CPGA Hires Two New Staff Members
Hires Represent CPGA’s Commitment to Growing & Promoting the Game of Golf
The Carolinas PGA Section is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members. Liz Muroski will assume the role of Media and Promotions Director, and David Kullenberg, PGA, will become Tournament Official. Both will support the organization’s mission to grow, nurture, and improve the quality of the game for the thousands of golfers using its member facilities.
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Tentative 2015 CPGA Major Schedule
Please note that this schedule is tentative and is likely to change as host sites come together.
(Updated November 25)
|CPGA Head Professional Championship
||Berkeley Hall Club
||Mon-Tues, March 23-24 (changed from 16-17)
|21st Tar Heel Cup Matches
||River Landing CC
||Mon-Tues, April 6-7
|South Carolina Open (36 holes)
||Dataw Island Club
||Wed-Thurs, April 22-23 (changed from 28-29)
|National Car Rental CPGA Pro-Am (new)
||Mon-Tues, May 18-19
|North Carolina Open
||The Club at Irish Creek
||Tues-Thurs, June 2-4
|Club Car CPGA Pro-Official Championship
||Trump National Charlotte
||Mon, June 22
||River Landing CC
||Mon-Tues, July 6-7
|CPGA Senior Championships
||Cape Fear National
||Tues-Wed, July 21-22
|CPGA Assistant Professional Championship
||Mon-Tues, August 10-11
|CPGA Professional Championship
|CPGA Pro-Pro Championship
||Tues-Thurs, December 1-3
Haas & Lewallen Advance to 2015 Senior PGA Championship
Congratulations to Jerry Haas & Rick Lewallen in qualifying for the 2015 Senior PGA Championship. Haas finished alone in 5th place, and Lewallen survived a playoff to earn the one of the final qualifying spots.
The 72-hole championship featured 264 of the most competitive senior PGA Professionals in the Association.
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CPGA Member Jeff Crittenden Finishes 2nd
at RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships
Jeff Crittenden, a Carolinas PGA Member and Director of Instruction at North Carolina Golf Academy, finished second at the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship. "Critter" and Jeff Flagg of Pelham, Alabama both hit drives of just over 365 yards. The distances were so close that officials had to pull out the tape measure. Flagg's drive finished only 13" ahead to earn the winner-take-all prize of $250,000.
"I am still amazed that I made it into the final eight," said Crittenden. "This has been a dream of mine for the last eight years. I feel very honored to be a part of this great group of hitters."
The CPGA proudly congratulates Crittenden on his performance and wish him the best of luck next year.
Remax World Long Drive Championship Website
Jeff's Bio Page
Here's a video of Crittenden on the Golf Channel's "School of Golf" explaining his long drive techniques.
6 from CPGA Competed in
National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship
CPGA Member Brad Clayton Finishes 3rd
in ParaLong Drive Worlds
Brad Clayton, PGA, finished third in the One-Arm Assisted Division of the Mesquite, NV ParaLong Drive Worlds. He qualified for the semi-finals with only one-round of hitting with a drive of 271 yards and was seeded third. Even though he had the second longest hit of the semis, he was paired up in a match play battle with Lucian Newman who edged Brad by two yards 281 to 279, knocking him out of the championship round. John Rogers ended up winning the One-Arm Assisted title with a drive of 285 yards.
Check out The Golf Channel's video about Brad leading up to the October 16 & 17 event in Mesquite, NV.
For more information, visit the following links:
Also, read a story about Brad here.
2014 Global Golf Sales Par-3 Challenge
The scores from the CPGA Professional Championship have been posted,
and the 20 shootout invitees have been identified. Check out the standings!
PGA National News
Legendary Golfer Dr. Charles L. Sifford Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Dr. Charles L. Sifford, the first African-American PGA member to successfully break through racial barriers and compete professionally on the PGA Tour, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
Derek Sprague Elected 39th President of the PGA of America
Derek Sprague of Malone, New York, was elected the 39th President of the PGA of America today at the Association's 98th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. Paul Levy of Indian Wells, California, who served the past two years as Secretary was elected Vice President and Suzy Whaley of Farmington, Connecticut, was elected Secretary. They will each serve two-year terms.
PGA of America Establishes Deacon Palmer Award
The inaugural award was bestowed posthumously upon Deacon Palmer, and was accepted by Arnold Palmer, whose only coach was his late father.
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