2018 CPGA Major Tournament Schedule
Items in bold have been confirmed
|March 19-20||Head Professional Champ. / RBC Heritage Member Qual.||Callawassie Island Club|
|April 2-3||Tar Heel Cup Matches||River Landing CC|
|May 7-8||Pro-Am at Sequoyah National||Sequoyah National GC|
|May 22-24||67th South Carolina Open||Moss Creek GC (South)|
|June 5-7||54th SignArt North Carolina Open Pres. By Mobipaid||The Club at Irish Creek|
|June 25-26||Section Senior Professional Championship||Mimosa Hills G&CC|
|July 2-3||Section Assistant Professional Championship||Prestonwood CC (Highlands)|
|July 16-17||Pro-Assistant Championship||River Landing CC|
|August 7-9||94th Carolinas Open Pres. by BB&T||Greensboro CC (Carlson Farm)|
|August 27-29||Section Professional Championship||The Sea Pines Resort|
|November 27-29||E-Z-GO / AHEAD Pro-Pro Championship||TBD|
|TBD||Club Car Pro-Official Championship||TBD|
|TBD||OMEGA Match Play Championship||TBD|
|Senior Schedule||(dates added when finalized)|
|June 11-12||CPGA Senior Open||CC of Landfall|
|Oct 29-30||CPGA Senior Fall Finals||Old North State Club|
PGA Jr. League National Championship Recap
2018 PGA Jr. League Captain Registration Opens November 27th
The 6th PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental showcased some amazing golf, as Georgia (Duluth) took an early 3 ½ to ½ lead through the first three holes and then held on tight, as New Jersey (Hillsborough) rallied back into serious contention.
This is the second title for a Georgia-based team (Atlanta in 2013).
With the final group watching from the tee on the ninth and final hole played (par 5, 465-yard Hole No. 18), the Georgia team of William Love, 14; Harris Barth, 13; and Strug’s nephew Lucas Jinglov, 13, earned a conceded birdie to seal a half-point, and clinch the match. Moments later, their Georgia teammates rushed the green, realizing they had secured a hard-fought national title.
“It was really fun,” said Jinglov. “The way we’ve been treated and everything that’s been done for us... It’s been a great experience overall.”
The Georgia team was on the green in two, before Barth and Love both missed their eagle putt, leaving a short putt for the Championship. Showing tremendous sportsmanship, the New Jersey team of Katie Li, 12; Megan Meng, 11; and Adrian Jordan, 11, conceded the match.
“It means a lot to the team,” said Team Georgia Captain Patrick McCrary, a PGA Professional at TPC Sugarloaf near Atlanta. “They worked hard to get here, and it’s been a long road. We couldn’t be more happy for these kids.”
Career Corner - November
With PGA Employment Consultant, Michael Mueller
I am writing this month’s article from the clubhouse of the Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach, where I have been meeting with PGA Members to discuss their career goals and assist them in developing a plan to achieve them. On my next “Career Road Show”, I’ll be in Asheville, NC (December 12), Columbia, SC (December 13), Charlotte, NC (December 14), and Greensboro, NC (December 15). Locations for each are being determined, but if you would like to meet with me while I am in your area, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be in other areas in the Carolinas in January and will also be available at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando and the CPGA Big Week in February.
This month’s newsletter is the final article in a three part series intended to help you measure your value to your employer, quantify your value , and finally, to use this information to increase your income. If you missed either of the last two months newsletters, you can access them HERE and HERE.
Five Professionals Representing Carolinas at the 41st National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship
The 41st National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship took place on the Wannamaker Course at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Five professionals represented the Carolinas, including CPGA Assistant Professional Champion Peter Skirpstas of Jacksonville CC, Aaron Black of Edgewater Golf Club, Ray Franz, PGA of Daniel Island Club, Tommy Gibson, PGA of Old Town Club, and Thomas Redding of Quail Hollow Club. Congrats to Tommy Gibson, who was our highest finisher at T17.
>>> Final results
OMEGA CPGA Match Play
Field No Match for Tyndall
Ryan Tyndall, PGA, is the 2017 OMEGA CPGA Match Play Champion. He dominated the competition, winnig 4 & 3 three times and 3 & 2 in the championship match. Sixteen of the top playing PGA Professionals in North and South Carolina qualified for this championship through their play at CPGA major championships in 2017. At each event, they gained points that went toward the Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year List Presented by OMEGA.
PGA National Day of HOPE
It is official that on Saturday, November 11th - Veterans Day - will serve as our inaugural PGA National Day of HOPE. PGA National Day of HOPE has two goals: Celebrate our nation’s heroes who protect our freedom; and raise awareness and support for the PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) program, so that it can continue to grow. Please take a moment to watch our Hero video, featuring PGA REACH Trustee, Jack Nicklaus, which highlights the positive impact that PGA HOPE Programming has on our Nation's Veterans. For more information, visit carolinas.pga.com/pga-hope.
Thank You and Farewell
A message from Liz Muroski
It is bittersweet that I announced my departure from the Carolinas PGA as Media and Promotions Director. My time with the PGA has been wonderful and I've made many amazing connections that I know will last a lifetime. However, the time has come for me to embark on a new journey.
It was truly a pleasure being able to help grow the Section in the capacity that I did since my arrival but, it's been even more of a pleasure being able to work alongside such a wonderful staff, membership, board of directors, and array of partners.
Best of luck to you all! Keep golfing and taking advantage of all the amazing resources available to you through your Section - BIG WEEK IS COMING and, boy oh boy, are there some good surprises coming your way.
It was an honor serving you!
Carolinas PGA Well Represented at 101st PGA Annual Meeting in Austin
President John Marino, Vice President Paige Cribb and Secretary Bob Byrnes joined Executive Director Jeff Abbot at the 101st PGA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas last week. Delegates were treated to a first class meeting as the Southern Texas PGA rolled out the red carpet for all attendees. In addition to attending the PGA National Awards and PGA Hall of Fame Dinners, the delegates were treated to a fireside chat with former Texas Ryder Cup Captains Lee Trevino, Lanny Wadkins, Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw and Hal Sutton – as well as current 2018 Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk. During the formal session, Resolutions 1 & 2 passed, but Resolutions 3,4 and 5 were defeated. Other Carolinas PGA members in attendance included National Education Committee Chair Ed Ibarguen, Former District 10 Director Rick Murphy, National Junior Golf Committee Member Del Ratcliffe, 2015 Deacon Palmer Award Winner Brad Clayton and CPGA Member Keith Bach.
PGA REACH Carolinas Receives Gracious Gift from Carolinas PGA Assistants Association
We're thrilled to announce that the Carolinas PGA Assistants Association has donated $2,500.00 to the Carolinas PGA REACH Foundation! Each year, the CPGAAA comes together to decide as a collective entity which cause they would like to show their support for. This year, with the Carolinas PGA REACH Foundation back on the radar, the Assistants Association was excited and honored to support the Foundation with a generous donation of funds acquired from its 2016/17 registration fees. Furthermore, the CPGAAA has announced that they plan to donate to the Carolinas PGA REACH Foundation each year from here on out!
We want to thank the Carolinas PGA Assistants for their support! It's generous acts like this that allow us to share the game we all know and love with those who will continue to keep it alive and thriving for many years to come.
If you're interested in learning more about how you or your organization can help our foundation, see here.
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