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!
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
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.
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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!
Kelly Mitchum pitches in for birdie at RBC Heritage
In the opening round of the 2016 RBC Heritage, Kelly Mitchum holes a downhill pitch shot from 27 feet for birdie on the par-3 7th hole.
CPGA Section Centennial Spotlight
Featured on Golf Channel's Morning Drive
The PGA of America is celebrating its Centennial this year and in light of this exciting milestone, has partnered with Golf Channel to shine a spotlight on all 41 PGA Sections and their featured programs and initiatives led by PGA Professionals nationwide. The PGA Section Spotlights are scheduled to air on the Golf Channel from Jan. 27–May 4, spanning 100 days in honor of the Centennial.
The Carolinas PGA Section Spotlight, aired on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive on Wednesday, April 13. In case you missed it, you can view the clip right here or by clicking the image. To learn more about the Carolinas PGA Section, see here!
Registration Now Open for Carolinas Junior PGA Championship!
Registration for the 2016 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship is now open! This championship event is for boys and girls ages 18 & under. The championship will take place at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University. Please use the link below to further review information and to register for the tournament. We're excited to start another new season with our junior golfers!
Get to Know Our New Phone System!
ON APRIL 11, the Section officially migrated to an automated phone system. (NOTE: You can still reach staff members by their direct dials).
With this upgrade to automation, when you call the Section Office, you will be greeted with a brief welcome message followed by a short menu of options to reach specific staff members. It is our goal that this system will help direct you to the most appropriate staff member for your questions. In addition to the automated menu, if you find you’re not sure who to speak with, there will also be an option to press “0” at any time to be directed to our general line (of which all CPGA staff members will have access). Please note: If you know who you wish to speak with and select the appropriate option from the menu but are directed to a voicemail, it is likely that particular staff member is away from their desk or already on the line.
Take a moment to get to know the CPGA Staff! Prior to calling Section HQ, we recommend first visiting our website www.carolinas.pga.com, as the information you’re looking for may already be available online. As always, you are welcome to email one of our staff members or the Section address Carolinas@pgahq.com at any time.
Carolinas Junior Golfers Place at DCP Finals
We are so excited to share that the following junior golfers placed at the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals at Augusta this weekend!
Daniel Adkins of Holly Springs, NC earned a third place victory for the Boys 12-13 division
Hugh Faulkner of Greenville, SC earned a second place victory in the Boys 7-9 division.
Sophie Guo of Bluffton, SC earned a fifth place victory in the Girls 14-15 division.
Nicole Adam of Pinehurst, NC earned a third place victory in the Girls 12-13 division.
Sophia Burnett of Bluffton, SC earned a fifth place victory in the Girls 12-13 division.
We are so proud of all of you! Way to go!!
For 2016 leaderboard results, see here.