CPGA Professionals Head to 2016 Senior PGA Professional Championship
Good morning and good luck to our members playing in the 2016 Senior PGA Professional Championship, which kicks off today at the Wanamaker Course in Port Saint Lucie! Pictured L to R: Tony Branham, Neal Lancaster, Mitch Adams, Gus Ulrich, Rick Lewallen, Robert Linville, Michael Hutcheon, Doug Weaver. You can follow along with play using the LIVE PGA Leaderboard that currently lives at the top of our website's homepage. Best of luck, you guys!
Carolinas PGA Officers Attend 100th PGA Annual Meeting in NYC
Carolinas PGA President John Marino, Vice President Paige Cribb, Secretary Bob Byrnes and Executive Director Jeff Abbot represented the Section at the 100th PGA of America Annual Meeting in New York City last week. It was an action packed centennial celebration featuring 50 year PGA member Jack Nicklaus as the keynote speaker. District 10 Director Rick Murphy’s bid to become the next secretary came up short, as Jim Richerson, the General Manager of Whistling Straits, prevailed over Murphy and North Florida PGA’s Russ Libby. Highlights included Paul Levy being sworn in as the 40th President, Cary Cozby (Southern Hills CC of Tulsa, OK) receiving the PGA’s Golf Professional of the Year, Carolinas PGA Past National Presidents Gary Schall, Will Mann and Roger Warren leading the Past Presidents Forum and Derek Sprague’s Outgoing Presidents Dinner. CLICK HERE for more information on the annual meeting.
Rick Murphy's Bid to Become Next PGA Secretary Comes Up Short
Outgoing District 10 Director Rick Murphy’s campaign to become Secretary of the PGA of America came to an end last week at the PGA’s Centennial Annual Meeting in New York City. It was a hard fought election won by Jim Richerson of the Wisconsin Section over Murphy and Russ Libby of the North Florida PGA.
Murphy issued the following statement after Friday’s election: “I am honored to have been afforded the chance to campaign for PGA of America Secretary in the PGA’s Centennial Year. The opportunity to run alongside candidates like Russ Libby and Jim Richerson was a truly humbling and insightful experience. I congratulate Jim and look forward to the future as we work together to grow this great game while serving our members. I will continue to share my knowledge and expertise from my experience as a PGA District Director, Carolinas PGA Board Member, PGA Teaching Professional, business owner and mentor for golfers young and old as I strive to make the most beneficial and positive contributions to the sport we all know and love. Let this serve as a reminder to all of my PGA friends, family and colleagues that, no matter how you serve your association, your local golf community, or the industry as a whole, your commitment to the game of golf is appreciated, valued and makes a difference. Thank you all for your support and efforts to join me on this journey.”
Murphy spent countless hours the past year on the campaign trail, and we all owe Rick and his campaign team a big thank you for their efforts to better our Association. For more election coverage, CLICK HERE.