National Car Rental PGA Pro-Am Series Returns!
The National Car Rental PGA Pro-Am Series is back - a collection of premiere, local PGA Pro-Am events that take place across the country, featuring a variety of formats and participants.
The Series links together nearly 100 new and existing Pro-Am tournaments providing an exciting opportunity for PGA Professionals and thousands of amateur golfers to experience the thrill of competing in high-profile tournaments at the grassroots level.
The Series will conclude in the fall of 2015 when one of the participating teams will be randomly selected as the National Car Rental PGA Pro-Am Series grand prize winner. The winning team will earn a VIP golf experience with professional golfer Keegan Bradley and his father, PGA Professional, Mark Bradley, who have partnered with National Car Rental as ambassadors for the Pro-Am Series. Also joining the group this year will be Keegan’s Aunt and former LPGA player Pat Bradley.
The CPGA's first pro-am will take place at Sequoyah National Golf Club, May 18-19.
Entry deadline is May 7! For more information, click here.
National Car Rental / Sequoyah National CPGA Pro-3Am
Sequoyah National GC – Cherokee, NC
Monday – Tuesday, May 18-19
Click here for tournament info
Teams: 1 Professional, 3 Amateurs
Format: 1 gross, 1 net
Rd. 1 – Shamble (to help everyone learn the course)
Rd. 2 – 4-Ball Stroke Play
There will be a Professional Individual contest, and they can take advantage of the first round shamble format.
***Please note that we recommend all teams register for the National Car Rental Emerald Club. It's free, easy, and the least we can do to give return to such a great partner as National Car Rental.
PGA Professionals can enroll online. Amateurs can enroll online or fill out this form and send it to the CPGA. Teams not enrolled will be placed on a waiting list.
So everyone can have a better feel for the scope of this event, we’re happy to announce that Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort has again come on board as co-title sponsor. Here’s what we have in sponsorship:
$8,000 - National Car Rental
$5,000 - Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
$2,000 - Cherokee Destination Marketing Department
$15,000 total sponsorship!
Round up your team before all of the spots are filled. This tournament sold out quickly last year. We hope to see you there!
Raintree CPGA Senior Open: Round 1 Delay
The Raintree CPGA Senior Open kicks off today at Raintree Country Club in Charlotte, NC. Please note that, due to inclement weather, round 1 is delayed by 30 minutes (as of 8:30 a.m. EST). We thank you for your patience during this time and will provide additional updates as they become available.
Blackburn Claims Win at CPGA Head Professional Championship
Brooks Blackburn, PGA, of Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, SC claimed a stellar win at the Carolinas PGA Head Professional Championship Supported by Sun Mountain this week at Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, SC. Blackburn posted a total score of 72-68=140 (-4).
Facing unfavorable weather conditions during the first round, Blackburn managed a solid score of 72 (E). Round two started off similarly with an even par front nine of 36 including two birdies and two bogeys. Blackburn's game came through on the back nine. He sank four birdies and the rest pars to earn the two-stroke win.
"I had a great pairing with Cory and Eerik," said Blackburn. "Cory and I both got off to good starts with birdies at 10 and 11. We definitely stayed loose thinking we were playing for second or third place. A couple more birdies on the back side and it was just enough. The course while wet, was absolutely fantastic."
Blackburn takes home a prize of $1,720, while Rick Lewallen, PGA, and Cory Schneider, PGA, tied for second.
>>> Full results & recap
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Faidley Earns RBC Heritage Qualifying Spot
Leads CPGA Head Professional Championship
John Faidley, PGA Head Professional at Forsyth Country Club in Winston-Salem, NC earned a spot in the 2015 PGA Tour RBC Heritage by winning an 18-hole qualifier over 60 other Carolinas PGA Members.
Despite the day's intermittent rain and extremely soggy conditions, Faidley posted an impressive round of 33-36=69 (-3) where he sank six birdies while mixing in three unfortunate bogeys.
The RBC Heritage takes place April 16-19 at Sea Pines Resort's Harbour Town Golf Links located on Hilton Head Island, SC. The CPGA wishes Faidley the best of luck. We'll be cheering him on.
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CPGA Head Professional Championship
Day one of the CPGA Head Professional Championship (presented by Sun Mountain) is off to a swingin' start today at Berkeley Hall in Okatie, SC. We're thrilled to get our 2015 tournament season kicked off with such a fun event. If you're attending, be sure to give a shout out on social media to the section that makes it possible, @CarolinasPGA!
*Final results will be posted upon the event's conclusion.
We will update you as that information becomes available.
Let the games begin
We don't limit the madness to March - we're always teed off! Happy bracketing this month and may the best team win. Don't let all the bball binge watching keep you from getting outside and playing a few rounds - after all, Friday does mark the first day of Spring and our 2015 tournament season!
CPGA Assistants’ Association Hosts First Pro-Pro of 2015
We want to thank those who participated in our first Assistants' Association event of the year! What a great day for golf and a great job by the host staff to make the event so special. Please see here for full results and payouts. Information has been submitted to the National Office for all Member MSR credits.
Congratulations to the winning team, Bobby Cox and Luis DeJesus, PGA, both Assistant Professionals at Providence CC in Charlotte, NC. They tied for 1st with a 66 and won a chip-off contest to take home first place prize money.
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