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GOFF OVERCOMES SONNIER IN 19 1

GOFF OVERCOMES SONNIER IN 19

October 04, 2022

    The 2022 Gulf States PGA Match Play Championship took on a very different look than in years past. A record field of 64 players was

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CRAWFORD EARNS THE GULF STATES PGA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR HONOR 1

CRAWFORD EARNS THE GULF STATES PGA PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR HONOR

October 03, 2022

The Gulf States PGA Selects 2022 Section and Chapter Award Winners In recognition of his exemplary role as a PGA member, Head Professional J.T.

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SONNIER HEADS TO THE SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP! 1

SONNIER HEADS TO THE SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP!

September 21, 2022

  The 2022 Gulf States E-Z-GO Section Championship was held at Bayou DeSiard Country Club on September 19-20 in Monroe, LA. The field was

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Congratulations Drew Goff, PGA for winning the Gulf States PGA Match Play Championship!

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We had a great inaugural Gulf States PGA Birdie Bash on September 27th! Congratulations to the 14 teams who played 72 holes to raise $50,475 for PGA REACH Gulf States and Childrens of Mississippi Hospital!

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It's not too late to donate to this great cause! Go to winningticket.com/gulf-states-birdie-bash-2022 and pledge your support to one of the teams playing in the Birdie Bash on Tuesday! All proceeds go to PGA Reach Gulf States and Children's of Mississippi! ... See MoreSee Less

Its not too late to donate to this great cause! Go to winningticket.com/gulf-states-birdie-bash-2022 and pledge your support to one of the teams playing in the Birdie Bash on Tuesday! All proceeds go to PGA Reach Gulf States and Childrens of Mississippi!

Congratulations Greg Sonnier, PGA for winning the Gulf States E-Z-GO Section Championship! Also, congratulations Cliff Bailey, PGA for winning the Senior Division!

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It's not too late to donate to this great cause! Go to winningticket.com/gulf-states-birdie-bash-2022 and pledge your support to one of the teams playing in the Birdie Bash on Tuesday! All proceeds go to PGA Reach Gulf States and Children's of Mississippi! ...

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Congratulations Brice Wilkinson for a great three-day tournament and for winning the Low Amateur and the 2022 MS PGA Trustmark Invitational Championship! @trustmark ...

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Congratulations John Harmon for winning the Super Senior Championship Division at the 2022 MS PGA Trustmark Invitational! @trustmark ...

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Well done everyone! Congratulations as well to our 12 & Under Division Champions: Reed Winkler and Maci Williams! ...

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We had a great turnout at the Gulf States PGA Junior Championship on June 8-9th! Congratulations to our 2 Overall Boys Division & 2 Overall Girls Division Champions!

John Markow (73-70—143)
Caden Lester (72-72—144)

Harper Anne Hinckley (75-70—145)
Liza Lapeyre (75-73—148)
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Congratulations again Justin Hyman for winning the low pro! @gcofla @clubcar @turtlesonapparel @pgatour ...

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Congratulations again Nick Ellison, PGA! @gcofla @clubcar @turtlesonapparel @pgatour ...

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Congratulations to Nick Ellison, PGA for being crowned the Louisiana Chapter Champion in the regular division, and Jake Narro, PGA for winning the senior division! Also congratulations Justin Hyman for being the low pro! @gcofla @clubcar @turtlesonapparel @pgatour ...

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Congratulations Team Olly Thomson, Leigh Brannan, and Kent Smith for winning the Sun Mountain/Yamaha 3 Pro Championship this past Monday! @sunmountainsports @yamahagolfcar ...

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Olly Thomson's Interview from the Sun Mountain/Yamaha 3 Pro Championship on Monday! @sunmountainsports @yamahagolfcar ...

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Louisiana Junior Golf Tour

OPEN TO JUNIORS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS, AGES 11-18

The mission of the LJGT is to create more playing opportunities for ALL junior golfers in Louisiana and to do so at an affordable rate.

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Total MSR per cycle = 54 Meeting/Education/Player Development/Professional Standards = 36

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