From: Brock White <>

Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 12:32 PM

To: Carolinas Section

Subject: Sandhills Scoop - Area V Quarterly Update - August


This Fall Quarter Update has a message from your Director and some exciting Section Updates!

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An update from your Area Director, Brock White, PGA:

Upcoming Events

Sept 15-16th - Deercroft Golf Club
Host Professional: Jeremy Lee
Format: 1st Annual Deercroft Folds of Honor 2-man Scramble Golf Tournament
Field is full based on first 96 teams paid by September 1st, 2018, and first-come first served basis if not full by September 1st.
Entry Includes (2) tournament rounds of golf, lunch each day, complimentary beverages, player gift bag, range balls & prizes.
NO HANDICAP! Players are flighted after Saturdays round. Breakout rule will be in effect on Sunday.
For more information please contact Jeremy Lee (910) 369-3107 or

Sept. 17thTobacco Road
Host Professional: Chris Brown
Format: 18-Hole 3-Person Scramble
Entry Deadline: 5:00 pm Friday, September 14th
Starting Time: 1:00 pm Shotgun
Education:We will discuss the benefits of having outside events, both section and Golf Association events as revenue generators.  Also, will discuss the development of relationships between hotels, large business and other outside round generators.

Nov. 19thPinewild Country Club
Host Professional: Kyle Kirk
Format: 27-Hole Pro-Pro Challenge (9 Holes Better-Ball, 9-Holes Modified Alt. Shot, and 9-Holes Scramble)
Entry Deadline: 5:00 pm Friday, November 16th
Starting: 10:00 am Shotgun|
Education: TBD

Winter Seminar Series

November 26th - Teaching & Coaching - Nick Clearwater - Vice President of Instruction for GolfTec - Held at Methodist University

Nick is the Vice President of Instruction for GOLFTEC. He is responsible for the quality of instruction given during the one million lessons that GOLFTEC’s 700 plus Coaches teach annually. He has been a PGA Tour Credentialed Instructor for the past ten consecutive years. Golf Digest has ranked on their Best Young Teacher List, #1 on Golf Digest Best in State of Colorado Instructor list, and was previously on the list of Best Instructors in Illinois as well. He has made countless Golf Channel Morning Drive appearances, and is also referred to as a “regular guest” by the producers and hosts of the show. He also creates and manages over 200 pieces of content annually that air on Golf Channel.

Nick specializes in creating and training a systematic approach toward golf instruction which has enabled GOLFTEC Coaches to view a golf swing and golf instruction similarly. Within his own teaching, he has used nearly every device in the industry including:  GEARS, AMM, Foresight Quad, Foresight GC2, and HMT, TrackMan, Flightscope, BodiTrak, SkyPro, and SkyTrak. In addition to his role at GOLFTEC, Nick has spoken at numerous PGA Section events in the US and Internationally, and has delivered content associated with the recent GOLFTEC-PGA Alliance at the 2017 National PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit, at PGA Section events, Golf Biomechanics Seminars, and PGM Universities.

December 3rd - Developing Your Junior Golf Program – Jim Hardy – National Academy Director US Kids Golf - Held at Longleaf Golf & Family Club

Jim Hardy is the Academy Director for Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines, NC. Hardy, is a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach, PGA Professional and father of four. He began his career in the golf business in 1996 after buying a practice range and adjacent land for a 9-hole lighted par-3 course in southwest Houston.

As a teacher, Hardy creates a fun and enjoyable learning experience while bringing students the technical, mental and fitness aspects of the game to meet each individual’s needs. He served as a coach for the First Tee and  as an instructor and Board Member of the LPGA/USGA Girls Golf program while in Houston. Eighty percent of his students under the age of 18.

As a player, Jim has played in the PGA Professional National Championship and loves to compete but he gets his biggest thrill when he can say, “Learning has Occurred.” This is a phrase he uses often during golf instruction which, in his words, is a code for making a connection with his students.

January - To Be Announced

February - To Be Announced

PGA Jr League

Our Fayetteville All-star team comprised of 10 juniors from Highland Country Club, Stryker Golf Course, and Gates Four Golf & Country Club competed in the Sectional Qualifier at Prestonwood on August 6th. They played hard, but fell short by 4 strokes tying for 2nd place. Unfortunately, they did not advance to the Regional Qualifier this year like they did in 2017, but are in high hopes of returning to Regionals again in 2019 with some great junior golfers returning for PGA Junior League next year. Each of the kids played for one of their teammates, Hunter Hedgecoe, which was diagnosed with Meningitis early in the season. He currently is in Charlotte making a full recovery and plans to be back in full shape for next season.

Brock White - Area V Director
Internship Director - PGA Golf Management
Methodist University
(910) 853-2722


Carolinas PGA Section
6271 Bryan Park Rd, Browns Summit, NC 27214

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