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
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."
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....
February is National Heart Month and cause to play more golf! Did you know that walking the golf course can help reduce your risk of heart disease? For those who carry their own clubs, you can count on both cardio and weight bearing exercise. So, there you have it...you can enjoy your favorite game knowing it supports good health.
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On the Fringe - February Issue
The February issue of “On the Fringe” is out now! For the latest news and updates from the Section, visit: bit.ly/CPGANewsletter
#CPGAShow15 takes place Feb. 23-24 (Registration Now Open)
CPGA Honored at 62nd Annual PGA Merchandise Show by Jr. League Golf
Drive, Chip & Putt Registration is now open
Golf Digest Reveals 100 Best Public Golf Courses in U.S.
NC Open Champ Claims South American Amateur
The CPGA's 2011 NC Open Champ and U.S. Mid-Amateur Champion, Scott Harvey, recently claimed another win at the South American Amateur in Lima, Peru.
"Part of a four-player delegation sent to the 72-hole competition by the USGA, Harvey, 36, of Greensboro, N.C., picked up where he left off in the Mid-Amateur, posting a two-stroke victory on Jan. 25 over a strong field in the 10th edition of the championship at Lima Golf Club.
With a final-round 73 on the par-72 layout, Harvey bested a trio of South Americans: Andre Tourinho, of Brazil; Joaquin Niemann, of Chile; and Patricio Alzamora, of Peru. Harvey finished at 9-under-par 279." - USGA
This was Harvey's first time playing competitive golf outside of the U.S.