An update from your Area Director, Brett Miller, PGA:

The Carolinas PGA SUPER SHOW is right around the corner - and the deadline to register is THIS FRIDAY, February 8! There will be some exciting featured guests, such as PGA of America President, Suzy Whaley, featured speaker, Kraig Kann, and one of Golf Digest's Top 50 Instructors, Scott Hamilton. We will also be honoring the 2018 Special Award Winners and this year's Hall of Fame Inductee, Sunday night, February 17 at the Awards & Honors Dinner. It will be an exciting few days in Greensboro. I hope to see everyone there! CLICK HERE to register.


TOURNAMENTS/ACTIVITIES

We look to continue our casual skins games this year, if you are interested in hosting a small group of professionals after lunch on a weekday, please contact Brett.  These have proven to be great fun and have a continuing education component as well. We will look to have the next one around the first of March..

This year I look forward to our Highlands Meeting, challenge, and teaching summit tentatively to be held at the Cliffs Keowee Springs course on Monday, April 8th.. Thanks to Sean Kennedy for hosting. He is putting together quite a line up for this event. More to come soon!

Keep up with what’s going on in the Mountains Chapter at www.mcpga.com and on their Facebook page.


PGA HOPE:

Brian Oliver , PGA is currently putting together the final pieces to this years HOPE program that will once again be held at Broadmoor Golf Links. Exact dates are forthcoming but it looks to start the mid to end of May. As you know this is a wonderful program and there are several ways to help. You can seek donations for expenses, volunteer to be an instructor or collect used sets of donated clubs from members or guests to give to our vets. Contact Brian or Brett for more information.


JUNIOR CORNER:

Thanks to all of those fielding PGA Junior League teams this year. We are “growing” more teams as this concept continues to catch on. Contact Jessica Asbury at the section office for additional information. Deadline for team participation is fast approaching.

Also, check out www.youthoncourse.org . This program allows participating clubs to be reimbursed for juniors who are members of YOC coming out to play at designated times. The junior also pays $5 per walking round. It is a great access initiative in growing the game!


CONGRATS to recent hires:

Charlie Carswell, PGA Head Golf Professional, Lake Junaluska GC, Waynesville, NC
Buddy Lawrence, PGA General Manager, Springdale Golf Resort, Canton, NC
Trey Wyatt, PGA, Director of Golf, Cherokee Valley GC, Tigerville, SC


Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions and to also keep me updated on what is going on in your world!   brett@mmagolf.com   or 828-775-7765.   See you soon at the SUPER SHOW!!!

Brett Miller - Highlands Area Director
(828) 775-7765
brett@mmagolf.com