championship

Raising funds to support Townsend family


Kelly Mitchum, PGA

The Townsend Family

PGA Teaching Professional Kelly Mitchum of Pinehurst Resort will be competing in the upcoming PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship on May 5-8.  Kelly won a one-spot qualifier to earn the exemption.  That spot was available only due to the tragic passing of our 2015 Section Professional Champion Mike Townsend eight days after his victory.

Kelly would like to honor Mike while helping to support Katherine and her two children, Spencer (3) and Ana Kate (1), with a fundraising drive during the Wells Fargo.  Pledges can be made in any dollar amount, or it can be based on the number of pars and birdies Kelly makes.

 

Michael Townsend Trust Fund
130 Gardeners Circle, PMB #136
Kiawah Island, SC 29455

Please complete this form and email it to tournaments@pinehurst.com.  You can call (910) 235-8140 with any questions.

 

After the Wells Fargo Championship, funds can be mailed to the address to the right.  We sincerely thank you for your remembering Mike and his family while we cheer for Kelly.

 

A NEW Newsletter

On The Fringe Goes Weekly!

Notice a little something different? We've migrated our popular monthly newsletter, On The Fringe, to a weekly email newsletter! Now, every Tuesday, you'll receive a new issue full of exciting news, tournament updates, spotlights and more. There's a lot happening in the Carolinas PGA Section - it is our hope that this will keep you as up to date as possible on new developments and opportuniTEES throughout the year. Happy scrolling! www.carolinas.pga.com/newsletter
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IMPORTANT: Online Member Changes

In the PGA of America’s preparation for creating annual dues invoices the weekend of April 22-24, it is important that all changes to employment, sections, phones, email and the like are updated in a timely manner.  This email is to ask that you make all of the necessary changes using the online change form tool, US mail, Email and/or FAX no later than the close of business on Thursday, April 21, 2016 (5PM Eastern Time).
 

Online Member Changes

  • Log on to PGA.org
  • Click on Edit
  • Click on Job & Section
  • Click on Access Employment Change Form
  • Make ALL necessary changes

 

Thank you for your cooperation and efforts regarding this membership matter; it is appreciated.

 

Haas Plays in Champions Tour Mitsubishi Electric Classic

Our very own Jerry Haas, PGA (Head Men's Golf Coach at Wake Forest University) has qualified to play in the Champions Tour Mitsubishi Electric Classic taking place this Friday-Sunday at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, GA. He had the low score at the Event Qualifier with a 64.

 

Keep an eye on the leaderboard here. Go Jerry!

 

 

 

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Upcoming Tournaments

PGA Tour

Open Qualifying
Gaston CC

Pre-Q - April 28
Event Q - May 2

 


  
Assistants' Assoc. Pro-Pro
Presented by Orange Whip Trainer

The Cliffs at Keowee Springs
May 2
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Web.com Tour

Open Qualifying

Legacy Golf Links
& Pinewild CC of Pinehurst
May 9
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CPGA Senior One-Day
Bright's Creek Golf Club
May 12
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65th SC Open
Presented by Yamaha Golf Cars

Dataw Island Club (Cotton Dike)
May 23-24
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Senior Program