Global Golf Sales Area VIII Challenge Champions
The rain held off at Porters Neck Country Club for the 2016 Carolinas PGA Global Golf Sales Area VIII Meeting and Golf Challenge Presented by Bionic Glove & the PGA Tour. Area members gathered for education, fellowship and golf. Briana Sweeny and Jeff Hale captured the Area Challenge Title after a playoff with Jeff Phieffer and Daniel Fountain. They will advance with their Area Director (Chris Byrd) to the Carolinas PGA Area Challenge Section Championship on Monday, October 10th, at the Greensboro CC – Farm Course. Sweeny and Hale 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. A special thank you to Area VIII Director Chris Byrd, PGA for administering the meeting and to Robert Loper and his staff at Porters Neck for hosting the event. Byrd was also re-elected to serve an additional two year term as Area VIII Director.
CPGA Professionals Compete in 77th Sr. PGA Championship
The 77th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid begins Thursday at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Carolinas PGA Professionals, Rick Morton & Rick Lewallen are playing in the event this week. (Pictured: Rick Lewallen, PGA with the Senior PGA Championship Trophy). Viewers can follow along with scoring right here on www.carolinas.pga.com. Join us in wishing both of our players the best of luck!
Bova Captures 65th South Carolina Open
(Beaufort, SC) - The second and final day of competition provided perfect scoring conditions for the field of the 65th South Carolina Open Presented by Yamaha Golf Cars at Dataw Island Club located in Beaufort, SC. One-hundred-twenty of the top playing PGA Professionals and amateur golfers in the Carolinas teed it up for the 36-hole championship.
Matt Bova, the PGA Head Professional from Haig Point Club in Hilton Head Island, SC, entered the day in a seven-way tie for second place at 71 (-1) - one stroke behind defending champion Cory Schneider, the PGA Teaching Professional from The Pointe Golf Club in Powells Point, NC. Bova sank four birdies and had one double-bogey on his way to a 36-34=70 (-2) for a two-day total of 141 (-3) including a heroic up-and-down for par on the 558-yard par-5 #18 from behind the green to an extremely difficult hole location. That save proved critical and helped Bova earn a one-stroke victory.
Bright's Creek pros bring golf intro program to Tryon Elementary
Bright’s Creek golf professionals Brian and Jessie Stewart want to see the sport they love so much grow and prosper among Polk County’s youth. So they’re taking steps to make that happen.
SC Open Update
Video Interview with Day 1 Leader
THIS JUST IN: A video update from #SCOpen16 with last year's champion, Cory Schneider, PGA. He chats about his progress, course conditions and outlook for the rest of the week with Yamaha Golf Car's JT Carney. Click image to view video or visit our Facebook page!
National Car Rental Carolinas Assistant PGA Professional Championship
It's that time! Registration is now open for the National Car Rental Carolinas Assistant PGA Professional Championship and will CLOSE on Wednesday, July 27th at 5:00 PM. We hope to see you at River Run Country Club this August!
Info and Registration: http://carolinas.pga.com/Tournaments/tournament/6518/
NCR/Harrah's Cherokee CPGA Pro-3Am Champions
National Car Rental / Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
CPGA Pro-3Am CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to Andy Nelson, PGA, Steve Kidd, Anthony Baker and Lynn Harris.
National Golf Day
It's National Golf Day! Today, on Capitol Hill, the game's economic, charitable, environmental and fitness benefits are shared with Congressional leaders. It is one incredibly important day for the golf industry.
Why do you love golf? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the official hashtag #NGD16. To learn more about this special day, visit WEAREGOLF.org.
CPGA Professional Sees Hole in One!
Congratulations to Lee Stroever on his hole in one this week at the Hilton Head Island PGA Chapter Pro-Pro at Port Royal in Hilton Head Island, SC. His epic shot came on hole #6 during the event. He is pictured here (right) with his playing partner Mike Perkins. The duo also claimed the first place spot for the tournament. Give it up for these all stars. Go team!