Merz & Failes Capture Area VI Challenge Title

Sutton Leads Dynamic Discussion on Player Development


It was a beautiful day at Carmel CC for the 2017 Carolinas PGA Global Golf Sales Area VI Meeting and Golf Challenge Presented by Bionic Glove, PGA Tour, PXG, Source4 & Wireless Communications. The team of Seth Merz & Robbie Failes of Carmel CC won after carding 6 birdies and no bogies for an impressive score of 24 points in this modified stableford scoring event to capture the Area Challenge Championship.

Area VI Professionals gathered for fellowship and education, highlighted by a PGA Championship and TopGolf Charlotte update, followed by an engaging player development presentation by CPGA Teaching & Coaching Committee Member & Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Jason Sutton, PGA from Carmel CC. A special thank you to Area VI Director and Head Professional at Carmel CC Jason Toryk for administering and hosting the meeting.


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)


Global Golf Sales Area Golf Challenge - Final Results

Merz/Failes                        24 pts**

Breuer/Bogdanoff           23 pts

White/Kerr                         22 pts

Bish/Reilly                          19 pts

LaPointe/Kiger                 19 pts

Gombert/Peck                  17 pts

Greidanus/McLauchlan 16 pts

Henderson/Rockhold    16 pts

Mindlin/Catlett                                15 pts

Reneau/Davis                   14 pts


** Seth Merz and Robbie Failes will advance with their Area Director (Jason Toryk) to the Carolinas PGA Area Challenge Section Championship on Monday, October 9th, at the Greensboro CC – Farm Course.  Merz and Failes also each earn a spot in the Global Golf Sales Par 3 Challenge, a $1,000 per hole skins game on Monday, Nov 27th before the CPGA Pro-Pro Championship at Pinewild Country Club’s par-3 “Azalea” Course featuring 72 PGA Professionals.


Global Golf Sales Closest to the Hole #5:

1 –  Tony Greidanus (17’6”) $100*

2 –  Robbie Failes (19’10”) - $50*

3 –  Jason Rockhold (20’) – Set of Golf Grips

*Checks will be mailed from Global Golf Sales to the winners


Source4 Closest to the Hole #3:

Carolinas PGA Dartboard – Doug Breuer (10’8”)


Wireless Communications Closest to the Hole #8

Motorola Radios – Drew Kiger (7”)


PXG Long Drive Hole #7

$100 – Doug Breuer