HHIPGA Chapter Meeting & Awards
November 14th, 2016
The HHIPGA Chapter gathered for our fall meeting and annual awards at the Callawassie Island Club. A special thanks to Jeff Spencer, PGA General Manager, and his team for hosting the event. HHIPGA Vice President, Ben Smith, presented our Chapter Awards to three Chapter PGA Professionals.
Derrick Garrou, PGA
PGA Professional of the Year
Jason Baile, PGA
PGA Teaching Professional of the Year
Monica Franklin, PGA
PGA Assistant Professional of the Year
November 14, 2016
The HHIPGA Chapter Pro-Pro-Pro-Pro Tournament was held at Callawassie Island Club. The golf course was in fantastic shape and a special thanks to Wes Grantham, Head Golf Professional, and his entire team. The 27 hole format of Better Ball, Chapman, and Scramble while changing partners each nine provided a great day of fun and fellowship for our Chapter Professionals.
Winning the 2016 event in a chip off (pictured below left to right) was the team of Pete Popovich, Mark Tomedolskey, Jim Uremovich, and Evan Belcher.
HHIPGA Chapter Championship & Assistants Championship
Thanks to all Chapter Professionals who participated in the 2016 Chapter Championship and Assistants Championship. Day 1 was contested at Sea Pines CC and the final round at Belfair GC. While mother nature did not cooperate and allow us to finish the first day a special thanks to Ray Bragg and his staff as Sea Pines was in fantastic condition. Both events became 18 hole competitions and the final round at Belfair GC, West Course, determined our Champion. Congratulations to our 2016 Chapter Champion, Dylan Thew (pictured below). Dylan is the PGA Head Golf Professional at Kiawah Island Club – Cassique. Dylan shot Even Par 72 to edge Matt Bova (Haig Point) by one shot. David Rogers, PGA Teaching Professional, from The GC @ Indigo Run is our 2016 HHIPGA Chapter Assistants Champion. David shot 75 to win by one shot over Blake Thomas (Belfair) and Daniel Costenbader (Golden Bear). A special thanks to our event sponsor, Hargray.
42nd Annual Hilton Head Open
Congratulations to Seth Sweet(a) on capturing the 42nd Annual Hilton Head Open at Moss Creek Golf Club. Seth recently graduated from Old Dominion University this spring and plans to turn professional later this year. Seth had a two day total on 139 (70-69). David Rogers, PGA Teaching Professional at The Golf Club @ Indigo Run, captured the Professional division with a two day total of 140 (68-72).
Eddie Andrews(a) captured the first flight with a total of 163 (83-80) and rounding our flight winners was Kevin Arnold(a) capturing the Senior flight with a total of 157(79-78). A special thanks to our 2016 sponsors Hargray, The Heritage Foundation, and GT Golf Supplies. The Hilton Head Open made a $1000 donation to Backpack Buddies of Bluffton. This wonderful local charity assists families and children in need in our community. A special thanks to the Membership and Staff at Moss Creek Golf Club for hosting the 42nd annual Hilton Head Open.
Photos: Top Left – 2016 Champion Seth Sweet (L) and Professional Champion David Rogers (R)
Top Right – Flight One Champion Eddie Andrews
Bottom Left – Senior Flight Champion Kevin Arnold
Bottom Right – Check Presentation to Backpack Buddies
Left to right: Tom Logue, Derrick Garrou, Eddie Andrews, Sue & Ken Kroupa
(Backpack Buddies), Heidi Wright-Tennyson
HHIPGA Pro & 1-Am
Thank you to all chapter participants who competed in the HHIPGA Pro & 1-Am team event at Haig Point. We would like to extend a special thanks to Jason Cherry, PGA and Matt Bova, PGA along with the entire Haig Point professional team for their continuous hospitality and hosting of this year’s event. Congratulations to Ben Smith, PGA Head Professional at Port Royal Golf Club, and his partner Seth Sweet, on capturing the Gross Division with a most impressive team score of 68. Evan Belcher, PGA Professional with Straight Down Clothing, and his partner Kyle Putkonen won the Net Division in an eventful five team chip-off with a score of 69. Above you will find pictures of the winning teams above left (Smith,Sweet) and right (Belcher, Putkonen). We look forward to seeing everyone at the Hilton Head Open next month hosted by Moss Creek Golf Club.