Frost Crowned Carolinas PGA Professional Champion
(Mooresville, NC) – Charles Frost, PGA Head Professional at Old Town Club in Winson Salem, NC has won the 2017 Carolinas PGA Professional Championship. The tournament, hosted by Trump National Golf Club of Charlotte, concluded this afternoon after 54 holes of play began on Tuesday. Frost emerged as the victor after posting rounds of 69, 74 and 70 for a 3-under par total of 213 on the 7,183-yard par 72 Trump National.
With Frost’s victory comes a $9,000 first-place check and two added perks. He earns a spot in the 50th PGA Professional Championship to be held June 17-20, 2018 at Bayonet Black Horse in Seaside, CA. That championship field includes 312 of the best PGA Professional players across the country who will be attempting to finish in the top 20 and earn a bid to the 100th PGA Championship in 2018 at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. Additionally Frost, as CPGA Professional Champion, will get his choice of an exemption into the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo or Wyndham Championship. Interestingly, it is very likely that whichever of those he does not choose, he will get into anyway as the 2017 Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year, as he currently leads the points standings. The Player of the Year receives the other PGA Tour exemption, so if Frost wins that award, he would play in both the Wells Fargo & Wyndham Championship.
Along with Frost, eight other Carolinas PGA Professionals qualified for the 50th PGA Professional Championship, as the Carolinas Section received nine total qualifying spots into the field. The nine total professionals are:
· Charles Frost, PGA
· Matt Bova, PGA
· Neal Lancaster, PGA
· Matt Vick, PGA
· Josh Webb, PGA
· Scooter Buhrman, PGA
· Chris Haarlow, PGA
· Steve Isley, PGA
· Andrew Bateman, PGA
Steve Isley, PGA Head Professional at Oak Island Golf Club in Oak Island, NC and Andrew Bateman, PGA Assistant Professional at Congaree in Ridgeland, SC were fortunate enough to earn their spots by surviving a playoff that also involved CPGA Professional and defending champion Savio Nazareth, Assistant Professional at Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, NC. Playing the 18th hole for the third time in the playoff, Isley was able to make a 15-foot birdie putt to secure his spot. Moving on to the 1st hole to continue the playoff, both Bateman and Nazareth hit great wedges for their second shots to within ten feet of the hole. Bateman putted first and made it, and then Nazareth unfortunately missed his putt to miss out on a qualifying spot, but will be the first alternate for the Carolinas Section.
The Carolinas PGA would like to thank Trump National Golf Club of Charlotte and their staff and members for hosting our most prestigious championship of the year. We particularly thank PGA Head Golf Professional Jay Mull, Superintendent James Sowers and both their staffs for all their contributions to the event.
The 2017 Carolinas PGA Professional Championship is an official Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year Award Presented by OMEGA points event. Additionally, PGA Professionals' scores count toward the CPGA Johnny Palmer Trophy Presented by True Temper.
This event would not be possible without the support of the Presenting Partners for each of the 41 PGA of America Sections' Professional Championships.
Club Car - www.ClubCar.com
Mercedes-Benz USA - www.MBUSA.com
Omega - www.OmegaWatches.com
The CPGA expresses its gratitude to the following Supporting Partners.
Titleist / FootJoy - www.Acushnet.com
TaylorMade / adidas / Ashworth / Adams - www.TaylorMadeGolf.com
Golf Advisor - http://www.golfadvisor.com
PGA Tour - www.PGATour.com
In addition, we thank a few Contributing Partners for their involvement.
Winston Collection – www.winstoncollection.com
Global Golf Sales - www.GlobalGolfSales.com
Evolve Golf - www.EvolveGolf.com
ProGolfWeather - www.ProGolfWeather.com
Precise Yardage Books - www.PreciseYardage.com
True Temper - www.TrueTemper.com
About Trump National Golf Club of Charlotte
Trump National Golf Club Charlotte, designed by Greg Norman, has been described as one of the most spectacular and exciting courses in all of North Carolina. More than two-thirds of the holes play directly along or over the water on this beautiful, diverse course, which presents challenges to golfers of all skill levels. With our exquisite practice facility and highly trained professionals, Trump National is fully equipped to provide members with an elite golf experience.
The accolades speak for themselves...
· Best Golf Course in the State – American Academy of Hospitality Sciences
· Best Experience – NC Golf Raters Panel
· Best Golf Course – Best of the Lake, Current Awards
· Best Golf Course – Best of Lake Norman, Lake Norman Publications
About 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 Liz Muroski, Director of Media and Promotions at 336-398-2742 or email@example.com.
PGA Professional Championship Kicks Off in Charlotte
Presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz, & Omega
The Carolinas PGA Professional Championship [Presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz, and Omega] kicks off today at Trump National Golf Club in Charlotte, NC with a field of over 100 competitors. The event, originally scheduled to take place in mid-September at Sea Pines Resort, was forced to be rescheduled following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Trump National GC - Charlotte was kind enough to open their doors on short notice and host the Section's most prestigious tournament.
Stay tuned right here and on our social media channels for updates as they happen. Best of luck to all of our players who are competing this week!
FCA Golf 3rd Annual PGA Professional Marriage Weekend
The 3rd Annual “PGA Professional Marriage Weekend”, is scheduled for Friday, November 3-5, 2017. This is a small gathering, with room for only six (6) couples. Participants will be staying at the former Lake Hartwell home of University of Miami Head Football Coach, Mark Richt, where each couple will have their own Master Bedroom Suite. Onsite there will be a “home hostess” who will provide homemade meals throughout the weekend as well as ALL day snacks and drinks. This is a perfect opportunity for PGA Professionals to make an impactful investment in their marriage. This is “first come, first serve” so don’t delay in signing up if you would like to reserve your spot. Below is the information and some testimonies from Professionals who've attended this special weekend.
What: PGA Professional Marriage Weekend
When: November 3-5, 2017 (Friday check in 4:00pm-6:00pm, Sunday check out 11:30am)
Where: 2288 Lightwood Rd. Hartwell, Georgia
Cost: $150 per couple (Includes two nights, all meals and snacks)
"The FCA/PGA Marriage Weekend came at a time that we needed it most! It was eye-opening for our relationship, our marriage and our faith! It helped us look at why we do what we do...good and bad! I would highly recommend it to every couple and I would do it again in a heartbeat!!!"
Craig Stevens, PGA Professional
Lake Home photo link: http://atlanta.curbed.com/2013/8/30/10203030/mark-richts-lakehouse#11
Please contact Bill Dando to sign up!
FCA Golf- Northeast Georgia