Today is January 24, 2018

Club Car / National Car Rental CPGA Pro-Official Results

(Linville, NC) - The team of Jason Gentel and Mike Crawford of Winding Creek Golf Course in Thomasville, NC won the 2017 Club Car / National Car Rental Carolinas PGA Pro-Official Championship Presented by Stitch Golf.

(L-R) Club Car Representative Danny Lasure
with Champions Jason Gentel & Mike Crawford (a)

​Gentel, the club's PGA Head Professional, and Crawford, the club's Tournament Chair posted a 32-34=66 (-6) in the one ball net format.  Their margin of victory was only one stroke over Hope Valley Country Club's PGA Head Professional Bob Byrnes and President Keith Burns who carded a 35-32=67 (-5).

62 teams of one PGA Professional and his/her respective club President, Vice President, General Manager, Committee Chair, etc. were fortunate enough to visit the venerable Grandfather Golf & CC for a day of fun.  They received a number of special tee gifts from each of the partners and could not have asked for better weather and course conditions.  Additionally, Club Car hosted a special putting contest the evening prior on a course specially designed by the Grandfather
maintenance staff.

The Carolinas PGA sincerely thanks the staff and members of Grandfather G&CC for their incredible hospitality.  There's no place quite like Grandfather.


Club Car –  Club Car presented some commemorative 2017 PGA Championship tee gifts.  Additionally, the tournament winners received two large Yeti coolers.

National Car Rental -  The National Car Rental PGA Pro-Am Series is a collection of hundreds of pro-am tournaments being conducted by the 41 PGA Sections.  Of all the participants across the country, eight teams who are fully enrolled in the National Car Rental Emerald Club will be randomly drawn to enjoy a VIP golf experience with PGA Tour golfer Keegan Bradley, his father PGA Professional Mark Bradley, and World Golf Hall of Famer Pat Bradley.


Stitch Golf –  Each competitor received a personalized Ultimate Garment Bag.  Additionally, they conducted a closest-to-the-pin contest for two wine caddies.


Straight Down –  Each competitor received a PGA logoed golf shirt and outerwear piece.  Additionally, they conducted a closest-to-the-pin contest for a custom clothing article.

Source4 –  Each competitor received a PGA logoed mobile phone charger.  Additionally, they conducted a closest-to-the-pin contest for a large cooler.

Teemark –  Each competitor received a personalized leather golf bag tag.  Additionally, they conducted a closest-to-the-pin contest for an engraved gift box and a custom PGA Professional staff plaque.

ProGolfWeather –  Provided complimentary weather radar coverage.


2017 PGA Junior League Southeast Regional

The 2017 PGA Jr. League Southeast Regional event at Kiawah last week was a great success. Two teams from the Carolinas (Par Tee Golf Course and Highland Country Club), one team from Georgia (TPC Sugarloaf), and one team from Florida (Grand Cypress) competed for the chance to move on to Nationals at Grayhawk Golf Club in Arizona in November. Coming out on top was Team TPC Sugarloaf from Georgia. Congrats to everyone who competed and good luck to Georgia in the next round! 

Event photos

For more information on PGA Junior League, a pillar of PGA REACH Carolinas, contact Carolinas PGA Works Assistant, Jessica Asbury at or follow along  with PGA REACH Carolinas on Facebook and Instagram (@reachcarolinas) 


Heidi Wright-Tennyson, PGA Elected as Area III Director

​The votes are in and we would like to congratulate Heidi Wright-Tennyson, PGA of Moss Creek Golf Club who was elected as the Area III Director. The Area had three outstanding candidates, and we would like to thank Andrew Itterly, PGA and Ben Smith, PGA for their willingness and desire to serve. Heidi will be sworn in at the 2018 PGA Annual Meeting on Monday, February 19th in Greensboro. The Section would also like to thank current Area III Director Josh Wagaman, as his four years are coming to a close.  If you have any questions or would like to contact Heidi, her contact information is listed below:

Heidi Wright-Tennyson, PGA
Director of Golf
Moss Creek Golf Club
Hilton Head, SC
(843) 684-1869