Today is October 23, 2017

2017 July Pro-Scratch

July 22, 2017

The third HHIPGA event was won by Secession Assistant Seth Sweet and his amateur playing partner Matt Nihiser.  A special Thanks to host PGA Professionals Scott Hunter, James Scales and the Wexford members for hosting the event this Saturday. Pictured below are winners Seth Sweet (Left) and Matt Nihiser (Right).



2017 43rd Annual Hilton Head Open

Moss Creek Golf Club

The Final Round pairings are posted for play on Sunday, August 20th.

Click here to view Final Round pairings and tee times

Final Scoring Summary

Final Prize Money


2017 Carolinas Section Area III Meeting

June 19, 2017

Congratulations to Hilton Head Chapter Members, Tom Logue (Moss Creek GC) and Mark Tomedolsky (Cherokee Plantation) on there win at the Area III Challenge Title!


Thank you to Krista Dunton (Berkeley Hall Club) in leading the meeting's educational discussion on Player Development and representing our chapter!






It was a beautiful day at Osprey Point Golf Course - Kiawah Island for the 2017 Carolinas PGA Global Golf Sales Area III Meeting and Golf Challenge Presented by Bionic Glove, PGA Tour, PXG & Source4.  The team of Mark Tomedolskey (Cherokee Plantation) and Tom Logue (Moss Creek GC) won after carding an impressive score of 25 points in this modified stableford scoring event to capture the Area Challenge Championship.


Area III Professionals gathered for fellowship and education, highlighted by a board update from Vice President Paige Cribb and an engaging player development presentation by CPGA Teaching & Coaching Committee Member & Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Krista Dunton, PGA from Berkeley Hall Club.  A special thank you to Area III Director Josh Wagaman for administering the meeting and Head PGA Professional Ric Ferguson and the Osprey Point staff for hosting the event.


We could not conduct our area meetings without the support of our partners.  Please give them the opportunity to earn your business:


Global Golf Sales: Jim Hollis ( ~ 803.608.8457)

Bionic Glove:  John Ballback and David Alan Day ( ~ 252.292.1119)

PXG: South Carolina Master Fitter Gavin Gillespie ( ~ 480-261-2923)

Source4: Mike Bosche (  ~ 314.575.9492) 


Global Golf Sales Area Golf Challenge Champions

Logue & Tomedolskey - 25 pts**


** Logue & Tomedolskey will advance with their Area Director (Josh Wagaman) to the Carolinas PGA Area Challenge Section Championship on Monday, October 9th, at the Greensboro CC – Farm Course.  Logue & Tomedolskey also each earn a spot in the Global Golf Sales Par 3 Challenge, a $1,000 per hole skins game on Monday, Nov 27th before the CPGA Pro-Pro Championship at Pinewild Country Club’s par-3 “Azalea” Course featuring 72 PGA Professionals.


Global Golf Sales Closest to the Hole #3:

1 –  Tom Logue 6’8” $100*

2 –  Richard Sierzega 7’8”- $50*

3 –  Jeff Pinkney 9’4”– Set of Golf Grips

*Checks will be mailed from Global Golf Sales to the winners


Source4 Closest to the Hole #6:

Carolinas PGA Dartboard – Jeff Pinkney 7’5”


PXG Long Drive Hole #8

$50 – Aric Zuberbier


2017 HHIPGA March Pro-Pro

March 6, 2017

The HHIPGA held its second event of the year at Port Royal Golf Club.  The Pro – Pro event was conducted on the Robbers Row Course.  A special thanks to HHIPGA Vice President, Ben Smith, and his entire team for the outstanding service and great hospitality at Port Royal.  Charles Fox, Head Professional at Berkeley Hall Club, and his partner Jason Heintschel, Assistant Professional at Long Cove Club, carded an 8-under par 64 to win by 3 shots.  The event was close until Jason and Charles recorded and eagle 2 on the Par 4 16th hole.  Below is a picture of our Champions.  Charles Fox is pictured left and Jason Heintschel on the right.  We wish everyone a great spring golf season!


