Rescheduled CPGA Professional Championship
*** NEW REGISTRATIONS! ***
The PGA of America has reopened registration for those who can make the new dates of the CPGA Professional Championship. These entries will count toward 2018 PGA Professional Championship qualifying spots and national partner funding. To register, call Terri Leu in the PGA of America Championships Department at 561-624-8487. The deadline is Friday, September 29 at 4:30 PM. No exceptions for late entries will be granted.
Eligibility: Open to Section Class ‘A’ Members, Life Members (Active, Retired, Master Active, and Master Retired), Master Professionals, and Retired Members. However, Retired Members, Life Members Retired, and Life Members Master Retired are not eligible to qualify for the PGA PC.
We need as many Carolinas PGA Members to play as possible. Our field size determines the number of future PGA Professional Championship qualifying spots and national partner dollars we receive compared to the other 40 PGA Sections. So, call up your friends, and get them to register!
Helping Hurricane Victims
Many of you have asked how you can offer your support following hurricanes Harvey and Irma. At this time, the best way to help is to donate to the PGA Disaster Relief fund. Those affected by these storms are suffering irreparable damage and devastation and will be for weeks. Please consider a donation to this fund as thousands work to get back on their feet. Every bit counts.
NEW DATE: Senior Four-Ball Championship
CPGA PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POSTPONED
Thankfully for our region, Hurricane Irma tracked to the west. However, Hilton Head Island was still evacuated, and major storm surge came in. Below is a picture of Harbour Town Golf Links’ par-3 #17. The green was completely submerged.
As a result, The Sea Pines Resort will not be able to host the Section Professional Championship this year. The CPGA staff and Tournament Committee will be reviewing options for rescheduling on different dates at another location. When a new site is found, we will immediately inform the field and the Section.
For those of you who set up accommodations with The Sea Pines Resort, you should be able to cancel your reservations without penalty starting tomorrow. They are still working to get their staff and phone lines operational.
We thank the team at The Sea Pines Resort for their support and appreciate everyone’s patience during this process.
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The Road to Augusta
Congratulations to top finalists moving onto Augusta National on Sunday, April 1, 2018. These players just played at Pinehurst Resort on Sunday, September 3rd for the Regional Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship. At the National Finals, one champion will be named from each age/gender division. The National Finals will be broadcasted on Golf Channel. Congratulations golfers!
CPGA Awards and Honors 2017
Now Accepting Nominations [CPGA Members Only]
The Carolinas PGA Awards & Honors process has begun! This is your chance to nominate worthy peers who have displayed excellence in their profession over the last year.
The entire online nomination process should take approximately five minutes to complete.
To give you a better sense of what each award category entails, please click to view our 2017 awards criteria listing for additional information and award winners from the past five years. This listing will familiarize you with each award. We recommend that you give consideration to each category prior to making your nominations as this will make filling out the online nomination form, quick and easy.
If you have any trouble accessing the online nomination form or the awards criteria listing, please do not hesitate to contact CPGA Awards and Honors Committee Staff Liaison and CPGA Media Director, Liz Muroski | firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.398
How You Can Help Harvey Victims
Our thoughts and prayers remain with all of those affected by this terrible tragedy taking place. Please consider a donation of any kind to help those who have been displaced and left stranded by the aftermath of this storm. Every bit of support helps during this difficult time, especially for our friends at the Southern Texas PGA.
Skirpstas Takes Win at National Car Rental CPGA Assistant Championship
Presented by Srixon/Cleveland/XXIO
PGA Apprentice Peter Skirpstas of Jacksonville Country Club is the champion of the National Car Rental Carolinas Assistant PGA Professional Championship presented by Srixon/Cleveland/XXIO conducted at Prestonwood Country Club located in Cary, NC.
Skirpstas, the low professional at the Carolinas PGA’s 2017 North and South Carolina Opens began his second round two strokes behind the leader, Ray Franz of Daniel Island Club (-4). Both players began their rounds on the hardest starting hole of the PGA Champions Tour, the Highlands Course’s number one hole. The weather conditions did not make it any easier. However, up to 10 mph winds and constant drizzle did not stop Skirpstas from firing 33-34= 67 (-5) and winning the event with a cumulative score of 137 (-7). Franz finished with a day two score of 35-35=70 (-2) and a total 138 (-6).
Skirpstas and four other Carolinas PGA Professionals qualified for the 41st National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship to take place November 9-12 at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL. Those advancing along with the champion include: Ray Franz of Daniel Island Club (-6), Aaron Black of Edgewater Golf Club (-2), Savio Nazareth of Starmount Forest Country Club (-1), and Tommy Gibson of Old Town Club (E).
In addition to the five players with secured positions, four alternates for the national competition were determined.