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A stunning day at The Wyndham

I spent yesterday walking the course following Tiger, will he win today (maybe not), even if he doesn’t he’s certainly moving forward. Watch out for the English – Paul Casey can certainly get in the mix and he is due for a win…

  

Recently had a superb week in Augusta, GA

Masters Week in Georgia was fantastic, working and playing hard during the week and a great day at the Masters. – Thank You Champions Retreat for the experience, your facility is outstanding. Helping Mr Gary Player on the range was a privilege.

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Photographs taken from 2008-2012 finishing with NCAA Nationals in Kentucky.

US Open Qualifying 2014

The photo below was taken at River Landing in Wallace NC, during the first round of qualifying for the US Open.

  

Score on the day – Level par 72 which included an unfortunate double at the 18th  (Drive hit the cart path and went OOB)

Playing a controlled chip shot…..

Position the ball toward the back of your stance

Chip 1

For distance control and feel~ maintain a light grip throughout the stroke (Do not tense)

Chip 2

Stay level throughout the shot and keep eye contact with your strike point.

Chip 3

Accelerate through the shot, do not break your wrists, let the club do the work.

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River Landing – photos by Brian Dorn

Tee shot during my recent pro tournament at River Landing -Wallace, North Carolina

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The North – South Cup Results

Here are the final results from the matches:

Four-Ball Matches (Monday)

Match #1: Barry Pierce & Scott Lambert (North) def. Erick Fowler & Scotty Newell (South), 3 & 2
Match #2: Ben Burkhalter & Chris White (North) def. Jacob Johnson & Matthew Workman (South), 3 & 2
Match #3: Chris Hensler & Justin Riker (North) def. Kyle Gregory and Joel Stark (South), 2 & 1
Match #4: Bryce Aronson & Chase Adams (South) def. Joey Schneider & Sam Soots (North), 4 & 3

North Team: 3 points South Team: 1 point

Singles Matches (Tuesday)

Match #1: Barry Pierce (North) def. Scotty Newell (South), 8 & 7
Match #2: Ben Burkhalter (North) vs. Bryce Aronson (South), Halved
Match #3: Matthew Workman (South) def. Sam Soots (North), 1 up
Match #4: Joey Schneider (North) def. Jacob Johnson (South), 2 & 1
Match #5: Joel Stark (South) def. Justin Riker (North), 4 & 3
Match #6: Chase Adams (South) def. Chris Hensler (North), 3 & 2
Match #7: Chris White (North) def. Erick Fowler (South), 2 up
Match #8: Scott Lambert (North) def. Kyle Gregory (South), 6 & 5

North Team: 4.5 points South Team: 3.5 points

FINAL: NORTH TEAM: 7.5 SOUTH TEAM: 5.5

The North – South Cup 2014

The North team won the event with 7.5 points, thank you to River Landing for being exceptional hosts…

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Bright’s Creek Golf Club, Mill Spring, NC

What a stunning golf course combined with a fantastic October day here in North Carolina –80 degrees perfect……..

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Carolinas PGA Assistant Champion 2014

Scott Lambert of Mill Creek Golf Club in Mebane, NC is the 2014 National Car Rental Carolinas PGA Assistant Champion!

Scores of 67-69=136 (-8) and two holes of sudden death playoff won Scott the championship. Thanks to National Car Rental, Kirk & Matz, and the Resort Club at Grande Dunes for a wonderful event! — at Grande Dunes

Scott CPGA Assistants Winner 2014

Leaderboard and Results

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Carolinas PGA Assistant Championships ~ Grand Dunes Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC

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Lambert Grabs Lead after Round 1

(Round 1 of 2)

(Myrtle Beach, SC) Scott Lambert, a PGA apprentice at Mill Creek Golf Club in Mebane, NC, has taken a two shot lead after the first round of the National Car Rental Carolinas PGA Assistant Championship supported by Kirk & Matz. The 36-hole championship is being contested over Monday & Tuesday, August 4th & 5th at the Resort Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Lambert carded a 5-under par 67, with 6 birdies and 1 bogey during his round. That’s quite an accomplishment, considering the players had to endure about an hour’s worth of heavy rain during the early afternoon. The rain halted just in time for the golf course to still be playable, enabling the field of 71 to finish first round play.

The National Car Rental Carolinas PGA Assistant Championship supported by Kirk & Matz brings together PGA assistant professionals and apprentices from all over North and South Carolina. The competitors are vying for a chance to qualify for the 38th National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship, Oct.  30 – Nov. 2, at PGA Golf Club (Wanamaker Course) in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Five qualifying spots are availble to the field, along with three alternate positions.

There is a three-way tie for second place at 3-under par 69 that includes PGA apprentice Luke McClellan of Chechessee Creek Club in Okatie, SC, PGA apprentice Rohan Allwood of the Woodlands Country Club in Columbia, SC, and Ben Burkhalter, PGA of Forsyth Country Club in Winston-Salem, NC. There are quite a few players in the hunt, as 21 players sit at even par or better after round one. PGA apprentice Ray Franz of Daniel Island Club in South Carolina is the only competitor in the field who is exempt from qualifying for his top-4 finish at the 37th PGA Assistant Championship last year. Franz is currently tied for 28th with a 2-over par 74.

