Today is December 18, 2018
 

2018 Pro-Pro-Pro-Pro Belfair

Thursday, December 6, 2018

When:  Thursday, December 6, 2018

Start:  12:00 - Shotgun

Where:  Belfair - East Course

Format: Sixes (4-Pro Team 2 Best Score from 3 formats over 6 holes including, better ball, scramble and chapman)

Entry Fee: $400 per player (optional $40 skins game)

 

Click Here For Tournament Results

 

 

 

 

2018 Professionals and Assistants Championship Oldfield

The tournament has been canceled due to weather and participation. 

 

 

 

2018 Chapter Match Play

June 15 - September 23

Congratulations to Seth Sweet, our 2018 Match Play Champion!!

 

 

2018 HHIPGA Match Play Championship Bracket 

Final

*Updated 9/23/18*

 

Match Play Payout

 

Dates: June 15 - September 23.  The first three matches will be played within a months date and the where and when of the match will be decided by the players. Semi-Finals and Finals to be held at Harbour Town Golf Links on September 23.

 

 

2018 Individual Stableford Colleton River

September 6, 2018

When:  Thursday, September 6, 2018

Start:  12:30 - Tee Times

Where:  Colleton River - Dye Course

Format: Individual Modified Stableford

Entry Fee: $100 per player (optional $20 skins game)

Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.                                                                                                                        

 

Click Here for Tournamen Results

 

44th Annual Hilton Head Open

Saturday & Sunday, July 28-29, 2018

 

44th Annual Hilton Head Open

Saturday & Sunday, July 28 & 29, 2018

Sea Pines Country Club

 

 

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Entry: $200.00 per player.  Your entry fee grants you two tournament greens fees, tournament cart fees, practice balls before your tournament round, tournament prizes, and a tee favor.

 

Field: The Field will be separated into six flights; the HHI Championship Flight and Five Amateur Flights(Championship, Senior, First, Second, Ladies).  The HHI Professionals, Championship, and Senior Flights will still be played at scratch.

 

Deadline: The entry deadline is Sunday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m.  All registration will go through the Hilton Head Open BlueGolf Registration webpage.  Refunds will not be granted should you choose to withdraw after Monday, July 23 at 5:00p.m.

 

Format: 36 - Individual Stroke Play (Flighted)

 

Tees: Professionals & Championship Flight Competitors will play approx. 6,300 yards

          Senior & Handicap Flight Competitors will play approx. 6,000 yards

          Female Professionals will play from approx 5,200 yards

 

Golf Cars: All contestants must use golf cars provided by the host club.  Only two riders per golf car is permitted.  Spectators are not permitted to ride

 

Dress Code: Players are to dress in a manner keeping with the traditions of the game of golf.  The Tournament Committee reserves the right to refuse any contestant inappropriately dressed.  Sea Pines Country Club is a soft spike facility. Cargo shorts with protruding pockets are not permitted.  Professional Men must wear slacks.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
  
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2018 Chapter Events

 

Past Tournaments

Pro - Pro

 Port Royal

Monday, February 26

*Results*

 

 

Pro-Scratch

Moss Creek - North Course

Saturday July 21st

*Results*

 

 

Hilton Head Open

Sea Pines Country Club

Saturday & Sunday

July 28 & July 29

*Results*

 
 

Individual Stableford

​Colleton River Club

Thursday

September 6 

*Results*

 

 

Match Play Championship

*Results*

 

Pro-Pro-Pro-Pro Team

Belfair 

Thursday, December 6

*Results*

 

 

Professionals Championship

Cancelled

 

 
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Carolinas PGA Hosts 53rd SignArt NC Open and Aims to Raise $5,000 For Hendrick Family Foundation with Help from Mobipaid

This week, 150+ amateurs and PGA Professionals have gathered 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 on-site and online. 

 

Show your support for the Hendrick Family Foundation by offering a donation!

 

 Learn more about this initiative here

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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.

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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

 

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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.

 
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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 (http://www.marclapointegolf.com - marc@marclapointegolf.com - 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.

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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.

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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. 

 

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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. 

   

 

 

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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).

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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 (kbattenberg@pgahq.com).

 

 

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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.

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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 PGA.org.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! 

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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))

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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

 

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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

 

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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!

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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

 

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OpportuniTEES


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: carolinas@pgahq.com 


 

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! 

 

 

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New Educational Opportunities

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

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