Play for the Love of the Game
With Ed Sehl’s passing, the Carolinas PGA is reminded of his many contributions to the Section and the game of golf. One example is a DVD that was produced in 2007 to encourage our PGA Professionals to play golf because, after all, they love the game!
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GOLF Magazine Releases New List of Top 100 Teachers in America
Two Carolinas PGA Members Named to List
GOLF Magazine has released its biennial list of America’s Top 100 Teachers in America for 2017-2018. We're thrilled to share that two of those named to the list are Carolinas PGA Professionals, Tim Cooke, PGA and Jason Sutton, PGA. A very big congratulations to you both!
Since its inception in 1991, GOLF Magazine’s Top Teachers in America ranking has become the industry standard for teaching excellence due to the diligent selection process that GOLF Magazine employs to assemble the list.
“Every two years the Credential and Selection committees dedicate a lot of time and research to recognize the golf industry’s best teachers by naming them to our Top 100 list,” said David DeNunzio, Managing Editor for Instruction for GOLF Magazine. “These individuals have been selected because of their commitment to broaden the appeal of golf by helping their students understand and enjoy the game.”
CPGA Welcomes New Tournament Official
New Year, New Hire! Say hello (again) to Vincent Bachteler, our new Tournament Official. Vincent interned with us last year and did such a great job that we asked him back. Welcome back to the CPGA Team, VB!
2017 CPGA Major Tournament Schedule
as of December 21
Items in bold are confirmed.
|March 20-21||Head Professional Champ. / RBC Heritage Member Qual.||Wexford GC|
|April 3-4||Tar Heel Cup Matches||River Landing CC|
|May 8-9||Nat’l Car Rental / Harrah’s Casino Pro-Am||Sequoyah National GC|
|May 22-24 (M-W)||66th South Carolina Open||Dataw Island Club|
|June 6-8||53rd SignArt North Carolina Open Presented by Mobipaid||The Club at Irish Creek|
|June 14-15||Section Senior Professional Championship||Northstone CC|
|July 17-18||Pro-Assistant Championship||River Landing CC|
|August 1-3||93rd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T||Bryan Park GC|
|August 28-29||Section Assistant Professional Championship||Prestonwood CC (Highlands)|
|September 18-20 (M-W)||Section Professional Championship||Sea Pines Resort
(Harbour Town & Atlantic Dunes)
|October 3||Club Car / National Car Rental Pro-Official Championship||Grandfather G&CC|
|Nov 28-30||CPGA Pro-Pro Championship||TBD|
|TBD||OMEGA Match Play Championship||TBD|
Happy Holidays From Our Bunch To Yours!
Armistead & Sumner Win 27th Charles Tilghman Junior Championship
Myrtle Beach, SC – Connor Armistead (Charlotte, NC) and Kathleen Sumner (Charleston, SC) are the Boys’ and Girls’ Overall Champions of the 27th Charles Tilghman Carolinas PGA Junior Championship held at the par-71 Grande Dunes Members Club in Myrtle Beach, SC.
After opening the tournament with a 3-under (68) and in a tie for first place, Armistead (17) closed out the victory in the Overall Boys’ division with a 1-under par (70) for a total of 138 (-4). Armistead played a smart round, doing what he needed to maintain his lead with two birdies and only one dropped shot in his final round. Stephen Carroll (17) of Concord, NC and Drew Weary (16) of Bluffton, SC finished tied in second with both players finishing at 139 (-3). Carroll had five birdies in his final round of 2-under (69) while Weary finished his final round with three birdies and an even par (71).
Sumner (17) of Charleston, SC took the Overall Girls’ championship after a two-hole playoff with overnight leader Gracyn Burgess (16) of Lexington, SC. They each finished the championship at 142 (E). After both players made par on the first hole (#10) of the playoff, Sumner and Burgess found the fairway on the 11th. On the approach, both competitors found themselves just off the green and looking to save par which Sumner was able to convert. Sumner had three birdies, one bogey, and one double bogey in her final round while Burgess had an up-and-down round with five birdies, two double bogeys, and two bogeys.
