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Upcoming Free Education Opportunities
Make plans to attend our Section's year-ending events before your December calendar is full!
There will be a free Mizuno Fitting and Technology Seminar on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the Sea Island Golf Club Retreat Clubhouse. Members are welcome to attend the seminar, enjoy hors d' Oeuvres and beverages...all while earning valuable MSR credits (cycle ends in 1 1/2 years)! PGA members in attendance will earn 2 PGA education MSR credits. To RSVP for this event, contact Scott Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Mike Shannon, PGA on the evening of Monday, December 9th from 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. as he shares his knowledge on "Giving a Quality Putting Lesson". This free clinic will be held at the Sea Island Learning Center in the Retreat Ballroom. PGA members in attendance will earn 2 PGA education MSR credits. No pre-registration is required. Topics to be covered:
1. Evolution of putting surfaces on the putting stroke
2. What to look for in a good putting stroke
3. Putting stroke analysis
4. Effects of putter design on the putting stroke
5. Teaching beyond the mechanics
Don't forget to register for the Section Fall Meeting and Traynor's Golf Collection/Mizuno Georgia PGA Pro-Pro Championship/Senior Pro-Pro Championship before the deadline of Friday, December 6th! Click on the event names for more details and to register.
Don't Miss Out on Our Section's Season Finale
The 2013 Georgia PGA Fall Meeting presented by PerryGolf will be held at Sea Island Golf Club's Retreat Clubhouse on Monday, December 9th at 8am. The meeting will feature reports from the Section Committees, Chapters, and Divisions. Following the meeting, lunch will be held at The Lodge prior to the Pro-Pro. Members attending this meeting will earn 2 PGA MSR credits. The fee is $30 for online registration or $40 at the door. Click here to register online by Friday, December 6th at 2pm!
Finish off the season by playing in the Traynor's Golf Collection/Mizuno/PerryGolf Georgia PGA Pro-Pro Championship and Senior Pro-Pro Championship. The tournaments will be held at Sea Island GC on December 9-10, 2013. The deadline to enter is Friday, December 6th at 10am. Please click here for more information and to register.
Just announced-- There will be a free Mizuno Fitting and Technology Seminar on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the Sea Island Golf Club Retreat Clubhouse. Click here for more details.
2014 Georgia PGA Junior Tour Schedule
The 2014 Georgia PGA Junior Tour schedule is just about complete. We will once again play some of the best golf courses in the state starting March 8-9 at the Country Club of Columbus in Columbus. We will once again be at UGA GC, Callaway Gardens, The Georgia Club and Sea Island Golf Club for the Junior Tour Championship among others. The Summer Series events will again be featured at top facilities around Atlanta.
St Ives Charity Pro Am Raised Significant Funds in Support of Children with Cancer
The St Ives Charity Pro Am has raised significant funds for the Lighthouse and raised awareness to the cause of the Lighthouse’s over the years. The tournament which took place on October 29th, raised over $190,000 for the Lighthouse Family Retreat this year. Remarkably this successful tournament has raised over $1 million over the past 10 years. This year 124 golfers and 15 sponsors participated in the event this year to create an incredible impact for Lighthouse Family Retreat.
Stevens Repeats, Claims Fourth Georgia PGA Player of the Year Title
Craig Stevens, PGA teaching professional from Brookstone Country Club in Acworth, claimed his second straight and fourth overall Georgia PGA Player of the Year (POY) title presented by PGA National Resort and Spa and the highly coveted Billy Weir Trophy after a long stretch of outstanding play in 2013. Stevens previously won the Georgia PGA Player of the Year title in 1999, 2001 and 2012.
Skinner Wins 2013 Georgia PGA Senior Championship
Sonny Skinner, PGA Teaching Professional at River Pointe GC in Albany, won the Georgia PGA Senior Championship at Ansley GC-Settindown Creek in Roswell, GA.
By finishing inside the top three (T-3) at the 2012 Senior PGA Professional National Championship, Skinner was already qualified for the 2013 Senior PGA Professional National Championship, October 10-13 in Virginia. Seven Georgia PGA members will join Skinner in competing in this upcoming event as a result of their finish in our Senior Championship.
Team Georgia Captures Title at 2013 PGA Junior League Golf Championship
Congratulations to Chuck Scoggins, PGA and his squad on winning the 2013 PGA Junior League Golf Championship! Team Georgia took home the title Sunday with a narrow 6 ½ to 5 ½ victory over Team California. Team Georgia was the only undefeated squad in the two-day Championship.
Georgia PGA Professional Nicole Weller Named 2013 PGA Junior Golf Leader
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Nicole Weller, PGA director of instruction at The Landings Club in Savannah, Ga., has been named recipient of the 2013 PGA Junior Golf Leader Award.
Weller, 41, is the second member of the Georgia PGA Section to receive the PGA Junior Golf Leader Award, established in 1988, recognizing the PGA Professional who is a leader in junior golf and who reflects the ideals of those who work with youth.
Play Golf in Paradise to Support the Georgia PGA Foundation!
2014 Admiral's Cup Pro-Am in
The Georgia PGA, St. Kitts Tourism Authority and The Golf Connection LLC have once again partnered to raise funds for the Georgia PGA Foundation and to increase awareness of golf trips to St. Kitts and Nevis, which is soon to become one of the Caribbean's newest golf destinations with the opening of several new, high-end golf resorts.
Entry is available online for the 4th annual Admiral's Cup Pro-Am: St. Kitts & Nevis to be played February 2-6, 2014 and hosted once again by The St. Kitts Marriott & The Royal Beach Casino.
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 National News
Golf Channel Presents 2013 PGA of America Year in Review, "Reaching Up, Reaching Out" and "Ryder Cup: One Year to Go" Documentary, Dec. 9
"Reaching Up, Reaching Out," part of the "2013 PGA Year in Review," debuts on Monday, Dec. 9, at 10 p.m. ET on Golf Channel and features PGA Professionals who are making an impact on the course and in their local communities. The program's second half-hour follows U.S. Captain Tom Watson and European Captain Paul McGinley's journey last September to Gleneagles, Scotland in a documentary, "Ryder Cup: One Year to Go."
Golf Channel Bolsters Coverage of PGA Merchandise Show with Morning Drive Broadcasting Live From Show Floor
Starting in 2014, "Morning Drive" will provide live broadcasts from the PGA Merchandise Show floor Wednesday, Jan. 22 through Friday, Jan. 24, as well as remote live segments from the PGA Merchandise Show Outdoor Demo Day on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Callaway Golf Will Showcase New Products at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show
During the PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day on Tuesday, Jan. 21, Callaway Golf will showcase its expansive 2014 equipment lineup, including the recently announced X2 Hot line of drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons. From Wednesday, Jan. 22 through Friday, Jan. 24, Callaway Golf will exhibit its full line of golf equipment as an anchor exhibitor of the PGA Show PGA Forum.