2018 Hilton Head Chapter Special Awards
December 6, 2018
The Hilton Head Chapter of the Carolina PGA hosted their 2018 Special Awards ceremony to honor some very deserving Professionals in the area. The 2018 Hilton Head Chapter Golf Professional of the Year was awarded to Dylan Thew, PGA, Head Professional at Kiawah Island Club - Cassique. The 2018 Hilton Head Chapter Teacher of the Year is Jason Baile, PGA, Director of Instruction at Belfair. The 2018 Hilton Head Chapter Assistant Professional of the Year is James Scales, PGA, Assistant Professional at Wexford Golf Club. Congratulations to all winners![Read Full Article]
Carolinas PGA Celebrates 2018 Special Award Winners
November 26, 2018
Greensboro, NC. (November 26, 2018) – The Carolinas PGA is honored to announce the winners of the 2018 Section Special Awards. Distributed annually by the Carolinas PGA, the top ten most deserving Carolinas PGA Professionals are selected by the Special Awards Committee, whose mission is to recognize the best and brightest PGA professionals in North and South Carolina.
The Carolinas PGA is proud to announce the 2018 Golf Professional of the Year, Thomas Dale, PGA. A member of the Section since 1993, Dale has served as Head Professional and now Director of Golf at Linville Golf Club in Linville, North Carolina. Evident from his notable 2015 Bill Strausbaugh Award, Dale encompasses a passion for mentorship. He enjoys passing along the wonderful advice he has received over his 25 years as a PGA Professional, with a focus on high moral character and professionalism. “I prefer to inspire by example and lead a life of honesty and integrity.”[Read Full Article]
Jacobi & Chapman win the 2018 E-Z-GO/AHEAD CPGA Pro-Pro Championship
November 30, 2018
Pinehurst, NC (November 30, 2018) – It has been a chilly few days at the 2018 E-Z-GO / AHEAD Carolinas PGA Pro-Pro Championship, but full of great play and fun events! This year’s Championship was host to 296 players (133 teams) and took place at Dormie Club, Mid South Club & Pinehurst No. 8. The players competed in some great team formats on each course: Dormie Club – Four-Ball, Mid South Club – Captain’s Choice, Pinehurst No. 8 – Modified Alternate Shot.
After a lot of close competition, Nick Jacobi & Charles Chapman were crowned our 2018 Pro-Pro Champions! The team finished at 21-under par for the 54-hole event.[Read Full Article]
PGA HOPE Charleston at Wescott GC wins the Inaugural PGA REACH Carolinas HOPE Cup!
Veterans Day - November 12, 2018
Pinehurst, NC - November 12 - On this year's observed Veterans Day, PGA REACH Carolinas hosted the Inaugural PGA REACH Carolinas HOPE Cup at Pinehurst Resort. PGA HOPE Charleston at Wescott Golf Club took home the winning title and will advance to the national PGA Secretary’s Cup during the week of the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, outside of New York City. Congratulations to Lead PGA Professional, Perry Green, and his team of Bill Burge, Jesse Duff, Fred Gutierrez & Doug Robertson![Read Full Article]
102nd PGA Annual Meeting
Palm Springs, CA - Last week, Carolinas PGA Leadership traveled across the country to attend the 102nd PGA Annual Meeting. Many impactful initiatives were discussed among all 41 Sections' delegates including governance adjustments, the PGA's new contract with ESPN & CBS, and new approaches to teaching and developing golfers. Professionals gathered to honor the 2018 National Award winners, recognize Paul Levy's dedication as President to our Association over the past two years, and ended the week with inducting the PGA's first female President and electing a new PGA Secretary.[Read Full Article]
PGA HOPE Carolinas
Training Session at Duke University Golf Club
Durham, NC – Local men and women PGA Professionals met at Duke University Golf Club to attend a PGA HOPE training session on November 5. PGA Master Professional and National HOPE Instructor Trainer, Judy Alvarez delivered education to twenty-eight Carolinas PGA Professionals that included both indoor and outdoor sessions. The education began with an introduction to the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) initiative and covered topics such as: Role of the PGA Professional, Defining Disability/Handicaps, Sensitivity Training, Available Adaptive Equipment, Methods of Modified Swings, and concluded with an outdoor hands-on module. “It’s not your side of the ball that matters, it’s theirs,” reminded Alvarez.[Read Full Article]