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Allan Karmazin Joins Gulf States PGA Staff

The Gulf States Section is pleased to announce Allan Karmazin joining our staff, May 9th, for the summer months as our Tournament Intern. A native of New Orleans, LA he comes to us from Delgado Community College where he is a Sophomore studying Business Administration with a concentration on Hospital Administration. Allan’s duties will include:

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BRANNAN AND PITTS DANCE TO VICTORY

From L to R: (Dan and Kitty Peoples of ANTIGUA, Leigh Brannan, Russ Pitts, Mark Powell, and John Anderson of ANTIGUA) METAIRIE, LA. – PGA Professionals have earned the honor of being named the 2017 ANTIGUA/Haas-Jordan Pro-Pro Champions after edging out their fellow competitors by one shot at this year’s Section event held at Dancing

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MARTEL, PRESTON, AND VANGEFFEN TAKE THREE PRO

From left to right: (Jeff Jungers, Daniel Preston, Paul VanGeffen, Allan Martel, Russ Bloom, and Josh Lampley) METAIRIE, LA – The Fifth Annual Gulf States PGA Bushnell/Sun Mountain Three Pro Scramble Championship presented by Yamaha and the Silver Slipper Casino Hotel named its Champions for 2017 at the Oaks Golf Club in Pass Christian, MS

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President Adkerson Invites You to the Jani-King Education Summit and 49th Annual Meeting

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TEAM OURSO WINS BLUSTERY NATIONAL CAR RENTAL PGA PRO-AM SERIES

METAIRIE, La. – The National Car Rental PGA Pro-Am Series named its Team Champions for 2017 at TPC Louisiana on Tuesday, February 7th. Out of an event high of 21 teams totaling 84 players, this year’s winners included PGA Professional Smith Ourso and amateurs, Clifton Ourso Jr., Brian Meaux, and Luke Delouise. Team Ourso won

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TEAM LOUISIANA TAKES THE 2017 MACKEL CUP

Metairie, LA. – The Louisiana PGA Team overtook the Mississippi PGA Team in this year’s Mackel Cup. Team Louisiana won the Mackel Cup for the third year in a row. The late Frank Mackel who was known as the “godfather of golf” in New Orleans inspired the event. The tournament was co-hosted by Metairie Country

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2016 OMEGA PLAYER OF THE YEAR POINTS

Congratulations to all of our 2016 participants! Click Here for 2016 OMEGA Points Lists

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PAUL REID, PGA RECIPIENT OF WEST TENNESSEE CHAPTER BILL STRAUSBAUGH AWARD

Congratulations to Paul Reid, PGA of Ladd’s Golf and Utility for being the 2016 recipient of the Bill Strausbaugh Award (West Tennessee Chapter). Paul is a dual member of the Gulf States PGA and Tennessee PGA.

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JIMMY GAMBLIN & JOE BARBATO TO ENTER GULF STATES PGA HALL OF FAME

METAIRIE, La. – PGA Professionals Jimmy Gamblin and Joe Barbato (presented posthumously) have been selected as the 2016 inductees to Gulf States PGA Hall of Fame. This honor recognizes their devotion to growing the game of golf and their longstanding contributions to the game. “This is a greatly appreciated honor,” said Gamblin regarding his induction.

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TEAM SMITH/PIZZITOLA WIN PING/STERLING CUT GLASS PRO-SCRATCH

METAIRIE, La. – The PING/Sterling Cut Glass Pro-Scratch named its Team Champions for 2016 at Audubon Park Golf Club on Monday, November 14th. This event has a unique format that involves one PGA Professional and one Amateur playing six holes scramble, six holes four ball, and six holes alternate shot. Out of a nineteen teams

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