Age division Champions:
Girls’ 13-15 – Smith Knaffle Murrells Inlet, SC 77-71 148 (+6)
Girls’ 16-18 – Kathleen Sumner Charleston, SC 71-71 142 (E)
Boys’ 13-14 – Elliott Pope Lugoff, SC 74-73 147 (+5)
Boys’ 15-16 – Drew Weary Bluffton, SC 68-71 139 (-3)
Boys’ 17-18 – Connor Armistead Charlotte, NC 68-70 138 (-4)
Carolinas PGA - 27th Charles Tilghman CPGA Junior Championship Results - Powered by BlueGolf
Dates: Dec 10 - Dec 11
Course:Grande Dunes Members Club(Myrtle Beach, SC)
Par and Total Yardage By Division
Grande Dunes Members Club (Par: 71 Distance: 5471)
Grande Dunes Members Club (Par: 71 Distance: 6317)
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Gibson & Frost Win The E-Z-GO CPGA Pro-Pro Championship
Carolinas PGA - E-Z-GO CPGA Pro-Pro Championship Results
Dates: Nov 29 - Dec 1
Courses:Pinehurst No. 2(Pinehurst, NC), Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst-Holly(Pinehurst, NC), Talamore Golf Resort - Mid South(Southern Pines, NC)
GIBSON & FROST WIN THE E-Z-GO CPGA PRO-PRO CHAMPIONSHIP
The team of Charles Frost, PGA and Tommy Gibson, representing Old Town Club in Winston-Salem, NC won the 2016 E-Z-GO Carolinas PGA Pro-Pro Championship Presented by Ahead, Global Golf Sales, Stitch Golf, and Tifosi Optics held in historic Pinehurst, NC.
Frost, Old Town’s PGA Head Professional, and Gibson, an Apprentice Assistant Professional, posted rounds of 70-66-60 = 196 (-19) to finish tied with Jeff Avant, the PGA Head Professional at Rolling Hills CC in Monroe, NC, and Larry George, the PGA Head Professional at River Landing CC in Wallace, NC. That duo earned scores of 66-70-60 = 196 (-19).
Three formats were used for the 54-hole championship on three courses each day. Both teams happen to have been assigned the same rotation
- Mid South Club / www.midsouthclub.com / Captain's Choice
- Pinehurst CC No. 2 / www.pinehurst.com / Four-Ball Stroke Play (better ball)
- Pinewild CC of Pinehurst (Holly) / www.pinewildcc.com / Modified Alternate Shot
The duo played four playoff holes at Pinehurst CC No. 2 using a loop of Holes #18, 1, and 17 where they tied each hole. After the second time through #18, it was determined that there was not enough daylight left to play another full hole. The competitors were taken to 140 yards out on the 18th fairway. Avant and George both bogeyed, and Gibson made a two-foot putt for par and the victory.
(L-R) Champions Tommy Gibson & Charles Frost, PGA
In the senior contest, Donald Padgett, a PGA Life Member and former President and COO of Pinehurst Resort & CC, with Ed Sabo, also a PGA Life Member, were impressive. With rounds of 68-61-64 = 193 (-22), they finished eight strokes ahead of Ron Schmid, a PGA Life Member, and Karl Kimball, the PGA Director of Golf at Hillandale GC in Durham, NC who recorded scores of 71-62-68 = 201 (-14).
(L-R) Senior contest champions Ed Sabo, PGA & Donald Padgett II, PGA
In addition to three days of competition, the field enjoyed two social functions and a nighttime putting contest. On the afternoon prior to the tournament, Global Golf Sales conducted its season-ending Par-3 Challenge on Pinewild CC of Pinehurst’s par-3 Azalea course. The majority of the field qualified through meeting/education attendance, volunteering, growth of the game activities, committee involvement, and tournament participation. The purse was $10,000 with $9,000 being dedicated to skins on each hole with no carryovers. Results can be found here.
The CPGA sincerely thanks its title partner E-Z-GO for its continued support of the Pro-Pro Championship.
- E-Z-GO – www.ezgo.com
We of course also thank our four presenting partners.
- Ahead – www.aheadweb.com
- Global Golf Sales – www.globalgolfsales.com
- Stitch Golf – www.stitchgolf.com
- Tifosi Optics – www.tifosioptics.com
A number of supporting partners also contributed.
- Evolve Golf – www.evolvegolf.com
- Hole-in-One U.S.A. - www.hiousa.com
- ProGolfWeather – www.progolfweather.com
- Source4 - www.source4.logomall.com