Skirpstas Takes Win at National Car Rental CPGA Assistant Championship
Presented by Srixon/Cleveland/XXIO
PGA Apprentice Peter Skirpstas of Jacksonville Country Club is the champion of the National Car Rental Carolinas Assistant PGA Professional Championship presented by Srixon/Cleveland/XXIO conducted at Prestonwood Country Club located in Cary, NC.
Skirpstas, the low professional at the Carolinas PGA’s 2017 North and South Carolina Opens began his second round two strokes behind the leader, Ray Franz of Daniel Island Club (-4). Both players began their rounds on the hardest starting hole of the PGA Champions Tour, the Highlands Course’s number one hole. The weather conditions did not make it any easier. However, up to 10 mph winds and constant drizzle did not stop Skirpstas from firing 33-34= 67 (-5) and winning the event with a cumulative score of 137 (-7). Franz finished with a day two score of 35-35=70 (-2) and a total 138 (-6).
Skirpstas and four other Carolinas PGA Professionals qualified for the 41st National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship to take place November 9-12 at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL. Those advancing along with the champion include: Ray Franz of Daniel Island Club (-6), Aaron Black of Edgewater Golf Club (-2), Savio Nazareth of Starmount Forest Country Club (-1), and Tommy Gibson of Old Town Club (E).
In addition to the five players with secured positions, four alternates for the national competition were determined.
Myrtle Beach area pros playing golf marathon for U.S. military patriots
Story via MyrtleBeachOnline.com
For the fourth consecutive year, a group of Grand Strand club professionals and a few others in the golf business collectively known as the Myrtle Beach PGA Patriots will participate in a fundraising golf marathon for Patriot Golf Day.
At least 18 participants who are mostly area pros will attempt to play 100 holes of golf on Sunday, Sept. 3 at Rivers Edge Golf Club in Shallotte, N.C., and they are accepting donations for the Folds of Honor Foundation, which awards scholarships to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or injured during military service.
The effort was started by East Coast Golf Management pros and is spearheaded by Crow Creek Golf Club head pro Jimmy Biggs.
The contributions and number of participating pros is increasing.This year it includes: Biggs, Benson, Matt Biddington of Legends, Jay Smith of Prestwick, Brad Crumling of Founders Group, Jeff Diehl of Club Car, radio personality Brian Stefan of The Golf Monger with iNet golf, Wil Weldon, Chad Wiebelhaus of Thistle, Sebastian Beecroft of Rivers Edge, Mike Binder of Ahead headwear, Mike Buccerone of East Coast, Paige Cribb with the Carolinas PGA, Crow Creek and The Pearl teaching pro Jeff Davis, Mike DeLuca of Wachesaw East, Trey Ernstes of Brick Landing, Craig Kenley of Azalea Sands and Eric Morgan of Lockwood Folly.
In addition to straight donations, pros can be sponsored per hole, per birdie, etc., through the website address http://bit.ly/2w4eesk.
The golf marathon has raised nearly $90,000 in the past three years, including $40,000 last year. Donations have already reached $60,000 for this year’s event. The group has a goal of $70,000 for Folds of Honor this year.
Best of luck to you, pros!
Are You Patriot Golf Day Ready?
Patriot Golf Day asks golfers every Labor Day weekend to add an extra dollar to their greens fees in order to help fund Folds of Honor Scholarships. If you’re participating in America’s Largest Nationwide Golf Fundraiser Patriot Golf Day, please send photos and donation totals after your events take place to Liz Muroski, CPGA Media and Promotions Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t yet done so, you can register your fundraiser at the link below, locate a participating course and join their efforts, or dedicate your game by creating an online fundraising page. Whatever you decide, it will change lives!
CPGA Pro, Savio Nazareth, Participates in the 99th PGA Championship
Savio Nazareth, 2016 Carolinas PGA Section Professional Champion and Co-Carolinas PGA Bob Boyd Player of the Year presented by OMEGA is a playing marker in the first group today at the 99th PGA Championship. He is currently playing alongside Charles Howell III. They teed off at 8:05 this morning. Stay tuned on our social media channels for updates! Best of luck to you, Savio!
99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club
August 7-13, 2017
The 99th PGA Championship kicked off Monday, August 7 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC. Our team is covering the event live throughout the entire week. Tune into the action on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels so you don't miss a thing! @CarolinasPGA #PGAChamp
For more information about the event, please visit: www.pga.com/events/pgachampionship