Abbot Presents at CMAA Summer Meeting at Quail Hollow Club
On Monday, June 26, Executive Director Jeff Abbot was one of the featured speakers at the Carolinas Chapter CMAA Summer Education Meeting at Quail Hollow Club. Abbot was invited by CMAA President and Quail Hollow Club General Manager Tom DeLozier and CMAA Managing Director Patricia Calder. Abbot spotlighted the value of a PGA professional, the history of the PGA and the initiatives of the PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation. The presentation also featured an interactive discussion on player development. Over 100 CMAA general managers from private clubs in North and South Carolina were in attendance.
SC Golfers Claim 2017 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship
Congratulations to grand strand golfers, Holden Grigg of Myrtle Beach, SC and Anna Morgan of Spartanburg, SC on their championship victories at the 2017 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship! Grigg finished the tournament on top at -5 and Anna completed her final round at -4. The top two boys and top two girls finishers in the tournament qualify for the national Junior PGA Championship next month at The Country Club of St. Albans. Warrington Riley of Raleigh, NC joins Grigg in the boys group and Smith Knaffle of Murrells Inlet, SC joins Morgan as the girls runner-up. We wish all of you the best of luck as you move on to the national event!
Champion, Anna Morgan and runner up, Smith Knaffle.
Champion, Holden Grigg and runner up, Warrington (Quinn) Riley.
11 Carolinas PGA Professionals to Compete in PGA Professional Championship
Photo via Sunriver
We're thrilled to announce that 11 of our PGA Professionals will be competing in the 50th PGA Professional Championship June 18-21, 2017 on the Crosswater and Meadows Courses at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort. Contestants include:
Andrew Bateman - Diamond Creek Country Club
Brooks Blackburn - Palmetto Golf Club
Charles Frost - Old Town Club
Larry George - River Landing Country Club
Michael Hutcheon - PGA Life Member
Nick Jacobi - Monroe Country Club
Brian Joyce - Eagle Point Country Club
Kelly Mitchum - Pinehurst No. 1-5
Savio Nazareth - Starmount Forest Country Club
Josh Points - Wakefield Plantation
Matt Vick - Pinehurst No. 7
The championship features a field of 312 players who have advanced from the 41 PGA Section Championships, along with past Champions. There will be two cuts for the field: to the low 90 scorers and ties after 36 holes and the low 70 scorers and ties after 54 holes. The PGA Professional Championship began in 1968, to provide additional playing opportunities for PGA Professionals. In nearly half a century, it has become a showcase event for PGA Professionals, featuring some of the finest players in the Association.
Best of luck to all our PGA Pros!