Today is July 26, 2017

Carolinas PGA Member Volunteers at the PGA Championship

Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC August 7-13

We still need volunteers for the PGA Championship!  Thank you to those who have already signed up.  If you have not signed up and would like to help – please contact Kurt Battenberg ( and he will follow up with you.




Carolinas PGA Section Members have the unique opportunity to volunteer at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow inside the ropes providing assistance to tour players and spectators!  We will have three areas to cover during the week of the championship: the driving range, the putting and short game area, and the starting boards during practice rounds.  We will need 82 volunteers to each cover two shifts in order to fill all of our positions.  Each volunteer will be asked to cover one shift on the driving range and one other shift on either the starting boards or the practice area.  The shifts will last roughly 4.5 to 5 hours and can be on separate days or on the same day, if preferred. 


This opportunity is reserved for Carolinas PGA Section Members first.  If we are unable to fill all positions by June 1 with our Class A Members, we will then offer the opportunity to our Apprentices and to PGA Members from other sections.


Volunteers will receive MSR credit and a PGA Championship memento, a Championship Polo shirt, and a hat to wear while working. 

  • Driving Range: Set / manage name placards for tour players and distribute practice balls.  Make sure only authorized people are allowed in practice area.

  • Putting / Short Game Area: Provide assistance to tour players where needed.  Make sure only authorized people are allowed in practice area.

  • Starting Boards: Keep track of who tees off and when during practice rounds at 1st and 10th tee.  We will likely use iPads to enter the information so it is available on leaderboards and the Championship App.


We will provide additional information regarding arrival times, parking, meals, etc. as the event nears.


If interested, please contact Kurt Battenberg.   


Don’t miss out on this opportunitee of a lifetime!


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With your support, we can continue to make a positive impact on the lives of our youth, military veterans, and diverse populations through golf.


2017 PGA Scholarship Winners Announced

11 Awarded from Carolinas

The PGA of America recently announced its 2017 PGA Scholarship winners and we’re thrilled to announce that 11 CPGA member-affiliated students were selected to receive scholarships – up from 9 in 2016. The PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program was established in 1986 to provide college scholarships for graduating high school seniors and college students who are the children or grandchildren of a PGA member. It is an academic-based scholarship program that takes into account the following criteria depending on the class level of the student:

High School Graduating Senior:
- High School cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale
- ACT and/or SAT test scores
- Extracurricular activities


Current College Student (has not reached senior year)
- College cumulative GPA must be at least a 3.4 on a 4.0 scale
- Most recently completed college semester or quarter GPA
- Extracurricular activities


Of the 21 applicants this year, three winners from the high school category and eight from the college category, with Carolinas PGA Section affiliations, were granted scholarship funding. All winning candidates were awarded the National Scholarship - $2,000.


College Scholarship Winners
Stephanie Agapion

Hannah Hundley

Madison MacDonald

Jonathan Michala

Samuel Parsons

Emma Shoemaker

Kelli Smith

Ellen Sudderth


High School Scholarship Winners

Daniel George

Lauren Hutcheon

Nathan Reid


For additional information on this program, please visit


Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!