May 14, 2019

Hello CPGA Professional,

 Please enjoy this week's newsletter highlighting Cory Schneider in the PGA Championship, PGA HOPE Charleston winning the Secretary's Cup, Dues information, and more!

National Chocolate Chip Day with
CPGA Partner, Christie Cookies

May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Day! No better excuse to indulge than with Christie Cookies famous signature Chocolate Chip cookies. Voted “Best Cookies in the South” by Southern Living Magazine for a reason – their chocolate chips are made from sustainably farmed cocoa beans, then mixed with 100% real butter and almond toffee. Celebrate and treat yourself, or your clients!

*Customized logo cookie tins are available.

To Order, Reach Out to our
NC Regional Marketing Manager:

Welcome! - Matt Furlough
Marketing Assistant

The CPGA is excited to welcome Matt Furlough to the team this summer! He will be serving in the role of marketing assistant throughout his time at the CPGA. Matt is originally from the Greensboro area, having moved back home after graduating from Western Carolina University and most recently Virginia Commonwealth University. He has really invested into the game of golf over the past few years and is thrilled to be working in the industry for the next couple of months!

Registrations are now open for the Women’s Southern Golf Association Amateur and Mid- Amateur Championships to be held at Lockwood Folly County Club in Holden Beach, NC, June 3-7, 2019.

To register and find all the details, visit the Women’s Southern Golf Association website at 

You will also find information about how to register for the WSGA’s annual scholarship fund established to assist deserving female golfers residing in 15 southern states and the District of Columbia to obtain four years of higher education.

Award Winner Spotlight - May

Thomas Dale, PGA
Director of Golf
Linville Golf Club
2018 Golf Professional of the Year

Becoming a Mentor - Best Practices

Mentoring young professionals can be the key to long-term professional success. Imagine the golf industry without the young men and women we rely on every day. If you are one of these young people, thank you for joining us in the wonderful fraternity of Golf Professionals. If you are like me, a little more seasoned, reach out to these folks and impart your wisdom and experience.

Take a young impressionable staff member and work with them on their golf game, take an interest in their life away from work, work with them in whatever capacity they need – personal or professional. These folks come to the job eager and willing, but without many past experiences. As a result, the staffs they work with will make a huge impression on them and form a large part of their working relationships in the future.

Essential attributes of a successful mentor include: the desire and readiness to work with a younger generation, good listening skills and a positive attitude, willingness to share your experience and knowledge, and patience and understanding. A sense of humor is always helpful as well.

Some of the benefits of a mentoring relationship can be: personal growth on behalf of both parties, greater self-esteem, an understanding of a different points of view, productivity gains, enhanced relationships in all aspects.

Remember it is as rewarding to be a mentor as it is for those being mentored.


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