Final Results



2017 HHIPGA Pro-Pro @ Kiawah

February 27, 2017

We kicked off a great 2017 tournament season at the Ocean Course!  What a great way to begin our year with fantastic weather and a wonderful turnout of 20 teams.  Special thanks to Stephen Younger, Head Golf Professional, and his entire team for hosting our event and treating us to 5 star service and hospitality.  Congratulations to our Champions Matt Bova (Secession Golf Club) and Dylan Thew (Kiawah – Cassique) on posting an 8 under 64 and claiming victory by two shots.  Pictured below are our Champions  Dylan (left) and Matt (right).





Weather for
Hilton Head Island, SC
Monday October 23 09:24am EDT
77° F

Humidity: 91%
Wind: ENE 2.0 mph

2017 HHIPGA Events

2017 Professionals/Assistants
New Date Monday, December 18th
Berkeley Hall
10:30 Tee Times


2017 Pro-Pro
Monday, December 4th
Kiawah - River Course

10:00 Shotgun


2017 Pro-Pro-Pro-Pro
Chapter Meeting/Awards
Shootout Follows Tournament
Monday, November 13th
Indigo Run - Golden Bear
12:00 Shotgun

43rd Hilton Head Open
August 19th & 20th
Moss Creek
Final Round Tee Times
Final Scoring Summary
Final Prize Money

2017 HHIPGA Pro-Pro
Monday, February 27th
Kiawah - Ocean Course
1:00 PM Shotgun

2017 HHIPGA Pro-Pro
Monday, March 6th
Port Royal - Robbers Row
12:00 PM Shotgun

2017 HHIPGA Pro-Scratch
Saturday, July 22nd
Wexford Golf Club
11:00 Tee Times


2017 HHIPGA Pro-Am
See Tournament Info
Tuesday, July 25th
Belfair Golf Club
Cancelled Due to Weather


Honor's Cup Matches
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Atlantic Dunes
Professionals Win
Professional Team
Captain: Tim Sutherland
Co-Captain: Derrick Garrou
Matt Bova
Lee Stroever
David Rogers
Dylan Thew
Derrick Garrou
Matt Lucchesi
Tom Logue
Ben Smith
Blake Thomas
Pete Popovich
Charles Fox
Evan Belcher

2016 HHIPGA Events

2016 Pro-1Am - 90% Hdcp
Saturday, July 23rd
Haig Point Club


2016 Hilton Head Open
Saturday-Sunday, August 20-21
Moss Creek

Prize Payout
Final Scoring Results
Closest to Hole Winners

2016 Professionals/Assistants

Monday-Tuesday, August 29-30
Round I: Sea Pines - Cancelled
Round II: Belfair-West 12:40 TX

Professionals Live Scoring
Professionals Payout
Assistants Live Scoring

Assistants Payout

2016 Pro-Pro-Pro-Pro
Monday, November 14th
Callawassie Island Club


2016 Pro-Pro Championship
Monday, December 12th

Stono Ferry in Charleston


Carolinas PGA Recognized at PGA Championship Media Day

(CPGA Executive Director, Jeff Abbot | CPGA President John Marino, PGA | Jimmy Walker) Section President John Marino and Executive Director Jeff Abbot attended the PGA Championship Media Day at Quail Hollow Club featuring defending champion Jimmy Walker.  The PGA of America’s Senior Director of PR, Julius Mason, emceed the event featuring Quail Hollow Club President Johnny Harris, PGA of America President Paul Levy, Chief Championship Officer Kerry Haigh and officials from CBS and Turner Sports. President Harris recognized the Carolinas PGA and its efforts as the host Section.  Mason led an engaging interview with Walker, highlighting Walker’s victory at Baltusrol and his personal interests from family to astrophotography!    The Section looks forward to the upcoming championship this August 7-13 at the famed Charlotte club. View More...

