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PGA REACH Carolinas Sees Success at First Annual Charity Pro-am

Raises $250,000 for it's Foundation

The first annual Carolinas PGA REACH Charity Pro-am took place on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Quail Hollow Club. Teams of five joined early that morning for breakfast, photos with the Wanamaker Trophy and a 10AM shotgun start on the prestigious PGA Championship course. Key attendees included US Senator, Richard Burr and NASCAR driver, Kevin Harvick, among many other PGA Professionals, CPGA Officers and Board Members, and members of PGA REACH, PGA HOPE and the PGA Championship.

The purpose of the event was to raise money for the PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and the philanthropic arm of the Carolinas PGA Section, committed to serving communities and growing the game of golf through three pillars – Youth, Military, and Diversity & Inclusion. Over 20 teams, whom each contributed $5,000 to play, participated in the day of play, with several others signing up for silent auction items throughout the afternoon.

The day concluded with a celebration of the efforts made by attending guests and participants. The event initially reached a donation total of $220,000 until a very generous last minute donation was made by PGA Professional, Perry Green of Wescott Plantation on behalf of his PGA HOPE Chapter, for $30,000. This bumped up the final day’s charitable donation amount for the Foundation to $250,000.


CHAMPIONS

Net 1st Place (Score: 63)

Jimmy McMullen (Pro)
Keith Hiller
Bill Hathaway
Darren Mangus
Scott Vincent

Gross 1st Place (Score: 64)

Barry Pierce (Pro)
Barry Misiak
Jeff Parker
Bill Kloiber
Andy Kelly

Net 2nd Place (Score: 64) 
Kevin Reardon (Pro)
Marvin Stokes
Stephan Custer
Matt Leckrone
Curtis Hawse

Gross 2nd Place (Score: 67)

Andrew Shuck (Pro)
Kevin Harvick
Josh Jones
Vernon Knight
Mark Ayers

Net 3rd Place (Score: 65)

John Marino (Pro)
Mike Bonello
Dean Emerson
Mark Floyd
Conrad Rensburg

Gross 3rd Place (Score: 67)

Nick Webb (Pro)
Karl McGrann
Gerard Szatkowski
Jeff Kowalczik
Skip Pawul 

 

Thank you to all of those who supported us and this very special event! 

Photos from this event can be found on the PGA REACH Carolinas Facebook page.

 

For more information about the PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation, please visitwww.carolinas.pga.com/foundation

 

 

David Kocher Repeats at 53rd SignArt North Carolina Open

Tournament Raises $8,700 for Hendrick Family Foundation

(Kannapolis, NC) – Amateur golfer and 2016 defending champion, David Kocher, captured the 53rd SignArt North Carolina Open Presented by Mobipaid on June 8 after an intense final round at The Club at Irish Creek. Kocher and  fellow amateurs Eric Bae, Thomas Eldridge, and Aman Gupta, finished 36 holes tied at 206 (-6).  On the first playoff hole, the 221-yard par-3 #18, all competitors made par.  On the 406-yard par-4 #1, Kocher drained an eight-foot putt for birdie and the repeat victory.

Kocher, a senior on the University of Maryland golf team, began the day tied for second at 136 (-6) with fellow amateur Thomas Eldridge.  They sat three strokes behind Concord, NC local amateur Aman Gupta’s 139 (-9).  Breezy conditions and the demanding Davis Love III course design proved challenging for everyone on top the leaderboard, thus the tie at the end of regulation.

Kocher is only the fourth person in the 53-year history of the North Carolina Open to successfully defend his title.

168 of the top playing PGA Professionals and amateurs in North and South Carolina came together at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, North Carolina for a shot at one of the region’s most prestigious golf tournaments and a unique chance to support The Hendrick Family Foundation – the charitable arm of Hendrick Motorsports and the Hendrick Auto Group. Throughout the event, there were a series of unique fundraising opportunities for the Foundation with help from presenting partner, Mobipaid, who supports payments and donations through text messaging and social media. By the final day of the tournament, the North Carolina Open was able to donate $8,700 to the Hendrick Family Foundation making it one of the Section’s most successful events to date.

The 53rd SignArt North Carolina Open Presented by Mobipaid is an official Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year Award Presented by OMEGA points event.  Additionally, PGA Members' scores count toward the True Temper CPGA Johnny Palmer Trophy, which recognizes the best scoring average for the season.


EVENT RESULTS

 

 

Carolinas PGA Hosts 53rd SignArt NC Open and Aims to Raise $5,000 For Hendrick Family Foundation with Help from Mobipaid

This week, 150+ amateurs and PGA Professionals have gathered at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, North Carolina for a shot at one of the region’s most prestigious golf tournaments and a unique chance to support The Hendrick Family Foundation – the charitable arm of Hendrick Motorsports and the Hendrick Auto Group. The Foundation helps to fight hunger by supporting the local food bank and works with the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System to identify schools where high risk children are in need of clothing. The Foundation also supports the Be The Match and its bone marrow donor program. 

The Carolinas PGA’s 53rd SignArt North Carolina Open offers a unique fundraising opportunity for the Foundation with help from presenting partner, Mobipaid, who supports payments and donations through text messaging and social media. During the event, tournament participants, guests and other attendees will have the opportunity to show their support for the Hendrick Family Foundation with fundraising opportunities on-site and online. 

 

Show your support for the Hendrick Family Foundation by offering a donation!

