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Chip King Elected to CPGA Hall of Fame

The Carolinas PGA Section’s Hall of Fame is an exclusive group of the finest PGA Professionals and other leaders in golf who have called the Carolinas home.  The PGA of America lists 37 characteristics of PGA Professionals including being a motivator, community leader, business manager, accomplished player, trained instructor, counselor, and friend.  The Section’s Hall of Fame members have displayed these traits such as these over the span of their lives and careers to the benefit of their community and the game of golf at large.  These individuals have positively impacted countless individuals through professional and personal relationships.  Chip King, the PGA Director of Golf at Grandfather Golf & Country Club in Linville, NC will be the 45th member of the CPGA Hall of Fame.


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Haas Wins CPGA Professional Championship Wire-to-Wire

>>> Recap & complete results

(Durham, NC) – Jerry Haas, PGA, the Men’s Golf Coach at Wake Forest University, won the 2014 Carolinas PGA Professional Championship held at Duke University Golf Club in Durham, NC.

After rounds of 67-72=139 (-5), Haas entered the final round with a two-stroke lead over three others.  He may have felt some pressure on the first few holes by making three straight bogeys.  However, Haas righted the ship reeling off three birdies out of the next four holes.  He played level par for the rest of his round to finish the championship with a 37-35=72 (E) to total 211 (-5).






Tentative 2015 CPGA Major Schedule

Please note that this schedule is tentative and is likely to change as host sites come together.

(Updated September 13)

CPGA Head Professional Championship TBD March 16-17
21st Tar Heel Cup Matches River Landing CC April 6-7
South Carolina or Carolinas Open TBD April 28-30
North Carolina Open TBD June 2-4
Club Car CPGA Pro-Official Championship Trump National Charlotte June 22
Pro-Assistant Championship River Landing CC July 6-7
South Carolina or Carolinas Open TBD July 21-23 or July 27-29
CPGA Senior Championships TBD July 21-23 or July 27-29
CPGA Assistant Professional Championship TBD August 10-11
CPGA Professional Championship TBD Aug. 25-27, Sept. 1-3, or Sept. 15-17
CPGA Pro-Pro Championship TBD December 1-3



Patriot Golf Day

On Labor Day weekend, golfers across the country were asked to add an extra dollar to their greens fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships.  Many golf facilities around the country went far beyond that.  The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.  In the last seven years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising donations through Patriot Golf Day events, resulting in over 7,500 scholarships in all 50 states and 41 PGA sections.

PGA Professionals, did your facility participate in Patriot Golf Day?  If so, please
email us a recap of the event and some pictures.  We'll be sure to post the info online.

If your facility has yet to register its Patriot Golf Day activities, be sure to do so as soon as possible.


2014 Global Golf Sales Par-3 Challenge

The scores from the National Car Rental CPGA Assistant Professional Championship
have been posted. 
Check out the standings.


Club Car CPGA Pro-Official Championship

Frost & Randolph Chip in to Win

PGA Head Professional Charles Frost and Club Owner Chris Randolph from Kiawah Island Club - River Course won the Club Car CPGA Pro-Official Championship by way of a chip-off.  They finished tied at 64 (-7) with PGA Director of Golf T.J. Bridges and Club President Doug Cullen from River Hills CC.

Randolph was second to play in the chip-off, and he sank a pitch reminiscent of Tiger Woods at the 2005 Masters.

>>> Click here for the recap, results, & team prize amounts

(L-R) Charles Frost, PGA & Chris Randolph

Sub-contest results:
   Club Car CTP #7 – Brian Reppart, PGA & Stuart Towsey – 3’ 0”
   Club Car CTP #11 – Claude Brusse, PGA & Brian Boss – 4’ 6”
   Dunning Golf CTP #9 – Matt Rink, PGA & Mike Alexander – 3’ 6”
   Golf Pride CTP #16 – Steve Dewitt, PGA – 6’ 0”
   Orange Peel Trainer Straight Drive #1 – Kevin Kemp (a)
   Evolve Golf Total Driving Challenge #5 – Still being calculated.







Amateur Casey Smith Wins in First Senior Apperance

In his first ever CPGA senior tournament appearance, amateur Casey Smith won the 2014 Yeamans Hall CPGA Senior Open held at the renowned Yeamans Hall Club in Charleston, SC on Tuesday & Wednesday, August 26-27, 2014. Smith, from Abbeville, SC, finished with rounds of 68 & 67 for a total of 5-under par 135 that gave him a 3-shot victory.

Click Here for Complete Tournament Results


PGA National News

Rory McIlroy Wraps Up a Second PGA Player of the Year Award, Vardon Trophy

Rory McIlroy, who won the Open Championship and PGA Championship in a three-week span, captured his second PGA of America Player of the Year Award and Vardon Trophy in three years. View More

2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Team Directs $2.75 Million to Community Outreach, Youth Golf Development Programs

All members of the U.S. Team, along with Watson, designated $100,000 to the charity or charities of their choice, with another $100,000 directed to deliver continued support to youth golf development programs. View More

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