From: Tom Mason <>

Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 9:41 AM

To: Carolinas Section

Subject: The Palmetto Times - Area II Quarterly Update - November


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

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A message from your Area Director, Tom Mason, PGA:

After a beautiful September and October, Mother Nature has decided to turn on us in November.  I hope 2018 has been very prosperous to everyone so far, and hopefully the sun will be shinning bright again in the near future. 

This will be final report to you as the Palmetto Area (Area II) Director.  Thank you for allowing me to serve on the Carolinas PGA Board of Directors for the last five years.  I appreciate all the ideas and feedback that several of you have given me over the years.  If you had a question or concern, your voice was heard at our board meetings.  Steven Hartwig, Head Golf Professional at The Country Club of Lexington will be sworn in as our Area II Director during our Annual Meeting in Greensboro in February.  He is looking forward to the opportunity to serve on the CPGA Board of Directors, and I assure you he will do a fantastic job. 

We are trying to put together an Area II Rules of Golf Seminar.  Please be on the look-out for information pertaining to this seminar in the near future.  We were trying to schedule the event sometime in December, but it is looking more like we will be holding the event in January.

Please make sure you mark your calendars well in advance for the Carolinas PGA Annual Meeting and Super Show.  The Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, February 18th and the Merchandise Show and Winter Seminar will begin at the conclusion of the meeting.  The schedule of events will be available soon. 

I want to thank Rick Murphy for running for Secretary of The PGA of America.  Rick ran a phenomenal campaign but came up a few votes short in the final voting.  Rick dedicated a huge chuck of time and resources to his campaign.  Please thank Rick for his efforts and for all that he has done to help our association over the years. 

Finally, I would like to thank several individuals for being wonderful mentors to me during my two terms as Area II Director.  First and foremost, I want to thank the two Executive Directors who have led the Section during my tenure.  Ron Schmid and Jeff Abbot have been outstanding leaders of the Carolinas PGA Section.  The entire staff of the Carolinas PGA has done a wonderful job with the daily affairs of our section.  I want to thank all of the Past Presidents who have served our section during my two terms.  Robert Harper, Rick Murphy, Mike Casto, Chad Newton, John Marino, and Paige Cribb, thank you for leadership.  I appreciate your passion to lead and thank you for helping me become a more seasoned golf professional. 

Please let me know if there is anything that I can help you with during the winter months.  I can be reached by cell phone at 803-600-8671 or by email at  Thank you once again for allowing me to be the Area II (Palmetto Area) Director for the past 5 years.  Best wishes for a safe and healthy holiday season !!!

Tom Mason

Tom Mason - Palmetto Area Director
Par Tee Golf Center
(803) 600-8671


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

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