From: Robb Wade <>

Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 3:41 PM

To: Carolinas Section

Subject: Tee off with the Triangle - Area IX Quarterly Update


The First Quarter Update has a message from your Director and some exciting Section Updates!

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An update from your Area Director, Robb Wade, PGA:

This is Your Opportunity to Give Back!

SwingPals is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization and is the first urban golf program that offers year-round support over a 7-year period to incoming middle school students in Durham, NC. Their mission is to build a foundation of health and strong character in children facing adversity, empowering them to pursue their passion and fulfill their potential to create positive change in their community. Each year we work with over 900 boys and girls who are enrolled in Durham Public School. SwingPals is based at Hillandale Golf Course in Durham.


  • SwingPals Family Fun Day: PGA Members and Associates providing 10-minute lessons on the Hillandale driving range.
    Hillandale Golf Course
    Saturday, May 19th
    2:30pm to 4:30pm – stay for food after!
    MSR: 2 (Total Category)
  • PGA Junior Golf League: Multiple PGA Members and Associates to supervise on-course play of novice groups while they play 4 hole matches in SwingPals' PGA Junior Golf League Season.
    Hillandale Golf Course
    Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday, June 12, 13, & 14.
    Arrive at 7:45am, wrap up at 10:15am
    MSR: 2 per day (Total Category)

Come meet Durham’s future leaders and see SwingPals in action, first-hand!

Pro-Am sponsored by Cleveland/Srixon/XXIO
Monday, July 9
Lonnie Pool Golf Course

PGA Career Consultant Mike Mueller
Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23
Duke University Golf Club

Our Section Career Consultant Mike Mueller will be in Durham for an interactive Career Planning Workshop at the Duke University Golf Club. This is a great opportunity for our PGA Professionals and Associates to learn career building skills and receive personal career advice. Mike will be available after the Workshop for individual meetings to discuss your specific career goals and objectives. Space is limited - email Mike ( to reserve your space.

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NCAA Men's Regional Qualifier
May 14-16
Lonnie Poole Golf Course

Six 54-hole regional tournaments will be conducted May 14-16. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals.

Team and individual medalist titles will be decided May 25-30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State University is the host institution for the 2018 championships.

Participating Teams (seeded in the following order):
1. Georgia Tech
2. California
3. Texas
4. Arizona State
5. Duke
6. NC State
7. Liberty
8. Missouri
9. Santa Clara
10. Campbell
11. Middle Tennessee
12. Augusta
13. Davidson
14. Iona

Participating Individuals:
1. Dawson Armstrong, Lipscomb
2. Mark Lawrence, Virginia Tech
3. Conor Purcell, Charlotte
4. Alex Weiss, Marshall
5. Brendan MacDougall, High Point

Robb Wade - Area IX Director
Director - PGA Golf Management
NC State
(919) 515-4515

Carolinas PGA President Paige Cribb - Section Update

I hope your spring is off to a good start.  I look forward to providing you quarterly updates on section activity.  The Officers and I have a monthly phone call with Executive Director Jeff Abbot to stay informed between our face-to-face board meetings.  I wanted to share a few of the highlights from the first quarter.

Big Week was a “big” success.  We received wonderful feedback on the meeting, speakers and merchandise show.  All of the merchandise booths were sold out for the third consecutive year.  The new venue of Greensboro CC for the Club Car CPGA Awards Dinner was also well received.  Plans have already begun for 2019 Big Week!

The CPGA Global Golf Sales Area Meetings were well attended and recently concluded.  Congratulations to A.J. Sikula (Area IV), Jim Lohbauer (Area VI) and Marshall Stott (Area VIII) who were elected as Area Directors and immediately appointed to serve on the board.  Steven Hartwig (Area II) and Dan O’Boyle (Area X) were elected and will start in February 2019. 

I appointed our Committee Chairs shortly after Big Week.  The chairs have been working to finalize their committee members, and the directory will be posted to the section website by mid-May.  We are excited to add a new PGA REACH Committee to provide direction on youth player development, military/HOPE initiatives and diversity & inclusion.

Registration opens on May 15th for the inaugural PGA REACH Harvick4Heroes Charity Pro-Am on Monday, October 1st at Charlotte CC.  This is the main fundraiser for our PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation.  Teams are $5,000 (1 Pro-4 Ams) and all participants will receive a $500 tee gift package featuring a Scotty Cameron putter.  We are playing Charlotte CC the week after it hosts the USGA Mid-Am, so the course will be in pristine condition.  We plan to have sponsors, food and beverage on nearly every hole, so this will be a can’t miss event!! 

Our 2017 PGA Works Fellow Jessica Asbury accepted the PGA REACH Carolinas Coordinator full time position on May 1st.  Our new 2018 PGA Works Fellow is Telvin Walker, a recent graduate of Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC.  Telvin will start on May 14th, after spending  the past year working at the East Potomac Golf Course in Washington DC.  We also welcome our three new tournament interns this month:  Paul Zeuschner of Coastal Carolina, Brandon Moore of Middle Tennessee State and Ben Weeks from the University of Georgia.

Our next board meeting is June 18 & 19 at the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst.  We have a busy agenda as we continue to serve you and grow the game.  Please reach out to me if you have any questions or issues you would like to discuss.  Get out and play some golf, and don’t forget to complete all of your MSR requirements before the June 30th deadline!


Paige Cribb, PGA 
Carolinas PGA



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

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