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LOUISIANA RECLAIMS THE 2023 MACKEL CUP 1

LOUISIANA RECLAIMS THE 2023 MACKEL CUP

January 17, 2023

  The 2023 Mackel Cup was held on Sunday, January 15th, and Monday, January 16th at Bayou Oaks at City Park – South Course and Metairie

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FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANTS TRIUMPH!

January 11, 2023

  Casa De Campo: The 5th Annual Caribbean Pro-Am Championship took place at the Teeth of the Dog and Dye Fore courses from January 5-7th, 2023.

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TEAM RAMEY, VEGAS, WALKER, BLAKE, & DAVIDSON CLAIM E-Z-GO SIX-PRO 1

TEAM RAMEY, VEGAS, WALKER, BLAKE, & DAVIDSON CLAIM E-Z-GO SIX-PRO

December 07, 2022

  Diamondhead, MS: The E-Z-GO Oliver Counce Six-Pro Championship was held on Monday, December 5th at The Club at Diamondhead. The field was

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Congratulations to the Louisiana Chapter PGA including Reg Adams, Emlyn Aubrey, Cliff Bailey, Bill Baker, Nick Ellison, Robert Flanagan, Drew Goff, Adam Manuel, Ryan Mundine, Jake Narro, Blaine Patin, Greg Sonnier, Clay Weems, and Brian Williams!

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The Louisiana Team reclaims the 2023 Mackel Cup!

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Congratulations to Team Kyle Ramey, PGA, Gavin Vegas, PGA, Jonathan Walker, Colby Blake, and Jon-Michael Davidson, on winning the scorecard playoff with eighteen under, 54!

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Congratulations to the Louisiana Chapter PGA including Reg Adams, Emlyn Aubrey, Cliff Bailey, Bill Baker, Nick Ellison, Robert Flanagan, Drew Goff, Adam Manuel, Ryan Mundine, Jake Narro, Blaine Patin, Greg Sonnier, Clay Weems, and Brian Williams!

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The Louisiana Team reclaims the 2023 Mackel Cup!

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Congratulations Team Howell for winning the 2023 Caribbean Pro-Am! ...

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Good Luck Adam Manuel & Reed Balcerowicz at the 46th ​​​National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship! ...

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Guess what? It's #FUNdraisingFriday! Give with a purpose to the PGA National Day of HOPE campaign to positively impact the lives of Veterans. #pgahope

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Congratulations to the PING/Sterling Cut Glass Pro-Scratch Champions!

Team Sonnier/Bougard won with 10-under-par, 62.

Greg Sonnier, PGA was the low PGA Professional champion with 7-under-par, 65.

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Congratulations to the PING/Sterling Cut Glass Pro-Scratch Low Pro Champion: Greg Sonnier, PGA with 7-under-par, 65.

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Happy #MotivationMonday! Share your excitement about PGA National Day of HOPE and the brave Veterans who will be impacted!

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Congratulations Team Brannan for winning the Gulf States PGA Pro-Am presented by Jani-King with 22-under-par! @janikinggulfcoast @slidebelts @oakley ...

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PGA HOPE is on a mission to change the lives of Veterans through the game of golf to enhance their physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being. Join the cause. Give with a purpose and support our nation's heroes.

Donate now! #pgahope

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Good luck Harold Williams, Gulf States PGA HOPE Ambassador, Morgan Williamson, PGA, and Hoppy Smith, PGA this weekend at the PGA HOPE National Golf & Wellness Week. #pgahope Link in bio ...

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Congratulations to our 2022 Gulf States PGA Special Award Recipients! Looking forward to recognizing them all at our ceremony in December.

PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award -- J.T. Crawford, PGA
PGA Teacher & Coach of the Year Award -- Brad Pullin, PGA
Bill Strausbaugh Award -- Robbie Gueringer, PGA
PGA Professional Development Award -- Marie Gateley, PGA
PGA Player Development Award -- Bobby Flanagan, PGA
PGA Youth Player Development Award -- Robbie Gueringer, PGA
Assistant Professional of the Year Award -- Bill Baker, PGA
Patriot Award -- Reg Adams, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year - Private Award -- Billy Holtz, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year - Public Award -- Dustin Diez, PGA
Merchandiser of the Year - Resort Award -- Allan Martel, PGA
Mississippi Chapter Carpenter-Lindsay Award -- Tommy Snell
Louisiana Chapter Barbato-Thomas Award -- Jimmy Headrick, PGA
Louisiana Chapter Assistant of the Year Award -- Bobby Flanagan, PGA
Louisiana Chapter Golf Professional of the Year Award -- Chris Burkstaller, PGA
Mississippi Chapter Assistant of the Year Award -- Nate Kitson, PGA
Mississippi Chapter Golf Professional of the Year Award -- Matt Brunetz, PGA
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DID YOU KNOW that PGA HOPE will serve 7,500 Veterans in 2022 and 30,000 per year by 2026? Help us change the lives of Veterans across the U.S. through golf. GIVE WITH A PURPOSE by donating today! #pgahope

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Best of luck to Blaine Patin, PGA, Emlyn Aubrey, PGA, Reed Hughes, PGA, and Cliff Bailey, PGA as they compete in the 34th Senior PGA Professional Championship!

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Help support Gulf States PGA REACH and Children’s of Mississippi by donating to our Birdie Bash! ...

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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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Our Mission

Making the Game Better for 50+ Years

The Gulf States Section, Professional Golfers’ Association of America, is an association of golf professionals whose mission is to promote interest, participation, and enjoyment in the game of golf; establish and maintain professional standards of practice; and enhance the well being of golf professionals.

Strategic Objectives:

  • Establish a collegial and supportive environment among PGA Members, including:
    –Organized Competition
    –Meetings
    –Benefits
  • Encourage the use and employment of PGA Professionals by providing services to golfers and the golf industry.
  • Enhance the skill levels of members and apprentices through education.
  • Provide service to support National programs within the Section.
  • Promote enjoyment and participation in the game by providing programs and services to golfers.

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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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MSR Requirements

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

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