Today is August 4, 2015
 

2015 Hilton Head Open 

August 7th-9th

Port Royal- Robbers Row

     

The 41st Annual Hilton Head Open will be held at Port Royal-Robbers Row. The Hilton Head Open is an annual event presented by the Hilton Head Island Chapter of local PGA Professionals.

 

This event hosts a lot of history, dating back to 1975 and is open to Hilton Head Island Chapter Professionals and Amateurs who live in or own property in Beaufort County. For many years, it has benefited many charities, and we remained steadfast in this goal. 


The Hilton Head Island PGA has selected to partner with the North American Special Olympics as our title charity.  Part of the proceeds from your entry will be donated to the North American Special Olympics and their upcoming event at Port Royal.  Port Royal Golf Club will welcome an estimated 240 Special Olympics Athletes and Unified Partners - the largest attendance for the regional golf tournament to date - with over 250 volunteers, along with families, proud supporters, and staff.  Special Olympics Athletes and Unified Partners will compete for awards in each level of competition.  Competitors will be placed into divisions (based upon age, gender and ability level), affording each athlete the opportunity to showcase their skills.  Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. With the support of more than 1.3 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 81,000 games and competitions throughout the year. Port Royal Golf Club is honored to be selected by Special Olympics to host the 2015 Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament, September 10-13, 2015.  For more information please contact infoathh@heritagegolfgroup.com.

 

Our hope is that you will participate in the 41st Annual Hilton Head Open. This year participants will need to register online and pay with a credit card. Accompanying this letter each participant will have their own username and password. If you know someone that would like to play and did not play last two years, they need to call or email Tom Logue to receive their username and password. When updating profiles, please provide all information

 

 

Sign Up Today 

Players MUST email. fax or mail a copy of the Registration Form

then use the online Payment Method to complete Registration for the Event

Event Registration Form

Pro-Am Registration Form

Online Payment

Course Set Up

Interested in Playing in the Pro-Am, but do not have a team? Email Tom Logue at hhipga@event-man.net

 

 

 

2015 Summer Pro-Pro

Better Ball and Scramble of Partners

James Scales & David Jones, PGA- Wexford Plantation

Congratulations to James Scales and David Jones from Wexford Plantation for winning the HHIPGA Summer Pro-Pro event at Dataw Golf Club. With an impressive score of 65, James and David played the Best Ball Front side and Scramble Backside in spectacular form to edge the win by one stroke.  After play, the top five teams plus ties qualified for a special shootout. Nine teams teed off on Dataw's 3rd hole, where only four tea,s moved onto holes 8 & 9 to finish the shootout. After spectacular play, Jake Johnson and Luke McClellan edged out James and David in the shootout to win the side competition for the day. Special thanks to Dave Britton and the team at Dataw for a great event. 

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TOWNSEND CAPTURES CPGA SECTION PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Mike Townsend, the PGA Head Professional at Kiawah Island Club's Cassique course won the 2015 Carolinas PGA Section Professional Championship held at the Resort Club at Grande Dunes.

 

Townsend's week started off with a pedestrian round of 71 (-1); however, he caught fire on day two and set a new competitive course record with a 64 (-8) to earn a two-stroke lead.  During the third and final round, Townsend sank four birdies and made one bogey (only his third over par hole of the tournament) to card a 35-34=69 (-3) for a total of 204 (-12).

Charles Frost, the PGA Head Professional from Kiawah Island Club's River Course, entered the final round tied for 14th and seven strokes out of the lead at -2.  He made a charge on the day's front nine making the turn in 31 strokes including an eagle 2 on the par-4 #3.  However, Frost's three birdies on the back nine weren't enough to offset two bogeys.  He finished at 208 (-8), four strokes behind.  This the second year in a row that Frost finished in second place.

By winning the 2015 CPGA Professional Championship, Townsend receives the first place check of $9,500, an exemption into either the PGA Tour's 2016 Wells Fargo Championship or Wyndham Championship, and one of nine qualifying spots that were up for grabs for the 2016 PGA Professional Championship taking place June 26-29 at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.  That event will feature 312 of the best playing PGA Professionals from across the United States.  From there, the top 20 PGA Professionals will advance to compete in the 2016 PGA Championship, one of the four majors of professional golf.