NC Open Pro-Am

Our NC Open Pro-Am begins this morning and kicks off our week of play at the 53rd SignArt NC Open Presented by Mobipaid! This year's event supports the Hendrick Family Foundation of which we're aiming to raise $5,000 with help from Mobipaid. Learn more here. | DONATE HERE   View More...

Groomes & Piccirillo Capture Area I Challenge Title

  On Tuesday, May 30 at Burlingame CC Professionals gathered for the 2017 Carolinas PGA Global Golf Sales Area I Meeting and Golf Challenge Presented by Bionic Glove, PGA Tour & Source4.  The team of Rion Groomes & Dominic Piccirillo of Keowee Key Golf & CC won after a three team chip off to capture the Area Challenge Championship.   Area I Professionals gathered for fellowship and education, highlighted by an engaging player development presentation by CPGA Teaching & Coaching Committee Member & Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Jason Sutton, PGA from Carmel CC in Charlotte.   A special thank you to Area I Director Brett Miller for administering the meeting.  Miller was also re-elected by acclamation for an additional two year term as Area I Director.  The Section would also like to thank Burlingame CC Director of Golf John Carter and his staff for hosting the event.   View More...

Butler & Cromer Capture Area II Challenge Title

  On Wednesday, May 31 at Columbia CC the 2017 Carolinas PGA Global Golf Sales Area II Meeting and Golf Challenge Presented by Bionic Glove, PGA Tour & Source4 took place. The team of Burke Cromer (Northwoods Golf Club) and Chase Butler (George Bryan Golf Academy) posted an impressive score of 23 points in the modified stableford scoring event to capture the title.   Area II Professionals gathered for fellowship and education, highlighted by an engaging player development presentation by CPGA Teaching & Coaching Committee Member & 2015 CPGA Teacher of the Year Marc Lapointe from the Marc Lapointe Golf Academy ( - - 704-906-4742). A special thank you to Area II Director Tom Mason for administering the meeting and Columbia CC Head Professional Chris Sparrow and his staff for hosting the event. View More...

Merz & Failes Capture Area VI Challenge Title

  It was a beautiful day at Carmel CC for the 2017 Carolinas PGA Global Golf Sales Area VI Meeting and Golf Challenge Presented by Bionic Glove, PGA Tour, PXG, Source4 & Wireless Communications. The team of Seth Merz & Robbie Failes of Carmel CC won after carding 6 birdies and no bogies for an impressive score of 24 points in this modified stableford scoring event to capture the Area Challenge Championship. Area VI Professionals gathered for fellowship and education, highlighted by a PGA Championship and TopGolf Charlotte update, followed by an engaging player development presentation by CPGA Teaching & Coaching Committee Member & Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Jason Sutton, PGA from Carmel CC. A special thank you to Area VI Director and Head Professional at Carmel CC Jason Toryk for administering and hosting the meeting. View More...

Carolinas PGA Set to Host 53rd SignArt North Carolina Open

Greensboro, NC (June 1, 2017) – The Carolinas PGA is gearing up for one of its most anticipated events of the season – The SignArt North Carolina Open Presented by Mobipaid. On June 5 - 8, 150+ amateurs and PGA Professionals will gather at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis, North Carolina for a shot at one of the region’s most prestigious golf tournaments and a unique chance to support The Hendrick Family Foundation – the charitable arm of Hendrick Motorsports and the Hendrick Auto Group. The Foundation helps to fight hunger by supporting the local food bank and works with the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System to identify schools where high risk children are in need of clothing. The Foundation also supports the Be The Match and its bone marrow donor program.   The Carolinas PGA’s 53rd SignArt North Carolina Open offers a unique fundraising opportunity for the Foundation with help from presenting partner, Mobipaid, who supports payments and donations through text messaging and social media. During the event, tournament participants, guests and other attendees will have the opportunity to show their support for the Hendrick Family Foundation with fundraising opportunities.    View More...

