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2014 Tilted Kilt Georgia Open Preview
Roswell, (GA) --- For the first time in the history of the championship, The Tilted Kilt Georgia Open will be contested at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw this week. The tournament dates are July 31-August 3, 2014 with the pro-am set for Wednesday, July 30th. For the second time in the championship’s fifty-nine year history, the state championship of golf in Georgia is being sponsored by Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, which has five locations in metro Atlanta.
The Georgia Open annually attracts a diverse field, with mini-tour pros and amateurs joining Georgia PGA members and apprentices. Since Stephen Keppler won back-to-back tournaments at Lake Oconee courses in 1994 and ‘95, current or recent tour players have won the Georgia Open 17 of the last 19 years. The only exceptions were Georgia PGA members Tim Weinhart, who won at The Legends at Chateau Elan in 2004, and Jeff Hull, who won at Champions Retreat Golf Club in 2007.
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
9/15 - Georgia Regional Qualifying - TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth
PGA National News
Golf Channel Re-Airs of 'The Road to the PGA Championship' Begin July 30
The special chronicles the journey of PGA Professional National Champion Michael Block (above) and four other PGA Professionals who are making their PGA Championship debut, along with PGA teaching professionals who have guided three of the game's current stars.
Defending Champion Jason Dufner, 2014 Major Champions Lead Elite List of Players Committed to 96th PGA Championship
The current field of 120 players who will compete in the 96th PGA Championship, Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, include: Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott. The final 156-player field will be determined on July 28.
PGA Championship Long Drive Competition Returns to Valhalla
During a practice round on Tuesday, Aug. 5, all players will be offered the opportunity to hit one tee shot from the No. 10 Tee. The ball will have to come to rest in the fairway to be eligible to win the Long Drive Competition.
'PGA Championship Pick The Hole Location Challenge Hosted by Jack Nicklaus Presented by Samsung' Returns with a New Swing at Valhalla's 16th Hole
Fans will be able to vote through Aug. 9 for final-round hole location on the par-4 16th hole. New this year, World Golf Tour will provide an interactive experience, which allows fans to "play" each of the hole locations on PGA.com before entering their selection.
Junior PGA Champions to Earn PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour Exemptions
For the first time, the boys' and girls' division champions in both the 2014 and 2015 Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks will earn an exemption to compete at the 2015 Valero Texas Open and 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, respectively.