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Amateur Griffin Wins 96th Yamaha Atlanta Open
Defeats Keppler in One Hole Playoff
Amateur Cory Griffin, of Canongate at Georgia National in McDonough, defeated Georgia Golf Hall of Fame member Stephen Keppler on the first playoff hole to win the weather plagued Yamaha Atlanta Open presented by Bushnell and Bolle played at Polo Golf & Country Club. Griffin and Keppler each carded a round of four-under par 68 to tie at the end of regulation in the state’s oldest golf tournament.
Drive Chip & Putt Qualifiers
The Drive Chip & Putt Championship qualifying events for Georgia are listed below. Exact tee times will soon be emailed to the players. The top two scores in each division advance to the regional qualifier on August 5, 2013 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Duluth, Ga. From the regional competition, the top qualifier in each age/gender bracket will advance to the National Championship on April 6, 2014 at Augusta National Golf Club.
6/4 - The Georgia Trail, Duluth - View Results
6/21 - Country Club of Columbus, Columbus - View Tee Times
6/21 - Doublegate Country Club, Albany - View Tee Times
6/22 - Wilmington Island Club, Savannah - View Tee Times
6/25 - Governors Towne Club, Acworth - Tee Time Range: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
6/25 - Rivermont G & CC, Alpharetta - Tee Time Range: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
7/8 - University of Georgia Golf Course, Athens - Tee Time Range: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
7/11 - Coosa Country Club, Rome -Tee Time Range: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
7/12 - The First Tee of Augusta, Augusta - Morning Session - Tee Time Range: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
7/12 - The First Tee of Augusta, Augusta - Afternoon Session - Tee Time Range: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sean Murphy, Katy Harris Capture 2013 Georgia Junior PGA Championship
Sean Murphy of Decatur, Ga and Katy Harris of St. Simons Island, Ga won the 2013 Georgia Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Hotel Fitness on Tuesday, June 4th at Golf Club at Cuscowilla in Eatonton, Ga. By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Murphy and Harris qualified for the 38th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Hotel Fitness, July 30-Aug. 2, 2013, at Trump National Golf Club – Washington D.C. in Potomac Falls, Va.
Keppler and Berning Cash in on Home Field Advantage
Edge Peachtree Duo on First Playoff Hole
Stephen Keppler, PGA Director of Golf and Michael Berning, assistant PGA professional from Marietta Country Club in Kennesaw took top honors in the Club Car Pro-Assistant Championship presented by Cutter & Buck/ Sun Sport Optics/ Mobile Pro Shop/ and Pukka Headwear, which was held at their home course of Marietta Country Club in Kennesaw.
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.