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Georgia PGA Teaching, Coaching & Club Fitting Summit
Join your fellow PGA Professionals and Industry Experts for the Inaugural Georgia PGA Teaching, Coaching and Club Fitting Summit. This new educational program from the Georgia PGA is designed to help PGA Members learn how to best leverage their teaching and club fitting skills to drive revenue to their facilities and to build a business using these very important skills. The Summit will be held at Idle Hour Country Club on Sunday-Monday, September 14-15, 2014. PGA members will earn 14 PGA required MSR credits for attending the two-day event. The cost is $100 to attend. Click here to view the event details and to register online.
Nicol Claims First National Car Rental Georgia PGA Assistants' Championship
Caldwell, Smith and Jones also Advance
Chris Nicol of Georgia Golf Center in Roswell won the National Car Rental Georgia PGA Assistant Championship Monday, August 11, 2014 at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, GA.
McLuen Claims Second Tilted Kilt Georgia Open Title
Beck Claims Low Amateur
Mini-tour professional Jay McLuen of Forsyth shot a final round competitive course record of seven-under par 65 for a tournament total of nineteen-under par 269 to run away with the title at the 61st Tilted Kilt Georgia Open, conducted at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw. This is the second time McLuen has won the state championship of golf after contending several times in the past decade. In 2011, McLuen also won by seven shots at Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville.
Paolozzi Comes from Behind to Win First Volvik Georgia Women's Open
Karen Paolozzi, PGA assistant professional at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta carded a final round of one-under par 71 for a championship total of four-under par 140 to win the Volvik Georgia Women’s Open by one shot over amateur Jessica Haigwood of Roswell.
Amateur Mitchell Takes Players Championship at Berkeley Hills
Owen and Nance Share Low Professional Honors
Tyler Mitchell of Chatsworth won the fifth annual Players Championship at Berkeley Hills Country Club presented by Pennywise.ly Do It Yourself Financial Management by one shot over fellow amateur Matt Luckett of Duluth. This is the second straight year, an amateur captured the title. Gus Wagoner won the championship in 2013, but was unable to defend his title this year due to a scheduling conflict.
Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifiers
The Drive Chip & Putt Championship qualifying events in Georgia are listed below. After the local qualifiers are held, the sub-regional and regional qualifiers will narrow the field of competitors and the final group will advance to the National Championship on April 6, 2014 at Augusta National Golf Club. Tee times and results will be posted below and on our Drive, Chip & Putt page as they become available.
To volunteer at any of these qualifiers, please contact Scott Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-461-8600. PGA members will earn 1 PGA Required MSR credit for four hours of participation or 2 PGA Required MSR credits for five to eight hours participation at each Drive, Chip and Putt event.
6/12 - The Georgia Trail, Duluth - View Results
6/16 - BridgeMill Athletic Club, Canton - View Results
6/17 - Bear's Best Club, Suwanee - View Results
6/18 - Wilmington Island Club, Savannah - View Results
6/19 - Chateau Elan Golf Club, Braselton - View Results
8/18 - Georgia Sub-Regional Qualifying - The First Tee of Augusta, Augusta - View Results
9/15 - Georgia Regional Qualifying - TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth
PGA National News
12-Member United States Team Announced for 2014 Junior Ryder Cup, Sept. 22-23, at Blairgowrie Golf Club
The United States Team is comprised of six boys and six girls who are U.S. citizens and graduating high school in 2015, or later.
PGA of America Bringing Fans Closer to the Action; U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson Unveils his 3 Picks Live from NYC on Sept. 2
Over the next three weeks, fans can join in the fun by entering the interactive "MyCaptainsPicks" contest with Captain Watson. A first-of-its-kind social media engagement program, #mycaptainspicks simply asks sports fans to choose the three players they think Watson will pick to complete his 12-player team.
2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Team "Ice Bucket Challenge"
The Challenge is accepted by members of the U.S. Ryder Cup Team.