The following competitors also qualified for the PGA Professional Championship:
     - Derek Easter - Chicora G&CC
     - Jerry Haas - Wake Forest University
     - Kelly Mitchum - Pinehurst CC No. 1-5
     - John Thompson - Carolina Lakes GC
     - Todd Camplin - Beacon Ridge G&CC
     - Luke Lovell - The Carolina CC
     - Zac Collins - Treyburn CC
     - Gus Ulrich - Pinewild CC of Pinehurst

Charles Frost is exempted into the 2016 PGA Professional Championship due to his T10 finish at this year's national championship held in June at Philadelphia Cricket Club.

The CPGA Professional Championship was an official Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year Presented by Omega points event.  Whomever wins that honor will receive the PGA Tour exemption not selected by the Section Professional Champion.

 

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Camplin Claims Hole-in-One at Grande Dunes


The CPGA Professional Championship 2015 
(Presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz, & Omega) saw its first hole in one this week! Todd Camplin (R), A-6 teaching professional at Beacon Ridge Golf & CC, used an 8 iron to ace the 162 yard 11th hole at Grande Dunes Resort Course. For his ace he wins the Global Golf Sales Skins game as well as the Global Golf Sales Hole-In-One bonus of $1,000 and the closest to the hole prize of $150. Way to go, Todd! 



Round two begins this morning. For updates, please visit this link

 

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CPGA Professional Championship Kicks Off at Grande Dunes

Today's the day! The 2015 Professional National Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz, and OMEGA kicks off at the Resort Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The CPGA Professional Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event with a cut to the low 60 scorers and ties after 36 holes, or low 1/3 of the field, depending on number of contestants.  Currently, there are 144 CPGA Professionals set to participate.  In addition to one of the PGA Professional Championship qualifying spots, the champion will receive an exemption into either the 2016 PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship or Wyndham Championship. The eventual 2015 Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year Presented by OMEGA will receive the other. 

In addition, it was recently announced that the event will have nine total qualifying spots available for the 2016 PGA Professional Championship taking place June 26-29 at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY next year. The PGA Professional Championship features 312 of the best playing PGA Professionals from across the country of which the top 20 PGA Professionals advance to compete in the 2016 PGA Championship. In addition to this, the CPGA Professional Champion is offered the opportunity to choose between playing in either the PGA Tour’s 2016 Wells Fargo Championship or the Wyndham Championship.

Stay tuned here and on our Facebook and Twitter pages for live updates throughout the week. 


Results will be posted to the
BlueGolf leaderboard each day.

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Local Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifiers Conclude in Carolinas

 


We would like to send a very special thank you to all of those who attended this year's local DCP qualifiers hosted by the Carolinas PGA, with support from Bryan Park GC, Callawassie Island Club, Governors Club, Daniel Island Club, GC at Wescott Plantation, UNC Finley GC, CC of Landfall, Carmel CC, Charles Sifford GC, Holly Tree CC and Legends Resort.

 
Congratulations to the junior golfers who move on to our Sub-Regional Qualifiers next month!
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Old North State CPGA Senior Open Results

Congratulations to the following individuals on winning their divisions at this week's Old North State CPGA Senior Open: 

 

Overall Champion & Professional Division Winner

          Mitch Adams, PGA – Troy, NC

69-68=137 (-7)

Champions Division Winner
Russ Perry (a) – Winston-Salem, NC

70-74=144 (E)

Super Seniors Division Winner
Mark Stephens (a) – Troutman, NC

71-69=140 (-4)
*Won scorecard playoff

Legends Division Winner
George Kennon (a) – Greensboro, NC

72-73=145 (+1)

 

COMPLETE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

https://carpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/carpga15/event/carpga152/contest/7/leaderboard.htm

In the top right corner, use the “Contest” drop-down menu to see division & age group results with payouts.

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Tidewater CPGA Senior Open Results

We would like to extend a very special congratulations to the following individuals on their outstanding play in the Tidewater CPGA Senior Open that took place earlier this week:

 

Overall Champion & Champions Division Winner

Russ Perry (a) - Winston-Salem, NC

73-70=143 (-1)

 

Professional Division Winner
John Faidley, PGA – Winston-Salem, NC

74-70=144 (E)

 

Super Seniors Division Winner
Gary Strickfaden (a) – Southern Pines, NC

73-75=148 (+4)
*Won scorecard playoff

 

Legends Division Winner
George Kennon (a) – Greensboro, NC

77-73=150 (+6)

 

Unfortunately, with the hectic finish involving a short weather delay, we were unable to get pictures of everyone and we do apologize.


COMPLETE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

https://carpga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/carpga15/event/carpga1511/contest/46/leaderboard.htm

 

In the top right corner, use the “Contest” drop-down menu to see division & age group results.