NC Golf Day Takes Place at State Capital

On Wednesday, May 24, golf leaders throughout North Carolina met at the State Capital for North Carolina Golf Day to discuss the state of the industry and its significant impact on the community. In addition to Carolinas PGA Executive Director, Jeff Abbot and Carolinas PGA Secretary, Bob Byrnes, leaders from allied associations throughout the Carolinas like, the Carolinas Golf Association, Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, North Carolinas Golf Course Owners Association and Club Managers Association of America, attended. Throughout the day, representatives met and interacted with members of the House and Senate Commerce Committee, as well as with various legislative leaders including: House Speaker, Tim Moore; Senate Pro Tem, Phil Berger; Commerce Secretary, Tony Copeland; and Lt. Governor, Dan Forest.    We encourage Professionals (specifically in North Carolina) to review the reports found here and here, which provide additional details about the economic impact that golf has made on the state of North Carolina, and share it with your local officials to tout the significance of golf in your community.          View More...

Hoisington Raises SC Open Trophy

  *Pictured: SC Open Champion, Tate Hoisington, and Yamaha Golf Cars Representative, J.T. Carney   (Dataw Island, SC) – Amateur golfer Tate Hoisington of Hilton Head Island, SC captured the 66th South Carolina Open Presented by Yamaha Golf Cars held at Dataw Island Club on Dataw Island, SC on its Cotton Dike course.  After the first round of competition, Hoisington and PGA Apprentice Clark Rose from Walnut Creek CC sat tied at 70 (-2).  Their lead was in no way comfortable as eight other competitors were still within easy reach at 72 (E) or better with plenty of others right behind. The first two days of play suffered four significant weather delays.  On the third day, the second round almost finished without interruption, but dangerous weather forced yet another suspension with only two groups of leaders remaining on the 18th hole.  It was evident that the third and final round would not be possible.  However, there was still hope that the weather would break, and the tournament could identify a 36-hole champion.  After four hours, the skies cleared enough to finish the final hole. Hoisington opened his second round with an impressive 32 on the front nine including five birdies.  He closed in 38 strokes for another score of 70 and a total of 140 (-4). View More...

Carolinas PGA Member Volunteers at the PGA Championship

We still need volunteers for the PGA Championship!  Thank you to those who have already signed up.  If you have not signed up and would like to help, please contact Kurt Battenberg (     View More...

Follow our Foundation!

PGA REACH Carolinas is now on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat! Follow along with the Foundation and join the conversation with its official hashtag #REACHCarolinas.  The PGA REACH Carolinas foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and philanthropic arm of the Carolinas PGA Section, the largest of the 41 sections in the United States of America. Our 2,000 members across North & South Carolina are committed to serving our communities and growing the game of golf through our three pillars – Youth, Military, and Diversity & Inclusion. With your support, we can continue to make a positive impact on the lives of our youth, military veterans, and diverse populations through golf. View More...

2017 PGA Scholarship Winners Announced

The PGA of America recently announced its 2017 PGA Scholarship winners and we’re thrilled to announce that 11 CPGA member-affiliated students were selected to receive scholarships – up from 9 in 2016. The PGA Financial Assistance Fund Scholarship Program was established in 1986 to provide college scholarships for graduating high school seniors and college students who are the children or grandchildren of a PGA member. Of the 21 applicants this year, three winners from the high school category and eight from the college category, with Carolinas PGA Section affiliations, were granted scholarship funding. All winning candidates were awarded the National Scholarship - $2,000.   College Scholarship Winners Stephanie Agapion Hannah Hundley Madison MacDonald Jonathan Michala Samuel Parsons Emma Shoemaker Kelli Smith Ellen Sudderth   High School Scholarship Winners Daniel George Lauren Hutcheon Nathan Reid   For additional information on this program, please visit Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!  View More...

