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Carolinas PGA Vice President Brings Golf to St. James Elementary

Paige Cribb, Carolinas PGA Vice President and Director of Student Support in the Professional Golf Management Program at Coastal Carolina University, recently visited St. James Elementary School in Myrtle Beach, SC for its annual Career Day. She spent the day representing Coastal Carolina and teaching children about her role and the excitement that comes along with learning the game of golf. It was an exciting day for many young newcomers!

 

 

Are you interested in getting involved in golf and becoming a PGA Professional like Paige? The Carolinas PGA Section is proud to have five universities throughout North and South Carolina that offer PGA Golf Management Programs, which are managed by some of the most renowned PGA Professionals in our Section. Learn more about these exceptional universities and programs!

 

2017 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship

Registration Open

Registration for the 2017 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship is now open! Please note that registration must be completed online - we are not accepting phone-in registrations. This year's event will be held on June 24-25 at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

OpportuniTEES

Golf Happenings Throughout The Carolinas


On Monday April 10, 2017 Area I PGA Professionals attended The Cliffs Communities Teaching Summit at the Mountain Park facility in Travelers Rest, SC.  Host professionals Sean Kennedy, PGA Director of Instruction and Kevin Britt, PGA brought in special guests to discuss physical conditioning, short game and putting analysis teaching methods to the group of PGA professionals.  What a great day of continuing education and player development for our Professionals! 

 


Are you hosting an educational golf event this year?

Share the info and photos with us and we'll highlight it on our website, social media channels and newsletter as part of our new OpportuniTEES column!  Email: carolinas@pgahq.com 


 

For more information about upcoming educational opportuniTEES hosted by the Section and our PGA Professionals, see here. Don't miss out on your upcoming Area Meeting! 

 

 

 

New Educational Opportunities

In addition to our upcoming Area Meetings, don't miss out on these exciting, FREE MSR opportunities on PGA.org! 

 

PGA REACH CAROLINAS is here!

Check out this new video supporting our junior golf initiatives as part of PGA Reach Carolinas and be sure to stay tuned for more updates and information about our progress and plans for the foundation!


 

 

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PGA Professional Team Wins 23rd Tar Heel Cup

Two teams of the best playing amateurs and PGA Professionals from the state of North Carolina met for the 23rd time in a friendly team match play event called the Tar Heel Cup.  River Landing Country Club located in Wallace, NC hosted this event for the third time on its River Course.  For the first time since 2009, the PGA Professional team won the cup from the Amateurs with a total score of 9½ to 2½.

 

The PGA Professional team won each of the first day's four-ball matches where the better score of two partners for each hole counted.  Each match was worth one point.

 

  • Scooter Buhrman of Gates Four G&CC / Savio Nazareth of Starmount Forest CC won 3 & 2 over Josh Nichols (a) of High Point CC / David Sargent (a) Carolinas eClub Charlotte
  • Chris Haarlow of Precision Golf School / Michael Hutcheon, a PGA Life Member, won 4 & 3 over Uly Grisette (a) of Forsyth CC / Lionell Sutton (a) of Walnut Creek CC
  • Larry George of River Landing CC / Cory Schneider of Pointe Lake & GC won 4 & 2 over David Gies (a) of Quail Hollow Club / Dustin Moore (a) of Alamance CC
  • Nick Jacobi of Monroe CC / Matt Vick of Pinehurst CC No. 9 won 1 Up over Scott Harvey (a) of Sedgefield CC / Paul Tucker (a) of The Club at Longview

 

Day two featured singles matches.

 

  • Cory Schneider of The Pointe Lake & GC won 2 & 1 over Uly Grisette (a) of Forsyth CC
  • Savio Nazareth of Starmount Forest CC and Scott Harvey (a) of Sedgefield CC halved their match
  • Chris Haarlow of Precision Golf School and David Gies (a) of Quail Hollow Club halved their match
  • Larry George of River Landing CC won 2 & 1 over David Sargent (a) of Carolinas eClub Charlotte
  • Scooter Buhrman of Gates Four G&CC and Lionell Sutton (a) of Walnut Creek CC halved their match
  • Josh Nichols (a) of High Point CC won 1 Up over Nick Jacobi of Monroe CC
  • Matt Vick of Pinehurst CC No. 9 won 1 Up over Dustin Moore (a) of Alamance CC
  • Michael Hutcheon, a PGA Life Member, won 1 Up over Paul Tucker (a) of The Club at Longview

 

Complete results are available online.
 

The first team with 6½ points wins the Tar Heel Cup.  The PGA Professionals now hold an all-time lead of 14-6-3.
 

Both the Carolinas PGA and the Carolinas Golf Association extend their sincere thanks to the members and staff of River Landing for their incredible hospitality.

 

 

Junior Golfer Places at DCP National Finals



We're so excited to see one of our DCPers place at the Drive Chip and Putt National Finals held at Augusta this past weekend.

Clinton Daly of Charlotte, NC took second place in the boys 12-13 age group Driving a 6, Chipping a 9 and Putting a 9 to a total score of 24. His victory at the regional and subregional levels in 2016 afforded him the opportunity to participate in the national finals championship the Saturday before the Masters. Way to go, Clinton and congratulations on your win! 
 

Learn more about Clinton here


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2017 Area Meeting Schedule

Our 2017 Area Meeting Schedule is Now Available! Info: www.carolinas.pga.com/education
 

 

George Wins Head Professional Championship

Blackburn Qualifies for RBC Heritage

Larry George, the PGA Head Professional at River Landing CC in Wallace, NC, earned an overtime victory at the Carolinas PGA Head Professional Championship held at Wexford Golf Club.  He finished tied with Brooks Blackburn, the PGA Head Professional at Palmetto GC in Aiken, SC, at 145 (+6) on the difficult layout.
 
The playoff went to the challenging par-4 #18.  Brooks pushed his drive into the salt marsh running down the right side of the hole and was forced to take relief with a penalty stroke.  To compound matters, he then played his third stroke into the greenside bunker where his ball buried on the flashed face.  Larry calmly found the fairway and the left edge of the putting green.  Not feeling much pressure, Larry left his first putt short and missed his second attempt.  His one-foot putt for a bogey 5 was enough to beat Brooks' 6 by one stroke.
 
Despite not winning the championship playoff, Brooks still has plenty to celebrate.  With his first round score, Brooks won the Section’s 18-hole PGA Member qualifier for the 2017 PGA Tour RBC Heritage taking place at Sea Pines Resort's Harbour Town Golf Links from April 13-16.  The CPGA wishes Brooks the best of luck.
 
The tournament had four supporting partners:  The PGA Tour, BirdieBox, Sun Mountain, and Evolve Golf.  BirdieBox presented each participant a collection of lifestyle and technology gifts.  Sun Mountain passed out performance pullovers.  Evolve Golf conducted a Total Driving contest averaging contestants’ ranks on distance and accuracy.  We sincerely thank each company for its support.


>>> Click here for results

     



L-R:  Sun Mountain Representative J.D. Mann,
Champion Larry George, PGA,
CPGA Asst. Executive Director Cory Armstrong

 

     

 

 
 
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