Spratlin Wins Again at Chicopee Woods Players' Championship
Two Victories in Three Years for Currahee Pro
PGA head professional, Clark Spratlin, of Currahee Club in Toccoa, fired a six-under par 66 for to win the 6th annual Chicopee Woods TaylorMade/adidas/Ashworth Players' Championship at Chicopee Woods Golf Course in Gainesville. The win is the second in three years at the Gainesville course for Spratlin.
Swing into Savings Today!
Sign Up for the ExecGolf Membership
The Georgia PGA has partnered with ExecGolf to offer discounted golf at over 100 participating golf courses across Georgia with the ExecGolf Membership. Sign up by June 30, 2013 to receive the inaugural year membership rate of $24.95 + tax (regular price $69.95).
As an ExecGolf Member you play your first round at each Participating Course* for a discounted bonus rate! That includes greens and cart fees! We call these "Bonus Rounds" and you will love them. *Please note that some courses only offer Bonus Rounds during the off-season. In addition, if you live close by or just have a favorite course, you can play those courses as many times as you like for the special ExecGolf Rate up to 50 percent off the normal cost to play. As always, all rates listed include greens and cart fees! Members now have the ease of booking tee times online. ExecGolf Members also have the opportunity to play in Elite Tournaments held at the best courses in the area.
PGA of America Statement on Anchoring from Ted Bishop
Over the past few months The PGA of America has taken a vocal and active position which reflected the strong viewpoint of our PGA Professionals in opposing the USGA and R&A's proposed Rule 14-1b that would ban the anchored stroke. Today, the governing bodies indicated that they will proceed with the formal adoption of the rule.
We are disappointed with this outcome. As we have said publicly and repeatedly during the comment period, we do not believe 14-1b is in the best interest of recreational golfers and we are concerned about the negative impact it may have on both the enjoyment and growth of the game. Growing the game is one of the fundamental purposes of The PGA of America.
Although we do not agree with the decision, we applaud the USGA for its willingness to listen to our concerns and engage in meaningful discussions. In our opinion and based on our experience, the USGA treated the comment period for what it was intended to be -- a time to exchange opinions, concerns and potential solutions.
Stevens Claims Second Yamaha Georgia Senior Open
Birdies Final Hole to Claim Victory
The 31st Yamaha Georgia Senior Open contested at the Chattahoochee Golf Club saw PGA teaching professional Craig Stevens of Brookstone Golf & Country Club, post a six-under par 66 for a two-day total 136 to capture the championship by one shot over fellow PGA professional Danny Elkins. With the victory, Stevens took home the $1,500 first place check.
Summer's Coming...and so is our NEW Tournament Series
Get swinging this summer and join the Georgia PGA’s NEW tournament series-- the Adams Golf Summer Fun Pro-Pro Series presented by Mobile Pro Shop. We’re getting a little creative on the course and putting a fun spin on each event. Come out and enjoy a unique golf experience with your fellow professionals.
Drive, Chip & Putt Registration Confirmation Update
Thank you to everyone for your interest in the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. Due to the overwhelming response we received, it was necessary to conduct a random drawing to determine the field for local qualifying in each region. Confirmation emails were sent last week to those selected in the random drawing from email@example.com. If you are unsure about whether or not your child has received a place in local qualifying, we ask that you click here and submit the email address that was used to complete the registration. Please note – many times these emails are delivered to the Junk Mail (spam) folder.
We will notify all participants of their status when the confirmation process is complete. It is still possible those who were not selected as part of the initial random drawing could be added to the field should spots open up due to declines. You will receive an email regarding your child's status one way or the other as confirmations progress.
Thanks very much to everyone for your interest and understanding. We greatly appreciate everyone’s support of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship!
Stephen Keppler, PGA to be Inducted into Georgia Golf Hall of Fame
A well-known golf professional and an accomplished member of the Georgia PGA section, Stephen Keppler, the PGA Director of Golf at Marietta Country Club, has been selected for induction into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.
" 'Keppy' has been a mainstay in Georgia professional golf for the past three decades and still remains one of the top players within the Georgia Section," said Michael Paull, Executive Director of the Georgia PGA. "Stephen is not only an accomplished player, but an outstanding PGA professional and always a true gentleman both on and off the golf course. He is a dedicated family man who puts them ahead of himself at all times. He has been and will continue to be a shining light in the annals of the Georgia PGA."
The Class of 2014 was selected by the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Committee and approved by the GSGA Executive Committee, based on the recommendation of the GGHOF Nominating Committee. To read about the other 2014 inductees, please cick here.
Fort and Tillery Capture the First Title of 2013
Congratulations to the duo of PGA Professional Ted Fort of Marietta Golf Center and PGA Apprentice John Tillery of Lane Creek Golf Course for winning the Club Car Pro-Pro Scramble Presented by Sun Mountain/Laser Link/Haas-Jordan. The twosome fired an 11-under par 61 to finish in a tie with PGA Professionals Jimmy Harris and Matt Scheck, both from the Atlanta Athletic Club. The wind swept Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground provided an excellent venue for the Georgia PGA’s annual kickoff event of 2013.
The Georgia PGA Junior Tour Season Kicks Off in March!
Georgia PGA Junior Tour Membership registration for 2013 is currently available on GeorgiaPGA.com. Click here to visit the Junior Tour page to register for the Tour, view the 2013 tournament schedule and stay updated on all Junior Tour activities.
You can also receive updates and news by becoming a fan of the Georgia PGA Junior Tour on Facebook. Click here to become a fan.
Encourage the juniors at your club to play in your Junior Tour!