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.
Tournament & Education Activities
The Sandhills Area is currently working to submit a schedule of events to where we will host an event each month starting in March and ending in November. This will give the Sandhills Area (Area V) a total of 9 different events being hosted throughout the Area at different venues in 2019. A more detailed schedule will be provided at our Area Meeting and Challenge on Monday, March 18th at Pinehurst Resort.
In November 2018, the Sandhills Area started its 2nd Annual Winter Education Series. Each month leading up to the Carolinas Super Show, there were educational events hosted in the area for free MSR credits. The first event was hosted on November 26th at Methodist University with a total of 10 Professionals in attendance. The topic was Teaching & Coaching and Robert Gamble, VP of Instruction for GolfTec, held a two-hour indoor presentation and a two-hour outdoor hands on usage seminar.
Our second event was held on December 3rd at Longleaf Golf & Family Club with a total of 8 Professionals in attendance. The topic was Developing your Junior Golf Program and Jim Hardy held a four-hour indoor/outdoor session. Then our last event was held on January 12th at Methodist University with a total of 16 Professionals in attendance. The topic was Rules of Golf, Updates and Changes for 2019 and Jim Deaton held a six-hour session on the topic. We are looking to plan 3 more seminars starting in November 2019 for our 3rd Annual Winter Education Series.
Future Free MSR Credits
Drive, Chip, and Putt Local Qualifiers needing Volunteers
Saturday, June 1st – Methodist University
Saturday, June 8th – Pinewild Country Club
PGA Junior League Reminder
Don’t forget to register your PGA Junior League Team as the deadline is approaching. The Player Registration Deadline is February 28th with the Regular Season starting on March 1st. In 2018 the following facilities hosted a PGA Junior League Team, but only 2 have registered for 2019 so far.
Pinehurst Division: Country Club of North Carolina, Longleaf Golf & Family Club, Beacon Ridge Country Club, Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, and Knollwood Fairways.
Fayetteville Division: Highland Country Club, Fort Bragg Golf Course, and Gates Four Golf & Country Club
PGA HOPE Chapter
I am excited to announce we have a PGA HOPE Chapter in the Sandhills Area. HOPE Southern Pines is based out of Longleaf Golf & Family Club under the Lead Professional, Jim Hardy. To get involved or learn more about our HOPE Chapter, feel free to send me or Jim a message at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.