2018 CPGA Major Tournament Schedule
Items in bold have been confirmed
|March 19-20||Head Professional Champ. / RBC Heritage Member Qual.||Callawassie Island Club|
|April 2-3||Tar Heel Cup Matches||River Landing CC|
|May 7-8||Pro-Am at Sequoyah National||Sequoyah National GC|
|May 22-24||67th South Carolina Open||Moss Creek GC (South)|
|June 5-7||54th SignArt North Carolina Open Pres. By Mobipaid||The Club at Irish Creek|
|June 25-26||Section Senior Professional Championship||Mimosa Hills G&CC|
|July 16-17||Pro-Assistant Championship||River Landing CC|
|August 7-9||94th Carolinas Open Pres. by BB&T||Greensboro CC (Carlson Farm)|
|August 27-29||Section Professional Championship||The Sea Pines Resort|
|Sept 10-11||Section Assistant Championship||Starmount Forest CC|
|November 27-29||E-Z-GO / AHEAD Pro-Pro Championship||TBD|
|TBD||Club Car Pro-Official Championship||TBD|
|TBD||OMEGA Match Play Championship||TBD|
|March 12-13||CPGA Senior Season Kickoff||Pinewood CC|
|April 9-10||CPGA Senior Spring Classic||Greensboro CC Irving Park|
|June 18-19||CPGA Wilmington Senior Open||CC of Landfall|
|July 9-10||CPGA Senior Summer Shootout||Prestwick CC|
|July 30-31||CPGA Senior Sandhills Open||Pinewild CC|
|Sept 17-18||CPGA Durham Senior Open||Treyburn CC|
|Oct 29-30||CPGA Senior Fall Finals||Old North State Club|
|Assistants' Association (dates added when finalized)|
|March 5||Pro-Pro Better Ball||Cedarwood CC|
|March 26||Pro-Pro Better Ball||Daniel Island Club|
|April 24||Individual Stableford||Raleigh CC|
|May 14||Format TBD||High Point CC|
|July 30||Format TBD||Rolling Hills CC|
|August 20||Format TBD||Eagle Point GC|
|Nov 12-13||North South Cup||River Landing CC|
BIG WEEK Registration is NOW OPEN
Registration for our biggest event of the year is NOW OPEN! Carolinas PGA BIG WEEK is February 18-20, 2018 in Greensboro, NC. This is a great opportunity to come learn from some of the industry and Section's best, and grow your knowledge and expertise of the business and game of golf. There are going to be numerous programs such as the Section’s Annual Meeting, educational seminars, and a dinner honoring our Section Award Winners.
This is our 25th year of hosting this event and we look forward to new and exciting changes, including a $6,000 jackpot drawing and some incredible speakers such as Southwest Airlines' former Chief Operating Officer, Dave Ridley, and Westchester Country Club reitred PGA Professional, John Kennedy, PGA. We are also bringing back our informal education area and the "Old Pros Corner," our lounge-style bar and meeting area.
There are numerous opportunities to earn MSR credit, with 19 available credits throughout the entire event! If you are in need of any more MSRs before the end of this cycle, now is your chance to get them through great educational experiences at one of the largest regional golf trade shows in the country!
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018
*Registrants submitting after the deadline will be charged a $25 late fee*
*Registration will be open until the event*
PGA HOPE Carolinas
Training Session at Prestonwood Country Club
Cary, NC – Local men and women PGA Professionals met at Prestonwood Country Club to attend a PGA HOPE training session on January 10. PGA Master Professional and National HOPE Instructor Trainer, Judy Alvarez and U.S. Marine, Chris Nowak delivered education to thirty-six Carolinas PGA Professionals that included both indoor and outdoor sessions. The education began with an introduction to the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) initiative and covered topics such as: Role of the PGA Professional, Defining Disability/Handicaps, Sensitivity Training, Available Adaptive Equipment, Methods of Modified Swings, and concluded with an outdoor hands-on module. “It’s not your side of the ball that matters, it’s theirs,” reminded Alvarez.
On average, 22 men and women veterans commit suicide each day. Many veterans suffer from a variety of physical and mental injuries and have difficulty returning to civilian life. There are approximately half a million US veterans who served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The goal of PGA HOPE is to provide a positive, therapeutic environment that builds self-esteem, confidence and gets our veterans outside. Each PGA Professional in attendance received a copy of Broken Tees and Mended Hearts by Judy Alvarez, PGA and is now qualified to instruct at any of the eight PGA REACH Carolinas HOPE chapters across North and South Carolina.
For more information about PGA REACH Carolinas or PGA HOPE, please contact the Carolinas Section office at (336) 398-2742 or Carolines@pgahq.com.
Career Corner - December
With PGA Career Consultant, Michael Mueller
With my final newsletter article of 2017, I thought it would be a good idea to look back at the year (from my eyes), and more importantly, look forward to the coming year. It is difficult for me to believe that I have been in this position as your Career Consultant for almost six months, and I can honestly say that I think that I have the best job in the Carolinas.
In those six months, I have had the opportunity to meet and talk with many of you both at CPGA events and your facilities. Meeting PGA Members and Apprentices has been the highlight of my year, and the relationships I have formed with many of you are what make me most proud as I reflect on 2017. It is my opinion that the Carolinas PGA is the best Section in the country, and that is due to the quality of our Members and Apprentices and the guidance provided by Section leadership and the staff at CPGA Headquarters.
Looking forward to 2018, I have several goals that are focused on creating relationships with PGA Members and Apprentices and providing all of you with a range of services that you perceive as valuable.
NEW Carolinas PGA Tournament Director
|The Carolinas PGA is proud to announce the promotion of Mike Whitenack to Tournament Director. Mike is in the middle of his 8th year with the section and will now run all major section events and also serve as the staff liaison for the Tournament Committee. Assistant Executive Director Cory Armstrong’s role will expand to take on more responsibilities with corporate partnerships, while still overseeing the Tournament Department. Mike is in the final stages of his Level 3 apprenticeship and plans to gain his PGA Membership very soon. 2018 will be a big year for Mike, as he and his fiancé Amber Harrelson will also tie the knot. Please join us in congratulating Mike on this notable achievement!|