Carolinas PGA Intern Heads to South Florida PGA Section
It's bittersweet that we announce the departure of Carolinas PGA Tournament Intern, Michelle Goda. Goda, an aspiring PGA Professional with a Bachelors of Business Administration from the PGA Golf Management Program at Eastern Kentucky University, first joined the Section 9 months ago and has assisted the tournament team with an array of events and initiatives throughout the year. Additionally, Michelle always lent a hand to other staff members in need throughout the office whenever she could and with a big ol' smile on her face.
It has been a true pleasure having her as part of the team the past several months and she will be missed by all as she embarks on her new adventure to the South Florida PGA Section as Foundation Coordinator. Thursday, October 26, 2017 will be her final day here at CPGA HQ. If you wish to keep in touch, you can connect with Michelle on LinkedIn!
While it will be hard to see her go, we are wishing her the absolute best of luck in her new endeavors down south. Go get 'em, Goda!
Career Corner - October
With PGA Employment Consultant, Michael Mueller
I am writing this month’s article from the CPGA Championship outside Charlotte, and it is always great to see the CPGA community get together for a few days of fun and fellowship. With that in mind, I hope that you have marked your calendars for the Pro –Pro Championship in Pinehurst at the end of November and CPGA Big Week in February.
In last month’s Career Corner article I wrote about the tools available to you to help quantify and communicate your success stories to your current employer, owner, or Board of Directors. This month, I want to talk about using that information to impress your next employer, and you will do that by updating your resume to more accurately tell your story.
Frost Crowned Carolinas PGA Professional Champion
(Mooresville, NC) – Charles Frost, PGA Head Professional at Old Town Club in Winson Salem, NC has won the 2017 Carolinas PGA Professional Championship. The tournament, hosted by Trump National Golf Club of Charlotte, concluded this afternoon after 54 holes of play began on Tuesday. Frost emerged as the victor after posting rounds of 69, 74 and 70 for a 3-under par total of 213 on the 7,183-yard par 72 Trump National.
With Frost’s victory comes a $9,000 first-place check and two added perks. He earns a spot in the 50th PGA Professional Championship to be held June 17-20, 2018 at Bayonet Black Horse in Seaside, CA. That championship field includes 312 of the best PGA Professional players across the country who will be attempting to finish in the top 20 and earn a bid to the 100th PGA Championship in 2018 at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. Additionally Frost, as CPGA Professional Champion, will get his choice of an exemption into the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo or Wyndham Championship. Interestingly, it is very likely that whichever of those he does not choose, he will get into anyway as the 2017 Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year, as he currently leads the points standings. The Player of the Year receives the other PGA Tour exemption, so if Frost wins that award, he would play in both the Wells Fargo & Wyndham Championship.
Along with Frost, eight other Carolinas PGA Professionals qualified for the 50th PGA Professional Championship, as the Carolinas Section received nine total qualifying spots into the field. The nine total professionals are:
· Charles Frost, PGA
· Matt Bova, PGA
· Neal Lancaster, PGA
· Matt Vick, PGA
· Josh Webb, PGA
· Scooter Buhrman, PGA
· Chris Haarlow, PGA
· Steve Isley, PGA
· Andrew Bateman, PGA
PGA Professional Championship Kicks Off in Charlotte
Presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz, & Omega
The Carolinas PGA Professional Championship [Presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz, and Omega] kicks off today at Trump National Golf Club in Charlotte, NC with a field of over 100 competitors. The event, originally scheduled to take place in mid-September at Sea Pines Resort, was forced to be rescheduled following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Trump National GC - Charlotte was kind enough to open their doors on short notice and host the Section's most prestigious tournament.
Stay tuned right here and on our social media channels for updates as they happen. Best of luck to all of our players who are competing this week!
FCA Golf 3rd Annual PGA Professional Marriage Weekend
The 3rd Annual “PGA Professional Marriage Weekend”, is scheduled for Friday, November 3-5, 2017. This is a small gathering, with room for only six (6) couples. Participants will be staying at the former Lake Hartwell home of University of Miami Head Football Coach, Mark Richt, where each couple will have their own Master Bedroom Suite. Onsite there will be a “home hostess” who will provide homemade meals throughout the weekend as well as ALL day snacks and drinks. This is a perfect opportunity for PGA Professionals to make an impactful investment in their marriage. This is “first come, first serve” so don’t delay in signing up if you would like to reserve your spot.