 

 Learn more about this initiative here

 

Carolinas PGA Recognized at PGA Championship Media Day

(CPGA Executive Director, Jeff Abbot | CPGA President John Marino, PGA | Jimmy Walker)


Section President John Marino and Executive Director Jeff Abbot attended the PGA Championship Media Day at Quail Hollow Club featuring defending champion Jimmy Walker.  The PGA of America’s Senior Director of PR, Julius Mason, emceed the event featuring Quail Hollow Club President Johnny Harris, PGA of America President Paul Levy, Chief Championship Officer Kerry Haigh and officials from CBS and Turner Sports. President Harris recognized the Carolinas PGA and its efforts as the host Section.  Mason led an engaging interview with Walker, highlighting Walker’s victory at Baltusrol and his personal interests from family to astrophotography! 

 

The Section looks forward to the upcoming championship this August 7-13 at the famed Charlotte club.

 

NC Open Pro-Am

Our NC Open Pro-Am begins this morning and kicks off our week of play at the 53rd SignArt NC Open Presented by Mobipaid! This year's event supports the Hendrick Family Foundation of which we're aiming to raise $5,000 with help from Mobipaid. Learn more here. | DONATE HERE

 

 

Groomes & Piccirillo Capture Area I Challenge Title

Sutton Leads Dynamic Discussion on Player Development

 

On Tuesday, May 30 at Burlingame CC Professionals gathered for the 2017 Carolinas PGA Global Golf Sales Area I Meeting and Golf Challenge Presented by Bionic Glove, PGA Tour & Source4.  The team of Rion Groomes & Dominic Piccirillo of Keowee Key Golf & CC won after a three team chip off to capture the Area Challenge Championship.

 

Area I Professionals gathered for fellowship and education, highlighted by an engaging player development presentation by CPGA Teaching & Coaching Committee Member & Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Jason Sutton, PGA from Carmel CC in Charlotte.   A special thank you to Area I Director Brett Miller for administering the meeting.  Miller was also re-elected by acclamation for an additional two year term as Area I Director.  The Section would also like to thank Burlingame CC Director of Golf John Carter and his staff for hosting the event.

 
 

Butler & Cromer Capture Area II Challenge Title

Lapointe Leads Dynamic Discussion on Player Development

 

On Wednesday, May 31 at Columbia CC the 2017 Carolinas PGA Global Golf Sales Area II Meeting and Golf Challenge Presented by Bionic Glove, PGA Tour & Source4 took place. The team of Burke Cromer (Northwoods Golf Club) and Chase Butler (George Bryan Golf Academy) posted an impressive score of 23 points in the modified stableford scoring event to capture the title.

 

Area II Professionals gathered for fellowship and education, highlighted by an engaging player development presentation by CPGA Teaching & Coaching Committee Member & 2015 CPGA Teacher of the Year Marc Lapointe from the Marc Lapointe Golf Academy (http://www.marclapointegolf.com - marc@marclapointegolf.com - 704-906-4742). A special thank you to Area II Director Tom Mason for administering the meeting and Columbia CC Head Professional Chris Sparrow and his staff for hosting the event.

 

Merz & Failes Capture Area VI Challenge Title

Sutton Leads Dynamic Discussion on Player Development

 


It was a beautiful day at Carmel CC for the 2017 Carolinas PGA Global Golf Sales Area VI Meeting and Golf Challenge Presented by Bionic Glove, PGA Tour, PXG, Source4 & Wireless Communications. The team of Seth Merz & Robbie Failes of Carmel CC won after carding 6 birdies and no bogies for an impressive score of 24 points in this modified stableford scoring event to capture the Area Challenge Championship.

Area VI Professionals gathered for fellowship and education, highlighted by a PGA Championship and TopGolf Charlotte update, followed by an engaging player development presentation by CPGA Teaching & Coaching Committee Member & Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Jason Sutton, PGA from Carmel CC. A special thank you to Area VI Director and Head Professional at Carmel CC Jason Toryk for administering and hosting the meeting.

 

Carolinas PGA Set to Host 53rd SignArt North Carolina Open

Tournament Aims to Raise $5,000 for Hendrick Family Foundation with Help from Mobipaid

Greensboro, NC (June 1, 2017) – The Carolinas PGA is gearing up for one of its most anticipated events of the season – The SignArt North Carolina Open Presented by Mobipaid. On June 5 - 8, 150+ amateurs and PGA Professionals will gather at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, North Carolina for a shot at one of the region’s most prestigious golf tournaments and a unique chance to support The Hendrick Family Foundation – the charitable arm of Hendrick Motorsports and the Hendrick Auto Group. The Foundation helps to fight hunger by supporting the local food bank and works with the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System to identify schools where high risk children are in need of clothing. The Foundation also supports the Be The Match and its bone marrow donor program.

 

The Carolinas PGA’s 53rd SignArt North Carolina Open offers a unique fundraising opportunity for the Foundation with help from presenting partner, Mobipaid, who supports payments and donations through text messaging and social media. During the event, tournament participants, guests and other attendees will have the opportunity to show their support for the Hendrick Family Foundation with fundraising opportunities. 

 

 

NC Golf Day Takes Place at State Capital

May 24, 2017


On Wednesday, May 24, golf leaders throughout North Carolina met at the State Capital for North Carolina Golf Day to discuss the state of the industry and its significant impact on the community. In addition to Carolinas PGA Executive Director, Jeff Abbot and Carolinas PGA Secretary, Bob Byrnes, leaders from allied associations throughout the Carolinas like, the Carolinas Golf Association, Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, North Carolinas Golf Course Owners Association and Club Managers Association of America, attended.

Throughout the day, representatives met and interacted with members of the House and Senate Commerce Committee, as well as with various legislative leaders including: House Speaker, Tim Moore; Senate Pro Tem, Phil Berger; Commerce Secretary, Tony Copeland; and Lt. Governor, Dan Forest.

  

We encourage Professionals (specifically in North Carolina) to review the reports found here and here, which provide additional details about the economic impact that golf has made on the state of North Carolina, and share it with your local officials to tout the significance of golf in your community. 

   

 

 

 
 
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