CPGA Member Jerry Haas Competes at US Senior Open
Carolinas PGA Member and golf coach at Wake Forest University Jerry Haas, PGA was in the field and made the cut at the 2014 US Senior Open. With rounds of 78-71-74-69 for a total of 292 (+8), Haas finished in a tie for 33rd place. The tournament was held at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Oklahoma. Haas made it through qualifying for the championship at Florence Country Club in Florence, SC with a score of 68. Oak Tree National is a familiar place to Haas, as he made it to the semifinals of the US Amateur there in 1984. For the second time since he turned 50 last September, Jerry competed with his brother Jay Haas, who is second on the Champions Tour money list this year. Unfortunately, Jay Haas had to withdraw during the event because of an injury.
CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship
The team of Larry George, PGA and Jeff Hale, PGA have captured the 2014 Carolinas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship.Presented by Greg Norman and Dunning Golf. George and Hale, both PGA Professionals at the host club of the tournament, River Landing Country Club in Wallace, NC, successfully defended their title as 2013 CPGA Pro-Assistant Champions.
The format for the tournament consists of two rounds of four-ball stroke play where two competitors play as partners, each playing his/her own ball. The lower score of the two partners is the score for the hole. George and Hale put together two rounds filled with birdies for a 17-under par total of 62-67=127 to win the tournament by two strokes. Giving the defending champions a scare after posting their second-round 62 were Mike Cato, PGA (Bradford Creek Golf Club in Greenville, NC) with Rohan Allwood (Woodlands CC in Columbia, SC). Cato and Allwood finished with 67-62=129 for second place. Close behind in third place were Chris Haarlow, PGA (Precision Golf School in Greensboro, NC) with Nathan Stamey (Long Cove Club in Bluffton, SC) with 65-65=130.[Read Full Article]
47th PGA Professional National Championship
The Championship make its second-ever visit to South Carolina, June 22-25, and the first to Myrtle Beach – a golfer’s paradise on the famed "Grand Strand." Representatives from 45 states, including 15 past Champions, are entered in the $550,000 Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz and OMEGA.
Registration for CPGA Professional Championships
PGA National News
Golf Channel Re-Airs of 'The Road to the PGA Championship' Begin July 30The special chronicles the journey of PGA Professional National Champion Michael Block (above) and four other PGA Professionals who are making their PGA Championship debut, along with PGA teaching professionals who have guided three of the game's current stars. View More
Defending Champion Jason Dufner, 2014 Major Champions Lead Elite List of Players Committed to 96th PGA ChampionshipThe current field of 120 players who will compete in the 96th PGA Championship, Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, include: Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott. The final 156-player field will be determined on July 28. View More
PGA Championship Long Drive Competition Returns to ValhallaDuring a practice round on Tuesday, Aug. 5, all players will be offered the opportunity to hit one tee shot from the No. 10 Tee. The ball will have to come to rest in the fairway to be eligible to win the Long Drive Competition. View More
'PGA Championship Pick The Hole Location Challenge Hosted by Jack Nicklaus Presented by Samsung' Returns with a New Swing at Valhalla's 16th HoleFans will be able to vote through Aug. 9 for final-round hole location on the par-4 16th hole. New this year, World Golf Tour will provide an interactive experience, which allows fans to "play" each of the hole locations on PGA.com before entering their selection. View More
Junior PGA Champions to Earn PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour ExemptionsFor the first time, the boys' and girls' division champions in both the 2014 and 2015 Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks will earn an exemption to compete at the 2015 Valero Texas Open and 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, respectively. View More
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