April 3, 2019

Hello CPGA Professional,

 Please enjoy this week's newsletter highlighting the Tar Heel Cup Matches, Spring Area Meetings, Compensation Survey Results, and more!

2019 Tar Heel Cup Matches

(Wallace, NC – April 1, 2019) – The 25th Tar Heel Cup Matches took place at River Landing - Landing Course, featuring the top amateurs and PGA Professionals from the state of North Carolina. For the Professionals to take back the cup, 6.5 points were needed, and the amateurs could retain the cup with a 6-point halve.

The Four-Ball matches were split with the amateurs winning two matches and the PGA Professionals winning two. The individual matches proved to be more competitive and the difference maker. The amateurs were able to win five of the eight matches.

In a valiant effort, our pros played hard, but the amateur team came out vicotrious and retained the Tar Heel Cup with a final score of 7-5.

CLICK HERE to View Full Results

Have you registered for your 2019 Spring
Area Meeting & Golf Challenge?

Find your area below and click the name to register!

Highlands (I) – Monday, April 8 – The Cliffs at Keowee Springs/Six Mile, SC
DEADLINE, Thursday, April 4 @ 5PM
Greater Charlotte (VI) – Tuesday, April 9 – River Run CC/Davidson, NC
DEADLINE, Thursday, April 4 @ 5PM
Triangle (IX) – Tuesday, April 16 – Prestonwood Country Club
DEADLINE, Thursday, April 11 @ 5PM
Atlantic (X) – Wednesday, April 17 – Wilson Country Club/Wilson, NC
DEADLINE, Thursday, April 11 @ 5PM
Piedmont (IV) – Thursday, April 18 – Greensboro Country Club – Farm Course
DEADLINE, Thursday, April 11 @ 5PM

George Bryan Delivers Education on Golf Fitness & Nutrition

Palmetto Area Challenge winners Roahn Allwood (L) and Steve Larick (R) with Area Director Steven Hartwig (center)

2019 Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals
Sunday, April 7 - August National Golf Club

After conducting 18 DCP qualifiers throughout the 2018 season, we are excited to have three Carolinas' juniors competing in the DCP National Finals this Sunday! Best of luck to Gabriella, McKenzie & Ellen!

We are also proud of three other individuals who will be helping out during the event. The section's own PGA REACH Carolinas Coordinator, Jessica Asbury, will be a chaperone/participant facilitator for the Girls 12-13 division. Piedmont Area Director, AJ Sikula, will be a standard bearer for the Girls 10-11 division. Nick Cannon, from Charlotte CC, will be an awards assistant. Keep your eye out for these awesome volunteers and representatives of our section!

PGA Facility Operations Scorecard

The PGA Facility Operations Scorecard (formerly known as the PGA Annual Operations Survey) is used to help provide our PGA Professionals with key statistics and benchmarking capabilities to support management of golf and club operations. Sporting the same new, streamlined design as last year the scorecard is geared towards making data more efficient and relevant to each PGA Professional filling out the scorecard, where questions are more aligned with revenue and expense topics that are important to PGA Professionals and their facility.

Again this year, PGA Professionals have the opportunity to earn up to three (3) MSR credits depending on the level of detail they wish to provide by completing the scorecard with valid, usable data by the deadline.  MSR credit is automatically applied upon completion of the scorecard.

The scorecard is currently available for the highest-ranked PGA Professional at each facility. Please complete the survey before June 10, 2019.

CLICK HERE to Complete the Survey

April Quarter Century Members

This is a big month for 14 CPGA Professionals! Congratulations to all who have earned their Quarter Century PGA Member Status!

Raymond E. Bragg III, PGA - Head Professional, Sea Pines CC - Members Course
F. Darrell Childers, PGA - Retired Member
Jerry W. Dacus, PGA - Life Member
David A. Donovan, PGA - General Manager, Wilmington Municipal GC
Thomas L. Easler, PGA - Life Member
James Ferree II, PGA - Head Professional, Sound of Freedom Golf Course
Ted R. Frick, PGA - Director of Instruction, Classic Swing School
Matt A. Gotto, PGA - General Manager, Edgewater Golf Club
Michael J. Long, PGA - General Manager, Mill Creek Golf Club
Mark Polk, PGA - Retired Member
Brian K. Thelan, PGA - Head Professional, Seabrook Island Club
Jeffrey S. Thomas, PGA - Director of Golf, Birkdale Golf Club
James A. Whitmore, PGA - General Manager, Connestee Falls Golf Club
Burt Williams Jr., PGA - Life Member 

Upcoming Pro-Ams

With the passing of Resolution 1 at the Annual Meeting, sanction fees have been eliminated from all Pro-Ams effective immediately. Any event with more than 8 PGA members and a purse will still need to be sanctioned and the process for doing so will remain the same.
With any questions, contact CPGA Tournament Coordinator, Ben Weeks | 336-398-2678