2017 Senior PGA Professional Championship
6 Qualifiers from Carolinas to Play
The 29th Senior PGA Professional Championship begins today at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, AZ. Neal Lancaster, PGA (the 2017 Carolinas Senior PGA Professional Champion) qualified for this event back in June along with five other Carolinas PGA Professionals who finished well enough to earn a spot. The complete list of qualifiers includes:
|Neal Lancaster||Smithfield, NC|
|Cory McEwen||Campobello, SC|
|Rick Morton||Jacksonville, NC|
|Michael Hutcheon||High Point, NC|
|Mark Tomedolskey||Yemassee, SC|
|David Thore||Wilmington, NC|
Stay tuned right here on our homepage for live scoring updates throughout the event. Best of luck to all of our players!
Career Corner - September
The calendar tells me that we have hit Fall, which means football season and shorter days. Here in the Carolinas, it also means the beginning of the end of the season for the majority of the facilities in the section. I hope everyone had a successful season, and I want to use this article to discuss the importance of communicating your success stories to your manager, owner, or Board of Directors. Regardless of your role at your facility, there is a need for regular communication of financial information, successes for you and your staff, and upcoming challenges.
The PGA offers tools to help you quantify and communicate your successes by using the Revenue Scorecard and the Golf Operations Executive Summary. Both are simple to use an easily accessible on PGA.org, or simply click the links above (and login with your PGA.org password).
Southeast Regional PGA Jr. League Kicks Off at Kiawah
Congratulations to the 4 teams advancing to the 2017 Southeast Regional PGA Jr. League competition hosted by Kiawah Resort Club! The even takes place September 30-October 1st. The two teams that are advancing from the Carolinas are Par Tee Golf Center coached by Tom Mason in Columbia, South Carolina and Highland Country Club coached by Micah Vugrinec in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Best of luck to all!
Fall Teaching Summit a Success
The 2017 CPGA Fall Teaching Summit Presented by Mizuno and Operation36 (Supported by Orange Whip), which took place Monday, September 25 at Duke University Golf Club went off without a hitch earlier this week. The event, with Open Mic Forum and Welcome Reception on Sunday, brought over 80 guests to Duke where attendees participated in roundtable discussions, technology / product demonstrations, and live coaching sessions.
Special thanks to our hosts at Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club for their hospitality and to all of those who made the trip to join the Carolinas PGA and its Teaching and Coaching Committee for this year's event.
MSR will be posted in the coming days.
Event photos can be found on our Facebook page at this link.
Rescheduled CPGA Professional Championship
*** NEW REGISTRATIONS! ***
The PGA of America has reopened registration for those who can make the new dates of the CPGA Professional Championship. These entries will count toward 2018 PGA Professional Championship qualifying spots and national partner funding. To register, call Terri Leu in the PGA of America Championships Department at 561-624-8487. The deadline is Friday, September 29 at 4:30 PM. No exceptions for late entries will be granted.
Eligibility: Open to Section Class ‘A’ Members, Life Members (Active, Retired, Master Active, and Master Retired), Master Professionals, and Retired Members. However, Retired Members, Life Members Retired, and Life Members Master Retired are not eligible to qualify for the PGA PC.
We need as many Carolinas PGA Members to play as possible. Our field size determines the number of future PGA Professional Championship qualifying spots and national partner dollars we receive compared to the other 40 PGA Sections. So, call up your friends, and get them to register!