Winter Area Education & Events

Triangle Area (IX) Golf Seminar
“Adaptive Teaching Concepts for Post Surgical or Chronically Injured Golfers”
Par 4 Success Fitness & Performance Center
Monday January 7, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

CLICK HERE for the Registration Form

Host Professionals

Ben Blalock, PGA, Director of Instruction North Ridge Country Club
Chris Finn, PT, CSCS, TPI, GFMP Owner Par4Success Fitness & Performance

Seminar Location

Par 4 Success Fitness & Performance Center
2200 Gateway Center Boulevard #203
Morrisville, NC 27560

Seminar Description

Join Ben Blalock, Director of Instruction at North Ridge Country Club and Chris Finn, owner of Par 4 Success, the largest golf fitness company in North Carolina to discuss the common surgeries, injuries and limitations that the average golfer brings to the lesson tee with them and how they directly impact your ability to help them.

By connecting the physical with the technical, PGA Professionals will leave with an understand of what these injuries/surgeries are, how they change the way a golfer can swing and most importantly, what you can do about it to create effective, efficient, meaningful and safe change to add yards and years to the golfer's life.
Common surgeries/injuries to be discussed will include:

  • Back pain and surgeries such as fusions and laminectomy
  • Shoulder pain and surgery such as labrum and rotator cuff
  • Wrist and hand issues
  • Total joint replacement such as hip and knee
  • Foot and ankle issues such as Achilles and Plantar Fasciitis

Seminar Fee

 $20 per person


Registration forms must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, January 4. Please email your registration form to Bob Byrnes at


Each participant will receive 3 MSR Required Education Credits

PGA / USGA Rules of Golf Workshops

Since 1975, the United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, working together to support the best interests of the game, have offered to the public a series of workshops on the Rules of Golf. These workshops are open to the public and bring together several of the foremost Rules of Golf educators in the game, with the goal of making the Rules accessible to anyone who wishes to learn more about them or sharpen their existing knowledge.

With major changes to the Rules of Golf taking effect on January 1, 2019, the USGA and PGA will offer an expanded schedule of 35 workshops.  They will take place in the Fall of 2018 between September 5, and December 5, 2018 and in the Winter of 2019 between January 3 and April 1, 2019. PGA of America members will earn 24 PGA education credits for attendance in full at any of these workshops.

To register for a workshop and learn more, click here.

Associate Opportunities & Education


Chair: Paige Cribb, PGA

At Large: Mike Mueller, PGA 

At Large: Briana Sweeny, PGA

At Large: Josh Wagaman, PGA

At Large: Elliott Jones, PGA


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The CPGA Associate Education Committee is here to help PGA associates who are currently completing the PGA program. Our goal is to provide educational activities for associates, as well as create a network of Class-A PGA Professionals who are willing to volunteer time to assist associates progressing through the PGA 2.0 program with gaining the needed work experience, completing the required portfolio work, getting out of suspension, etc.

A list of contacts is currently being updated. Check back soon.

If you would like to be added to one of these lists, please contact Mike Whitenack at

GOLFTEC Fall Education Series

in conjunction with the Carolinas PGA Education Committee

The Carolinas PGA Education Committee is excited to announce the GOLFTEC Fall Education Series, starting in October. All members will receive 2 MSRs (required category) for each session attended. Therefore, there are a maximum of 8 MSRs you can receive. There is no cost to attend any session. This opportunity is open to all PGA Members and Associates, in good standing.

Please see below for the four sessions being hosted over the next few months. Session #1 will be presented in three locations and Sessions #2 - #4 will be presented in four locations.

Session #4 – Club Fitting – When to Fit vs. 
When to Coach, Fitting Best Practices
January 2019

  • Students and Non-students
  • Right time to fit?
  • Recognizing Need
  • Utilizing Technology
  • Fitting Practices

Greenville, SC - January 7, 6:00-8:00 pm

Charlotte, NC - January 8, 6:00-8:00 pm

Cary, NC - January 9, 6:00-8:00 pm

Greensboro, NC -  January 10, 20 6:00-8:00 pm

With any questions, please contact: 
Robert Gamble, PGA - Regional Manager GolfTEC -

Note: Sessions are subject to cancelation should appropriate sign-up numbers not be met.

Online Education

Watch presentations from the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show

Member Business Center Videos

If you need PGA Education MSR credits, here is an opportunity to watch videos recorded at the Member Business center during the 2017 and 2018 PGA Merchandise Shows. All you need to do is watch a video and successfully complete an assessment at its conclusion.

Be sure to check out your allied associations such as and (among many others) for their educational opportunities.