Groomes & Piccirillo Capture Area I Challenge Title

Sutton Leads Dynamic Discussion on Player Development

On Tuesday, May 30 at Burlingame CC Professionals gathered for the 2017 Carolinas PGA Global Golf Sales Area I Meeting and Golf Challenge Presented by Bionic Glove, PGA Tour & Source4.  The team of Rion Groomes & Dominic Piccirillo of Keowee Key Golf & CC won after a three team chip off to capture the Area Challenge Championship.


Area I Professionals gathered for fellowship and education, highlighted by an engaging player development presentation by CPGA Teaching & Coaching Committee Member & Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Jason Sutton, PGA from Carmel CC in Charlotte.   A special thank you to Area I Director Brett Miller for administering the meeting.  Miller was also re-elected by acclamation for an additional two year term as Area I Director.  The Section would also like to thank Burlingame CC Director of Golf John Carter and his staff for hosting the event.


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)

Source4: Mike Bosche (  ~ 314.575.9492) 


Global Golf Sales Area Golf Challenge Presented by Bionic, Source4 & PGA Tour - Final Results

Piccirillo/Groomes          19 pts**

Poole/Sullivan                  19 pts

Reeves/Sitko                     19 pts

Pavia/Peeples                  18 pts

McEwen/Wyatt                                17 pts

Hartle/Hodge                    15 pts

Dacus/Pius                         12 pts


** Dominic Piccirillo and Rion Groomes won via a chipoff playoff and will advance with their Area Director (Brett Miller) to the Carolinas PGA Area Challenge Section Championship on Monday, October 9th, at the Greensboro CC – Farm Course.  Piccirillo and Groomes 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 #17:

1 –  Chris Hodge (12’7”) $100*

2 –  Michael Pius (14’1”) - $50*

3 –  Alan Dacus (15’2”) – Set of Golf Grips

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


Source4 Closest to the Hole (#12):

Carolinas PGA Dartboard – Cory McEwen