Today is October 22, 2017


Thank you to everyone who registered! See you there!
Cost:  $100 for PGA Members | $75 for Apprentices | $125 for Non-PGA Members
Sunday Evening Reception - Optional
If you can attend Monday only then please join us then!
MSR: 10+ Credits
Live Hands-On Teaching Sessions! 


Deadline To Register: September 18 at 5:00 PM

Washington Duke Inn (3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC)

$125 per night - Call reservation department at 919-490-0999 and mention "Carolinas PGA"  



2017 Fall Teaching Summit Schedule of Events

Sunday, Sept 24  (Attire:  Golf Casual)

5:30-6:00PM Welcome Reception (Appetizers and Drinks)


6:00-8:00PM Open Mic Forum – “An Evening of Sharing Knowledge” – This is a highlight of the event, where all attendees will be encouraged to share their secrets to success or impactful life lessons which helped shape their careers in the golf industry.  Attendees will have 2-3 minutes to share any topic related to teaching, coaching, technology or a personal story in life or golf.  Moderators: (Rick Murphy & Brad Clayton)


Monday, Sept 25 (Attire:  Golf Casual)

8:00-8:30AM     Registration & Breakfast


8:30-8:40AM     Welcome (Ed Ibarguen & Rick Murphy)


8:40-9:00AM     Orange Whip Trainer Presentation


9:00-10:00AM   Teaching Topics Round Table Sessions – Attendees will be divided in groups and discuss relevant teaching topics. Each group will be moderated by one of our esteemed teaching committee members:   Ed Ibarguen, Rick Murphy, Brad Clayton, Krista Dunton, Leo Halloran, Marc Lapointe, David Orr, Brad Redding and Jason Sutton.


10:00-10:15 Teaching Topics Table Recap

10:15-10:30AM Break


10:30-11:30AM Operation 36 – Junior Golf/Player Development


11:30-12:00PM Lunch


12:00-1:00PM Mizuno Equipment Technology Presentation


1:00-1:30PM    Warm Up On Range/Demo with Mizuno Shaft Optimizer


1:30-2:10PM    Robert Gamble – Teaching Technology GOLFTEC / Student Retention


2:15-2:55 PM    Putting – (Ben Hynson & Art Colasanti)


3:00 - 3:40 PM  Full Swing – (Casey Cline) & Short Game - (Becky Cashwell)


3:45 – 5:00  Panel Discussion & Wrap Up – Krista Dunton, Ed Ibarguen, Rick Murphy, Jason Sutton

2017 Area Meeting Resources

Area III Meeting - Player Development - Krista Dunton, PGA

Area VI Meeting - Player Development - Jason Sutton, PGA


We could not conduct our area meetings without the support of our partners.  Please give them the opportunity to earn your business:

Global Golf Sales: Jim Hollis ( ~ 803.608.8457)

Bionic Glove:  John Ballback and Bill Shake ( ~ 803.760.3009)

PXG: North Carolina Master Fitter T.D. Luten (  ~ 480.271.5162)

Source4: Mike Bosche (  ~ 314.575.9492) 

Wireless Communications: Mark McLauchlan, PGA ( ~ 704-249-4802)


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To receive proper membership service requirement (MSR) Credits, Carolinas PGA members must send copies of their MSR certificates or other documentation of the event to the Carolinas PGA office.

Seminars outside The PGA or not on the approved list may be honored upon submission of documentation detailing the course content and length, as well as a certificate of completion or transcripts.  If honored, MSR Credits will be awarded as stipulated by MSR Rules and Regulations.

Receive Credits Online!
Complimentary online PGA Education is now available through  

These courses can be found by clicking on the following link and logging in with your username & password. Online Videos

There are multiple online video seminars.  PGA members can receive one (1) to two (2) PGA Education MSR by watching a video from the list, and taking an assessment at the conclusion of the video.

MSR credit may be earned only one time for any online MSR course. In order to earn MSR credit, you must score a 70% or higher on the assessment. If you do not score 70% or higher, you will be allowed one (1) re-take opportunity. You will be directed to the assessment when the video concludes.

Click here for the list of Area Meetings and Golf Challenges. Not sure which Area you belong to? View Our Area Map

Click here for a link to the Hilton Head Chapter seminars and forum.

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






Click Here to view 2017 Player Development Workshop Slideshow

***This slideshow is intended only for those who have attended the workshop.  You may not benefit from viewing the slideshow without having attended the workshop***

PGA HOPE Instructor Training for the new HOPE Asheville chapter took place on Tuesday, February 28.  Eight Professionals became certified instructors under the tutelage of Master Professional Judy Alvarez, PGA.  The session included both indoor and outdoor educations and all participants received a copy of Broken Tees and Mended Hearts.  To read more, please Click Here…