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98th PGA Championship

Show your support of the 98th PGA Championship by using the hashtag #ThxPGAPro and/or #PGAChamp. The #ThxPGAPro campaign showcases the incredible impact of PGA Professionals, through first-person accounts from golfers who want to spotlight the PGA Professionals who inspired, mentored and coached them to achieve success both on and off the course. Share your moments and follow along with the conversation at Baltusrol. Best of luck to all of those in the field!


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May & Cordes Win Weather-Shortened CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship

The team of Joe May, PGA, and Anthony Cordes scorched the course with a first round 10-under (62) to lead the field of 77 teams at the 2016 Carolinas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship Presented by Ping, Greg Norman Collection, Yamaha Golf Cars, and Four County Electric Membership Corporation held at River Landing CC in Wallace, NC.  Unfortunately, the tournament was not able to overcome three suspensions due to lightning in the area during the second and final round.

During the first round, May, the PGA Head Professional at Hillandale Golf Course in Durham, NC, and his partner, Cordes, a PGA Apprentice Assistant Professional at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, combined for 10 birdies and no bogeys.  Starting on the back nine to begin their round, it was May who got the ball rolling with birdies on 12, 13, and 16.  An inspired Cordes then drained birdies on 17, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and capped it with another birdie on their final hole, number 9.


Close behind, the team of Chris Haarlow, the PGA Director / Instructor at Precision Golf School, and Drew Younts, a PGA Apprentice Teaching Professional also at Precision Golf School, went 31-33 for an 8-under round of 64, just two strokes back of the leaders.  Haarlow and Younts combined for 7 birdies and an eagle.



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CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship


We're at River Landing Country Club this week for this year's CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship! Tune into on-course scoring with our live leaderboard. Thank you to all of those who are joining us this week in Wallace, NC!

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92nd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T

Bryan Park Golf Course (Champions Course) - Greensboro, NC

Tuesday - Thursday, August 2-4

The oldest professional golf tournament in the Carolinas – The 92nd Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T – is right around the corner and our deadline is nearing!

Tournament information & registration

The Champions Course at Bryan Park opened in 1990 and has proven to be a Rees Jones Masterpiece of design.  Seven holes border scenic Lake Townsend.  Ranked in 1990 as the runner up best new public course in the country by Golf Digest, the course has since been ranked nationally each year by major golf publications.  The course also hosted the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in 2010.

Bryan Park is in great shape.  We hope to see you in Greensboro!


2015 Champion Jerry Haas, PGA

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Local golfers among qualifiers at Landfall's Drive, Chip and Putt competition

{Story via Port City Daily}

More than 200 young golfers made their way to the Nicklaus Course at Country Club of Landfall (CCL) in Wilmington on Thursday to compete in the Carolinas PGA sectional Drive, Chip & Putt qualifier. The event was one of 12 local contests being held across the Carolinas this summer for boys and girls ages 7-15. The top three finishers from the four different age groups punched a ticket to the sub-regional round at Fort Jackson Golf Club in Fort Jackson, South Carolina on Saturday, August 27. 




Photos courtesy- Country Club of Landfall.


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SC Golfer Named All Star Volunteer for DCP

Ricky Martin, an autistic golfer from Charleston, SC and participant of the First Tee Program, was honored as an All Star Volunteer by the Carolinas PGA Section this week at Wescott Golf Club for his efforts and support of the Drive, Chip and Putt Program. To date, Ricky has worked over 10,000 volunteer hours at Wescott, including DCP events, and has excelled at the game himself under the instruction of Perry Green, PGA Director of Instruction at Wescott. Ricky loves golf and, despite the hot SC summer heat this week, went above and beyond to help make sure everyone was happy on and off the golf course just like he always does.

The First Tee Program was developed to introduce kids to the game of golf, while also teaching them life skills and character building. Ricky began the program a few years ago and ever since it has helped him to overcome autism and soar to new heights as a golfer and an individual. 

Way to go, Ricky and thank you so much for your hard work! Keep on swinging! 

{Pictured L-R: Kurt Battenberg, PGA (CPGA); Ricky Martin (Wescott); Perry Green, PGA (Wescott)}

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New Phone System

Over the next two weeks, the section office will be converting to a new phone system, Ring Central, which is more cost effective and also links directly to PGA headquarters staff.  Please bear with us during this process as some staff extensions may be down briefly during the transition.  If you cannot contact a staff member via phone, please try to e-mail the staff member and we will respond as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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Happy 4th of July!

Wishing you all a Happy 4th of July from the Carolinas PGA Section! HQ will be closed for the holiday on Monday and will reopen at 8AM Tuesday, July 5. We hope everyone enjoys their long weekend on the golf course!


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Knaffle & Gordon Win CPGA Junior Championship

Smith Knaffle of Murrels Inlet, SC and Zack Gordon of Gaffney, SC won Overall Girls and Boys divisions respectively at the 2016 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship Presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks at The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.

>>> Recap & Results


Carolinas Section Members to Compete Nationally

The 49th PGA Professional Championship will begin on Sunday, June 26.  Eleven of our Members will represent the Carolinas in a field of 312 of the top playing PGA Professionals from across the country.  The top 20 finishers will qualify for the 2016 PGA Championship to be held at Baltusrol GC in Springfield, NJ on July 28-31.  We wish the following individuals the best of luck in New York.  Have fun, boys!

Julian Bland

The Cliffs at Keowee Falls


Kelly Mitchum

Pinehurst Resort & CC

Greg Boyette

Bulls Bay GC


John Thompson

Carolina Lakes GC

Todd Camplin

Beacon Ridge G&CC


Mark Tomedolskey

Cherokee Plantation

Zac Collins

North Ridge CC


Ryan Tyndall

The Reserve GC

Charles Frost

Old Town Club


Gus Ulrich

Pinewild CC of Pinehurst

Luke Lovell

The Carolina CC


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PGA National News

Final-Hole Birdie Lifts Rich Berberian Jr. to 49th PGA Professional Championship

Rich Berberian Jr., the PGA Assistant Professional at Windham Country Club, rolled home a 33-foot uphill birdie putt on the 18th green to capture an improbable victory in the Championship. View More

Professionals Headed to Baltusrol

A group of 20 PGA Professionals qualified to compete in the 98th PGA Championship, July 28-31, at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. View More

2016 PGA National Award Recipients Announced

Twelve PGA Professionals will be honored as the 2016 PGA National Award winners in November. View More

Road to the PGA Championship and PGA Championship Preview Shows to Air on CBS

PGA Professionals will be featured in CBS Special, "Road to the PGA Championship," on July 23; CBS to follow with the "PGA Championship Preview" on July 24. View More

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Upcoming Tournaments

CPGA Senior Championships
Daniel Island Club 
July 25-26


92nd Carolinas Open
Presented by BB&T

Bryan Park (Champions)
August 2-6


PGA Tour
Open Qualifying
Bermuda Run CC

Pre-Q - August 11
Event Q - August 15


CPGA Assistants' Association

Aug 29

Senior Program