PGA National Day of HOPE
It is official that on Saturday, November 11th - Veterans Day - will serve as our inaugural PGA National Day of HOPE. PGA National Day of HOPE has two goals: Celebrate our nation’s heroes who protect our freedom; and raise awareness and support for the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program, so that it can continue to grow. Please take a moment to watch our Hero video, featuring PGA REACH Trustee, Jack Nicklaus, which highlights the positive impact that PGA HOPE Programming has on our Nation's Veterans. For more information, visit carolinas.pga.com/pga-hope.
Thank You and Farewell
A message from Liz Muroski
It is bittersweet that I announced my departure from the Carolinas PGA as Media and Promotions Director. My time with the PGA has been wonderful and I've made many amazing connections that I know will last a lifetime. However, the time has come for me to embark on a new journey.
It was truly a pleasure being able to help grow the Section in the capacity that I did since my arrival but, it's been even more of a pleasure being able to work alongside such a wonderful staff, membership, board of directors, and array of partners.
Best of luck to you all! Keep golfing and taking advantage of all the amazing resources available to you through your Section - BIG WEEK IS COMING and, boy oh boy, are there some good surprises coming your way.
It was an honor serving you!
Carolinas PGA Well Represented at 101st PGA Annual Meeting in Austin
President John Marino, Vice President Paige Cribb and Secretary Bob Byrnes joined Executive Director Jeff Abbot at the 101st PGA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas last week. Delegates were treated to a first class meeting as the Southern Texas PGA rolled out the red carpet for all attendees. In addition to attending the PGA National Awards and PGA Hall of Fame Dinners, the delegates were treated to a fireside chat with former Texas Ryder Cup Captains Lee Trevino, Lanny Wadkins, Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw and Hal Sutton – as well as current 2018 Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk. During the formal session, Resolutions 1 & 2 passed, but Resolutions 3,4 and 5 were defeated. Other Carolinas PGA members in attendance included National Education Committee Chair Ed Ibarguen, Former District 10 Director Rick Murphy, National Junior Golf Committee Member Del Ratcliffe, 2015 Deacon Palmer Award Winner Brad Clayton and CPGA Member Keith Bach.
PGA REACH Carolinas Receives Gracious Gift from Carolinas PGA Assistants Association
We're thrilled to announce that the Carolinas PGA Assistants Association has donated $2,500.00 to the Carolinas PGA REACH Foundation! Each year, the CPGAAA comes together to decide as a collective entity which cause they would like to show their support for. This year, with the Carolinas PGA REACH Foundation back on the radar, the Assistants Association was excited and honored to support the Foundation with a generous donation of funds acquired from its 2016/17 registration fees. Furthermore, the CPGAAA has announced that they plan to donate to the Carolinas PGA REACH Foundation each year from here on out!
We want to thank the Carolinas PGA Assistants for their support! It's generous acts like this that allow us to share the game we all know and love with those who will continue to keep it alive and thriving for many years to come.
If you're interested in learning more about how you or your organization can help our foundation, see here.
New Discounts Announced on PGA Championship Apparel!
Up to 90% off!