The second and final round begins tomorrow at 7:45 AM at the Resort Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. Competitors are teeing off from both #1 & #10 tees, with the leaders starting at 9:24 AM off #1.

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A great afternoon of golf with Minjee Lee – the current Women’s World No1 Amateur

It was a pleasure to have the Women’s World No1 Amateur visit Mill Creek NC today with her good friend and respected member Mr Cho.

After her tremendous golf display in the recent Women’s US Open at Pinehurst No2, finishing T22, she was obviously out to relax and enjoy the
Course.

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We all played 9 holes off the back tees –
Scores after the 9 came in at Scott -3, Minjee -1, Mr Cho Level.

I wish Minjee the best of luck in her career – I am sure she will continue to impress everyone with her superb golf game.

Mill Creek Skins Match Update

An excellent day was had by all those who attended the event yesterday.

The PGA Pro Tours put on a great show….

Here are the scores :

Boo Weekley 70
Will MacKenzie 66
Chesson Hadley 64
Carl Pettersson 62 (New Course Record)

Par for Mill CREEK 72 and 7002 yards – Well Done guys and a great putting exhibition from Mr Pettersson.

Thank you to everyone who turned out to watch and participate in this special event and help UNC Lineberger comprehensive cancer Center

A day out at Pinehurst NC- US OPEN 2014

Had a great day at the US Open practice on Monday, the weather was superb, the course is slick and the players are very busy.

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US Open Qualifying – River Landing, Wallace NC

Friday 9th May – River Landing , River Course. I had never played or seen the River Course prior to setting foot on the first tee today in the US Open Qualifying. I was paired with Ryan Sullivan and Sam Beam.
The day went reasonably well until I hit the cart path on 18 with my drive and the result was a ball Out of Bounds – I finished with a double bogey to end the round on level par (72), which in retrospect and lack of course knowledge was a reasonable result especially having played 3 rounds over the previous three days in the 90th Carolinas Open.

My playing partners today faired a little better

Ryan Sullivan shot 66
Sam Beam shot 69

A great group scoring well on a great sunny (Hot -90 deg f ) day.

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US Open Qualifying scores- River Landing NC

90th Carolinas Open, Bryan Park, Greensboro NC

3rd and final round complete – not so great today finishing with a 75 and a total of 219. Tied 26th overall but 15th within the professional grouping.

Next up US OPEN Qualifying – tomorrow at River Landing in Wallace NC.

90th Carolinas Open at Bryan Park, Greensboro NC

Two rounds completed and currently lying in 9th position at +2. An early start tomorrow at 0806 from the 1st.

Browns Summit, N.C. (May 7, 2014) – Steve Larick took advantage of nearly perfect playing conditions today at the 90th Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T. Larick, an apprentice PGA Professional at Golden Hills Golf & CC in Lexington, SC fired a tournament low round of 66 to take the lead by two strokes at 136 (-6). Larick took advantage of the new Bermuda greens on the Champions Course at Bryan Park Golf & Conference Center by having one of his best putting rounds in recent memory.

Sitting two shots back from Larick at 138 (-4) is Scott Harvey, an amateur from Greensboro, NC. Harvey has previously won the CPGA’s North Carolina Open in 2011.

At the completion of play this afternoon, a cut was made to 43 competitors at 149 (+7) to advance to the final round of the tournament to be held Wednesday. Players will tee off on the Champions Course at Bryan Park starting at 7:30 A.M. The leaders are projected to start play at 8:24 A.M. Live scoring will be available on the Carolinas PGA website, http://www.carolinas.pga.com.

The Carolinas Open is the oldest running professional golf tournament in the Carolinas, having been conducted annually since 1923 when the Section was first founded in Greensboro, NC. Some of the best players in Carolinas PGA history including Henry Picard, Johnny Palmer, Bobby Locke, Bob Boyd, and Kelly Mitchum have been champions at the Carolinas Open.

Set along scenic Lake Townsend, the Champions Course at Bryan Park was built to fulfill Mr. Joseph M. Bryan’s vision of having a national level golf course that was accessible to the public. Rees Jones, course design features 97 sand traps, numerous grass bunkers and hollows, and seven holes along the lake. The Champions Course at Bryan Park was awarded Runner-up best new public golf course by Golf Digest in 1990.

The tournament format for the 90th Carolinas Open Presented by BB&T is 54-hole stroke play with a cut to the low third and ties upon completion of 36 holes. The 90th Carolinas Open is an official 2014 CPGA Bob Boyd Player of the Year Points Challenge event. The tournament will run May 6 – 8, 2014.

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New Head Professional at Mill Creek Golf Club ……..It’s Me

As we are gearing up for the season we have added several new staff members.

Starting in the Golf shop, Scott Lambert has been appointed as our Head Golf Professional here at Mill Creek. We had many that applied and several that made the final list of candidates. After going through the process it became very clear that Scott was the right person for the job.

Working along with him will be Sara Hunt and Shawn Matthews as our Assistant Golf Professionals.

All have a very solid and passionate background in golf and are looking forward to serving you in their respective positions.

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A week at the PGA Village – Port St. Lucie Florida

On my journey to The PGA Village at Port St Lucie Florida for a full week of Seminars. The weather is forecast to be in the high 70’s – low 80’s all week, looking forward to it.

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Another Great Day Draws To A Close

There is really something satisfying about a great sunset at the end of the day.

Here is mine at Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane, NC.

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