The Inaugural Georgia Putting Championship was a big hit! The Championship was held at Bobby Jones Golf Course on the Dan Yates Putting Course on October 31st. The host of the ‘The Golf Show’ on 680 The Fan, Brian Katrek of Mableton, won the Open Division. Earlier he had competed with his son, Henry, in the Team Division and finished T7.

The Team Division Champions were Georgia PGA Member, Jon Cooley and Georgia PGA Executive Director, Scott Geary. Winning the Mixed Team Division were Madison Barnett and Jim Kamis.

The format consisted of two 9-hole rounds around the Dan Yates Putting Course at Bobby Jones Golf Course. This was a collaborative event between the tenants of Murray Golf House at Bobby Jones Golf Course, Georgia PGA, and the Georgia State Golf Association.

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Bobby Jones Golf Course is a revolutionary golf course design featuring multiple tees and large double greens, sometimes even presenting two-hole locations Most days, the Azalea Course or Magnolia Course offers players 9 holes with multiple tee and hole location combinations to play a very different loop each time around. Occasionally on select weekends, outings, and special events, the brilliance of the Bobby Jones Golf Course layout showcases both the Azalea and Magnolia nines.

The Georgia PGA is one of the 41 Sections of The PGA of America. Its membership includes over 890 PGA Professionals working at over 260 golf courses, clubs, and ranges throughout the state. Additionally, more than 35 Georgia PGA members compete on one of the PGA Tours. In keeping with the fundamental objectives laid down by its founders, one of the Georgia PGA’s primary goals is promoting the game of golf through clinics, junior and minority golf programs, consumer programs, and print and television media.

The Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) serves as an Allied Golf Association to the United States Golf Association. Membership in the GSGA is open to all golfers, facilities and golf clubs throughout the state. GSGA members have access to invaluable resources that allow them to advance their knowledge of the game and numerous opportunities to play in both competitive and fun, casual events. The GSGA includes more than 325 golf clubs and 80,000 golfers who all have one thing in common: a passion for the game of golf.