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CPGA Hires Two New Staff Members

Hires Represent CPGA’s Commitment to Growing & Promoting the Game of Golf

The Carolinas PGA Section is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff members.  Liz Muroski will assume the role of Media and Promotions Director, and David Kullenberg, PGA, will become Tournament Official.  Both will support the organization’s mission to grow, nurture, and improve the quality of the game for the thousands of golfers using its member facilities.

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Haas & Lewallen Advance to 2015 Senior PGA Championship

Congratulations to Jerry Haas & Rick Lewallen in qualifying for the 2015 Senior PGA Championship.  Haas finished alone in 5th place, and Lewallen survived a playoff to earn the one of the final qualifying spots.

The 72-hole championship featured 264 of the most competitive senior PGA Professionals in the Association.

Jerry Haas - Winston Salem - 5th / -11
Rick Lewallen - Kannapolis, NC - T32nd / -1
Mitch Adams - Troy, NC - T67th / +5
Gus Ulrich - Whispering Pines, NC - T67th / +5

Mike Lawrence - Anderson, SC - 81st / +10

 >>> coverage


Tentative 2015 CPGA Major Schedule

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

(Updated November 14)

CPGA Head Professional Championship Berkeley Hall Club Mon-Tues, March 23-24 (changed from 16-17)
21st Tar Heel Cup Matches River Landing CC Mon-Tues, April 6-7
South Carolina Open (36 holes) Dataw Island Club Wed-Thurs, April 22-23 (changed from 28-29)
North Carolina Open The Club at Irish Creek Tues-Thurs, June 2-4
Club Car CPGA Pro-Official Championship Trump National Charlotte Mon, June 22
Pro-Assistant Championship River Landing CC Mon-Tues, July 6-7
CPGA Senior Championships Cape Fear National Tues-Wed, July 21-22
Carolinas Open TBD TBD
CPGA Assistant Professional Championship Cabarrus CC Mon-Tues, August 10-11
CPGA Professional Championship TBD TBD
CPGA Pro-Pro Championship TBD December 1-3



CPGA Member Jeff Crittenden Finishes 2nd
at RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships


Jeff Crittenden, a Carolinas PGA Member and Director of Instruction at North Carolina Golf Academy, finished second at the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship.  "Critter" and Jeff Flagg of Pelham, Alabama both hit drives of just over 365 yards.  The distances were so close that officials had to pull out the tape measure.  Flagg's drive finished only 13" ahead to earn the winner-take-all prize of $250,000.

"I am still amazed that I made it into the final eight," said Crittenden. "This has been a dream of mine for the last eight years. I feel very honored to be a part of this great group of hitters."

The CPGA proudly congratulates Crittenden on his performance and wish him the best of luck next year.

Remax World Long Drive Championship Website

Jeff's Bio Page

Here's a video of Crittenden on the Golf Channel's "School of Golf" explaining his long drive techniques.




6 from CPGA Competed in
National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship

The 72-hole championship ran Oct. 2 - Nov. 2 on PGA GC's Wanamaker Course for the 19th consecutive year.  The field was cut to the low 70 players and ties following the second round of play.

We hope each person enjoyed the competitive experience competing with Assistant Professionals from across the country.

Ray Franz - Mt. Pleasant, SC - T18 / +4
Luke McClellan - Charleston, SC - T18 / +4
Savio Nazareth, PGA - Kernersville, NC - T32 / +8
Rohan Allwood - Blythewood, SC - T43 / +10
David Rogers, PGA - Bluffton, SC - T69 / +18
Joel Stark, PGA - Charlotte, NC - MC

>>> Coverage




CPGA Member Brad Clayton Finishes 3rd
in ParaLong Drive Worlds


Brad Clayton, PGA, finished third in the One-Arm Assisted Division of the Mesquite, NV ParaLong Drive Worlds.  He qualified for the semi-finals with only one-round of hitting with a drive of 271 yards and was seeded third.  Even though he had the second longest hit of the semis, he was paired up in a match play battle with Lucian Newman who edged Brad by two yards 281 to 279, knocking him out of the championship round.  John Rogers ended up winning the One-Arm Assisted title with a drive of 285 yards.

Check out The Golf Channel's video about Brad leading up to the October 16 & 17 event in Mesquite, NV.

For more information, visit the following links:

Also, read a story about Brad here.


PGA National News

Legendary Golfer Dr. Charles L. Sifford to Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Dr. Charles L. Sifford, the first African-American PGA member to successfully break through racial barriers and compete professionally on the PGA Tour, will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 24 by President Barack Obama. View More

98th PGA Annual Meeting to Focus on Driving the Game Forward

The election of new Officers and the roll-out of the Association's Long-Term Strategic Plan will highlight the three-day gathering in Indianapolis. View More

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