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The Carolinas PGA will once again provide walking ambassadors for the Wyndham Pro-Am.  We will be helping during the Wednesday Pro Am on July 31.

We are recruiting PGA Professionals to be walking ambassadors for the Pro-Ams at Sedgefield Country Club for the Wyndham Championship.  This program has been very well-received in past years and has been a great experience for those who volunteered.  We will be walking along with a tour player and his group, providing assistance to the amateurs as they play.  This may involve providing yardages, reading greens, raking bunkers, giving tips, etc., to help the tour player and his caddie help their team.

Volunteers will receive 5 MSR

Please let me know if you would prefer to help in the morning wave, with start times from 7-9AM, or the afternoon wave, with 12-2PM start times.  Keep in mind you will need to plan to arrive at Grandover Resort about 45 minutes beforehand.

Please contact Kurt Battenberg at the Section Office
if you are interested in helping.
336-398-2672 | kbattenberg@pgahq.com

Driving More Rounds & Revenue to Your Bottom Line
July Workshops

presented by Rick Murphy, PGA & Chris Mansson, CEO of Kinexit

As you know, fitness is an ever-increasing factor for golfers of all skill levels wanting to improve and grow their game. You and most teaching and coaching professionals realize just how important the body is in becoming a better golfer and playing longer into life. Kinexit has developed a golf specific online training program designed to give teachers and coaches a low-cost and straightforward way of providing personalized exercise programs for their golfers and the proven ability to drive significant revenue to your bottom line with minimal time invested.

This year, Kinexit participated in the PGA Show in Orlando as well as the Carolinas PGA Super Show. We’re now hosting smaller events for 15-20 PGA Professionals in your area to talk more in-depth about the connection between biomechanics and a player’s physical abilities, swing technique, and equipment. The day will start with a light breakfast, followed by workshops, lunch, and practical exercises until about 3 PM.

Agenda for the day:

  • 08:30-09:00: Registration, breakfast and short introduction of everyone in the attendance
  • 09:00-10:45: Fitness and movement restrictions, the golf swing and equipment
  • 10:45-11:00: Break
  • 11:00-12:00: Kinexit mobility screening for attendees- practical workshop on how to create a personalized fitness program for your golfers and students
  • 12:00-12:30: Marketing – How Kinexit helps you package fitness into your lessons, social media content, and how you can drive substantial revenue to you and your facility with minimal time invested
  • 12:30: Lunch & wrap up

Registration Fee: $35 PGA Members – $25 PGA Associates (Lunch included) 4 MSR PointsNet proceeds will be donated to PGA REACH Carolinas supporting Youth, Military, and Diversity & Inclusion.

Locations:

Myrtle Beach, SC – July 16 – The Dunes Golf & Beach Club

Charleston, SC – July 17 – Country Club of Charleston

Bluffton, SC – July 18 – Colleton River Club

Click Here to Register

Register by Friday, July 12 to reserve your seat for one of these exciting events.

With any questions, contact Rick Murphy, PGA – rmurphy@rickmurphygolf.com

Online Education

Watch presentations from the 2018 & 2019 PGA Merchandise Shows

2018 PGA Merchandise Show

If you need PGA Education MSR credits, here is an opportunity to watch videos recorded at the Member Business center during the 2018 & 2019 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 CMAA.org and GCSAA.org (among many others) for their educational opportunities.

Associate Opportunities & Education

Carolinas PGA Associate Education Committee

Paige Cribb, PGA

Chair

pcribb@coastal.edu

Mike Mueller, PGA

At Large

mmueller@pgahq.com

Briana Sweeny, PGA

At Large

briana.sweeny@countrycluboflandfall.com

Josh Wagaman, PGA

At Large

josh_wagaman@kiawahresort.com

Elliott Jones, PGA

At Large

ejones@myersparkcc.com

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Associate Mentor Program

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 mwhitenack@pgahq.com.