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Mason Claims Third Yamaha Georgia Senior Open Victory

James Mason, a member of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame from Dillard, won his third Yamaha Georgia Senior Open presented by BDNA contested at the Chattahoochee Golf Course in Gainesville.  Mason fired a second round of 3-under par 69 for a two-day total of 10-under par 134 and defeated PGA professional Sonny Skinner from Sylvester by two shots.

Mason started the day with a one shot lead after an opening round 65.  After a bogey on the first hole, Mason made birdies on three of his next seven holes to get to 9-under par for the championship and fired a back nine of 35 to capture the title. He also won in 2001 and 2015.

For his efforts, Mason earned a check for $2,500. Low Amateur honors went to Mike Combs of Roswell who ended up at 5-under par for the championship.  He carded a final round 68, the low round of the day.

 

 

DripFusion Named Title Sponsor of the Georgia Open

The Georgia Section, PGA of America and wellness and nutrition company DripFusion have entered into an agreement in which DripFusion will be the title sponsor of the 2017 and 2018 Georgia Open with options for future years.  As part of the agreement, the state open will now be called The DripFusion Georgia Open powered by PRO-IV and presented by GasSouth and E-Z-GO.

 

Jones & Griffin Win Club Car Pro-Pro Scramble After PlayOff

Peter Jones, PGA teaching professional at Cherokee Town & Country Club in Sandy Springs, and J.P. Griffin, an assistant professional from the Capital City Club in Atlanta worked overtime to win the 27th annual Club Car Pro-Pro Scramble presented by Ernest Sports, Global Golf Sales and Greg Norman Collection, at Rivermont Golf Club in Johns Creek.

Jones and Griffin carded a round of 12-under par 60 to earn a spot in the playoff against the team of PGA professionals Tim Weinhart of the Tim Weinhart Golf Academy in Norcross and PGA professional Bill Murchison from Towne Lake Hills Golf Club in Woodstock.  Todd Peterson and Jim Goergen from the Capital City Club also made the playoff, but were eliminated on the third playoff hole.  The playoff went on for seven holes, and finally concluded when Griffin made a 20-foot birdie putt on the to give himself and Jones their first title in the championship. Jones and Griffin made birdie on six of the seven playoff holes.

 

2017 Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifiers

The Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifying registration is now available for young golfers hoping to earn an invitation to next year’s National Finals being held at Augusta National on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Click on the links below for more information.

Qualifying Event Schedule: View 2017 local qualifying events in Georgia

Registration: Register for all qualifying events on DriveChipandPutt.com


Tee Times: View tee times & results for each qualifying event as they become available

Volunteer
Volunteer at an event by contacting Scott Gordon at 678-461-8600 or sgordon@pgahq.com

 
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