IMPORTANT UPDATE from your Officers, Board, and CPGA Staff – 05/05/2020

Good afternoon Carolinas PGA Professionals & Associates:

I hope this message finds everyone doing well as we progress through these unprecedented times. The Officers, Board, and Section Staff come to you today with some important updates.

The Carolinas PGA has extended the postponement of all events and activities through Wednesday, May 27. This includes all section-run tournaments, chapter events, PATs, and sanctioned pro-ams.

As you are hopefully aware, Back2Golf was released last week by the PGA of America and Allied Golf Organizations to guide golf facilities in staying compliant as America begins to re-open golf.  Our Board of Directors is using this resource with applicable state ordinances to guide our re-opening decisions in the Carolinas.

We encourage you to review the Back2Golf Guidelines and the Back2Golf Playbook to prepare your facilities for the upcoming transitions. Both NC and SC are currently in Phase One of the Back2Golf guidelines, and we will offer additional guidance with new state developments.  The document is “live” and will be updated on

The Section is working closely with the allied golf associations to determine additional guidance as it relates to single rider golf carts. We hope to offer new guidance as certain applicable business restrictions are lifted in each state.

Please note that more restrictive county or city guidelines will supersede any section guidance. We appreciate all of our PGA members’ hard work to keep your facilities safely open. Please continue to let golfer and staff safety serve as your guide.

Our Officers are in conversations daily and the Board is conducting a conference call every two weeks, so please be assured that we have you, our PGA Member, as our top priority. We are here to support you in any way possible so please do not hesitate to reach out if we can be of assistance.


Bob Byrnes, PGA
Carolinas PGA, President
Hope Valley CC, Head Professional
919-943-3667 (cell)