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PGA Professional Team Wins 23rd Tar Heel Cup

Two teams of the best playing amateurs and PGA Professionals from the state of North Carolina met for the 23rd time in a friendly team match play event called the Tar Heel Cup.  River Landing Country Club located in Wallace, NC hosted this event for the third time on its River Course.  For the first time since 2009, the PGA Professional team won the cup from the Amateurs with a total score of 9½ to 2½.

 

The PGA Professional team won each of the first day's four-ball matches where the better score of two partners for each hole counted.  Each match was worth one point.

 

  • Scooter Buhrman of Gates Four G&CC / Savio Nazareth of Starmount Forest CC won 3 & 2 over Josh Nichols (a) of High Point CC / David Sargent (a) Carolinas eClub Charlotte
  • Chris Haarlow of Precision Golf School / Michael Hutcheon, a PGA Life Member, won 4 & 3 over Uly Grisette (a) of Forsyth CC / Lionell Sutton (a) of Walnut Creek CC
  • Larry George of River Landing CC / Cory Schneider of Pointe Lake & GC won 4 & 2 over David Gies (a) of Quail Hollow Club / Dustin Moore (a) of Alamance CC
  • Nick Jacobi of Monroe CC / Matt Vick of Pinehurst CC No. 9 won 1 Up over Scott Harvey (a) of Sedgefield CC / Paul Tucker (a) of The Club at Longview

 

Day two featured singles matches.

 

  • Cory Schneider of The Pointe Lake & GC won 2 & 1 over Uly Grisette (a) of Forsyth CC
  • Savio Nazareth of Starmount Forest CC and Scott Harvey (a) of Sedgefield CC halved their match
  • Chris Haarlow of Precision Golf School and David Gies (a) of Quail Hollow Club halved their match
  • Larry George of River Landing CC won 2 & 1 over David Sargent (a) of Carolinas eClub Charlotte
  • Scooter Buhrman of Gates Four G&CC and Lionell Sutton (a) of Walnut Creek CC halved their match
  • Josh Nichols (a) of High Point CC won 1 Up over Nick Jacobi of Monroe CC
  • Matt Vick of Pinehurst CC No. 9 won 1 Up over Dustin Moore (a) of Alamance CC
  • Michael Hutcheon, a PGA Life Member, won 1 Up over Paul Tucker (a) of The Club at Longview

 

Complete results are available online.
 

The first team with 6½ points wins the Tar Heel Cup.  The PGA Professionals now hold an all-time lead of 14-6-3.
 

Both the Carolinas PGA and the Carolinas Golf Association extend their sincere thanks to the members and staff of River Landing for their incredible hospitality.

 

 

Junior Golfer Places at DCP National Finals



We're so excited to see one of our DCPers place at the Drive Chip and Putt National Finals held at Augusta this past weekend.

Clinton Daly of Charlotte, NC took second place in the boys 12-13 age group Driving a 6, Chipping a 9 and Putting a 9 to a total score of 24. His victory at the regional and subregional levels in 2016 afforded him the opportunity to participate in the national finals championship the Saturday before the Masters. Way to go, Clinton and congratulations on your win! 
 

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2017 Area Meeting Schedule

Our 2017 Area Meeting Schedule is Now Available! Info: www.carolinas.pga.com/education
 

 

George Wins Head Professional Championship

Blackburn Qualifies for RBC Heritage

Larry George, the PGA Head Professional at River Landing CC in Wallace, NC, earned an overtime victory at the Carolinas PGA Head Professional Championship held at Wexford Golf Club.  He finished tied with Brooks Blackburn, the PGA Head Professional at Palmetto GC in Aiken, SC, at 145 (+6) on the difficult layout.
 
The playoff went to the challenging par-4 #18.  Brooks pushed his drive into the salt marsh running down the right side of the hole and was forced to take relief with a penalty stroke.  To compound matters, he then played his third stroke into the greenside bunker where his ball buried on the flashed face.  Larry calmly found the fairway and the left edge of the putting green.  Not feeling much pressure, Larry left his first putt short and missed his second attempt.  His one-foot putt for a bogey 5 was enough to beat Brooks' 6 by one stroke.
 
Despite not winning the championship playoff, Brooks still has plenty to celebrate.  With his first round score, Brooks won the Section’s 18-hole PGA Member qualifier for the 2017 PGA Tour RBC Heritage taking place at Sea Pines Resort's Harbour Town Golf Links from April 13-16.  The CPGA wishes Brooks the best of luck.
 
The tournament had four supporting partners:  The PGA Tour, BirdieBox, Sun Mountain, and Evolve Golf.  BirdieBox presented each participant a collection of lifestyle and technology gifts.  Sun Mountain passed out performance pullovers.  Evolve Golf conducted a Total Driving contest averaging contestants’ ranks on distance and accuracy.  We sincerely thank each company for its support.


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L-R:  Sun Mountain Representative J.D. Mann,
Champion Larry George, PGA,
CPGA Asst. Executive Director Cory Armstrong

 

     

 

 

State Open Registration Now Available!

 

66th South Carolina Open Presented by Yamaha Golf Cars

Dataw Island Club’s Cotton Dike Course – Beaufort, SC - www.Dataw.org

Monday – Wednesday, May 22-24

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Deadline:  May 11 at 5:00 PM


53rd SignArt North Carolina Open Presented by Mobipaid

The Club at Irish Creek – Kannapolis, NC – www.LiveAtIrishCreek.com

Tuesday – Thursday, June 6-9

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Deadline:  May 25 at 5:00 PM


93rd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T

Bryan Park Golf & Conference Center’s Champions Course – Greensboro, NC – www.BryanPark.com

Tuesday – Thursday, August 1-3

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Deadline:  July 20 at 5:00 PM

 

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5 CPGA Pros Make Golf Magazine's List of Top 100 Teachers in America


We're thrilled to share that five Carolinas PGA Professionals made the list of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America, one of the most coveted titles in instruction. Join us in congratulating these pros on their much-deserved honors!

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#BigWeek17 Photos and Videos Now Available!

Big Week 2017 photos and other media materials are now available for viewing at www.carolinas.pga.com/merchandiseshow. Photo albums may also be found on our Facebook page and various videos can be viewed on the Carolinas PGA Section YouTube channel. Feel free to tag yourselves! Please note: The Lou Holtz video will not be posted in its entirety due to copyrights. The website will continue to be updated this week and next as the team continues to catch up from Big Week. Keep a close eye on your email for additional updates from Section Staff. Thank you all again for making #BigWeek17 our best show yet! Please contact Liz (lmuroski@pgahq.com) with any media-related questions.

 

 
 
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