Abrams & Skirpstas Win E-Z-GO / AHEAD CPGA Pro-Pro Championship
Pres. by Global Golf Sales, Stitch Golf, & Tifosi Optics
L-R: E-Z-GO rep Joe Angelino, AHEAD rep Mike Binder,
Champions Holden Abrams & Peter Skirpstas, & AHEAD rep Darin Little
Holden Abrams, PGA, and Peter Skirpstas of Jacksonville Country Club in Jacksonville, NC earned victory in the 2017 E-Z-GO / AHEAD Carolinas PGA Pro-Pro Championship Presented by Global Golf Sales, Tifosi Optics, & Stitch Golf held in historic Pinehurst, NC.
Abrams, the club's PGA Head Professional, and Skirpstas, an Apprentice PGA Assistant Professional, posted impressive rounds of 67-60-60 = 187 (-28) to win by two strokes over the team of Gus Ulrich, PGA, from Pinewild CC of Pinehurst and Kelly Mitchum, PGA, from Pinehurst Resort & CC, who carded rounds of 65-59-65 = 189 (-26).
PGA Jr. League National Championship Recap
2018 PGA Jr. League Captain Registration Opens November 27th
The 6th PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental showcased some amazing golf, as Georgia (Duluth) took an early 3 ½ to ½ lead through the first three holes and then held on tight, as New Jersey (Hillsborough) rallied back into serious contention.
This is the second title for a Georgia-based team (Atlanta in 2013).
With the final group watching from the tee on the ninth and final hole played (par 5, 465-yard Hole No. 18), the Georgia team of William Love, 14; Harris Barth, 13; and Strug’s nephew Lucas Jinglov, 13, earned a conceded birdie to seal a half-point, and clinch the match. Moments later, their Georgia teammates rushed the green, realizing they had secured a hard-fought national title.
“It was really fun,” said Jinglov. “The way we’ve been treated and everything that’s been done for us... It’s been a great experience overall.”
The Georgia team was on the green in two, before Barth and Love both missed their eagle putt, leaving a short putt for the Championship. Showing tremendous sportsmanship, the New Jersey team of Katie Li, 12; Megan Meng, 11; and Adrian Jordan, 11, conceded the match.
“It means a lot to the team,” said Team Georgia Captain Patrick McCrary, a PGA Professional at TPC Sugarloaf near Atlanta. “They worked hard to get here, and it’s been a long road. We couldn’t be more happy for these kids.”
Career Corner - November
With PGA Employment Consultant, Michael Mueller
I am writing this month’s article from the clubhouse of the Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, where I have been meeting with PGA Members to discuss their career goals and assist them in developing a plan to achieve them. On my next “Career Road Show”, I’ll be in Asheville, NC (December 12), Columbia, SC (December 13), Charlotte, NC (December 14), and Greensboro, NC (December 15). Locations for each are being determined, but if you would like to meet with me while I am in your area, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be in other areas in the Carolinas in January and will also be available at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando and the CPGA Big Week in February.
This month’s newsletter is the final article in a three part series intended to help you measure your value to your employer, quantify your value , and finally, to use this information to increase your income. If you missed either of the last two months newsletters, you can access them HERE and HERE.
Five Professionals Representing Carolinas at the 41st National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship
The 41st National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship took place on the Wannamaker Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Five professionals represented the Carolinas, including CPGA Assistant Professional Champion Peter Skirpstas of Jacksonville CC, Aaron Black of Edgewater Golf Club, Ray Franz, PGA of Daniel Island Club, Tommy Gibson, PGA of Old Town Club, and Thomas Redding of Quail Hollow Club. Congrats to Tommy Gibson, who was our highest finisher at T17.
>>> Final results
OMEGA CPGA Match Play
Field No Match for Tyndall
Ryan Tyndall, PGA, is the 2017 OMEGA CPGA Match Play Champion. He dominated the competition, winnig 4 & 3 three times and 3 & 2 in the championship match. Sixteen of the top playing PGA Professionals in North and South Carolina qualified for this championship through their play at CPGA major championships in 2017. At each event, they gained points that went toward the Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year List Presented by OMEGA.