Carolinas PGA Section Announces its 2013 Players of the Year
The Carolinas PGA Section is excited to announce this year’s Players of the Year and Johnny Palmer Trophy winner. These titles are given to the Carolinas PGA Professionals and CPGA Senior Associate members who, throughout the year, have proven themselves through their play in numerous CPGA tournaments, PGA of America Championships, PGA Tour events, and USGA events.
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Kelly Mitchum, PGA, an Assistant PGA Professional at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, collected 333 points to win his sixth Bob Boyd Section Player of the Year award. For a record fifth time, Michum won the CPGA Professional Championship. He and Bob Boyd, the CPGA's Player of the Year award's namesake, were previously tied with four titles.
Tim Straub, PGA Head Golf Coach at Davidson College, is the 2013 Johnny Palmer Trophy Winner. Straub had the Carolinas PGA’s lowest stroke average of 70.55 through the four major tournaments the CPGA hosts.
Our Senior Player of the Year awards go to the Senior Professional, Senior Associate (amateur), and Super Senior Associate (amateur) who have consistently topped the leaderboards at Carolinas PGA Senior Associate Program tournaments. Rick Lewallen, PGA Life Member of Kannapolis, N.C. accumulated 550 points to capture the Tommy Card Senior Professional Player of the Year title. Our Senior Associate Player of the Year Award goes to Ernie Newton of High Point, N.C. Larry Boswell of Jamestown, N.C. was the Super Senior Associate Player of the Year.
All 2013 Players of the Year will be presented their awards at the annual Special Awards & Honors & Ceremony presented by Club Car to be held at the Greensboro Coliseum on February 16, 2014. For information about the CPGA Awards & Honors dinner please contact Sara Beth Gardocki, Media and Promotions Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don Sweeting Joins PGA Employment Consultant Team
Don will be serving as the PGA Employment Consultant for the Mid-Atlantic and Carolinas territory. He has been a PGA member since 1988 and was most recently PGA General Manager / Executive Vice President of Pinehurst Resort & Country Club.
A past Board Member of the Carolinas PGA Section, Don also served on the Board of Directors for The First Tee of the Sandhills and the National Golf Course Owners’ Association, North Carolina Chapter. Don will be based in the Pinehurst, N.C. area.
CPGA Partners with Southeast Links Card
We are pleased to announce an exciting partnership we have formed with the Southeast Links Card. Not only should this partnership raise a substantial amount of money for our Growth of the Game initiatives, it will also generate rounds and revenues for your courses. As part of our partnership, they have agreed to donate a percentage of each card sold back to the section and with an estimated membership base of 30k-50k, that is not only substantial money for the section, but also a great increase in revenues for your courses.
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We are excited about this partnership. The success of this partnership will depend on course participation, which is why we are asking all of you to enroll your courses into the Links Card Platform today.
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