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Carolinas PGA Prepares for Professional Championship at Grande Dunes

The Carolinas PGA Section is preparing for its most prestigious championship of the season! On July 28-30, the Section will host its 2015 CPGA Professional Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz, and OMEGA at the Resort Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

It was recently announced that the event will have nine total qualifying spots available for the 2016 PGA Professional Championship taking place June 26-29 at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY next year. The PGA Professional Championship features 312 of the best playing PGA Professionals from across the country of which the top 20 PGA Professionals advance to compete in the 2016 PGA Championship. In addition to this, the CPGA Professional Champion is offered the opportunity to choose between playing in either the PGA Tour’s 2016 Wells Fargo Championship or the Wyndham Championship.


The CPGA Professional Championship is a 54-hole stroke play event with a cut to the low 60 scorers and ties after 36 holes, or low 1/3 of the field, depending on number of contestants.  Currently, there are 144 CPGA Professionals set to participate.  In addition to one of the PGA Professional Championship qualifying spots, the champion will receive an exemption into either the 2016 PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship or Wyndham Championship. The eventual 2015 Bob Boyd CPGA Player of the Year Presented by OMEGA will receive the other.  Jerry Haas, PGA, the Men’s Golf Coach at Wake Forest University won the 2014 CPGA Professional Championship and will be competing in the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC in Greensboro, NC on August 20-23.

 

 

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CPGA Senior Professional Championship Registration Reminder

 

The CPGA Senior Professional Championship deadlines are nearing! For this event in particular, there are a few different ways to go about registering. Golfers may 1) Register through PGA.org or by calling 1-800-474-2776 for the Sr. PNC Qualifying opportunity; 2) Register through the CPGA Section for the championship itself; or 3) Register for both. Either way, qualifying registration must be done SEPARATELY from championship registration. The deadline to register through the PGA of America HQ for the Sr. PNC Qualifying is July 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM. The deadline to register through the CPGA for the championship is July 28, 2015. We look forward to seeing you at Cape Fear National in August! For more information, please visit carolinas.pga.com/majorssectionevents/tournament/6205/


CPGA Senior Professional Championships
Cape Fear National - Leland, NC
Tuesday - Wednesday, August 4-5

Championship - $150
Deadline: July 28
Sr. PNC Qualifying - $140
Deadline: July 14

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Chaffee & Taylor Win CPGA Pro-Assistant

 

July 7, 2015 (Wallace, NC) - The team of Bryce Chaffee and Mike Taylor captured the 2015 Carolinas PGA Pro-Assistant Championship Presented by Ping, Greg Norman Collection, Dunning Golf, and Yamaha Golf Cars held at River Landing CC.


Chaffee is the PGA Head Professional at the Country Club of Landfall's Nicklaus Course and Taylor is an Apprentice Assistant Professional at River Landing CC.  The tournament had been won the past two years by other PGA staff members at River Landing, so everyone in attendance was happy to see the title remain at home.


Chaffee and Taylor posted an opening round of 30-32=62 (-10) to hold a share of the overnight lead with Mike Cato, the PGA Head Professional from Brakford Creek GC, and Rohan Allwood, the Apprentice Head Professional from Woodlands G&CC.


In the second round, two teams came from behind to put some pressure on Chaffee and Taylor, but some clutch play (most notably the eagle 2 on the 385-yard par-4 by Chaffee) helped the duo hold the lead and earn a one-stroke victory.  Their second round of 32-34=66 (-6) put them at 128 (-16).


The format for the tournament consisted of two rounds of four-ball stroke play where two partners each played their own ball.  The lower score of the two was the score for the hole.


Presenting Sponsor Greg Norman Collection gave every competitor a beautiful Play Dry golf shirt.  Presenting Sponsor Dunning Golf ran a team closest to the pin contest on all four par-3 holes both days where the winning teams received a pair of slacks and a shirt.  Ping Golf conducted a "skills contest" at River Landing's pool complex on Monday evening.


On hole #15, Evolve Golf continued its Total Driving Challenge where drives were measured by a professional launch monitor and ranked equally for distance and accuracy.  The average of the two rankings will be compared to other competitors' rankings to come up with the challenge's final results.


