CBS Sports Airs "Turning Passion Into Profession"
Scott Davenport, PGA of Quail Hollow Club featured
On Sunday, July 16, CBS Sports aired “Turning Passion into Profession” - an hour-long special narrated by Gary McCord which introduced viewers to PGA Professionals nationwide and highlighted the diverse roles they play as stewards of the game at the grassroots level. Among the many Professionals featured was Carolinas PGA Member and Head Professional, Scott Davenport of Quail Hollow Club, the host site of the 99th PGA Championship. Davenport discussed his role at Quail Hollow as only the second PGA Head Professional in its history. He even offered a preview of the upcoming 99th PGA Championship and what is involved in hosting the Club’s first major. Davenport also spoke to the unique day of coaching Carolina Panthers players Thomas Davis, Luke Kuechly and Greg Olson. Check out the video below! Click to view.
Charlie Rymer - Fort Mill HS Golf Program Fundraiser - PGA Championship Week
Morning Drive Host Charlie Rymer is hosting a golf clinic, barbeque dinner, stories, and laughs on Monday, August 7 at Fort Mill GC to support the Fort Mill High School girls and boys golf program. He'll conduct a 45 minute golf clinic on the range and the Golf Channel is intending to tape a segment that will air on Morning Drive later that week during the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow.
The clinic begins at 5 pm, with dinner and an auction in the clubhouse from 6-7. The cost is a $50 donation.
PGA of America Names Michael Mueller, PGA Carolinas Section Employment Consultant
The Carolinas PGA is pleased to announce that PGA Employment Services has named Michael Mueller, PGA the new Carolinas PGA Section Employment Consultant. Mueller becomes part of the expanded team of 18 employment consultants now serving PGA Members and employers across the country. Recently, PGA Employment Services added eight new field consultants to its team who will provide a unique opportunity to forge stronger relationships with both PGA Members and PGA employers through the overall smaller geographic territories each Consultant manages. We're proud to see Mueller serve the Carolinas PGA Section.
"The opportunity to serve the members of the Carolinas PGA as your Employment Consultant is a dream come true," says Mueller. "I look forward to working with my fellow Professionals every day and helping you achieve your career goals."
Previously in this role was Don Sweeting, PGA, who was recently promoted to Director of PGA Employment Services. We thank Don for his many years of service to our Section and look forward to welcoming Mike to this new role.
Mueller is nearly a 20-year veteran of the golf industry. He began his career in the Carolinas at Bryan Park Golf Course, after earning a Bachelor’s of Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Master's of Science in Counseling and Educational Development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was also an Assistant Professional at Atlanta Country Club in Marietta, Georgia, where he won the Acushnet Apprentice Scholarship. Later, he became General Manager and Head Professional at Kirksville (Missouri) Country Club.
He also concurrently served as Director of Instruction at The National Golf Club of Kansas City (Missouri); Head Coach for the Women's Golf Team at Park University; and as the Owner of an indoor golf instruction and practice facility. During that time, he coached an NAIA All-American, was named a U.S. Kids Golf Honorable Mention Instructor, and was nominated for the Midwest PGA Junior Golf Leader Award.
Mueller then returned to North Carolina and was most recently the Head Golf Professional at The Club at 12 Oaks in Holly Springs, where he helped the club achieve significant membership growth during his four-year tenure. He was previously nominated for the Carolinas PGA Merchandiser of the Year and Horton Smith Awards. Mueller serves as a member of the Carolinas PGA Board of Directors, representing Area IX, and on the Apprentice Education and Employment Committees for the CPGA.
Mueller lives in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, with his wife, Stephanie and children, Jonah and Ansley.
Please join us in congratulating Mike on this prestigious honor. Should you ever have any employment questions, you can reach him here!