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2017 PGA Scholarship Winners Announced

11 Awarded from Carolinas

The PGA of America recently announced its 2017 PGA Scholarship winners and we’re thrilled to announce that 11 CPGA member-affiliated students were selected to receive scholarships – up from 9 in 2016. The PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program was established in 1986 to provide college scholarships for graduating high school seniors and college students who are the children or grandchildren of a PGA member.


Of the 21 applicants this year, three winners from the high school category and eight from the college category, with Carolinas PGA Section affiliations, were granted scholarship funding. All winning candidates were awarded the National Scholarship - $2,000.
 

College Scholarship Winners
Stephanie Agapion

Hannah Hundley

Madison MacDonald

Jonathan Michala

Samuel Parsons

Emma Shoemaker

Kelli Smith

Ellen Sudderth

 

High School Scholarship Winners

Daniel George

Lauren Hutcheon

Nathan Reid

 

For additional information on this program, please visit PGA.org.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! 

 

Palmetto Golf Club Wins Again

(Cherokee, NC) - For the second time in three years, a team from Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, SC captured the National Car Rental / Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Carolinas PGA Pro-Am Presented by Club Car played at Sequoyah National Golf Club in Cherokee, NC on Monday & Tuesday, May 8-9.  Brooks Blackburn, PGA, lead the team of amateurs Steve Foss, Jeff Pope, and Rodger Sharpe.  In 2015, Blackburn, Pope, and Sharpe won the same tournament.
 

(L-R:   Jeff Pope (a), Steve Foss (a), Brooks Blackburn, PGA, & Rodger Sharpe (a))

 

DEADLINE ALERT: South Carolina Open

Registration Closes May 11

 

Monday – Wednesday, May 22-24 
Dataw Island Club’s Cotton Dike Course


DEADLINE:  Thursday, May 11 at 5:00 PM

ELIGIBILITY:  CPGA Members & Apprentices who are otherwise eligible as prescribed by the CPGA Tournament Rules & Regulations and amateurs who resided in NC or SC and have a current USGA Handicap Index of 5.5 or less at the time of entry, verified by a PGA Professional.

FORMAT:  54-hole stroke play with a 36-hole cut.  This is an official Bob Boyd Player of the Year Presented by OMEGA points event and a True Temper Johnny Palmer Trophy event

 

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Play Quail Hollow Before the PGA Championship!

 

April 26 is National Golf Day

The 10th annual “National Golf Day” will be held on Wednesday, April 26 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. WE ARE GOLF will meet with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies to discuss the game’s $70 billion economy, $4 billion charitable impact and many environmental and fitness benefits. Throughout the day, participants will share stories about the game’s 15,000-plus diverse businesses, the nearly two million jobs that are impacted by the industry, tax revenue creation, tourism and ecological value. You can celebrate National Golf Day by joining the conversation and helping spread the word online with the #NGD17 hashtag

 

 

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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