The Carolinas PGA thanks Larry George, PGA Director of Golf, his staff, and the membership of River Landing Country Club for their hospitality.  Visit
www.riverlanding.com for information. The CPGA also thanks each of the presenting and supporting partners who are helping make the event a success.
     - PING: 
www.ping.com
     - Greg Norman:
www.gregnormancollection.com
     - Dunning Golf:
www.dunninggolf.com
     - Yamaha Golf Cars: 
www.yamahagolfcar.com
     - Four County Electric Membership Corporation: 
www.fourcty.org
     - PGA Tour: 
www.pgatour.com
     - Global Golf Sales: 
www.globalgolfsales.com
     - Evolve Golf:
www.evolvegolf.com
     - RA Jeffreys: 
www.rajeffreys.com
     - Coca-Cola: 
www.coca-cola.com

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CPGA Pro-Assistant Championship Begins with Hole-in-One

Our Pro-Assitant Championship kicked off this morning at River Landing Country Club in Wallace, NC. With that, we've already seen a hole-in-one! Brian Phelps of the Dunes Club claimed the epic shot on his first hole of the day (#10) - 144 yards, 9 iron. It's certainly one for the books - congratulations, Brian!

 

 

We're wishing all players the best of luck today and tomorrow as they compete for the title as champion. As you can see, it's already a very exciting tournament!

 

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Charles Frost, PGA Finishes 12th at PGA PNC

Congratulations to our very own Charles Frost, PGA one of our eleven competitors in this week's PGA Professional National Championship event at Philadelphia Cricket Club. Charles Frost made the final cut this afternoon as he tied for 12th place with an overall score of 284 (+2). We just so happened to catch him on an interview with The Golf Channel as he finished his final round.

We're thrilled to see that Frost will have the chance to participate in the PGA Championship. A job well done!

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The July Issue of On The Fringe is Here!

Happy July! The latest issue of On the Fringe is available for viewing today and you won't want to miss it. Not only was June a busy month but the past few days alone brought some major developments to the Section. On Monday, June 29, 2015 the CPGA Section's Executive Director, Ron Schmid, PGA announced his plan to retire at the end of the year. We're wishing him and his family the best on their new endeavors. 

Please join us in congratulating Ron on his hard work and great contributions to the Section over the past 16 years and to the industry over the past 45. A great leader and dedicated golf professional who will undoubtedly be missed! 

 


Read the full cover story and more in our new issue - 
CLICK TO READ

 

 

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CPGA Professionals Progress in PGA PNC!


 

We're excited to announce that four of our PGA Professionals have made it to the third round of the PGA Professional National Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz USA and OMEGA this week at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. 


As of Monday evening, the following CPGA Members were set to move forward as the event continues:

  • Charles Frost (T2) of Johns Island S.C. with 72-67-139
  • Chris Haarlow (T23) of Greensboro N.C. with 76-67-143
  • Greg Boyette (T79) of Awendaw S.C. with 75-72-147
  • Jerry Haas (T79) of Winston-Salem N.C with 71-76-147


Follow the scores with us - the leaderboard can be found here. Best of luck to Charles, Chris, Greg and Jerry who compete today as the third round takes place! 

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Blake Taylor and Victoria Husky Capture 2015 CPGA Junior Championship

 

Blake Taylor of Atkinson, NC and Victoria Husky of Greenville, SC won the 2015 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28 at The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.

 

By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Taylor and Husky qualified for the 40th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, Aug. 3-6, at Miramont Country Club in Bryan/College Station, Texas. Taylor, 17, posted a final-round 68 for a two-day total of 136 and a 1-stroke victory over Nicholas Lyerly of Salisbury, NC. Husky, 17, had a final-round 74 for a two-day total of 144 and a 1-stroke victory over Kasidy Beckel of Okatie, SC.

 

The Junior PGA Championship, Presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, is open to one boy and one girl champion from each of the 41 PGA Sections, champions of the nine PGA Junior Series events, select national junior tournaments conducted throughout the year and special invitees who have yet not reached their 19th birthdays as of the final round of the championship.

 

The Junior PGA Championship has traditionally been a stepping-stone for many of today’s PGA and LPGA Tour professionals as well as current collegiate stars. Past Junior PGA Championship competitors who have gone on to successful professional careers include: Inbee Park, Luke Guthrie, Trevor Immelman, Cristie Kerr, Justin Leonard, Hunter Mahan, Michelle McGann, Phil Mickelson, Grace Park, Dottie Pepper, Jordan Spieth, Lexi Thompson, David Toms, Michelle Wie and Tiger Woods.

 

Click here for complete tournament results

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CPGA Junior Championship to take place this weekend

The 2015 CPGA Junior Championship kicks off tomorrow at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University. For pairings and additional information, see here. Best of luck to all of those competing in our most popular junior golf event of the year!

