Carolinas PGA Resolution 1

January 15, 2019

Dear Section Members,

As your President, I am writing on behalf of the entire Carolinas PGA Board of Directors to solicit your support for the approval of a constitutional Resolution of a modest dues increase that will be presented to you during our Annual Meeting on Monday, February 18th. Your board has done its utmost in due diligence to analyze the significance associated with this initiative. 

Our Section staff is tasked with the responsibility in continuing to provide the quality of member services that we all depend upon and absolutely need. I am confident that we all share the opinion that our Executive Director, Jeff Abbot, and his staff have exceeded our expectations in their accountability to us for this endeavor.

Your officers, board and staff have worked diligently in attempting to reduce costs and identify additional sources of revenue to supplement the Section. We have been fortunate to secure and maintain a number of new corporate partnerships. These efforts will continue to be a focus; however, it is incumbent upon ALL of us to provide our Section with the only source of revenue for which the membership has complete control – our current dues structure.

The supporting Resolution documents at the links below clearly identify the necessary resources for us to continue in a sound fiscal manner. Once this Resolution is hopefully passed, it will allow our staff to implement the Board of Directors’ strategic objectives.

I personally ask for your support and vote of confidence of this Resolution at our Annual Meeting to be held on Monday, February 18, 2019.  

The officers and staff have presented this resolution during recent fall Area and Chapter meetings and received positive feedback. The officers will be on hand, Monday morning, February 18, during the Annual Meeting registration period to answer your questions in person.  If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me or a fellow officer prior to the meeting.


Paige Cribb, PGA
CPGA President

CLICK HERE to View Resolution 1
CLICK HERE to see Q&A about the proposed Dues Increase


Brian Oliver, PGA added to PGA HOPE National Training Team

January 7, 2019

"PGA HOPE is proud to introduce the PGA HOPE National Training Team! Each member of the Training Team has been selected based on a variety of attributes, to include knowledge and quality of golf instruction, exceptional public speaking and teaching skills, engaging manner, and above all - a passion for helping others through the game of golf."

The Carolinas PGA is proud to highlight that Asheville PGA Professional, Brian Oliver, has been selected to be part of this National Training Team!

"The National Training Team will deliver PGA HOPE adaptive training seminars to PGA Members across the nation and empower Members to provide a safe, fun environment for Veterans participating in PGA HOPE.

Please join us in welcoming the PGA National Training Team!"

Lead PGA HOPE National Trainer
Judy Alvarez

Judy is the author of two books: "Broken Tees" and "Mended Heart." She is listed among Golf Digest Magazine's 50 Best Women Teachers and is a past GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional. She believes her purpose is to use her experience / expertise in golf to motivate, encourage and inspire all golfers, regardless of ability, who want to learn, develop skills and enhance their lives through the game. Judy is the "OG" PGA HOPE National Trainer, and we could not be more excited to welcome her as the Lead PGA HOPE National Trainer.

PGA HOPE National Trainer
Bob Epperly

Bob is a PGA Professional from the Northern California PGA Section. A Veteran himself, Bob was recently honored as the recipient of the 2018 NCPGA Patriot Award for his involvement in PGA HOPE. Bob has been involved in GPA HOPE programming since its inception, and he has been instrumental in launching and growing GPA HOPE at nine locations across Northern California. We look forward to having Bob continue his service to our nation's heroes by delivering quality PGA HOPE instruction nationwide!

PGA HOPE National Trainer
Brian Oliver

Brian is a PGA Professional from the Carolinas PGA Section. Brian is the PGA HOPE Asheville Lead Professional and Director of Golf at Sapphire National Golf Club in Jackson County, NC. Brian is the 2006 recipient of the Carolinas Section PGA Mountains Chapter Junior Golf Leader of the Year. Brian has been influential in PGA HOPE program growth and sustainment in his Section, and we could not be happier to have him on board. Welcome, Brian!

PGA HOPE National Trainer
Joe Grohman

Joe is a PGA Professional from the Southern California PGA Section. Joe is a dedicated PGA Member who spends much of his time developing golf clinics for a broad spectrum of individuals. This effort includes specialized clinics for individuals with disabilities, wounded warriors, inner-city at-rick youth, blind youth, and mentally challenged youth. He has won numerous awards  (too many to list here) and has served on the SCPGA Disabled Golf Committee, Player Development Committee, and the Patriot Golf Pro-Am Committee. We are excited to welcome Joe to the PGA HOPE National Training Team!



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!

Assistant Professional of the Year
James Scales, PGA
Golf Professional of the Year
Dylan Thew, PGA
Teacher of the Year
Jason Baile, PGA