Abrams & Simpson Win Carolinas PGA Pro-Assistant
L-R: Champions Kyle Simpson & Holden Abrams
The team of Holden Abrams and Kyle Simpson captured the Carolinas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship Presented by PING, Four County EMC, Greg Norman Collection, and Yamaha Golf Cars, held at River Landing Country Club in Wallace, NC.
Abrams, the PGA Head Professional at Jacksonville CC in Jacksonville, NC, and Simpson, the PGA Apprentice General Manager at Bear Trail GC in Jacksonville, NC, posted rounds of 62-67=129 (-15). Their rounds featured 15 team birdies, one eagle, and two bogeys. Their final birdie proved to be the most important and timely. Simpson drained a forty-foot putt on #18 to close out Ben Smith, the PGA Head Professional at Port Royal GC in Hilton Head Island, SC, and Seth Sweet, the PGA Apprentice Assistant Professional at Secession GC in Beaufort, SC, by one stroke. Smith and Sweet finished one stroke behind at 66-64=130 (-14).
Nearby lightning early in the morning of the second and final round forced the decision to move to two shotgun starts. However, the skies later cleared and provided an enjoyable day.
CBS Sports Airs "Turning Passion Into Profession"
Scott Davenport, PGA of Quail Hollow Club featured
On Sunday, July 16, CBS Sports aired “Turning Passion into Profession” - an hour-long special narrated by Gary McCord which introduced viewers to PGA Professionals nationwide and highlighted the diverse roles they play as stewards of the game at the grassroots level. Among the many Professionals featured was Carolinas PGA Member and Head Professional, Scott Davenport of Quail Hollow Club, the host site of the 99th PGA Championship. Davenport discussed his role at Quail Hollow as only the second PGA Head Professional in its history. He even offered a preview of the upcoming 99th PGA Championship and what is involved in hosting the Club’s first major. Davenport also spoke to the unique day of coaching Carolina Panthers players Thomas Davis, Luke Kuechly and Greg Olson. Check out the video below! Click to view.