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May & Cordes Win Weather-Shortened CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship

The team of Joe May, PGA, and Anthony Cordes scorched the course with a first round 10-under (62) to lead the field of 77 teams at the 2016 Carolinas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship Presented by Ping, Greg Norman Collection, Yamaha Golf Cars, and Four County Electric Membership Corporation held at River Landing CC in Wallace, NC.  Unfortunately, the tournament was not able to overcome three suspensions due to lightning in the area during the second and final round.

During the first round, May, the PGA Head Professional at Hillandale Golf Course in Durham, NC, and his partner, Cordes, a PGA Apprentice Assistant Professional at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, combined for 10 birdies and no bogeys.  Starting on the back nine to begin their round, it was May who got the ball rolling with birdies on 12, 13, and 16.  An inspired Cordes then drained birdies on 17, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and capped it with another birdie on their final hole, number 9.

 

Close behind, the team of Chris Haarlow, the PGA Director / Instructor at Precision Golf School, and Drew Younts, a PGA Apprentice Teaching Professional also at Precision Golf School, went 31-33 for an 8-under round of 64, just two strokes back of the leaders.  Haarlow and Younts combined for 7 birdies and an eagle.

 

 

 

CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship


 

We're at River Landing Country Club this week for this year's CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship! Tune into on-course scoring with our live leaderboard. Thank you to all of those who are joining us this week in Wallace, NC!

 

THE 92ND CAROLINAS OPEN IS ALMOST HERE!

92nd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T

Bryan Park Golf Course (Champions Course) - Greensboro, NC

Tuesday - Thursday, August 2-4


The oldest professional golf tournament in the Carolinas – The 92nd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T – is right around the corner and our deadline is nearing!

Tournament information & registration

The Champions Course at Bryan Park opened in 1990 and has proven to be a Rees Jones Masterpiece of design.  Seven holes border scenic Lake Townsend.  Ranked in 1990 as the runner up best new public course in the country by Golf Digest, the course has since been ranked nationally each year by major golf publications.  The course also hosted the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in 2010.

Bryan Park is in great shape.  We hope to see you in Greensboro!

 

2015 Champion Jerry Haas, PGA

 

Local golfers among qualifiers at Landfall's Drive, Chip and Putt competition

{Story via Port City Daily}

More than 200 young golfers made their way to the Nicklaus Course at Country Club of Landfall (CCL) in Wilmington on Thursday to compete in the Carolinas PGA sectional Drive, Chip & Putt qualifier. The event was one of 12 local contests being held across the Carolinas this summer for boys and girls ages 7-15. The top three finishers from the four different age groups punched a ticket to the sub-regional round at Fort Jackson Golf Club in Fort Jackson, South Carolina on Saturday, August 27. 
 

FULL STORY VIA PORT CITY DAILY

 

 

Photos courtesy- Country Club of Landfall.

 

 

New Phone System



Over the next two weeks, the section office will be converting to a new phone system, Ring Central, which is more cost effective and also links directly to PGA headquarters staff.  Please bear with us during this process as some staff extensions may be down briefly during the transition.  If you cannot contact a staff member via phone, please try to e-mail the staff member and we will respond as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your patience and understanding!
 

 

Happy 4th of July!

Wishing you all a Happy 4th of July from the Carolinas PGA Section! HQ will be closed for the holiday on Monday and will reopen at 8AM Tuesday, July 5. We hope everyone enjoys their long weekend on the golf course!

 

 

Knaffle & Gordon Win CPGA Junior Championship


Smith Knaffle of Murrels Inlet, SC and Zack Gordon of Gaffney, SC won Overall Girls and Boys divisions respectively at the 2016 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship Presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks at The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.


>>> Recap & Results

 

Carolinas Section Members to Compete Nationally



The 49th PGA Professional Championship will begin on Sunday, June 26.  Eleven of our Members will represent the Carolinas in a field of 312 of the top playing PGA Professionals from across the country.  The top 20 finishers will qualify for the 2016 PGA Championship to be held at Baltusrol GC in Springfield, NJ on July 28-31.  We wish the following individuals the best of luck in New York.  Have fun, boys!
 

Julian Bland

The Cliffs at Keowee Falls

 

Kelly Mitchum

Pinehurst Resort & CC

Greg Boyette

Bulls Bay GC

 

John Thompson

Carolina Lakes GC

Todd Camplin

Beacon Ridge G&CC

 

Mark Tomedolskey

Cherokee Plantation

Zac Collins

North Ridge CC

 

Ryan Tyndall

The Reserve GC

Charles Frost

Old Town Club

 

Gus Ulrich

Pinewild CC of Pinehurst

Luke Lovell

The Carolina CC

     


Visit www.pga.com/professionalchampionship for coverage.

 

 

Thank You Global Golf Sales!

We want to send a special thank you to Global Golf Sales for their support of our 2016 Area Meetings and Golf Challenges.  
We congratulate all of our Area Challenge champions (below) who will advance with their Area Directors to the Carolinas PGA
Area Challenge Championship on Monday, October 10 at the Greensboro CC – Carlson Farm Course. 


Area Challenge Champions

Area I:  Chris Sitko & Parker Reeves

Area II:  Lee Duncan & Rohan Allwood

Area III:  Chase Goodwin & Joe Wohlscheid

Area IV:  Sean Branagan & Brad Luebchow

Area V:  Jeff Cowell & Rodney Russell

Area VI:  Tim Straub & Blair Smith

Area VII:  Derek Watson & Stuart Clark

Area VIII:  Briana Sweeny & Jeff Hale

Area IX:  Kevin Nagy & Derek Andersen

Area X:  Mike Cato & John Trujillo

 

Each winning teammate earns a spot in the new and improved Global Golf Sales Par-3 Challenge – a $10,000 skins
game on Monday, Nov. 28 before the CPGA Pro-Pro Championship on
Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst’s par-3 Azalea Course
72 Section Professionals will earn spots via the following points opportunities.  We encourage you to earn as many points as you can. 
The Global Golf Sales Par-3 Cup should be a fun new event!


Qualifying Points:

100 - Primary contact for one PGA Junior League Golf team
150 - Primary contact for 3 or more PGA Junior League Golf teams
100 - Attend Section Annual Meeting
75 - Attend Section Merchandise Show
75 - Attend Area Meeting (can be up to 10)
75 - Volunteer for Section at Drive Chip & Putt, as a rules official, at Wyndham Championship Pro-Ams, etc.
50 - Tournament Participation (1 max) - Section Professional Championship, Senior Prof. Champ., Assistant Prof. Champ.,
NC Open, SC Open, Carolinas Open, Pro-Assistant, & Pro-Official

100 - Serving on a Section Committee
150 - Serving on the Section Board of Directors


Global Golf Sales Par-3 Challenge Info & Points Standings

 
 
 
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