 

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John Derr – Celebration of Life - Save the Date

 We have been in communication with John Derr’s daughter (Cricket Gentry) since his passing and she has decided to have a celebration of her father’s life on Tuesday, August 18th, 3:00PM – 6:00PM at the Pine Needles Conference Center in Southern Pines, NC.  Speaking should begin around 3:00PM followed by a gathering to tell stories of John’s life. There will be light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.  Please respond to Liz Muroski (lmuroski@pgahq.com), Carolinas PGA Media and Promotions Director, by Friday, August 7 if you plan to attend.  We want to be able to pass along a head count so they will have an idea of how many to expect. Thank you!     

 

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CPGA Members Prepare to Play PGA PNC

 

This weekend marks the 48th  PGA Professional National Championship and, with that, 11 Carolinas PGA members will make their way to Philadelphia Cricket Club to compete! Following are those who qualified from the CPGA Professional Championship last year at Duke University Golf Club. We’re wishing the best of luck to all of our golfers. 

 

1

Jerry Haas  Winston Salem, NC, Wake Forest University

-5

67

72

72

211

 

T2

Chris Haarlow  Greensboro, NC, Precision Golf School

-3

75

72

66

213

 

T2

Charles Frost  Kiawah Island, SC, Kiawah Island - River

-3

71

70

72

213

 

4

Greg Boyette  Awendaw, SC, Bulls Bay GC

-2

72

71

71

214

 

T5

Rick Lewallen  Kannapolis, NC

E

70

75

71

216

 

T5

Blair Smith  Huntersville, NC, Birkdale Golf Club

E

72

71

73

216

 

T5

John Thompson  Charlotte, NC, Carolina Lakes Golf Club

E

75

66

75

216

 

T8

Mitch Adams  Troy, NC, Denson's Creek

+1

72

72

73

217

 

T8

Adam McLaughlin  Greensboro, NC, Alamance CC

+1

71

72

74

217

 

T10

Dale Ketola  Little River, SC, Potential Golf

+2

76

69

73

218

 

T10

Kris Cappuzzo  Charlotte, NC, Raintree CC

+2

73

71

74

218

 



The 2015 PGA Professional National Championship Field as of June 24, 2015 can be found here: http://www.pga.com/nationalchampionship/news/2015-pga-professional-national-championship-field?cid=pgacomsocial_tw_sf10226313  

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Club Car CPGA Pro-Official

         


The team of Mike Benner, PGA, and Bob Potter from Coosaw Creek CC captured the Club Car CPGA Pro-Official Championship Presented by Greg Norman Collection & Dunning Golf at Trump National GC - Charlotte.  They combined to fire an impressive round of 62 (-10), three strokes clear of the competition.


>>> Scores & team prize amounts


         


(L-R) Champions Bob Potter &
Mike Benner, PGA
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DCP events see high participation throughout Carolinas


 

Local Drive, Chip and Putt event qualifiers hosted by the CPGA seem to be taking youth golf by storm in the area. With three events wrapped over the last few days, the Section has seen well over 300 junior golfers between the ages of 7 and 15 participate in its tournaments.  

 

Drive, Chip Putt events are an incredible opportunity to introduce many youngsters to the game as well as showcase the talent of many of our local junior golfers. We're thrilled to have already seen so many join us this year for competition!

 

Over the next several weeks, the CPGA will host the remaining eight local DCP qualifiers. After that, sub-regionals take place. 

 
See here for our full DCP Carolinas schedule and remember you can follow along with our official hashtag: #CPGADCP

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Bryan Park Golf Course Begins Sprigging Process

Let the sprigging begin! Bryan Park Golf Course began the process this week on its Champions Course. Sprigging is the process of removing stems from mature bermudagrass stands and replanting the vegetative cuttings in a different location. We look forward to seeing some fresh bermudagrass out there soon!



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2015 HHIPGA Events

2015 HHIPGA Summer Pro-Pro
Dataw Island
Club

Scoring Summary
Prize Money 

 

2015 HHIPGA Pro-Assistant

Callawassie Island Club
Team Summary
Prize Money
2015 POY Points


2015 Individual Stableford
Oldfield Golf Club

Stableford Points
Prize Money
2015 POY Points


2015 HHIPGA Pro-Scratch
Oldfield Golf Club

Live Scoring

Prize Money
2015 POY Points
Skins Game

 

2015 HHIPGA Pro-1am
Haig Point Club
Saturday, June 27th
1:00pm Shotgun

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Pairings