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Check out this update and more in this week's issue of On the Fringe! Now available: www.carolinas.pga.com/newsletter 

 

Gus Ulrich, PGA Captures Carolinas PGA Senior Professional Championship Title

 

Gus Ulrich, PGA  captured the title of Carolinas PGA Senior Professional Champion at the CPGA Senior Championships held on the Ralston Creek Course of the beautiful Daniel Island Club in Daniel Island, SC on July 25th & 26th, 2016. Ulrich posted scores of 67 and 69 for a 36-hole total of 8-under par 136 to win the championship by one stroke.

Along with his victory, Ulrich earns a spot in the 28th Senior PGA Professional Championship to be held November 17-20 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL. With six qualifying spots availabe into that event, five other Carolinas PGA Professionals will be making the trip to Florida with Ulrich: Michael Hutcheon, PGA, Neal Lancaster, PGA, Tony Branham, PGA, Doug Weaver, PGA, and Rick Lewallen, PGA. Lewallen came out on top of a three-way playoff for the final spot, which took one hole with Lewallen making a birdie three. The top 35 finishers in the Senior PGA Professional Championship move on the the Senior PGA Championship in 2017 at Trump National Golf Club in Potomac Falls, VA. 

The CPGA Senior Championships contested three other divisions in which amateurs could compete. In the Champions Division, amateur Eddie Hargett came from five strokes back after round 1 to win with scores of 75-68 for a 1-under par 143.  The Super Seniors Division was won by PGA Professional Mike Hamilton had scores of 71-69 for a 4-under 140. And in the Legends Division, amateur John Green won with 78-74 for a total of 8-over par 152.

The Carolinas PGA thanks the host General Manager Greg Keating, PGA and Director of Golf Chris Edwards, PGA along with the staff of Daniel Island Club for their gracious hospitality, as well as supporting partners Mercedes-Benz and the PGA Tour.

 

Wyndham Championship Pro Am Walking Ambassador Program

PGA Members and Apprentices:
 

The Carolinas PGA will once again provide walking ambassadors for the Wyndham Pro-Ams.  Please mark your calendar if you are interested in helping on Monday, August 15 and/or Wednesday, August 17.  Feel free to reply to this email if you want to get on the list.


We are recruiting PGA Professionals to be walking ambassadors for the Pro-Ams at Sedgefield Country Club for the Wyndham Championship.  This program has been very well-received in past years and has been a great experience for those who volunteered.  We will be walking along with a tour player and his group, providing assistance to the amateurs as they play.  This may involve providing yardages, reading greens, raking bunkers, giving tips, etc., to help the tour player and his caddie help their team.


Volunteers will receive 5 MSR


Please contact Kurt Battenberg at the Section Office if you are interested in helping.

 

 

Hilton Head Island PGA Junior League golfers score back-to-back aces

Story via PGA.com

 

Harrison Mancill, 13, and John Berrigan, 10, did something amazing on Friday night. In the final match for two Hilton Head PGA Junior League Golf teams at the Country Club of Hilton Head (Country Club of Hilton Head #2 vs. Wexford Plantation), the pair had back-to-back holes in one on the 89-yard, par-3 fifth hole. 

The National Hole in One Registry sets the odds of two players from the same foursome acing the same hole at 17 million to one

Not bad for two kids whose combined age is one year older than Jordan Spieth. 

Mancill was the first to score an ace, dropping the ball in the hole with a wedge. Berrigan, representing the Wexford team, immediately answered with his 9-iron shot. 

Mancill is the son of PGA Member Jim Mancill from Sapelo Hammock Golf Club in Shellman Bluff, Ga.
 

Story via PGA.com

 

98th PGA Championship

Show your support of the 98th PGA Championship by using the hashtag #ThxPGAPro and/or #PGAChamp. The #ThxPGAPro campaign showcases the incredible impact of PGA Professionals, through first-person accounts from golfers who want to spotlight the PGA Professionals who inspired, mentored and coached them to achieve success both on and off the course. Share your moments and follow along with the conversation at Baltusrol. Best of luck to all of those in the field!

 

 

May & Cordes Win Weather-Shortened CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship

The team of Joe May, PGA, and Anthony Cordes scorched the course with a first round 10-under (62) to lead the field of 77 teams at the 2016 Carolinas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship Presented by Ping, Greg Norman Collection, Yamaha Golf Cars, and Four County Electric Membership Corporation held at River Landing CC in Wallace, NC.  Unfortunately, the tournament was not able to overcome three suspensions due to lightning in the area during the second and final round.

During the first round, May, the PGA Head Professional at Hillandale Golf Course in Durham, NC, and his partner, Cordes, a PGA Apprentice Assistant Professional at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, combined for 10 birdies and no bogeys.  Starting on the back nine to begin their round, it was May who got the ball rolling with birdies on 12, 13, and 16.  An inspired Cordes then drained birdies on 17, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and capped it with another birdie on their final hole, number 9.

 

Close behind, the team of Chris Haarlow, the PGA Director / Instructor at Precision Golf School, and Drew Younts, a PGA Apprentice Teaching Professional also at Precision Golf School, went 31-33 for an 8-under round of 64, just two strokes back of the leaders.  Haarlow and Younts combined for 7 birdies and an eagle.

 

 

 

CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship


 

We're at River Landing Country Club this week for this year's CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship! Tune into on-course scoring with our live leaderboard. Thank you to all of those who are joining us this week in Wallace, NC!

 

THE 92ND CAROLINAS OPEN IS ALMOST HERE!

92nd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T

Bryan Park Golf Course (Champions Course) - Greensboro, NC

Tuesday - Thursday, August 2-4


The oldest professional golf tournament in the Carolinas – The 92nd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T – is right around the corner and our deadline is nearing!

Tournament information & registration

The Champions Course at Bryan Park opened in 1990 and has proven to be a Rees Jones Masterpiece of design.  Seven holes border scenic Lake Townsend.  Ranked in 1990 as the runner up best new public course in the country by Golf Digest, the course has since been ranked nationally each year by major golf publications.  The course also hosted the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in 2010.

Bryan Park is in great shape.  We hope to see you in Greensboro!

 

2015 Champion Jerry Haas, PGA

 

Local golfers among qualifiers at Landfall's Drive, Chip and Putt competition

{Story via Port City Daily}

More than 200 young golfers made their way to the Nicklaus Course at Country Club of Landfall (CCL) in Wilmington on Thursday to compete in the Carolinas PGA sectional Drive, Chip & Putt qualifier. The event was one of 12 local contests being held across the Carolinas this summer for boys and girls ages 7-15. The top three finishers from the four different age groups punched a ticket to the sub-regional round at Fort Jackson Golf Club in Fort Jackson, South Carolina on Saturday, August 27. 
 

FULL STORY VIA PORT CITY DAILY

 

 

Photos courtesy- Country Club of Landfall.

 

 

New Phone System



Over the next two weeks, the section office will be converting to a new phone system, Ring Central, which is more cost effective and also links directly to PGA headquarters staff.  Please bear with us during this process as some staff extensions may be down briefly during the transition.  If you cannot contact a staff member via phone, please try to e-mail the staff member and we will respond as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your patience and understanding!
 

 
 
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Upcoming Tournaments


CPGA Senior Associate Championship
Grande Dunes Members Club
June 27-28
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Assistants' Association
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Cape Fear National
July 10
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CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship
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Greg Norman Collection,
Yamaha Golf Cars,
& Four County EMC

River Landing CC (Landing Course)
July 17-18
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CPGA Senior Sandhills Open
Pine Needles & Mid Pines
July 19-20
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