Palmetto Golf Club Wins Again

(Cherokee, NC) - For the second time in three years, a team from Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, SC captured the National Car Rental / Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Carolinas PGA Pro-Am Presented by Club Car played at Sequoyah National Golf Club in Cherokee, NC on Monday & Tuesday, May 8-9.  Brooks Blackburn, PGA, lead the team of amateurs Steve Foss, Jeff Pope, and Rodger Sharpe.  In 2015, Blackburn, Pope, and Sharpe won the same tournament.   (L-R:   Jeff Pope (a), Steve Foss (a), Brooks Blackburn, PGA, & Rodger Sharpe (a)) View More...

DEADLINE ALERT: South Carolina Open

  Monday – Wednesday, May 22-24  Dataw Island Club’s Cotton Dike Course DEADLINE:  Thursday, May 11 at 5:00 PM ELIGIBILITY:  CPGA Members & Apprentices who are otherwise eligible as prescribed by the CPGA Tournament Rules & Regulations and amateurs who resided in NC or SC and have a current USGA Handicap Index of 5.5 or less at the time of entry, verified by a PGA Professional. FORMAT:  54-hole stroke play with a 36-hole cut.  This is an official Bob Boyd Player of the Year Presented by OMEGA points event and a True Temper Johnny Palmer Trophy event   REGISTRATION   View More...

Play Quail Hollow Before the PGA Championship!

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April 26 is National Golf Day

The 10th annual “National Golf Day” will be held on Wednesday, April 26 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. WE ARE GOLF will meet with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies to discuss the game’s $70 billion economy, $4 billion charitable impact and many environmental and fitness benefits. Throughout the day, participants will share stories about the game’s 15,000-plus diverse businesses, the nearly two million jobs that are impacted by the industry, tax revenue creation, tourism and ecological value. You can celebrate National Golf Day by joining the conversation and helping spread the word online with the #NGD17 hashtag!    View More...

Carolinas PGA Vice President Brings Golf to St. James Elementary

Paige Cribb, Carolinas PGA Vice President and Director of Student Support in the Professional Golf Management Program at Coastal Carolina University, recently visited St. James Elementary School in Myrtle Beach, SC for its annual Career Day. She spent the day representing Coastal Carolina and teaching children about her role and the excitement that comes along with learning the game of golf. It was an exciting day for many young newcomers!     Are you interested in getting involved in golf and becoming a PGA Professional like Paige? The Carolinas PGA Section is proud to have five universities throughout North and South Carolina that offer PGA Golf Management Programs, which are managed by some of the most renowned PGA Professionals in our Section. Learn more about these exceptional universities and programs! View More...

2017 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship

Registration for the 2017 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship is now open! Please note that registration must be completed online - we are not accepting phone-in registrations. This year's event will be held on June 24-25 at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.  REGISTER HERE   View More...


On Monday April 10, 2017 Area I PGA Professionals attended The Cliffs Communities Teaching Summit at the Mountain Park facility in Travelers Rest, SC.  Host professionals Sean Kennedy, PGA Director of Instruction and Kevin Britt, PGA brought in special guests to discuss physical conditioning, short game and putting analysis teaching methods to the group of PGA professionals.  What a great day of continuing education and player development for our Professionals!    Are you hosting an educational golf event this year? Share the info and photos with us and we'll highlight it on our website, social media channels and newsletter as part of our new OpportuniTEES column!  Email:    For more information about upcoming educational opportuniTEES hosted by the Section and our PGA Professionals, see here. Don't miss out on your upcoming Area Meeting!      View More...

New Educational Opportunities

In addition to our upcoming Area Meetings, don't miss out on these exciting, FREE MSR opportunities on!  View More...


Check out this new video supporting our junior golf initiatives as part of PGA Reach Carolinas and be sure to stay tuned for more updates and information about our progress and plans for the foundation!   View More...
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