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