Today is March 3, 2015
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Chad Newton, PGA, and Luke Hollingsworth partner for new venture

 Browns Summit, N.C. (March 3, 2015) The Carolinas PGA is proud to announce the new role of Section President and award winning golf professional, Chad Newton, as co-owner of Holly Ridge Golf Links near High Point, North Carolina. Newton recently went into ownership with Luke Hollingsworth, who has been affiliated with the course since his family opened its doors in 1994.  

“It’s always been a dream of mine to be in the ownership and management part of golf,” said Newton in a recent interview. “The timing was perfect in regards to my career and the opportunity to partner with Holly Ridge and Luke Hollingsworth was too attractive to pass up.” 


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Big Week Update

 Big Week 2015 was a BIG success. Thank you to all of those who attended and supported the CPGA. You made #CPGASHOW15 one of our best yet! 


Select photos can be found on the CPGA Facebook page:


Video from the 2015 Awards and Honors Dinner can be found on the CPGA Youtube page:


*As of Monday, March 2, 2015, all MSR credit info is up to date!



Snow at HQ!

It may not be green at CPGA HQ, but it sure is beautiful. Did it snow near you this week? Share your winter golf photos with us on social media using hashtag #carolinasnow



#CPGAShow15 - Day 2

Day 2 of the CPGA Merchandise Show kicks off at 10:15 a.m. this morning! Seminars and events for the day are still scheduled and on-time. Come on down and join us for the final day of #CPGAShow15 but please travel safe!


A Closer Look at #CPGASHOW15

We took a minute to break down our biggest show of the year with an infographic - the numbers don't lie! Don't miss out on one of the largest regional golf trade shows in the country - taking place Monday, February 23-24!


Remember to follow @CarolinasPGA and tag all of your show-related social media posts with our official hashtag: #CPGAShow15


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Long Drive Long Shot

North Carolina PGA Professional Jeff “Critter” Crittenden comes within 13 inches of winning $250,000 and world championship

PGA Professional and Carolinas PGA Member, Jeff Crittenden is featured in the February issue of PGA Magazine. See below for an excerpt of his story by Roger Graves, PGA Magazine, and click the link below to read the full article. 


"PGA Professional Jeff Crittenden was undeniably the underdog, perhaps the longest of longshots, when the eight finalists took their warmup swings in the $250,000 winner-take-all RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship that aired live on Golf Channel from the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort in November.


The thinking went like this: How could a 43-year-old club professional, a full-time golf teacher with a clubhead speed of 125 and generating a ball speed of 210 mph, possibly match long bombs with numerous 25- and 30-year-olds who routinely generate clubhead speeds of 152 mph and ball speeds of 225-plus? How could Crittenden, at 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, possibly keep pace with the 6-foot-5, 250-pound “kids” who looked like they just came from NFL training camps? How could the co-owner and PGA director of instruction at North Carolina Golf Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina, match long drives with three former world champions and seven highly experienced Long Drivers with the world championship belt at stake? Actually, Crittenden flourished – underdog or not."

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Carolinas PGA to Host One of the Largest Regional Golf Trade Shows in U.S.

22nd Annual Merchandise Show to take place in Greensboro - Suzy Whaley, PGA Secretary to Attend



On February 23-24, the Carolinas PGA Section will host its 22nd Annual Merchandise Show, one of the largest regional golf trade shows in the country. The event, coined as “Big Week,” will bring together more than 1,500 PGA Golf Professionals, buyers and merchandisers throughout the Carolinas to experience the latest and greatest in golf merchandise and more. The CPGA will issue more than 350 credentials to vendors who will display.

In addition to seeing an array of newly introduced products and services, attendees will also have the opportunity to....



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PGA National News

PGA Partners with Wexford Golf to Debut Indoor Golf Experience at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport

MSP will become first U.S. Airport with an interactive golf facility. Scheduled to open in March 2015, it will feature retail, food and beverage and a hands-on golf experience with lounge. View More

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Upcoming Tournaments

Assistants' Association Pro-Pro
Cedarwood CC - Charlotte, NC
March 16
Registration & Info

Head Professional Championship
(Open to All Class-As Except A-3s & A-8s)
& RBC Heritage Member Qualifier
(Open to All Class-As Except A-3s)

March 23-24
Registration & Info

Raintree CPGA Senior Open
Raintree CC - Charlotte, NC
March 30-31
Registration & Info

64th South Carolina Open
Presented by Yamaha Golf Cars

Dataw Island Club - Beaufort, SC
April 22-23
Registration & Info

Senior Program