From: Buddy Lawrence <>

Sent: Monday, August 13, 2018 2:00 PM

To: Carolinas Section

Subject: The Coastal Corner - Atlantic Area X Quarterly Update


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

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An update from your Area Director, Buddy Lawrence, PGA:


Overall the Atlantic Area is consistent with PGA staffing over the past 12 months. Gary Hobgood has taken the GM/Head Golf Professional/Course Superintendent position at the Links at Mulberry Hill in Edenton, NC. Please contact  Michael Muller for any Career Consultant needs.

PGA Junior League

The PGA Junior League, hosted at Sea Scape Golf Links has just concluded its third year with growing participation and excitement each season. We started the Outer Banks program in 2016 with nine participates and have grown to over 30 junior players in 2018. We have players that had never played golf now playing on their middle school golf teams. The program has introduced not only juniors, but also their parents, grandparents, and friends to the game.

Our club has seen increases in individual lesson, golf camps and equipment sales. Three families have joined the club and now play together on weekends. The “swag bags” as we call them” are big hits with the players offering quality apparel that they display with pride long after the season ends. offers great information for players and parents including tools to promote and recruit players. PGA Junior League is a great way to grow your junior program in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere that will provide many benefits to your facility.

Drive Chip & Putt

Ironwood Golf & Country Club in Greenville, NC hosted the Area X (Atlantic) Drive Chip and Putt on June 19th. With the help of club volunteers and the CPGA staff all participants enjoyed a great day of qualifying. The qualifying was held on East Carolina University practices facilities here every participant had the opportunity to feel the experience of playing on a university practice facility. Job well done by PGA Professional John La Monica, his staff and Ironwood Golf & Country Club. 


Birchwood Country Club in Nashville, NC has closed
Happy Valley Golf Club in Wilson, NC will close as soon as the golf cart fleet is picked-up. 

Buddy Lawrence - Area X Director
General Manager
Albemarle Plantation
(252) 426-4653


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

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