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Remax World Long Drive Championships Featuring CPGA Member Jeff Crittenden

Jeff Crittenden, a Carolinas PGA member and Director of Instruction at North Carolina Golf Academy, is one the final 8 contestants at this year's Remax World Long Drive Championship. The competition is held at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, and can be seen Tuesday nights at 10:00PM on The Golf Channel through the Finals that are set to air on November 4, 2014 at 7:00PM.

"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."


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CPGA Member Brad Clayton to Compete in Amputee Long Drive Championship

Check out The Golf Channel's video about Brad leading up to the October 16 & 17 event in Mesquite, NV.

For more information on the Amputee Long Drive Championship, visit

Also, read their 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!



Chip King Elected to CPGA Hall of Fame

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.  The PGA of America lists 37 characteristics of PGA Professionals including being a motivator, community leader, business manager, accomplished player, trained instructor, counselor, and friend.  The Section’s Hall of Fame members have displayed these traits such as these over the span of their lives and careers to the benefit of their community and the game of golf at large.  These individuals have positively impacted countless individuals through professional and personal relationships.  Chip King, the PGA Director of Golf at Grandfather Golf & Country Club in Linville, NC will be the 45th member of the CPGA Hall of Fame.


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Haas Wins CPGA Professional Championship Wire-to-Wire

>>> Recap & complete results

(Durham, NC) – Jerry Haas, PGA, the Men’s Golf Coach at Wake Forest University, won the 2014 Carolinas PGA Professional Championship held at Duke University Golf Club in Durham, NC.

After rounds of 67-72=139 (-5), Haas entered the final round with a two-stroke lead over three others.  He may have felt some pressure on the first few holes by making three straight bogeys.  However, Haas righted the ship reeling off three birdies out of the next four holes.  He played level par for the rest of his round to finish the championship with a 37-35=72 (E) to total 211 (-5).






Tentative 2015 CPGA Major Schedule

Please note that this schedule is tentative and is likely to change as host sites come together.

(Updated September 30)

CPGA Head Professional Championship Berkeley Hall Club March 23-24 (changed from 16-17)
21st Tar Heel Cup Matches River Landing CC April 6-7
South Carolina or Carolinas Open TBD April 28-30
North Carolina Open The Club at Irish Creek June 2-4
Club Car CPGA Pro-Official Championship Trump National Charlotte June 22
Pro-Assistant Championship River Landing CC July 6-7
South Carolina or Carolinas Open TBD July 21-23 or July 27-29
CPGA Senior Championships TBD July 21-23 or July 27-29
CPGA Assistant Professional Championship TBD August 10-11
CPGA Professional Championship TBD Aug. 25-27, Sept. 1-3, or Sept. 15-17
CPGA Pro-Pro Championship TBD December 1-3



Patriot Golf Day

On Labor Day weekend, golfers across the country were asked to add an extra dollar to their greens fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships.  Many golf facilities around the country went far beyond that.  The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.  In the last seven years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising donations through Patriot Golf Day events, resulting in over 7,500 scholarships in all 50 states and 41 PGA sections.

PGA Professionals, did your facility participate in Patriot Golf Day?  If so, please
email us a recap of the event and some pictures.  We'll be sure to post the info online.

If your facility has yet to register its Patriot Golf Day activities, be sure to do so as soon as possible.


PGA National News

Martin Kaymer Captures PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Kaymer rallied from a two-stroke deficit late in the final round to defeat Bubba Watson, making a birdie putt on the first sudden death hole. View More

3rd Annual Sports Diversity & Inclusion Symposium Promotes Exchange of Ideas and Expert Best Practices

The event provided an open forum for participants to discuss, evaluate and create tangible solutions to drive greater diversity and inclusion in today's sports culture. View More

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Junior Championship
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