PGA Golf Management holds second annual pro-am for veterans

Campbell Business School’s PGA Golf Management program recently hosts its second Veterans Golf Association (VGA) pro-am tournament.

Nearly 100 participants played in the tournament, a 20 percent increase from the previous year, which included compliment instruction from PGA Golf Management students and a lunch provided by Campbell Business. Students also donated the prizes for the winning golfs and took care of the greens fees at Keith Hill Golf Club.

“The VGA Pro-Am idea stemmed from one of our current students who served in the military prior to joining our program for a career opportunity in golf,” said Campbell PGA Golf Management Program Assistant Matthew Roberts. “The tournament allows our students to experience the intrinsic value of the PGA Professional in the business; to provide players of all abilities and backgrounds an unforgettable golfing experience. It is a truly unique opportunity to share stories and memories with true American heroes.”

The mission of the tournament is to provide veterans with an affordable, memorable experience at Keith Hills Golf Club centered on comradery, fellowship, and appreciation for the game of golf and their service to our country. Students play alongside veterans in an 18-hole stroke play tournament, flighted by player handicaps. The event was organized by Retired Col. Leonard Hawkins, executive director of the VGA and Roberts. Plans are already in place to continue the tournament for a third year in 2019.

2018 Winners:
PGA Flight: Skylar Thompson*
Vet A Flight: Joel Lynn – 79
Vet B Flight: Tim Stanton (Low Gross Champion) – 77
Vet C Flight: Wayne Scholle – 75
Vet D Flight: Brian Wieking – 81
Wounded Veteran Flight: Chris Herrick – 73
Senior Flight: (Low Net Champion) – 69
Super Senior Flight: Roby Annas – 80
Family C Flight: Bob Carter – 86
Female Vet D Flight: Wesley Bauguess – 79
Family Female Flight: Robin Stanton – 81