HUNTER & KLASING TAKE PRO-OFFICIAL (Bluffton, SC) – The team of Scott Hunter, PGA Head Professional and Paul Klasing, Board Member at Wexford Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina are the 2019 Club Car Carolinas PGA Pro-Official Champions! The Championship took place at the beautiful East Course of Belfair, host of this year’s PGA Professional Championship back in April. The format of the event consisted of a Carolinas PGA Professional teaming up with an official (Board Member, General Manager, President, etc.) from their club or facility and taking the net best ball of the two for each hole.
Scott Hunter, PGA Head Professional (right) & Paul Klasing, Board Member (left)
Wexford Golf Club – Hilton Head Island, SC
The event was rescheduled back in September when Hurricane Dorian forced a postponement from the original host, Kiawah Island Club’s River Course. Belfair was gracious enough to take on the event and put on a great show for the contestants. Unfortunately, the original field of 72 teams was lessened to 35 teams due to the rescheduling.
Hunter and Klasing were a great match, making 7 birdies and no bogeys on their way to a 7-under 64. The team of Bobby Donnellan, PGA Head Professional and Troy Sanders, General Manager at Crowfield Golf Club in Goose Creek, South Carolina also carded a 64, forcing a chip-off playoff to determine our champions. Hunter and Klasing just edged out Donnellan and Sanders in the chip-off, solidifying their crown as 2019 Club Car CPGA Pro-Official Champions.
The event featured several Section partners who supported the event with tee gifts and contests. Below are the winners of the closest-to-the-hole contests during the round:
Donald Clement & Mike Hirsch – 7’8”
Receive 2 Orange Whip trainers of their choice
Donald Clement & Mike Hirsch – 8”
Receive 2 bottles of aged Irish whiskey
Sam Randazzo & Brent Long – 11’6.5”
Receive two $100 Visa gift cards
Frank Maynard & Greg Thoyre – 23’7”
Receive $100 cash and gifts
Evolve Golf conducted a Total Driving Challenge in which players’ tee shots on Hole #1 were measured for distance and accuracy. The top 3 amateurs and top 3 professionals will receive prize money in that contest, to be announced very soon once calculated. L.A.B. Golf was on Hole #4 conducting a putting contest using their putters, won by the team of Ben Smith, PGA and Tom Crocker from Shipyard Golf Club. The top 3 finishing teams also won a free L.A.B. Golf putter.
The Carolinas PGA would like to thank the host staff and membership of Belfair for opening up its doors to the event when it had to be rescheduled and for all their hard work to make this event great for the participants. The CPGA also thanks Title Partner Club Car, Presenting Partners Stitch Golf and Evolve Golf, and the many supporting partners listed below.
Club Car – www.ClubCar.com. Club Car is a longstanding partner of the CPGA Pro-Official Championship and other PGA Professional programs. Every detail of design, fabrication and assembly at Club Car is executed with an uncompromised desire for superior performance. Manufacturing quality products is paramount to our employees, and has been the driving force behind our company for over 50 years.
Stitch Golf – www.StitchGolf.com. Each competitor received a shoe bag and a golf shirt. Founded in 2011 as a headcover company, Stitch became known for designing and creating products with a precise attention to detail, all the way down to the last stitch. Based in Apex, North Carolina, the Stitch Team aims to give a unique experience, whether it be the story of a lot of leather used in our headcovers, durable waterproof fabrics, or fashionable color schemes.
Evolve Golf – www.evolvegolf.com. Evolve conducted a “Total Driving” challenge on hole #12 (results TBD). They also gave each competitor a pair of Carolinas PGA logoed socks. Evolve Golf, makers of the number one performance golf tee, produces superior golf products that are better for the golfer, the golf course and the planet.
Orange Whip Golf – www.orangewhipgolf.com. Each competitor received the new Orange Whip LightSpeed trainers. One of the best and often overlooked features of the Orange Whip is the ability to use it indoors without compromising its unparalleled performance. It only requires a minimal amount of space and 5-10 minutes of training time per day. No golf swing trainer is more time efficient and effective. You can work with an Orange Whip year-round and never again have to depend on weather conditions or daylight when you want to improve your golf swing and fitness. It’s the ideal tool for those living in challenging winter environments and busy individuals with little time to practice.
Teemark – www.TeeMark.com. Awards, perpetual trophies, member recognition products. Teemark is your one-stop-shop for all these items.
JaniKing – www.janiking.com. Jani-King is the world’s largest commercial cleaning franchise company with more than 120 support offices in 10 countries. Through a global network of over 9,000 franchisees, Jani-King delivers a superior commercial cleaning program to a wide range of customer locations including office buildings, hospitals, hotels, sporting venues, universities, restaurants, manufacturing facilities and more.
L.A.B. Golf – www.directedforce.com. Our proprietary formula and head design ensures a consistent center of gravity for every club we make — regardless of a player’s unique specifications. All of our putters are mechanically forged from 6061 aircraft aluminum and heat treated to eliminate any natural inconsistencies in the metal. Using precision HAAS CNC machines, our engineers interpolate the shaft hole to create a snug fit and clean look where the shaft connects to the head.
Belfair is a private golf community in Bluffton, South Carolina. It is a premium destination in the Carolinas designed for those wanting to take on life’s next adventure with enthusiasm and offers the best of a premium lifestyle combined with an irresistible community spirit within this residential community.
The Avenue of the Oaks welcomes you to our neighborhood with its spectacular natural beauty. Our members share a passion for great golf, an active and social lifestyle and always being there for their friends and neighbors. Belfair is life in paradise.
ABOUT THE CAROLINAS PGA
Since its inception in 1923, the Carolinas PGA Section has been committed to nurturing and improving the quality of the game for the thousands of golfers using its member facilities. Now the largest of the PGA’s forty-one sections, the Carolinas PGA Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association boasts nearly 2,000 professional members and represents more than 800 golf facilities within North and South Carolina as well as portions of southern Virginia.
PGA Professionals are responsible for conducting a variety of golf-related functions which include human resource management, golf shop merchandising, golf instruction, tournament operations, junior golf programs, growth of the game initiatives, golf club repair, administering the rules, public relations and much more. For more information, contact Sally Morgan, Director of Marketing at 336-398-2742 or firstname.lastname@example.org .