An update from your Area Director, Ben Smith, PGA

August 2019

Lowcountry Area Members and Associates,

As the calendar turns to fall, many of us are ramping up for a busy fall season! With that in mind, here are the highlights of the upcoming meeting, education, and tournament opportunities around the Lowcountry this fall.

Fall Area Meeting

Tuesday, November 12th in Charleston (Club TBD)

Save the date for our next Area Meeting in November! We’re going to partner up with the Palmetto Area (Central SC) and meet up in Charleston for a joint meeting and golf event.

The likely format of the day will be a mid-morning town hall style meeting with lunch provided afterwards. Our annual Chapter 4-Pro Tournament will follow lunch, with Members and Associates from both Areas eligible to team up.

Be on the lookout for final details soon, but go ahead and mark your calendars – I look forward to seeing you there for a great day!

Lowcountry Area Assistants’ Day

Wednesday, September 18th at Country Club of Charleston

12:30 PM Registration, Education Starts at 1:00 PM

Another highlight of our Area/Chapter’s education schedule is fast approaching as CC of Charleston will be hosting the annual Assistants’ Day on Wednesday, September 18th.

CPGA Career Consultant Mike Mueller will lead a presentation focused on career building skills, employment trends, and the services he can provide through PGA Career Consulting. There is no cost to attend the education event, and lunch will be provided!

Following the education event, there is an optional golf event. There’s no formal game, but players may participate in an optional $10 Skins Game. Play begins with a 3:30pm shotgun start.

To sign up for this event, please contact Lowcountry Area Education Committee member Andrew Itterly via email, at by Sunday, September 16th.

All Assistant Golf Professionals in the Lowcountry Area are eligible to participate and I encourage those of us in leadership roles (HGPs, DOGs, GMs) to encourage our staff members to attend.

Fall Area Tournament Schedule

To sign up for these upcoming events, please visit either for Chapter Events or for Section Events:


  • Hilton Head Open, September 7th and 8th at Berkeley Hall Club
  • CPGA Pro-Official, September 9th at Kiawah Island Club

Save The Dates – CPGA Events

CPGA Teaching and Business Summits

October 14th and 15th at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (Pinehurst, NC)

Monday afternoon – We will be hosting the our second ever Evolve Golf Professional Drive, Chip, & Putt followed by an evening social. This event is for you, so let's have as much fun as the kids!


  • Inaugural Business Summit Presented by Chronogolf - This year's all new Business Summit will be host to an exciting speaker and plenty of engaging networking and brainstorming for your businesses.
  • Teaching Summit Presented by SuperSpeed Golf

More information and registration coming soon.

Inaugural CPGA Women’s Pro-Pro Championship
Supported by: Corkcicle & GGblue

October 22nd at Rolling Hills CC (Monroe, NC)

The Carolinas PGA is hosting the Inaugural CPGA Women's Pro-Pro Championship this fall. We are very excited to bring this event to the section and hope you all can participate in this highly anticipated, fun event!

Below are a few details along with a link to register. This is a 2-woman team event. However, each player needs to register themselves individually. If you have a partner, you will enter their name during registration and staff will pair you together once both members are registered. If you don't have a partner, we can help pair you up. Class-A Members, Associates, and LPGA Members are all eligible to play.

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Where: Rolling Hills CC - Monroe, NC
Format: Pro-Pro Team event - 6/6/6 - 6 holes of Captain's Choice, 6 holes of Four-Ball, 6 holes of Modified Alternate Shot
Cost: $65 per person



Ben Smith - Lowcountry Area Director
General Manager
Shipyard Golf Club