What: PGA Professional Marriage Weekend
When: November 3-5, 2017 (Friday check in 4:00pm-6:00pm, Sunday check out 11:30am)
Where: 2288 Lightwood Rd. Hartwell, Georgia
Cost: $150 per couple (Includes two nights, all meals and snacks
Please contact Bill Dando to sign up!
FCA Golf- Northeast Georgia
AREA V DOMINATES TO CAPTURE CPGA GLOBAL GOLF SALES AREA CHALLENGE TITLE
Scooter Buhrman, Brock White & Matt Vick Shoot a Spectacular 53 Point Total!
It was a great day at Greensboro Country Club – Irving Park as ten area teams competed for the 2017 Carolinas PGA Global Golf Sales Area Meeting and Golf Challenge Presented by Bionic Glove, Haas Jordan, Maui Jim, Source4 and Sterling Cut Glass. The Area V team of Scooter Buhrman (Gates Four G&CC), Matt Vick (Pinehurst CC No. 7) and Area Director Brock White (Methodist Univ. PGM) carded an impressive score of 53 points in this modified stableford scoring event to capture the title.
Area champions and board members gathered for a fun day of golf and fellowship, with an outstanding tee gift package compliments of our event partners. A special thank you to GCC PGA Professionals Bud Taylor, Brandon Nowak and Evan Moser for hosting this prestigious event.
We could not conduct our area meetings without the support of our partners and hosts. Thank you to:
Global Golf Sales: Jim Hollis
Bionic Glove: Bill Shake and David Alan Day
Haas Jordan: Dave Sherrow
Maui Jim: Jay Johnson
Source4: Mike Bosche
Sterling Cut Glass: Dave Wormwood
PGA Host Professional: Director of Golf – Bud Taylor, PGA
4 CPGA Professionals Qualify for 2018 Sr. PGA Professional Championship
We're excited to share that four Carolinas PGA members have qualified for the 79th KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, May 22-27, 2018 at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Michigan due to their recent top-35 finish at the Senior PGA Professional Championship. These professionals include: Neal Lancaster, Rick Morton, Gus Ulrich, and Joe Daley. What an awesome accomplishment! Congratulations to all!
Club Car / National Car Rental CPGA Pro-Official Results
(Linville, NC) - The team of Jason Gentel and Mike Crawford of Winding Creek Golf Course in Thomasville, NC won the 2017 Club Car / National Car Rental Carolinas PGA Pro-Official Championship Presented by Stitch Golf.
(L-R) Club Car Representative Danny Lasure
with Champions Jason Gentel & Mike Crawford (a)
2017 PGA Junior League Southeast Regional
The 2017 PGA Jr. League Southeast Regional event at Kiawah last week was a great success. Two teams from the Carolinas (Par Tee Golf Course and Highland Country Club), one team from Georgia (TPC Sugarloaf), and one team from Florida (Grand Cypress) competed for the chance to move on to Nationals at Grayhawk Golf Club in Arizona in November. Coming out on top was Team TPC Sugarloaf from Georgia. Congrats to everyone who competed and good luck to Georgia in the next round!
For more information on PGA Junior League, a pillar of PGA REACH Carolinas, contact Carolinas PGA Works Assistant, Jessica Asbury at email@example.com or follow along with PGA REACH Carolinas on Facebook and Instagram (@reachcarolinas)
Heidi Wright-Tennyson, PGA Elected as Area III Director
The votes are in and we would like to congratulate Heidi Wright-Tennyson, PGA of Moss Creek Golf Club who was elected as the Area III Director. The Area had three outstanding candidates, and we would like to thank Andrew Itterly, PGA and Ben Smith, PGA for their willingness and desire to serve. Heidi will be sworn in at the 2018 PGA Annual Meeting on Monday, February 19th in Greensboro. The Section would also like to thank current Area III Director Josh Wagaman, as his four years are coming to a close. If you have any questions or would like to contact Heidi, her contact information is listed below:
Heidi Wright-Tennyson, PGA
Director of Golf
Moss Creek Golf Club
Hilton Head, SC