Falling for Golf
There is nothing quite like playing a round or two with slightly cooler temps and the crisp smell of the changing leaves.
Unfortunately, those fallen leaves make it a bit harder to see your ball on the fairway. Remember, certain rules still apply even with loose impediments like leaves so, proceed with caution before going to find your ball in the foliage!
Some relevant Rules & Decisions
~ Rule 12-1b – Searching for or identifying ball covered by loose impediments in hazard
~ Decision 12-1/3 – Top of ball covered by leaves in hazard but part of ball visible from another angle
~ Decision 12-1/4 – Touching ground in bunker or water hazard with club while probing for a ball believed covered by leaves
~ Decision 13-4/13.5 – Player moved leaves in hazard by approaching ball and taking stance
~ Decision 13-4/33 – Providing relief from accumulations of leaves in bunkers
~ Decision 16-1a/9 – Palm of hand brushed repeatedly on putting green to remove small leaves
~ Decision 33/1 – Removal of leaves from putting green by Committee, whether authorized
~ Decision 33-3/31 – Declaring accumulations of leaves (at specified holes) through the green as GUR
To move or not to move? If you’re truly not sure, forego a penalty stroke and touch base with our tournament team and resident rules experts (Cory, Mike or Chris) before making your next move. We’re here to save your game!
CPGA Fall Teaching Summit A Great Success!
Thank you to all those who attended our annual CPGA Fall Teaching Summit Presented by Mizuno and Supported by Orange Whip! We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves at the event and walked away with some great learning experiences.
If you attended the Sunday night AND Monday sessions then your MSR credit will be equal to 10 Credits (2 Credits for Sunday night and 8 Credits for Monday). If you attended the Monday Session ONLY then you will receive 8 MSR credits. MSR will be posted in the coming weeks.
- To refer back to the schedule of events for Sunday and Monday CLICK HERE.
- To view photos from the event please CLICK HERE.
If you have any feedback, we would love to hear from you! Please email any comments or concerns to Carolinas@pgahq.com
Thank you for making this year’s event a great one!
Jimmy McMullen, PGA Golfs To Benefit Folds of Honor Foundation
Carolinas PGA member, Jimmy McMullen of Salem Glen CC, plays 400 holes of golf in 24 hours benefiting the Folds of Honor Foundation. The Folds of Honor Foundation is a national charity that provides educational scholarships to children of wounded and fallen soldiers. Please click here to watch the video and read more.
Ron Schmid, PGA, Named 47th Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame Inductee
It is our great honor to announce that the 47th Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame inductee is PGA Professional and former Carolinas PGA Executive Director, Ron Schmid, PGA. The Carolinas PGA Section’s Hall of Fame is an exclusive group of the finest PGA Professionals and other leaders in golf who have called the Carolinas home.
“No words can adequately describe how I felt when I received the call from President John Marino informing me that I had been selected as the 47th inductee of the Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame. To say the least, I was truly overwhelmed and honored,” shares Ron Schmid, PGA. “After taking some time to contemplate the enormity of this prestigious award, I find it hard to imagine that my name will now be associated with the likes of Donald Ross, Henry Poe and Mike Harmon, just to name a few. Being selected for the Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame is without question the highest honor I have ever received and without the help of so many during my career, it would never have been possible.”
Ron will be inducted into the Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame during a ceremony held Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Special Events Center.
Four Carolinas Junior Golfers Move On To Augusta
Drive, Chip and Putt Regional Qualifer at Pinehurst Sends 8 to Finals
Congratulations to the lucky 8 who are moving on to Augusta for the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship from the regional DCP qualifier held this weekend at Pinehurst Resort. We are so excited to see four of those golfers are from the Carolinas! A special thank you to all of those who joined us at Pinehurst for a super fun event, especially all of our helpers! For results and a full recap, see here.
Thoughts & Prayers During Hurricane Hermine
We ask that you please keep those affected by Hurricane Hermine in your thoughts and prayers as this storm moves in today.
For those PGA Members who may have suffered personal loss, for which they will have un-reimbursed out of pocket expenses, the PGA Disaster Relief Fund may be able to provide assistance. Please contact our PGA Headquarters Membership Department at 800-474-2776 if you need more information.
Share Your Patriot Golf Day Photos With Us!
Karl Kimball's Fairway of Honor has been laid at Hillandale Golf Course in honor of Patriot Golf Day and his 24 hour golf marathon taking place this weekend! The process takes him several hours (and several cans of paint) to complete. How are you or your facility supporting Folds of Honor and Patriot Golf Day this weekend? Share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (or via email to Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org) and make sure your important efforts to support this wonderful organization don’t go unnoticed! Carolinas PGA, lead the way!
CPGA Fall Teaching Summit
DEADLINE ALERT: Registration Closes Soon for CPGA Fall Teaching Summit
COMING SOON: Patriot Golf Day 2016
Nationwide Fundraiser Takes Place Labor Day Weekend
As always, we want to make sure your important efforts to support this wonderful organization don't go unnoticed. If you're hosting an event, please email photos and accomplishments from your PGD fundraisers to Liz Muroski (CPGA Director of Media and Promotions: LMuroski@pgahq.com). She will also be sending around an email reminder next week requesting this information. Thank you all for your continued support of this initiative.
CPGA Fall Teaching Summit
- Date: September 11 & 12 (Sunday & Monday)
- Lodging: Sunday Night Room Rate (Includes room only): Pine Needles - $120 plus taxes; Mid Pines - $99 plus taxes. Call: 800-747-7272 (ask for reservations, and refer to the PGA Teaching Summit).
The Carolinas PGA Teaching and Coaching Committee is excited to host the second annual Fall Teaching Summit. This two day event will feature “hands on” live instruction on the range from some of the best PGA teaching professionals in the Carolinas. The event will kick off Sunday with an evening welcome reception followed by a full day of instruction on Monday. The section would like to thank Mizuno and Orange Whip for supporting this important initiative.